The Unlimited tailgate enclosure works in the 4-door model with the rear seat & the 2-door model with the rear seat removed. This all steel cargo enclosure is our simplest four-piece design yet that creates a lockable storage area completely protected on all sides. In comparison with our #275 JK deck enclosure, the top is fixed and outfitted with tie-down anchors. It does not rotate open but instead can be removed for storage of taller items. It works in conjunction with the lockable vehicle tailgate to secure the area created. The enclosure maintains the use and function of the rear seat in 4-door models and will work in 2-door models with the rear seat removed providing Tuffy�s largest secure cargo area available for the 2-door JK. This jumbo sized enclosure quickly installs in both the 4 & 2-door Jeep JK models with an OEM hardtop or softtop. It will work in vehicles equipped with or without the subwoofer and functions with the OEM storage cover or the Tuffy Cubby Cover, part #143. The lid removes without the use of hand tools to allow for storage of large or tall items. Patent Pending. On vehicles with power door locks, arming the security alarm disables the power door lock switches and ensures the tailgate and Tuffy enclosure are secure, even on softtop models or with the top removed.On the 2-door models, additional hardware (not supplied) and drilling is required to install the front panel to the floor.
Installed this a few days ago and am overall satisfied. I think though the design could be a bit better. A previous design which I've seen has the front and top pieces as two separate pieces which are bolted together once in the Jeep. The current design is one large piece connected via a hinge, which makes installing and removing much more difficult. You'll only want to purchase this if you only plan to install it and leave it, with rarely ever taking it out. It isn't an easy process to remove or install due to its one-piece design, size, and weight. The other issue with it is that the factory cargo floor mat won't fit under the front panel which is bolted to the floor. This design reuses the factory cargo bolts to hold it, and the bolts just aren't long enough to accommodate the added thickness of the mat. I'm going to have to pick up a couple longer bolts so that I can continue to use the factory cargo mat. I wish that they had just provided new bolts to use to accommodate it. Other than those issues, this product is very well built. I have no concern that this will protect what is inside of it. The only way someone is getting in is if I either leave the Jeep unlocked, or they have a blowtorch to cut a hole.
Excellent product and exactly as described. Install was pretty basic, but instructions could have been more detailed. Great for use when top/doors off, locking up electronics and other valuables while shopping, etc. Will need to add an interior light in the "trunk" space as it is so dark inside the storage area. I now feel safe putting everything inside the locked stoarge area and leaving my Jeep open and/or unlocked.
For work I travel quite a bit and have to carry computer equipment. However, I still want to be able to take off my top in the summer time. This product strikes a fair price without sacrificing your security. It would take significant time to bust into this unit; so I think it would deter most any thief, unless they just steal your entire Jeep. Installation was quick and easy. It took me about an hour to read the directions and assemble the unit together. It is very helpful to have an extra person on stand by to help you install in the back of your Jeep. If you aren't careful with the sharp edges you can scratch up your top on the inside. Lastly, an extra set of hands is necessary to install the last four carriage bolts. Overall I am very pleased with this purchase and the ease of installation. The one con is that this unit would be a pain to take in and out all the time, however I don't intend to ever remove it.
Will this tailgate enclosure work with the rear seat recline kit installed? I know the deluxe enclosure will not but from the reviews I've read on this one there's about a 3" gap between this enclosure and the rear seats.
Asked by Joe from TX on
Joe, the Tuffy Security Tailgate Enclosure will indeed have a gap behind it and allow you to recline the seats. Hope this helps!
Answered by Zach O. ext 4939 from TX on
if the rear seat is folded down are the items inside the trunk still completely enclosed or does the rear seat in the up position complete the enclosure?
Asked by Robbo bobbo winibago from Norwalk, CT on
Hello, The Tuffy Security Tailgate Enclosure will still be sealed whether the seat is in the up or down position. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks!
Answered by Tom S @ Ext 4876 from Norwalk, CT on
What is the difference between the TFY275-001 and the TFY299-001 Security Tailgate Enclosure?
Asked by Bruce from on
Bruce, The lid for the TFY275-01 is removable while the lid for the TFY299-01 is not. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thanks!
Answered by Tom S. Ext. 4876 from on
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