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existing pre-hung exterior door jamb significantly deeper than framing members

Hey guys, I am a relatively experienced DIYer, but haven't done much work with doors.

Anyway, I recently purchased a home and am storing some stuff in the garage, so I wanted to install a deadbolt to add more security. When I went to do the install, I noticed that the pre-hung door jamb is significantly deeper/wider than the framing members. As a result, there is nothing really for the strike plate to sink into (other than the jamb itself).

This seems like a security concern to me, as I would rather have the deadbolt strike plate locked into the studs. This doesn't seem normal to me, but all the other deadbolts I have installed have been on finished interiors so I don't have a lot of experience looking at doors in rough openings.

I could see how the jamb should perhaps be wider than the studs in order for things to be flush when drywall is installed, but this still doesn't seem right (as there is nothing for me to screw into!)

Any help or insight is appreciated.

jamb extends significantly beyond structural framing members, leaving nothing to screw into

jamb extending past studs

existing door handle strike plate split wood since it hit the edge of the stud

jamb extending past studs

4 9/16\" jamb, studs are 3 1/2\"

https://preview.redd.it/p7cjkh0a3e171.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=f0c6b7a36875b1222aa54fbe403644ffc88db542

https://preview.redd.it/wc9s420a3e171.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=0ac29659cb3983544ef65e8fd7e64bb3cf3d58be

from the exterior things appear to be lining up as expected (top right corner)

moisture damage at base of exterior door jamb

moisture damage part two

jamb aligned properly at exterior (top left photo)

Submitted May 25, 2021 at 11:10PM by _eurostep
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