Bolt lock for hoods on a Wrangler 392

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Hello, has anyone considered Bolt brand front hood lock on a Wrangler 392? Remember this is the kit that comes with the Bolt brand lock that uses your factory key to set the tumblers. The kit comes with a regular Rubicon modified grill for the key hole opening. It also has a template for a Jeep Gladiator style grill to be cut and modified to accept the opening. Would this template for cutting the Gladiator grill work for a Wrangler 392? Does a 392 basically have the same grill as a Gladiator?

Thanks again for any help!
 
Hello, has anyone considered Bolt brand front hood lock on a Wrangler 392? Remember this is the kit that comes with the Bolt brand lock that uses your factory key to set the tumblers. The kit comes with a regular Rubicon modified grill for the key hole opening. It also has a template for a Jeep Gladiator style grill to be cut and modified to accept the opening. Would this template for cutting the Gladiator grill work for a Wrangler 392? Does a 392 basically have the same grill as a Gladiator?

Thanks again for any help!
I thought about a front hood lock until I found these “MOPAR-like" locking hood latches. They take less than 30 minutes to install using the same holes and the same hardware as the original latches and I don’t have to mess with the OEM front camera. Granted I have to use the supplied key but that also means I can leave my car key in my pocket where it’s less likely to get misplaced.
 

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I thought about a front hood lock until I found these “MOPAR-like" locking hood latches. They take less than 30 minutes to install using the same holes and the same hardware as the original latches and I don’t have to mess with the OEM front camera. Granted I have to use the supplied key but that also means I can leave my car key in my pocket where it’s less likely to get misplaced. And...I don’t have a key lock on the front of my grill getting clogged by bugs, road debris, ice, etc.
Here’s the link to the locking latches:

 
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Thank you!!! The link is not working. Would you happen to know the vendor? Or could you try sending a different link? I really appreciate the info.
Sorry; try the Amazon link below for these Sukemichi JL Hood Latches:

Sukemichi JL Hood Latches, Original Factory Locking Hood Latch Kit for 2018-2021 Jeep Wrangler JL & Jeep Gladiator JT, 1 Pair, Black​


 
Yes sir that link works. Thanks and have a great Christmas!
 
This is probably a dumb question, but what's the need for hood locks? What could someone quickly steal?
 
Hello, has anyone considered Bolt brand front hood lock on a Wrangler 392? Remember this is the kit that comes with the Bolt brand lock that uses your factory key to set the tumblers. The kit comes with a regular Rubicon modified grill for the key hole opening. It also has a template for a Jeep Gladiator style grill to be cut and modified to accept the opening. Would this template for cutting the Gladiator grill work for a Wrangler 392? Does a 392 basically have the same grill as a Gladiator?

Thanks again for any help!
The 392 hood is link to the vehicle security system, not sure another lock will solve anything
 
This is probably a dumb question, but what's the need for hood locks? What could someone quickly steal?
Theft is only one of the concerns. Someone could pretty easily open your hood and dump a cup full of sand or water down your air intake if they were that type of person. Those types of people exist, unfortunately.
 
I’ve purchased the Bolt hood lock but haven’t installed it yet. I want that extra layer of protection from foolishness.
 
This is probably a dumb question, but what's the need for hood locks? What could someone quickly steal?
I don’t think it happens often but there is always the chance of vandalism. I’ve heard people know that certain components are easily stolen on a Jeep as well such as your battery, oil cap, radiator cap, and other quick snatch components. Think of it this way. If you drive your Jeep and leave it over night in an airport parking deck or hotel parking deck. Are you comfortable leaving it with the hood not secured? It depends on your comfortable level for sure. Some people are ok with that. Unfortunately I am a victim of a previous auto theft. After that happens once to you, you will always think it could happen again. So, to answer your question it’s probably all for nothing but it’s a little things that make you feel a little better. Take care!!!
 
I don’t think it happens often but there is always the chance of vandalism. I’ve heard people know that certain components are easily stolen on a Jeep as well such as your battery, oil cap, radiator cap, and other quick snatch components. Think of it this way. If you drive your Jeep and leave it over night in an airport parking deck or hotel parking deck. Are you comfortable leaving it with the hood not secured? It depends on your comfortable level for sure. Some people are ok with that. Unfortunately I am a victim of a previous auto theft. After that happens once to you, you will always think it could happen again. So, to answer your question it’s probably all for nothing but it’s a little things that make you feel a little better. Take care!!!
I believe everything you do to make it harder on a thief creates a deterrent effect that keeps most thieves, especially opportunistic thieves, from messing with your Jeep. If he sees a locking gas cap, locking hood latches, wheel locks, etc., then perhaps he’ll believe there are more surprises (like a manual kill switch) yet to come -- best to move on to an easier target.
 
I believe everything you do to make it harder on a thief creates a deterrent effect that keeps most thieves, especially opportunistic thieves, from messing with your Jeep. If he sees a locking gas cap, locking hood latches, wheel locks, etc., then perhaps he’ll believe there are more surprises (like a manual kill switch) yet to come -- best to move on to an easier target.
I just finished keying my MOPAR locking gas cap to my Jeep key. It was so easy following the procedures in the Quadratec video (below):


This gas cap, MOPAR Part # 82215148, comes with a tether, so no worries leaving it at the gas station. Just another fun security upgrade that anyone can do.
 

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I just finished keying my MOPAR locking gas cap to my Jeep key. It was so easy following the procedures in the Quadratec video (below):


This gas cap, MOPAR Part # 82215148, comes with a tether, so no worries leaving it at the gas station. Just another fun security upgrade that anyone can do.
Thanks for posting. I am not getting a hit on that number. I had ordered one from the dealer, Part# 68357474AB for $102. When it came in I let them keep it, they wanted $195 to program. I ordered the same number from one of the many Mopar online sites for $70 and it later canceled due to backorder. Looking to get another on the way and program myself. Curious what the difference in the number you posted and if you have a source. Thanks.
 
Thanks for posting. I am not getting a hit on that number. I had ordered one from the dealer, Part# 68357474AB for $102. When it came in I let them keep it, they wanted $195 to program. I ordered the same number from one of the many Mopar online sites for $70 and it later canceled due to backorder. Looking to get another on the way and program myself. Curious what the difference in the number you posted and if you have a source. Thanks.
Here’s the web address for the locking gas cap at “factorychryslerparts.com” an on-line supply source run out of Thunder Dodge in Bartow, Florida.

 
Thanks for posting. I am not getting a hit on that number. I had ordered one from the dealer, Part# 68357474AB for $102. When it came in I let them keep it, they wanted $195 to program. I ordered the same number from one of the many Mopar online sites for $70 and it later canceled due to backorder. Looking to get another on the way and program myself. Curious what the difference in the number you posted and if you have a source. Thanks.
I did a double-take when I saw the $195 charge for “programming.” Since dealers have access to the pin codes, they already know the 4 pins they need to “program” your lock. Then it’s just a matter of placing 4 springs and 4 pins in 4 slots; insert the little plastic paw; rub some grease on the lock and insert it in the gas cap until it clicks in place....about 10 minutes work...for $195. :giggle:
 
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I did a double-take when I saw the $195 charge for “programming.” Since dealers have access to the pin codes, they already know the 4 pins they need to “program” your lock. Then it’s just a matter of placing 4 springs and 4 pins in 4 slots; insert the little plastic paw; rub some grease on the lock and insert it in the gas cap until it locks....about 10 minutes work...for $195. :giggle:
I did it too. Follow the video and you can't go wrong.
 
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