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Old 02-07-2013, 08:47 AM   #1
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JKU rear security

Spring is almost here and I am looking at rear security since I plan on running topless on the days I drive my Jeep to work.

I really don't want to spend $500 on a Tuffy box.

Has anyone done a DIY project for this? Search and Google turned up nada.

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:57 AM   #2
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Second that. If anyone has a good idea for rear security to cover a twin 12" sub box that's up against the rear seat of my 2013 JKU, please message me and let me know!

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There is a thread around here somewhere on a DIY version....but I don't know where it is.

I got mine for about $425 shipped. I really didn't want to spend the money on the Tuffy enlosure...but rear security is a must have.
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Tuffy security deck. Absolutely awesome, although I had recommend bolting it to the tub.

It encloses the whole trunk area much like a tonneau cover on a pickup. It lifts up when loading and with a couple of wing nuts can be taken out if you need to haul something larger. Pricey, but worth it. I run topless/doorless constantly and this is what I use.
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Why not get the smaller security deck/box for the rear that is only $199? I added that to the back of my JKU late last summer and love it!
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Why not get the smaller security deck/box for the rear that is only $199? I added that to the back of my JKU late last summer and love it!
Why not? Because its smaller!
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Why not? Because its smaller!
Yes, but sometimes smaller will work!
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Yes, but sometimes smaller will work!
I hear that it depends on how you use it. I wouldn't know cuz I have the big one
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I hear that it depends on how you use it. I wouldn't know cuz I have the big one
Gotta give you a pat on the back for that one!
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I guess it depends on where you live...but I feel secure with an alarm system and proximity sensor. I'm also having a friend who owns a custom metalworking shop make a hinged floor for my JKUR that will replace the back seat and provide secure storage underneath...similar to what Kilby Enterprises made but apparently is not producing anymore.
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I guess it depends on where you live...but I feel secure with an alarm system and proximity sensor. I'm also having a friend who owns a custom metalworking shop make a hinged floor for my JKUR that will replace the back seat and provide secure storage underneath...similar to what Kilby Enterprises made but apparently is not producing anymore.
Like this? I think they still make it. Their website even says "new!" next to it...
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:36 AM   #12
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Who makes the $299. Security box??
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I mean $199.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:53 AM   #14
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Who makes the $299. Security box??

Tuffy
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Gotta give you a pat on the back for that one!

Yeah, this thread was turning into a big 'ol "That's what she said".
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Tuffy makes 2 different versions that seem to be confused pretty often

The Tuffy TAILGATE enclosure is the $200 one. This one doesn't take up as much space and allows a 2 door to still keep the rear seats. This one will not cover the entire cargo area of the unlimited but will cover the entire cargo area of a 2 door with the rear seeats inTuffy 282-01 - Tuffy Security Products Tailgate Security Enclosure for 11-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

The Tuffy DECK enclosure is the $456 one. If you have a 4 door, it will cover your entire cargo area with the rear seats. If you have a 2 door, it will cover almost all of your cargo area with no rear seats.http://www.quadratec.com/products/14036_0001_07.htm

Check out my thread I did when I made my own tuffy DECK enclosure for my 2 door. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/ove...ll-212202.html

Theres no pics, im sorry I meant to post some put forgot I will try to soon. Its a lot easier to get the point with pics, especiall when I just randomly ramble. For my situation, making one made more sense to me that spending 450 on the deck enclosure. Im not leaving a 3,000 dollar camera in the back for 4 days while parked at the Newark airport topless.

Even though the thing is made out of wood, its pretty secure. no one is getting in unless they take some time to pry the thing open . And even if they did decide to mess around with it ,you wouldnt even know if something valuable was in there so they may not bother.The biggest reason why I did this is when im rolling either topless or windowless in the summer. I travel with my guitar/labtop a lot and many times leave it in the back of the jeep. I always hated leaving it out completely in the open when I had tostop somewhere, someone could literally walk by and swipe it in 19 seconds and be gone. I figured anyone looking to steal something is looking for something quick, effortless, and silent.

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If you have something made out of wood, couldn't someone just take an axe to it and take it apart in about 3 minutes?

I bought the Security Enclosure deck and do not regret it one bit. When you want to store expensive equipment in the back, it's worth it. An audible security system will set you back a few hundred and it won't really protect anything. This will.
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If you have something made out of wood, couldn't someone just take an axe to it and take it apart in about 3 minutes?

I bought the Security Enclosure deck and do not regret it one bit. When you want to store expensive equipment in the back, it's worth it. An audible security system will set you back a few hundred and it won't really protect anything. This will.
True...but if they are walking around with an axe, they probably have access to a crowbar (or a socket set) as well.

More importantly, if someone is walking around with in axe....it is time to leave that area!
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True...but if they are walking around with an axe, they probably have access to a crowbar (or a socket set) as well.

More importantly, if someone is walking around with in axe....it is time to leave that area!
That's what I tried to tell Rob Schneider in that movie. He couldn't hear me over the TV though.
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I mean $199.
This is the one I installed in the back of mine. Just enough room for odds and ends to keep them secure but I don't lose the entire rear area.
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True...but if they are walking around with an axe, they probably have access to a crowbar (or a socket set) as well.

More importantly, if someone is walking around with in axe....it is time to leave that area!
X2. If someone wants to get into my wood enclosure, they will get in. If someone wants to get into a metal enclosure, they will get in. I did this to make it more difficult for someone to get into the cargo area of my jeep. As I said above, I hated leaving stuff sitting in the back with the top completely down. I made an 80 dollar theft deterrent as opposed to buying a 450 theft deterrent. I replicated an enclosure that works without my back seat.

As the poster above said, if a theif has the tools to get into a wooden enclosure, there most likely prepared to get into a metal one. I recall someone telling me that the tuffy products have exposed bolts that could be taken apart making it not all that secure. I don't know if this is true or not.
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Will the Tuffy Deck Enclosure fit a 2013 JKU? Quadratac only shows it for 07-10 JKs.
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Will the Tuffy Deck Enclosure fit a 2013 JKU? Quadratac only shows it for 07-10 JKs.
Yes...there are different versions for the 07-10 vs the 11+.

It was expensive, but I love mine.
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Like this? I think they still make it. Their website even says "new!" next to it...
Yes....like that. But you can't always believe what you read on the internet. It shows "not in stock." They were contacted several months ago by someone who received a reply that it was not available and they did not know when it would be available. After 2 weeks of unanswered calls and emails, I received the same reply a couple of weeks ago. The last person that I can find who successfully bought one purchased it more than a year ago.
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I'd also say go with the Tuffy box. I've got their CC box under my driver's seat and their cargo box in the rear, where I regularly store cameras and lenses that are worth more than my Jeep (I've also got an alarm w/proximity sensors). Spring to fall, I run with no doors and Safari Straps, so it's pretty much a necessity...

One thing if you buy the full-sized Tuffy box: put some red Loctite on the hex-head screws that hold the guide wheels, where the lid attaches. Or spot weld em. It's a weak point, and the lid can be removed by someone with the right size allen wrench, otherwise.

Aside from that it's gonna take a dude with a crowbar, hammer and a lotta time to get in it. Hence the alarm.

I've modded mine a bit in other ways; added LED lights to the inside, so I can dig stuff outta there at night without a flashlight; installed tie-downs inside and out.

I worked in commercial construction for over a decade, and probably could've fabbed something almost as effective. But it would've taken a lot more time and effort than it did to install the Tuffy box. Didn't mind spending the coin, in that light...

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I'd also say go with the Tuffy box. I've got their CC box under my driver's seat and their cargo box in the rear, where I regularly store cameras and lenses that are worth more than my Jeep (I've also got an alarm w/proximity sensors). Spring to fall, I run with no doors and Safari Straps, so it's pretty much a necessity...

One thing if you buy the full-sized Tuffy box: put some red Loctite on the hex-head screws that hold the guide wheels, where the lid attaches. Or spot weld em. It's a weak point, and the lid can be removed by someone with the right size allen wrench, otherwise.

Aside from that it's gonna take a dude with a crowbar, hammer and a lotta time to get in it. Hence the alarm.

I've modded mine a bit in other ways; added LED lights to the inside, so I can dig stuff outta there at night without a flashlight; installed tie-downs inside and out.

I worked in commercial construction for over a decade, and probably could've fabbed something almost as effective. But it would've taken a lot more time and effort than it did to install the Tuffy box. Didn't mind spending the coin, in that light...

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I have a vague memory of you mentioning an issue with the Tuffy rear enclosure and your ORH top. Am I remembering correct or was there no issue?
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I have a vague memory of you mentioning an issue with the Tuffy rear enclosure and your ORH top. Am I remembering correct or was there no issue?
I think you're right...initially, I had an issue with putting on/taking off the soft top, as the ORH top uses a different tailgate bar than what you get with the stock soft top (see photos above). Rather than clip on, the ORH bar is screwed on.

Also, running the Safari Straps full time (even under the soft top now, in winter) added to the confusion.

But time has helped me work it out. When I first installed the ORH top, I thought it was necessary to remove the Tuffy lid whenever I changed the top configuration. But I've figured out how to keep the lid on, as well as the tailgate bar, and install/remove the top around it.

Likewise, I unhook only the parts of the Safari Straps that attach to the tailgate bar when I run the full ORH top.

Basically a learning curve thing...
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I think you're right...initially, I had an issue with putting on/taking off the soft top, as the ORH top uses a different tailgate bar than what you get with the stock soft top (see photos above). Rather than clip on, the ORH bar is screwed on.

Also, running the Safari Straps full time (even under the soft top now, in winter) added to the confusion.

But time has helped me work it out. When I first installed the ORH top, I thought it was necessary to remove the Tuffy lid whenever I changed the top configuration. But I've figured out how to keep the lid on, as well as the tailgate bar, and install/remove the top around it.

Likewise, I unhook only the parts of the Safari Straps that attach to the tailgate bar when I run the full ORH top.

Basically a learning curve thing...
Thanks, I can handle that! As long as it will all fit in the end. I have the ORH(not yet installed), and planning to get the Tuffy eventually...
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Thanks, I can handle that! As long as it will all fit in the end. I have the ORH(not yet installed), and planning to get the Tuffy eventually...
If it's the ORH fastback, they'll work together. Not sure about Tim's other tops...

What I do to avoid having to remove the Tuffy lid is, install the top, leave the windows partially zipped with the tailgate bar screws just started, then reach in through the unzipped windows and screw down the tailgate bar.

Seems counterintuitive, and maybe I didn't describe it well, but it's really quite simple.

Only downside: in winter, when the ORH is on, opening the tailgate only gives you access to the confines of the Tuffy box. To have access to the entire rear cargo area, height-wise, you'd need to remove the Tuffy box lid.
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If it's the ORH fastback, they'll work together. Not sure about Tim's other tops...

What I do to avoid having to remove the Tuffy lid is, install the top, leave the windows partially zipped with the tailgate bar screws just started, then reach in through the unzipped windows and screw down the tailgate bar.

Seems counterintuitive, and maybe I didn't describe it well, but it's really quite simple.

Only downside: in winter, when the ORH is on, opening the tailgate only gives you access to the confines of the Tuffy box. To have access to the entire rear cargo area, height-wise, you'd need to remove the Tuffy box lid.
I have the Multi-Top. So both the fastback and cargo. I think I understand what you described. But I'll know for sure when I try it. Thanks for the info!

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