Outland Outland Stereo Security Floor Console for 87-95 Jeep Wrangler YJ
|08-08-2006, 03:12 PM
Pros: Cavernous, well constructed
Cons: Heavy top, can fall and damage lock or receiver if left in the locked position when open, picks up a lot of heat if exposed to sunlight
Comments: Last summer I gutted the Jeep and decided that I wanted secure storage, and a better place to put the stereo instead of right out there for anyone to rip out. I ordered the Outland Locking Stereo Security console. Short of a large skyscraper falling on it, this thing will not open easily without a key.
It is also HUGE! You can fit bodies into it with a little creative folding if you wanted. The install time for it alone is about 1 hour, but if you have to move the stereo, it is after all, "Stereo" console, then it will take an extra hour or two if you have to crimp in the extra wire if your harness was cut.
Marking the points on the floor to drill the holes is not too bad, but do it with the seats and seatbelts in place to allow for good clearence between the seats, seatbelts and the console.
If you can get a helper to tighten down the bolts it will help. Have one person hold a wrench or wratchet on the inside bolts in the console, and another goes under to hold the other end or tighten the nuts underneath. The single front one is a little harder to get to then the back, but it is not too bad.
The arm rest is comfy, but this thing picks up a lot of heat with direct exposure to the sun, be warned if you have a Wrangler on a nice day with the top down! The cup holders could be a little higher, and some kind of closing mechanism would be nice to hold the top up, and allow it to come down slower; That way if it fell anyone on the bottom will not be bear trapped by it. The lock is secure, but the reciever can be damaged if the lock is engaged and the top falls.