The rugged .125 inch thick, powder coated 100% aluminum tread plate construction connects to the frame of the Jeep creating a lockable, secure, water resistant storage area. The innovative clamp system secures the BackBone to the inside lip of the Jeep frame, creating a clean look with no bolts or visible screws. Unique design with only three pieces that bends down behind seats to totally enclose rear cargo area. Works with OEM and aftermarket soft tops. Easy assembly in about 30 minutes.
I got this thing a couple weeks ago, and so far I love it! I can finally lock my golf clubs up in my jeep during the summer and not have to worry about them! The first time took about 20 minutes to install, because I had to put all the gaskets on, but you only have to do that once. Once the gaskets are on it will only take about 10 min to remove/install. Only thing is I wished it would work with a hardtop. With a little modification to this thing I'm sure I could get my hard top to sit ontop of it though. Also, once I installed the tool bar gaskets, I wrapped some electrical tape around them to help protect them when installing/removing the trunk. But seriously, this has got to be one of the most useful things I have ever purchased in my life (besides my Jeep of course) and so far I love it!
Installation slightly longer than 30 min. Nice clean fit up and clean lines. Very secure. The rubber gasket with predrilled holes was for an earlier configuration. Connected up with Backbone customer service via their website. They called me back within 20 min on Xmas eve. The gasket was easily modified to line up with the holes. Am anxious to see if still able to fold back soft top all, the way. Will try that when the rain stops.
It took over an hour to install. Instructions and pictures were vague but managed through them. Foam padding could have been installed prior to shipping. Some of the padding had holes that was supposed to line up with bolt holes but obviously was wrong part as holes could not be lined up. Body attachments could be made simpler instead of 1/4" bolts you have to tighten in limited space on certain areas. If they made body attachments simpler to install without a wrench it would make it very fast to install and remove as needed. Description said it worked with all soft tops - WRONG, unless you buy the additional back window bar for an additional $30 plus shipping. The only way I found this out was buy going to manufactures website to see if I was doing something wrong and found I had to buy an additional part to make soft top work. So I've got over $700 into this and not impressed. May go with Mac's Black Box Storage Box for a little more instead.
Will the backbone and the Rugged Ridge Exo top work together? Install the backbone first then drill holes in the backbone to attach the exo top?
Asked by Sgt Glenn from New Orleans, LA on
Sgt Glenn, the Jeep Backbone Security Enclosure can be used with the Exo Top as long as you're ready to drill for the top. Hope this helps!
Answered by Zach O. ext 4939 from New Orleans, LA on
I have a 2 door 2015. I'm tall and put my seat back more,than average. How,far can I recline with the bb in place?
Asked by Jr from Chicago il on
Hello Jr, The Jeep Backbone Security Enclosure will let you recline the seat back pretty far. You should also have your full slide to put the seat the whole way back if need be. I hope that helps.
Answered by Adam from Chicago il on
On the rear window application that works with the back bone, do they make a back bone product that is just a deck cover rather than a security enclosure. or is there a application that will be in the form of a tuana cover of similar use to secure the window to?
Asked by Daniel K from Conshohocken PA on
Hey Daniel, the Jeep Backbone Security Enclosure is the only product that will work with the Jeep backbone rear window. Thanks for your question.
Answered by Devin B. ext 4835 from Conshohocken PA on
Keeping valuables safe in urban and rural settings can be challenging and Jeep Backbone was created when the founders realized their JK with a soft top had no place for safe storage. The JeepBackBone was the product that launched Jeep Back Bone and the innovative accessory for Jeeps secures valuables without having exposed locks, hinges, bolts or fasteners. Their groundbreaking accessories kept coming - including a cargo carrier for additional storage on top, safari seats ideal for tailgating, fishing and hunting and a rear windshield to enhance good weather cruising. Durable, waterproof, corrosion-proof and above all "impermeable" the JeepBackBone redefines safe storage space. Shop Jeep Backbone Now