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Install of Tuffy 299-01 in 2015 JKU.
Installed my Tuffy security enclosure today and thought I’d post pics and offer some thoughts as. I have seen a number of questions about this lately.
So I had a new stereo system installed this week and it included a nice Kenwood shallow mount sub. I also just ordered a Trek Top Nx. I have been concerned about someone having the ability to quickly yank the sub and run off with it so I was looking for some security for the back.
Your two options to cover the entire back from Tuffy include the 275 which has the ability to lift up and down or the 299 which is fixed. This is the less expensive option (model 299-01) $270 vs. $465is for the other.
Overall I am pretty pleased. First off, Eric from Tuffy was great at answering questions. I PM’d him here a few times and he answered all my questions. I ordered for 4WD Hardware, used the 5% coupon! and it got here in 2 days.
Install was pretty easy. It took about an hour, taking my time. You bolt everything together first. There are 5 bolts on each side. 4 of them hold some D rings in place, and there is one bolt in the middle. Once that 3 piece section is together you mount the rear piece in the Jeep via the torx bolts in the back (2 of them). Bring the three piece in through the back door and position into place, and then put 4 bolts in from the rear and side and tighten with the knobs.
I have seen a lot of questions about ease of removal if you need to take it out to carry larger loads. It actually looks pretty easy. You simply unscrew the knobs from inside (4 of them) and then pull the whole thing out.
There was no problem pulling the wires for my sub through the bottom and it fits just right. No vibration from the lid. Tuffy gives you padded Velcro for the D rings too which keeps them from vibrating. At higher volumes I get a bit of vibration coming from the tailgate but not the tuffy box itself.
All in all I feel pretty good about the product and the cost. I think that for those times when we are put after shopping or parked somewhere it gives us a place to secure our valuables and my new subwoofer is secure back there as well. For lighting I have the magnetic lee light they give you free at harbor Freight. It works great.
Great product. I think for the price I’d go this way again.
The Unlimited tailgate enclosure works in the 4-door model with the rear seat & the 2-door model with the rear seat removed. This all steel cargo enclosure is our simplest four-piece design yet that creates a lockable storage area completely protected on all sides.
In comparison with our #275 JK deck enclosure, the top is fixed and outfitted with tie-down anchors. It does not rotate open but instead can be removed for storage of taller items.