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post #1 of 65 Old 08-04-2008, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Maxbilt Console

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I have seen this mentioned in the CJ forum earlier this year, and recently in the Aug 08 FOUR WHEELER mag, but not in the YJ forum (search was negative).
Not that I happen to have any interest in the company, or the magazine, I thought that forum readers would like to see this as another option for center console for YJ's.
I am considering this product to replace my stock console. Has anyone had any experience with this?


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Personally, way too much money for what you get.

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if you have the tools to cut and weld, then build your own. the one i built is similar to that one. not quite as fancy, but then it was around $60 to build.

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I must interject, if you have seen a smittybuild you can lay it on its side and any average guy could mangle it, thin metal, cheap powder, chinsy adjustable cupholders, to vulnerable to rainstorms(no way to empty out the number of holes if you get cought in a rainstorm), the hinges are not stainless, the powdercoat will fade, you cant find LEDs that look good to put in it, plus there is a lot of time assembling. This is just our take, if you were to say a Tuffy plus LED's front,back, and inside, 12volt marine power socket, 20 amp ARB style aux switches, removable cupolders and stainless steel mounting bolts and hinges as well as a great looking centerpiece for your whole vehicle, for 150 more then I would agree. I think we all like to keep our stuff protected, right? and we all like convienience, right? simply said you get what you pay for. Opihi59 if you are still interested email me personally at pnorvold@maxbilt.com and I will take 25 percent off an order if you would like, thank you for inquiring.
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When I started reading this I read all the posts then checked the site. I was expecting a cheezy lookin product overpriced. What I saw was a great looking product that looked convenient, easy to install, and good looking. I would buy it but its 400 dollars. Thats the only reason. I personally can wire l.e.d.s into anyconsole and bolt on straps. For me personally its not worth droppin 400 for a console on a 3600 dollar jeep. If I had all the money in the world I would get it in a heartbeat... The only thing I did not like was how the Maxbilt owner/pres bashed another manufacturers product. I think it could have been worded differently..... Not a loyal customer of any brand I just don't think degrading someone else's idea is a good way of business.... within the month I will be buyin a console but I will be spending about 75 bucks. Some say you get what you pay for but its still a freakin console.........

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Turner, you make some excellent points. I like my Tuffy knock off just fine, and I paid under a $100 for it. This console is obviously really nice, but like you I can't justify dropping that kind of money to hold my loose junk.

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/\ That display pic is killing me

It looks like the Max-Bilt is a high quality setup and I will definitely be considering it when i go to purchase a console in the not-so-near future. Seems to me to be just as good as the Tuffy, without the price tag.

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yeah price is kinda high but Phil (Max-Bilt) apparently is willing to work with you on that aka $400 with 25% off = $300. Plus he seems like the kind of person that will tell you straight up how good the product is and will probably tell you everything about it if you ask. I like people that are straight forward and are willing to work on price/info/etc.. to help someone else out. max-bilt. If I had the money right now I would pick one up, but ya gotta love being a college kid working full time plus being part of an active band.

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It looks like an excellent console.
I, however, would like to see someone come out with a product that doesn't resemble a couple of ammo boxes welded together.
No doubt it has security in mind and built into it, and the features are nice. But how hard is it for some company to pad the top and then wrap the whole thing in some type of weatherproof material?
If I pay several hundreds of my hard earned bucks on something like that, I want it to look good too. My Jeep is a daily driven Jeep and I try to keep it looking like something that belongs on the street. If I had a trail only rig, then I guess sheet metal boxes wouldn't bother me, but then again, I wouldn't have need for this type of security either.
I like my creature comforts, and if I pay alot of money for something that should have them, it had better have them.

Still, a nice console.

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I'm with Brandon.

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Well said Brandon. I really like the MaxBilt, but for us average guys with family and bills to pay.... they're just not worth the price. I am going to get my 30mm ammo can, use the pad from my pressboard jeep console, drill and mount my rocker switches to it, then install my tumbler lock. Cheaper, and lets face it, if those cans were good enough for 50+ years of service in the military, I'm sure they can handle my jeep.


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yeah price is kinda high but Phil (Max-Bilt) apparently is willing to work with you on that aka $400 with 25% off = $300. Plus he seems like the kind of person that will tell you straight up how good the product is and will probably tell you everything about it if you ask. I like people that are straight forward and are willing to work on price/info/etc.. to help someone else out. max-bilt. If I had the money right now I would pick one up, but ya gotta love being a college kid working full time plus being part of an active band.
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if you were to say a Tuffy plus LED's front,back, and inside, 12volt marine power socket, 20 amp ARB style aux switches, removable cupolders and stainless steel mounting bolts and hinges as well as a great looking centerpiece for your whole vehicle, for 150 more then I would agree. Happy Jeepin,
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In regards to comparing the Maxbilt to a Tuffy plus additional features; While the Maxbilt does have a unique angle with all of the switches, plugs, etc. the construction is not that similar. Tuffy consoles are MIG and TIG welded, the lids are hemmed for double thickness of 16 gauge steel, and use the patented Pry-Guard II locking/latching system which incorporates heavy-duty 1/4" and 1/8" thick components with a 10 tumbler double bitted lock. I am not knocking the Max-bilt just the comparison as a Tuffy plus additional features.
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You tell him Tuffy.

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