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Old 01-29-2011, 09:41 PM
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Question 16-guage steel aftermarket security consoles. Work well?

I've had my 1st Jeep (a 2000 Wr) for about 2 weeks, and sure enough, the aftermarket stereo has been swiped from the dash. I've worked at my job 23 years and never had a problem with anyone snooping around our parking lot.

I'm sporting a nice, new sailcloth top so I figured I'd better not lock it. During the chaos of a recent snowstorm, the thieves made their move.

Who has had a complete experience with installing/owning the "T****" security console? I know you can buy just a metal insert for the area under your right elbow pad, but I read one review online that stated: "this insert was easily pried open by thieves"...

Does this apply to the "full length" consoles as well? Also, I'd like to score a console subwoofer and install a cd player in this floor console as well.

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I love my Tuffy center console. It's a bit of a b**ch to put in but well worth it! $310 w/ free ship on 4wd.com.

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So the $310. Did that allow you space for a cd unit? Any body lift issues? (If the body has been lifted, the shifter handles won't fit right acc. to install instructions)
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I didn't get the one with the space for the head unit but my buddy did. He said that the vertical mount can make CDs skip, but he mainly uses an iPod via bluetooth now, so not an issue.
I have a RE 3.5 and it fits fine. I also have a Smittybilt security glove and I ordered a matching keyed alike lock from Tuffy to replace the stock Smittybilt, so now I just have one key for each, convenient.
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If you decide to get one PM me and I'll give you a few "tips" not in the sh***y instructions to make your life easier. Hopefully you won't have to scour the yard looking for a thrown screwdriver like I did!
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If its right off the top of your head, I'll go ahead and take those install tips if you don't mind. I get the feeling it has to do with tightening certain bolts (or leaving them loose) before proceeding? Think I might have read that somewhere....You are right, printed instructions don't take into account "real world" situations!

I've also seen many Tuffy owners having headaches with the locks not working properly. It makes me hesitate to pull the trigger.

Was the key-alike matching an extra cost? How much? And do you feel your items are really "secure" from thieves?
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I've had no problems with locks, the key alike was an extra $9 that had to be aftermarket ordered. I do feel that it is secure, within reason, nothing is completely burglar proof, but for the average thief I think it'll work great.
The best tips I can give are to put a liner(rag) in the cup holder while you are installing the screws that hold the front and rear sections together so that the screws don't fall through the holes and under the console, necessitating that it be removed to retrieve the screws. The other is that if you're gonna install the coin tray do so before you install the front section, but don't completely tighten the screws just get them started, it's a pretty tight fit for a wrench if you don't. Good luck!
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