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Old March 8th, 2016, 04:40 PM
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Looking at buying a new locking cubby and curious what everyone likes, dislikes, ones to stay away from, etc.....

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Old March 8th, 2016, 04:43 PM
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Can't go wrong with the Tuffy if you can afford it, otherwise you can find the stock Land Rover ones in used condition for under $100.
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Old March 8th, 2016, 05:17 PM
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If it's an ST you might want to stay with one made of wood like the original. After sitting in the hot sun a metal one might burn your arm.
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Old March 8th, 2016, 05:30 PM
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Yep...it'll be going in a ST so that's good advice.

This one looks steep in price but alsolooks pretty sweet.

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Old March 8th, 2016, 05:44 PM
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My 10" Tuffy is great.
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I made one for my 109; Genocache: Land Rover 109 w/200TDI, cubby box

Later I added a locking hasp on the front like the ones for the Rover tool boxes.
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Old March 8th, 2016, 06:24 PM
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Does Tuffy Box require special mount? Love Tuffy...used in my past jeeps but went to website and does not show center console for D90.
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Old March 8th, 2016, 06:37 PM
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Are those cup holders on the tuffy box flimsy and cheap? From the pics they look cheap. Also, they look pretty small in size to hold anything other than the size of a can of soda. Do they expand to accept larger beverages?
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Old March 8th, 2016, 06:39 PM
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Rovers North has them, just look under Interior-Body section and then Cubbys
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Old March 8th, 2016, 06:41 PM
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I have the 10" tuffy with integrated cup holders. They're all metal with rubber inners that hold various sizes. There is nothing flimsy about the Tuffy

I ended up buying through an online jeep site which was materially cheaper than buying from Tuffy direct fwiw.
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Old March 8th, 2016, 06:55 PM
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If it's an ST you might want to stay with one made of wood like the original. After sitting in the hot sun a metal one might burn your arm.
In all my decades of wheeling I have never, ever, ever heard of someone burning themselves on a metal center console. Stupid. I did have a wood console in my CJ-7 back in the mid-eighties that was broken into while getting a bite to eat in Yucca Valley. Took 2 seconds to pry the lid off and steal all my shit. But hay, at least the flesh wasn't burned off my forearms.
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If it's an ST you might want to stay with one made of wood like the original. After sitting in the hot sun a metal one might burn your arm.
True, but the metal is a lot harder to break in to.
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Old March 8th, 2016, 07:19 PM
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True, but the metal is a lot harder to break in to.
Ridiculous, the metal Tuffy I put in my CJ was no more or less hotter than anything else in the interior. Those vinyl seats however, would damn sure burn your ass in the summer.
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Old March 8th, 2016, 07:54 PM
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I like my tuffy - none of my door locks work so it's nice to keep some stuff under lock and key. I recently wired my shutoff switch in a carling under the flip down DIN slot. Now I have a cutoff switch under lock and key as an additional theft protection measure.

My only complaints:

First, the thing is huge. You can't really lean over and reach the other side or roll down the far window because it's so obtrusive.

Second, the powder coat has already started chipping on the corner closest to the seat where the most wear is!
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Old March 8th, 2016, 08:53 PM
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True, but the metal is a lot harder to break in to.
yep, the preferred method thieves had for the console in my old jeep was to simply rip the whole thing out...screws ripped right through the particle board

next go-round i reinforced with metal on the inside...this worked, but when it couldn't be stolen, i then had ample opportunity to melt the skin off my arm as the vinyl cooked under the florida sun
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1) the faux black leather on the Tuffy gets hot, not the metal
2) the Tuffy cup holders are fine and made of metal (not sure where you came up with flimsy?). The OEM LR cup tray is shit.
3) buy a Tuffy
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Old March 8th, 2016, 09:55 PM
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agreed... cannot go wrong with Tuffy
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Old March 8th, 2016, 10:32 PM
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Is the Tuffy better than the Mantec?
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Is the Tuffy better than the Mantec?
Tuffy products are designed and manufactured in Colorado. They make solid stuff.
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Tuffy good! Great customer service too!!! The narrow one has plenty of room. The wide one is too big in my opinion.
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