It's a fact that automotive theft and vandalism are among the nation's most prevalent crimes. Take your Jeep's top off, and you are welcoming a problem. Tuffy Security Products has just released its new locking rear security trunk (drawer) and security console insert for the Wrangler JK. The trunk and console create an effective crime deterrent and bolster peace of mind. In addition, the trunk essentially doubles the storage space behind the rear seat.
There was no locking storage in 4WD&SU's JK when we picked it up from Detroit last year. We were a little leery of taking the top off and leaving valuable gear inside. It made hiking away from the Jeep a bit unnerving, especially with camera gear in the Jeep. With the Tuffy security console, we feel quite confident locking valuables such as wallets and CDs up front. In the rear, we can now safely secure our camera stuff, trail gear, and tools.
Both the trunk and the console are very easy to install. Each product comes with complete instructions and all hardware for installation. We had both the console and rear security trunk installed in about an hour and a half. The rear trunk didn't require any drilling and was completely bolt-in. The security console required some drilling but was as easily installed as the trunk. Both feature Tuffy's patented Pry-Guard II locking system.
The lockable security console features a marine-grade vinyl pad which is much more comfortable to rest an old elbow on than the factory console. The console raises the pad height as well, so you don't have to lean over as far to rest your arm. The new console also matches the factory contour and retains the factory siding and rear cupholder, so it doesn't look out of place. The console is constructed from heavy-duty 16-gauge steel and is powdercoated black.
The rear security trunk not only provides a safe place to stow your gear, it doubles the storage space behind the rear seat if you stack items like a cooler or duffle bags - it's easy to run a tie-down from one side of the security drawer to the other to keep them in place. The trunk's sliding drawer makes it easy to access gear in the back, and it can be mounted 4 inches higher than the floor for additional storage below the drawer. The trunk is also made of heavy-duty, 16-gauge, powdercoated steel.
If you're running a hardtop, soft top, or no top on your new Jeep Wrangler JK, we think investment in these two products is well worth it. The savings will come when you don't have to replace stolen gear.