Any small lockable storage options yet?

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* A lockable steel center console insert . No, not the Tuffy JL console product... Tuffy really dropped the ball by making the JL version with a steel lid only on top of the existing plastic (!) center console compartment. :puke:
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Hubby got this gun safe installed under the passenger seat and is accessible from the drivers side. He had to fabricate a bracket to attach to the seat bolts, be we got it in with no drilling or obstruction with normal use. And, we can use our CCW and keep protection within reach without risking it getting in the wrong hands!

We couldn't find any concealed lock boxes specific for this application.
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Sorry about the quality but hope it gives you an idea...
Can you still reach the keypad/unlock buttons on the side of the box? Looks too tight to reach in the pics, but maybe it's just the angle?
 

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Nice setup man. Was it too big to put under the driver's seat?
 
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Can you still reach the keypad/unlock buttons on the side of the box? Looks too tight to reach in the pics, but maybe it's just the angle?
Yes, takes a reach behind the passenger seat to access the buttons. There is room but it is tight. Biometrics or remote switch might be a nice option.

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Nice setup man. Was it too big to put under the driver's seat?
No, wouldn't fit under drivers seat and can reach behind the passenger seat while sitting in drivers seat to access it this way.
 

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Hubby got this gun safe installed under the passenger seat and is accessible from the drivers side. He had to fabricate a bracket to attach to the seat bolts, be we got it in with no drilling or obstruction with normal use. And, we can use our CCW and keep protection within reach without risking it getting in the wrong hands!

We couldn't find any concealed lock boxes specific for this application.
I have a different style Vaultek box at home. Pricy, but very solid and the fingerprint lock works really well. I can’t really visualize this being readily accessible to the driver if it’s mounted under the passenger seat.
 

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Hi. What is the nature of the shortcoming with the Tuffy console solution? I ask because I have it and I want to make sure I’m not overlooking anything and that it is actually adequate for my particular needs. Thanks!
 
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Hi. What is the nature of the shortcoming with the Tuffy console solution? I ask because I have it and I want to make sure I’m not overlooking anything and that it is actually adequate for my particular needs. Thanks!
My issue with it is that instead of it being a lockbox that is, in fact, a metal box with a metal locking lid as was the case with previous Tuffy console lockboxes, the Tuffy JL "lockbox" is only a steel locking *lid* being added to the existing plastic console container.

To me, a thin plastic box with a locking metal lid is only marginally more secure than a thin plastic box with a plastic lid. Your wants and needs may be different.

Is the Tuffy JL metal lid better than stock? Yes. But not good enough for me, especially not for the $150 price. It is much cheaper than previous Wrangler console solutions, and gives the appearance of security -- I guess Tuffy is thinking that for most JL owners, that will be 'good enough'.
 
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My issue with it is that instead of it being a lockbox that is, in fact, a metal box with a metal locking lid as was the case with previous Tuffy console lockboxes, the Tuffy JL "lockbox" is only a steel locking *lid* being added to the existing plastic console container.

To me, a thin plastic box with a locking metal lid is only marginally more secure than a thin plastic box with a plastic lid. Your wants and needs may be different.

Is the Tuffy JL metal lid better than stock? Yes. But not good enough for me, especially not for the $150 price. It is much cheaper than previous Wrangler console solutions, and gives the appearance of security -- I guess Tuffy is thinking that for most JL owners, that will be 'good enough'.
Ah ok that makes sense. I didn’t realize the JK one was a full box. That is a big change and definitely less secure. Although given the design of the center console area, I do get why they took the approach they did. A full box would likely require replacing a fair bit of the center console completely. Maybe somebody will come up with a solution for that at some point.

Thank you for the explanation though. I don’t have anything in there that needs absolute protection, such as a firearm, so I think I will personally be ok. Hope you find a good option soon!
 

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My issue with it is that instead of it being a lockbox that is, in fact, a metal box with a metal locking lid as was the case with previous Tuffy console lockboxes, the Tuffy JL "lockbox" is only a steel locking *lid* being added to the existing plastic console container.

To me, a thin plastic box with a locking metal lid is only marginally more secure than a thin plastic box with a plastic lid. Your wants and needs may be different.

Is the Tuffy JL metal lid better than stock? Yes. But not good enough for me, especially not for the $150 price. It is much cheaper than previous Wrangler console solutions, and gives the appearance of security -- I guess Tuffy is thinking that for most JL owners, that will be 'good enough'.
I didn’tbrealize This when I bought it. Once it arrived, I asked myself, wtf?, who,would design such a piece of trash. So, it sits on my work bench unused. I wish I didn;t destroy the package or I could return it.
 

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Yes, takes a reach behind the passenger seat to access the buttons. There is room but it is tight. Biometrics or remote switch might be a nice option.



No, wouldn't fit under drivers seat and can reach behind the passenger seat while sitting in drivers seat to access it this way.
What's blocking under the driver's seat?
 

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I bought the Lock'er Down box and have been very impressed with it. It's more $ than I wanted to spend, but I never have to worry about anything getting nabbed out of the console.
 

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What's blocking under the driver's seat?
 
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