I got a Tuffy to replace my factory console, and when I bought it RN told me it is a snap to install it.
Well it came and the first thing I noticed is it has only three holes in the base. Two at the rear and one in the front/centre.
The rear holes don't even come close to matching up, and if I position the box the way they suggest I would have had to drill into the frame (a BIG no no for me). It is fine to drill into a jeep but not my defender.
In addition the front drink holder gets in the way of the diff lock.
After all was said and done, I found there is that removable metal plate right below the center console. I ended up marking and drilling into that plate, and installing it. Now if I have to replace the box, or the plate it doesn't change the body, and it a lot cheaper. I installed it a little further back so the drink holder doesn't get in the way. After all, when you need diff lock, you need it NOW!! (glug....glug...sink....glug).