|Today 04:41 PM|
|TRAUMAhead||So I received my replacement and it only had the pieces that go around the roll bar plus hardware. Received another replacement for that one and it was the exact same thing. For some reason Aries has the same part # for the entire cargo lid and another part that only includes half the parts. Looks like I'm going with a Tuffy.|
|04-18-2014 03:26 AM|
|Olboymike||Same thing happened to me. I called amazon and a replacement product was shipped w no issues. I did have some issue lining up, but worked that out. Lined the entire box w hushmat to eliminate rattles. Slight modification needed (cut two holes) in order to make work w hardtop. Love the look and the product. Amazon customer service was great.|
|04-18-2014 02:32 AM|
Finally got my Aries cargo lid. First thing I checked was one of the brackets that a couple people received bent and mine's bent , not going to bother with Aries and go through Amazon. Here's Doctorsti's picture showing the problem, the tab is suppose to be straight:
|04-15-2014 02:15 AM|
|04-15-2014 01:25 AM|
The pain part was that the lid mounts to the tub same place the HT does. The HT sits on top of the aries. Getting all the holes ligned up was a PITA since the inserts on the jeep move around. And the bolts that came with mine were to short to use with the HT. You may also notice a gap on the front part between HT and tub since the aries doesn't go all the way up there. But since you dont use a HT I guess that isn't going to be an issue. Hope you dont have any problems with it that need customer service.
|04-15-2014 12:54 AM|
|04-15-2014 12:47 AM|
|04-15-2014 12:42 AM|
With the aries front half folded back it would depend on your dog. I have a 90 pound GS and that wouldn't have worked.
Go with the tuffy, you'll be happier with it. To many problems with the aries like somebody else also posted with things not being straight and holes being off. Plus the aries is a major PITA to remove to go from hard to soft top.
|04-14-2014 10:38 PM|
for the tuffy no.. the top panel secures to the back..
|04-14-2014 04:07 PM|
For the aries when the top is flipped over in half (so half closed half open) how much space is there? I like the lid function I just need to know if there is enough room for the dog to stick her head out the top with half open.
For the tuffy can you have the lid on, and the back open (panel next to the seat)? I have a hardtop so I am more looking for a storage shelf with ability to go secure if I need it.
|04-14-2014 01:39 PM|
|TRAUMAhead||Reviews I've read seem to be 50/50 on the Aries. Ordered one from Amazon, was suppose to get it on the 10th, now they're saying I "should" get it before the 17th, still no update on tracking.|
|04-14-2014 12:13 AM|
|Aftahour||Forget this product. I finally saw this and was not impressed. Like the review above very cheap. Get the new tuffy security trunk for the jku. Part number 299.|
|04-13-2014 11:40 PM|
I found this Amazon review on the Aries helpful:
"This is poor quality covered in nice powder coating. All the hinge screws were stripped and some were missing. The two doors that fold were so offset it would not close. I had to remove the hinge, re-align and rivet it together as it should have been in the first place. Holes that were stamped/cut were left jagged. I have had it 6 weeks and is starting to rust."
|04-12-2013 10:02 AM|
Depending on the size of the amp, there are two EXCELLENT places to mount them (at least on the newer JK's) that are more secure and won't get wet.
(1.) That little space below the steering wheel, and (2.)where the current amp is located (stack it).
Of course if you have a larger 4 or 5 channel amp, those spots won't work.
|04-12-2013 09:58 AM|
|Moabite||sshhhhhh...don't tell anyone...my sub amp is under the passenger seat. I think you could mount it in the Tuffy though. I'm amazed at how everything "just fits" in my setup. The Trailgater table comes within a fraction of an inch of the modified sub...and just fits underneath the top rear of the Tuffy. My freezer has about 2 inches to spare between the front seat and the Tuffy box. It's like it was meant to be.|
|04-12-2013 09:49 AM|
|woansleftpeg||Hmm..... thanks. I think I'm probably going to have to just buy all this stuff, then see how I can best fit it together. I'm really concerned about mounting the amp under a seat, but maybe I'm just being unnecessarily paranoid.|
|04-12-2013 09:39 AM|
|04-12-2013 08:53 AM|
I'm thinking this is going to be my next mod, and am erring towards the Tuffy because ease of taking it out to form a larger cargo area is quite important. Question for those who have the Tuffy - I have the factory subwoofer installed, and I want to mount an amp inside the Tuffy box to keep it secure. Is there room on the side panel next to the sub for an 18" x 8" unit to be fixed to it? I want to avoid mounting it to the back panel if possible as it would make it harder to remove. If the right side wouldn't work, how about the left?
Thanks in advance.
|04-11-2013 10:40 PM|
|04-11-2013 05:30 PM|
|burton09||Having had both installed I can say that neither is weatherproof. They would both help keep some rain out but not all. The tuffy is not as solid as the aries but still pretty good (and I haven't had any problems with it). The aries does look good but it just wasn't worth all the problems and terrible customer service. I just switched back to soft top a couple weeks ago and it wasn't nearly the chore with the tuffy that it was with the aries.|
|04-11-2013 10:08 AM|
|04-11-2013 09:21 AM|
I just installed the Tuffy unit this past weekend and there is no drilling required and no mods necessary. However the instructions offer an additional step for extra security that does require some drilling but this step isn't required for installation.
From what I understand, the deck is not weatherproof. However in another thread, either a Tuffy rep or Quadratec rep said that it was designed so that any water that gets thru would be directed away from any cargo under the lid.
|04-10-2013 10:18 PM|
|foxsat71||Moabite, is the Tuffy unit weather proof/resistant? Any drilling or modifications?|
|04-10-2013 10:14 PM|
|foxsat71||Thank you Moabite for the info. I still haven't installed the weatherstripe between the lid and tailgate. Im sure it will seal well. It seems like the Tuffy unit may be more practical; especially since I take my dog with me.|
|04-10-2013 07:51 PM|
|04-10-2013 06:09 PM|
Today, 08:45 AM #37
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Monticello, IN
I bought the aries last fall. While it did look good it had several problems and aries was no help fixing. I returned it and got the tuffy. If you ever need to pull the aries lid out to haul something it is a pretty big task. The tuffy is a piece of cake to remove and looks good.
Is the Tuffy lid as secure or better than the Aries? Thanks
|04-10-2013 11:09 AM|
|nickmimi||Thanks for the reviews. I was looking at this in the past.|
|04-10-2013 10:45 AM|
|burton09||I bought the aries last fall. While it did look good it had several problems and aries was no help fixing. I returned it and got the tuffy. If you ever need to pull the aries lid out to haul something it is a pretty big task. The tuffy is a piece of cake to remove and looks good.|
|04-09-2013 08:19 AM|
|foxsat71||The center sectoon(lid) is supported from the rear by two brackets that attach to either side of the cargo area. One attaches to the tailgate door striker. It goes between the stiker and the body and the other to the tie down hook near the woofer next to the tailgate door.|
|04-09-2013 04:05 AM|
|foxsat71||Yes the bolts go where the HT bolts go. I suppose I could use tamper resistant bolts. I haven't tried it, but u could leave the side panels on and remove the center and back panels to sleep or haul something in the back. It comes with the weather strip u see around the rollbar. Have not installed it on the lid yet. The back panel bolts to a square tube that bolts to the floor using existing seat bolts.|
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