Life's too short to worry endlessly about thieves, so installing this Rugged Ridge Hood Lock Kit is a good way to put your mind at ease. Unlike some security measures, this one is pretty difficult to see, since it's hidden behind the front grille, yet is quick and easy to access. Also, you don't have a big lock ruining the looks of your beloved rig. There's a cover for the actual lock, which is handy for keeping debris, ice and other stuff from getting stuck in there so you can't stick the key in. The lock is strong and durable, keeping crooks from taking your modified or built engine.
Made of steel, this Rugged Ridge Hood Lock Kit is strong enough to resist persistent attemps to break into a Jeep's engine compartment. The system is also designed to not rattle around when driving on any roads or trails, avoiding a major annoyance. Two brass keys are included in the kit, just in case you lose or misplace one.
All hardware needed to mount the Hood Lock Kit is supplied by Rugged Ridge, so you don't have to hunt any down. You do need to have a screwdriver for the job, but no other tools are necessary. The actual installation process is moderately difficult, mostly because you need to reach through the grille to attach and tighten the mounting hardware to the lock assembly. It might be somewhat tricky reachign the lock, thanks to weatherstripping, and keeping the locking bar over the hood latch lever while attaching the screws and washers can require some trial and error. You should set aside at least an hour for the job, although it could take longer than that to get everything adjusted correctly and tightened down. An easy to follow installation guide is available.
All 1987-1995 Jeep Wranglers or YJs are compatible with the Hood Lock Kit from Rugged Ridge.
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