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Hey guys. So today we're checking out the Tuffy Security Deck Enclosure, fitting all 2018 and newer four-door JL wranglers that are not equipped with the factory alpine subwoofer. So while you're driving around with the top off your wrangler, whether it's the hard top or the soft top, your whole cargo area is exposed. Now, if you carry things around in your cargo area, any valuables or just anything that you don't want being seen, this is going to be a great choice to cover it up and keep it secure. Now, this is gonna be made out of a durable 16 gauge steel material. It's going to completely enclose your cargo area, keeping everything in your cargo area secure and safe from any wannabe thieves, any prying eyes, or even any inclement weather while you have the top off your jeep. Now, what I really like about this is that it's going to provide that extra security that a tonneau cover is not going to have. A lot of tonneau covers that are offered for the wranglers are usually made of a vinyl material as where this is steel, so you can't stick a knife through it and everything inside that cargo area is going to be secure. Now you won't be able to get into this security deck enclosure unless you have the tailgate open and I personally really like that. If you park the jeep without the top on it and walk away, you have a little bit of peace in mind.Now, this is also gonna come with a textured black powder coat finish on top that's gonna make it really look sleek in the back of your cargo area while you're driving around with the top off and it's also gonna protect that steel underneath from any rust or corrosion. Now, this is going to be very easy to use. All you have to do is open up the tailgate. You'll be able to pop the lid open and you'll be able to keep the lid up with a support arm so you can access everything in your cargo area or use it as a working space. And once you're finished, you can put that down, lock it into place and close up the tailgate for that extra security. Now, this is also not going to require any drilling or modification which is something that I really like to see out of a product like this. It's going to utilize the factory tie downs and it's going to be pretty easy to install in the back of your cargo area. It is specifically made to fit this JL in comparison to some other choices that usually have a universal fitment. Now, with all that being said, this is gonna come in at roughly $400 and I personally think that that is a good price point for what you're getting out of this product. Now you're getting a lot of security in comparison to some other choices. Like I mentioned before, those tonneau covers that are usually made of a vinyl material. They won't provide as much security but they will just cover up the back and keep any prying eyes away.Now, I do like the fact that, again, this is not going to use any drilling or modification. This will use the factory tie-down points. Some of their choices are usually more of a universal fitment. Now there are even some options on the page that are not going to provide the security as well as the enclosure. It may just be for organizational purposes. So if you are looking for top-notch security out of your cargo area, you're looking for something that's going to have a specific fitment that you don't have to do any drilling or modification for and you're just looking for an overall quality product for your cargo area, then this is going to be right up your alley. Now, install is going to be pretty easy. I am gonna give it a two out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter though, you will need about two hours to get the job done and some pretty basic hand tools to do it. So, speaking of that install, let me run you through that right now.Tools that I used for my install were an impact wrench, a trim removal tool, a dead blow, a 13-millimeter wrench, a 3/16th inch Allen key and Allen socket, and a T40 Torx socket. So to kick off this install, we are going to be installing our side panels first so you'll need the L bracket and the provided hardware as well as a trim removal tool and a T40 Torx socket. So starting off with the left hand side panel or the driver-side side panel, what I'm going to do is take the L bracket with the square hole and line it up behind our side panel here. Then we can take our carriage bolt. This is actually going to sit inside these holes here. Put that through. Make sure that the bolt head is flush. Then we can take our provided washer and our provided knob and thread that on. Now, this makes it easy because if we have to move over the bracket and adjust it, we can just loosen the knob up a little bit, move it over and tighten it back down.So now that that's on, what we can do is remove one of our hooks so we can mount up our panel. So now we can remove our hook here. This is just one of our tie-downs in our cargo area. We're going to be removing the middle one. So I'm gonna take a trim removal tool, hook this underneath and just pop up. That will expose our bolt. Then we can take a T40 Torx socket or a Torx bit, remove the bolt and we're actually just going to remove this as a whole. Put that to the side and we'll be reusing this factory Torx bolt. So now that this hook is removed, we can move our side panel over and line it up with our mounting location. This is gonna hug against our trim right here and on the back as well. Take our provided bolt, thread that down on in and tighten that up with the T40 Torx. Now you don't wanna over tighten it because that will pull the panel inward and we don't want that to happen. We need everything to align properly but we do wanna make sure that it's secure. So now we can repeat that process on the other side.So, what we can do now is install our support arm. So when our lid is on our storage system, we'll be able to support it while it's open. So I'm gonna take our provided Allen head bolt, put that through the arm making sure that the fork side is facing the front of the vehicle. We can take our plastic washer. This is gonna give us a little bit of space and room to move the arm when it's up against this side panel and we can place this down onto our side panel, take our provided washer for the back and our provided nylon lock nut and we can thread that on. Now, once that is hand threaded, we can take a 3/16th inch Allen key or Allen socket and a 13-millimeter wrench and tighten that up. Now, because of that plastic washer, this will allow it to move and now we can head to the back to install our rear panel. So now we can install our back panel. I would recommend to have the seats down for this. Just give yourself some room to work with. So all we have to do is just flip this up into place. Now, these tabs on the rear panel are gonna sit inside the two side bracket. Now, once that's kind of sitting where it needs to be, we can take our provided carriage bolts and our provided hardware that goes with this, the washer and the provided knob and secure that down. Once one carriage bolt is through, we can add the washer and our knob and thread that in. Then we can repeat that for the other three mounting locations, the one on the bottom on this side and the two on the other side. So now that both of our side panels and our rear panel are installed, it's time to install our lid.Now, you wanna make sure that this lip at the front is going to be facing the rear of the vehicle and this seal that's already installed in the back is going to be facing the front of the vehicle. Now, you're gonna have two roller bushings on either side and those are going to go into the slots in both the side panels. Now, I'm actually going to go inside our wrangler from the rear seats and install it backwards in order to hook the roller bushings in correctly. I would recommend it to possibly have a friend on hand because this is a little bit heavy and you wanna make sure that it is aligned properly for the best install. I'm gonna grab this and head to the rear seats. So, because the roller bushings are brand new, they may be a little bit difficult to slide into the back slots on the lid itself just because the lid is heavy and a little bit hard to maneuver especially since you're in the back of the jeep. What I found is a little bit easier is if you actually remove the bolt in the roller bushing itself, install it on the side panel and then install the lid on top of there, it is a little bit easier to get that new bushing into that slot. Now, it should still fit tightly in there but it may be a little bit difficult if it is on the lid already. So I'm gonna be using that 3/16th inch Allen key that we used before for the support arm and I'm also gonna use a 13-millimeter socket to remove it the back roller bushings. We're gonna leave the front ones on there but we do want to take off the back just so we can easily install them on our side panels.So, what I'm gonna do is take the bolt portion of this and then we can install this on our side panel and then once both sides are on, we can place the lid down on and bolt the lid to this bolt here. So with the threaded part of the bolt facing the inside, what we're gonna do is slide this in. You may need to hit it with a dead blow or just give it a couple taps but you wanna make sure that that is all the way forward and we will be able to reach it from the back with a standard 3/16th inch Allen key. So now we can do the same thing on the other side and then bolt our lid to this bolt here. Now, with a friend, what I recommend is to have the bolt all the way backed out then we're gonna lift this on top of our side panels and align the front and the rear mounting points for the roller bearings. So now we can place the front rollers down into their slots and they should roll back. So, that one's down in and we can kinda push it back to align it with our rear roller bearings. So once we have the lid pushed back lined up with those holes on either side with our roller bushings and the bolt slightly threaded through, what we can do is actually pull back up on the lid now that we have a point where it is partially secured. Just pull it up. Again, these are going to be a little bit tough at first just because the bushings are new.So, as you can see, we haven't secured them down. However, it is able to pivot up and down. We can take our support arm, put that through both of the washers there and then we can secure it down our bolts in the back. Now that we have it standing up, what we can do is secure it down our back bolt here. I'm gonna use that hardware that came with it and this may be a little bit difficult to see especially on the side with the side panel or the bolt head. So, what I'm gonna do is take this 3/16th inch Allen key. We're gonna go behind our side panel here to hold our bolt still while we tighten it down with a 13-millimeter ratcheting wrench. So, once that's secure, we can repeat that on the other side. So now that the two bolts in the back are secured down, we can lay our lid down into place. So what I'm gonna do is just take our support arm and just lay that down on the side. So, in order to get these lined up, you do have to pull it forward then push down, and then in order to secure it down, we're just gonna nudge it back a little bit so that we can put on our seal and close up our tailgate. So in order to open it, what you would do is pull it forward and then pop up. So now that it's on and pushed back, what we can do is attach our weather stripping on the back and this is going to act as a tailgate bar or a rear glass. What this is gonna do is just seal to that tailgate to make sure that you can't get into this box without the tailgate open.So that's gonna wrap it up for my review and install. Make sure you like and subscribe. And for more videos and products like this, always keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
|Brand||Tuffy Security Products|
|Interior Storage Type||Cargo Area Storage|
Secure Your Rear Deck. The Tuffy Security Deck Enclosure is the unique storage solution that transforms your 4-door Wrangler’s rear deck into a secure storage area. This enclosure secures using your Wrangler’s rear door; once it’s closed, it cannot be opened. The component’s lid is designed for easy removal without the need for tools, in case you need to transport larger items. Additionally, this deck enclosure comes with an integrated support rod that props-up the lid.
High-Strength Steel Build Quality. The Tuffy Security Deck Enclosure is manufactured from thick 16-gauge steel that’s fully-welded for maximum strength and rigidity. Each component is machine-cut for a precise fit when installed. Finally, this deck enclosure is finished in a durable textured-black powder coating for superior rust protection.
Straight, No-Mod Install Procedure. The Tuffy Security Deck Enclosure installs directly using preexisting locations on your Jeep’s rear deck. No drilling or trimming to your Jeep’s interior is required. Installation is accomplished using standard hand tools. Also, all mounting hardware is included for convenience.
Covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty. The Tuffy Security Deck Enclosure is covered by a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects. Please visit the manufacturer’s website for more details.
Application. The Tuffy Security Deck Enclosure fits all 2018-2023 Jeep Wrangler JL 4-Door models.
Please Note. This Tuffy Security Deck Enclosure is not compatible in vehicles that is equipped with a Factory Alpine Subwoofer. If your Jeep Wrangler is equipped with the Factory Alpine Subwoofer, you will need the Tuffy Security Deck Enclosure part# 351-01 instead.
Tuffy Security Products 345-01
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(approx) 2 Hours
Light to Moderate mechanical skill required.
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