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Unread 10-16-2013, 01:29 PM   #1
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Center Console or not!

I just got a new Tuffy for my CJ. Not really sure if I like it or not, seems to make the inside look smaller, but it looks nice. Anyone have an opinion? I do not think I need the storage space, but I am truely conflicted and for $275 I want to make the correct choice!

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Unread 10-16-2013, 01:37 PM   #2
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I'm getting one for mine. I was a little concerned about making it seem small in there, but the center trans hump in my cj5 is pretty useless space without a console.

I think it's really personal preference. If you think it looks too small in there and don't need the storage, toss it up for sale to recover some money from it.

Or try it for a while, see if you like it as an arm rest, see if the storage starts to pay off.


What size did you get? 6.5" 8" or 10" and did you get the series II or deluxe stereo?
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Unread 10-16-2013, 02:20 PM   #3
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This will be contigent upon your personal needs. I have a security console strictly to keep my personal items from getting ripped off while my DD is parked outside of businesses. I also like the console being there as my interior feels "naked" without it. I always had one so I guess I'm use to it.

If you have no need for the storage and the space can be used better some other way I think you have your answer.
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Unread 10-16-2013, 02:22 PM   #4
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I just got a new Tuffy for my CJ. Not really sure if I like it or not, seems to make the inside look smaller, but it looks nice. Anyone have an opinion? I do not think I need the storage space, but I am truely conflicted and for $275 I want to make the correct choice!

-Frank
I was torn as well but needed somewhere to lock things up. I went with Smittybilt Tuffy knockoff because i wasnt sure.

I love it and glad i saved my money on Tuffy. Well worth $82 shipped.
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Unread 10-16-2013, 05:56 PM   #5
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My daughter told me to keep it, so in it went. I bought the 6.5 tuffy with the stereo box. I like it now it us in. I had them key it to my matching glove box!
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Unread 10-16-2013, 08:30 PM   #6
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I was torn as well but needed somewhere to lock things up. I went with Smittybilt Tuffy knockoff because i wasnt sure.

I love it and glad i saved my money on Tuffy. Well worth $82 shipped.
Same here. I got Smittybilt for about $85 or so. No issues with it at all - good purchase IMO
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Unread 10-16-2013, 09:02 PM   #7
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mine makes a great arm rest. i love it
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Unread 10-17-2013, 02:17 AM   #8
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I found a smoke grenade can from WWII in a local gun shop and it is the perfect size to slide between the seats with room to access the seatbelts. It sits low enough so that I don't feel like I've lost any room but it's easily accessible and I can lock things up when I need to leave it in a public area. Obviously it's not something you can order from Quadratech, but your local gun shops or Army/Navy surplus stores may have a grenade can that is a similar fit.
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Unread 10-17-2013, 02:44 AM   #9
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If you are a pack rat, don't get it. It will just worsen your condition. I think I spent 10 min. just trying to find the bottom of mine one day.
I also have the Tuffy glove box. That's nice also if you just need a little room to lock things up like a camera or wallet.
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Unread 10-17-2013, 04:32 AM   #10
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If you have stock seats, the 10" Tuffy console fills the space perfectly, and gives you a lot more storage than the 6.5"

I sent back one of the cheapo knockoffs and bought the real deal. I love it.

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Unread 10-17-2013, 04:50 AM   #11
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Was the best accessory I got. The only reasonably secure place to put stuff on my Jeep
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Unread 10-17-2013, 05:14 AM   #12
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I definitely need something.
I hate not having an arm rest in the CJ.

And who doesn't need more secure storage in a CJ?

As far as the depth being an issue, I'm thinking a fabbed up lift out tray may make things a little easier to find.

On the other hand, those Tuffy units are wicked expensive....
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Unread 10-17-2013, 05:18 AM   #13
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I like my Tuffy. It holds the stereo in a convenient place and I can lock up items when needed.
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Unread 10-17-2013, 10:54 AM   #14
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I found a dealr demo that had some star cutout on one side to show off the construction. I covered the hole and turned it into a comm console plus it has a 200amp master switch inside that is a small theft deterrent. Under the lower shelf I put in is a fuse block to power all the goodies.









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Unread 10-17-2013, 10:58 AM   #15
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I used to laugh at stupid people who spent that much on a console.

Then I bought a used one.

Then I bought two more new ones for the other Jeeps.

Yep, I'm the biggest tightwad in the world, but some things are just worth it.

They make a GREAT padded arm rest, when riding on the farm the women can sit on it comfortably, and you can secure your stuff.

Oh, and the stereo compartment is waterproof so no more ruined stereos.
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