Review & Install Video
I'm Ryan from extremeterrain.com and this is my review and installation of the Slipstream Secure Cover System, fitting all 2007 and up JKs. There is a version of this available for those of you with a 2007 to 2010 JK and those of you with the 11 and up, so make sure you get the right one for your Jeep.
Today we're going to talk through the installation of this system as well as the construction and a few of the features. If you have a four-door JK and you want to be able to store items behind your rear seat in the trunk area of your JK while keeping them safe from both prying eyes and anybody who might want to grab them, this system is a great option. Whether you have a hard top or a soft top, securing that area behind the rear seat is going to be easy with this system.
Now, this system is built a lot better than a lot of the other systems I've seen from the security aspect to the build quality and the finish quality. However, all of that means that this is also going to be slightly more expensive than some of the competition.
There are a few different rear cargo area security solutions available on the market. Some of them have hinged tops which can make it a little bit more convenient to get in and out of that area. However, that also leads to one additional point that somebody who wants to get into your cargo area could more easily break in. This system does not have any hinges. The top panel only lifts up by removing the pins that are only accessible through opening up the tailgate which, of course, will lock. This also has wings that cover the area from the cargo space to the outside of the tub right where the roll cage will come through the tub so that keeps anybody from being able to pry underneath and pop the top off.
So the fact that this doesn't have any hinges, it doesn't have any accessible latches from the outside, only from within the tailgate, and the fact that this doesn't use any hardware that has an exposed head on the outside of it, it only uses carriage bolts so there's no way that you can grab that and spin it from the outside mean that this is very, very secure. You combine that with the high build quality and the high strength of all of these materials and it means you have an impenetrable rear cargo area when you install this system.
It also has an area up top where you can store additional cargo up to 250 pounds and it has a system for strapping down that cargo whether you want to use a ratchet strap, a bungee cord, or an elastic net. That feature of being able to store things on top of your cargo deck lid means that you have some additional storage, and that's also something that sets this apart from some of the other systems on the market. Because this is very well built, because it's high quality materials, and all of the additional bends for additional strength mean that you have a 250-pound weight capacity on top of the cargo cover where some of the other versions of this system on the market do not.
I'm going to give this installation a one out of three wrenches. It is a little bit involved only because there are a few different pieces and there is a good bit of hardware but there's no cutting. Of course, there's no wiring. So, overall, the installation is going to be very simple, although it may be a little bit time consuming. I would give yourself a solid two hours to get this installed in your Jeep.
Now, the first step of the installation is to install the front portion that goes directly behind the rear seats. In order to do that, you will have to loosen up the seat brackets to slide the brackets that come with this kit underneath and then tighten them down again. After that, there are some side brackets, there is the top section to install, and then the outside wings. The wings that come with this are, again, very well built like the rest of this system is, even to the point where you were to remove your hard top, you can tuck the wiring in the tube for your rear windshield washer away, and it has a little piece that covers over top of that, keeping everything nice and clean.
So to get this installed you are going to just need a traditional set of hand tools, no specialty tools, but do give yourself some time and be sure to read the instructions carefully. I mentioned that there are a couple of different versions of this system available on the market. Tuffy is known for building security products and they do make a rear cargo storage solution, as well as Aries Automotive that make something that's a little bit more akin to this one because it does have the side wings as well.
But, as I mentioned, if security is really your main focus, this system is going to have the fewest weak points for somebody who might want to break into it. Along with that comes that higher price tag that we talked about. This is going to be over $100 more than the Aries system and almost $200 more than the Tuffy system. So if security is very, very important to you, if what you're storing inside that cargo area is something that you definitely want to keep secure and you have the budget for it, this system is going to be one of the most secure systems I've seen manufactured.
However, if you just want to keep eyes out of the rear cargo area of your Jeep, if you're not as concerned about somebody actively trying to break in, then maybe you can save a little bit of money by going with one of those other systems. So if you're somebody who stores valuables behind the rear seat of your JK in that trunk area and you want to make sure that they stay safe from both prying eyes and anybody who might want to break into your Jeep and grab them, this is a great system to go with. This is more secure than a lot of the other systems on the market that are of a similar design. However, it is going to be a little bit more expensive. So if security is the number one most important thing for you, I would recommend taking a look at this system.
So that's my review of the Slipstream Secure Cover System available for all 2007 and up JKs that you can find right here at extremeterrain.com.
The Alterum Secure Cover System offers your 4-Door Wrangler some industrial-strength, secured storage with this unique and innovative steel box solution. Designed to perfectly fit in the trunk area of your Wrangler, this unit offers access through your tailgate. Lock the tailgate, and your box is locked, too. It's a ingeniously simple way of adding some security to your Jeep.
Rugged Steel Construction.
The Alterum Secure Cover System by Diabolical, Inc. is constructed of quality steel and comes finished in a sleek black powdercoat. This unit provides great looks with a militaristic design and keeps would-be thieves from snagging valuable equipment out of your Jeep. The Cover System is strong enough to hold up to 200 lbs. atop itself.
The Alterum Secure Cover System easily installs in your 4-Door Wrangler thanks to a precision fitment. Side wing panels fit tightly around your roll bars and follow the contour of your Jeep's body for a seamless finish. This system is designed for use with the top off, but it can be utilized with the top on.
The Alterum Secure Cover System is designed to fit in 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 4-Door models.
- What's in the Box
- (1) Storage System
- (2) Side Wing Panels
- (4) Quick Release Pins
- Mounting Brackets
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 2 Hours
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Wrangler?
- JK Rubicon 4 Door - 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18