Tuffy Flip-N-Lock Install - Tuff ChristmasPosted in Product Reviews on December 10, 2014
We understand that not everyone who reads this magazine celebrates Christmas. But even though Trasborg has some Jewish cousins, his whole family still celebrates Christmas. It’s more about understanding each other than just being ignorant of their beliefs. So, whatever we called this article, the point is the same. Whether you celebrate Hanukah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, or something we forgot about here, we aren’t trying to shove whatever religion Trasborg is today down your throat. The point is that this little part from Tuffy Security Products is a great way to keep your radio in your dashboard if you’ve got a ’07-’10 Wrangler and would make a great gift for anyone with one of those Jeeps. We just wish they’d make one for the ’11-and-up.
The pictures on the website don’t do the Tuffy Flip-N-Lock (PN 160, $99) justice, and you can see in our pictures how dirty our Flip-N-Lock is. It has ingested dirt on trails all over the southwest, and we ran our ’07 JK doorless and mostly topless all summer long without much fear of losing our radio. Installation is simple with just a few basic hand tools, and the tray on the top of it holds our cell phones on all but the most abusive of trails, killing two birds with one stone. On really dirty and nasty trails, we use it to help keep our head unit clean (-ish) by flipping the front down.
Look, we know if a thief wants to get the head unit, they will. The Flip-N-Lock is still just anchored into plastic, and a big pry bar would probably pop it out of the dashboard pretty quickly. We didn’t try it, because we like how our dashboard is configured and wouldd have to tear apart another Jeep to fix the damage. However, it does block the radio from prying eyes and the 0.09-inch-thick aluminum construction is quite stout and looks intimidating.
The setup takes a little bit of tinkering to get just right, but it’s not a big deal. Overall, it works great. The lock doesn’t seem to care how much dust or mud it gets fed, and that tray is super-convenient. So, we decided to do a more in-depth look at it so you could decide if this was something you wanted to get as a gift for that special Jeeper in your life.