This security deck enclosure creates a large and lockable storage area completely protected on all sides. It works in conjunction with the vehicle rear door and lock. The lid easily hinges open and is secured shut using an innovative latching system (Patent rights reserved). The lid and front can be easily removed without tools so larger items can be transported when required. The unique lid design is constructed from structural welded steel which incorporates a large weight bearing tray for organizing and transporting items on top. There are also two large trays on each side above the wheel well for addition storage and organization. The entire Tuffy deck enclosure is constructed using welded 16 gauge steel, heavy duty fasteners, and finished with a durable textured powder coating. It will work in vehicles equipped with or without the subwoofer and functions with the OEM compartment cover or the Tuffy Cubby Cover Part#143. All trays have external drain holes to prevent puddling moisture. Mounts easily without drilling in two and four door models and works with an OEM hard or soft top.
This provides a large lockable space. Is pretty easy to install. Ships very well packaged so there is very little chance of shipping damage. I think it was made for too many varieties of Jeep however (YJ, TJ to 2002, TJ 2003-, LJ) so it didn't fit perfectly and I had to drill out some holes, chase some threads and leave a couple of bolts out altogether but it is still a good secure fit and I like it. (I have a 2002 TJ)
By plb from Layton, UT
I bought this a bit over two years ago and love it. With this product If I lock my jeep with the remote it creates a large secure trunk with my top off! You can not lift the lid with the tailgate shut. You can't unlock the tailgate without the remote or starting the jeep and use the electric locks. Even if I use the remote start it stays secure until I insert the key and turn it to enable the electric locks. It's fool proof. This thing is heavy duty. It would take a lot of prying banging and cursing to break into it. With the hard top on it creates a two tier storage space. I use the lid to tailgate. It makes a great table for serving food and you can just close the window to keep fly's away from the food. For work I use it as a plan table. Pair this with a tailgate mounted Suntop Tailmesa Tailgate Table which has two large fold out shelf's and you have ample surface area for tailgating or work.
By Tom from GA
This comes in handy for me being a police officer because I often go to extra jobs after work and have to leave my gear secured in my vehicle.
By Jimmy from Spring, TX
This deck not only provides exceptional security, but allows for stacked storage as well.
By Bishopdunn from Bakersfield, CA
I keep sporting equipment with me almost year-round, and this Deck Enclosure affords me some peace of mind that I won't have to continually replace expensive equipment or rush home before every practice & unload everything after every practice.
There is a small gap on either side near the roll cage through which someone could insert their hand & remove small objects, but I keep a 12-gal plastic storage box w/ an attached lid for small objects which prevents removal.
Like anything else, if a thief wanted to get into this storage area, he ultimately could, but this provides a major deterrent to anyone looking to relieve you of whatever possessions you need to leave in you Jeep.
By Dad...Coach... from Atlanta, GA
I have a Tuffy under-seat security drawer and was happy with the quality, so I got this for my open-top Jeep to keep things from getting stolen and to attach my cooler and tools to the top. It works just like I've come to expect from Tuffy - top notch stuff that is built to do the job and last. Only wish is that the hardware was all black so it doesn't show up so much. Great product.
By Caretaker from Waco, TX
Secure, but could be improved.
After reading several reviews online, I decided to install this on my 2013 JKUR. The fit on the 2013 Rubicon is spot on, and it went over the subwoofer no problems. Unlike previous versions, this enclosure's side are two small pieces, but they go over the wheel well and cover pretty much everything.
Installation was pretty straight forward. I kept all the pieces loose until I placed the final top on and closed the trunk. From there, I made sure both sides were on straight with regards to each other, then proceeded to tighten everything up. I opted not to drill into the wheel well just yet, but am concerned if this trunk is removeable. While it would be a hassle, I believe it can be done. Someone else mentioned possibly using a torx screw for the sides instead - I agree this would have made it a better, more secure solution.
Packaging could be better, and the final product could look more professional, but this is Tuffy and we know the goal is to protect what's inside, not to make it pretty. However, for this price, I think the diamond plastic mat should have been included. Things slide and can scratch the powder coat on the top otherwise.
It would have been nice if there were some holes or something drilled on to the side lips of the top tray so we can use bungee cords to secure the items placed on the top, but maybe someone has a hack somewhere for it. Also, I'm not 100% sure what I should do with the side trenches - they look like they can fit stuff, but with so many bolts sticking out, I'm not sure what would be good there.
Oh yeah, one minor annoyance is that the final trunk size is a bit shorter than what Jeep has intended. As a result, you can't use the factory trunk mat without letting it roll up a bit, or trimming it. Also, I don't think you can fit any of the aftermarket cargo mats that have a high lip to them as they are too long to sit in the trunk. I'm not sure why it was designed this way, but it seems like it could have been easy (and more useful) to make it full length.
Overall, I am pretty confident what I place in the trunk will remain there upon my return. I do wish the final product would look a bit better, seeing how Jeep has upped its game to improve the interiors over the years. Despite that, I would still recommend buying this if you only have a soft top and need to secure items during your commute.
By Wei from Atlanta, GA
Quality product - well designed
So before purchasing this product I did a bunch of research on-line. A few of the Jeeper blogs talked about folks having trouble with their install, and parts not fitting right. But they also all mentioned that it's a top quality product once it's in and adjusted to fit.
So with that in mind, I carefully opened the packaging and read the instructions slowly. It took almost two hours total to do the install, but no additional adjustments were necessary. All of the parts fit, and I had no issues with the mounting hardware as a few others had mentioned.
The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star rating was I feel the two mounting bolts that hold the side brackets down to the Jeep body should be Torx head to increase overall security.
I can't wait to try it out on our next camping trip. See photos for the space available on top of the tray.
By Blue Jeeper from Arizona
Well designed but lacking a little
Installed this in my 2011 JK Unlimited Rubicon. Overall installation was pretty easy. The bigger pieces were just a bit difficult to work with alone. An extra set of hands would really help out. I also did it with the doors off, which helped tremendously. Recommend that.
Other reviews online mentioned shortcomings with the fasteners in the kit. They're standard medium grade bolts (Grade 5, if I recall correctly). Because I had to adjust the deck several times to get the back door to close properly, I had one of the bolts sheer off. I'm going to completely replace all of the bolts with Grade 8 in the coming weeks. It's a bit overkill, but I have to replace one already so why not.
The deck does clear the stock subwoofer. I was worried that the complete enclosure around the subwoofer would muffle it, but it still sounds pretty good.
The whole assembly mounts on top of the rear tub rails. If you have a hard top it sits on top of the lower lip of that as well. That adds several steps to adding/removing the hardtop. I haven't attempted it yet, but it looks like it will take a bit of disassembling just to get the top on and off. I looked at building a spacer for the rest of the tub lip so that this whole assembly could fit under the hardtop but I think that messes with the clearance on every other piece. The front top pieces would be more prone to leaking with the extra gap. Not sure what the doors would do, they might be able to handle it.
With the back plate installed, you still have a few inches of space behind the rear seats (in the Unlimited, anyway). See the second picture with the hat for size reference. It's enough for emergency blankets or maybe even an off-road jack.
I'm a bit disappointed that there isn't any kind of lifter mechanism to assist and/or hold up the deck when you're accessing your goodies. When loading/unloading you have to prop up the deck with one shoulder which can make it difficult. You could probably fabricate a latch for the upper pins to slide into, but I've not given it any design thought yet.
The packaging could have been a bit better. It came packed in polystyrene foam which rubbed off quite a bit on the black powder coat. It would have been nice to see the metal pieces wrapped in plastic to keep them clean. I took the pictures before wiping everything down so you can see what I mean. It cleans up fairly easily, but it's the small touches like this that would make it even better right out of the box.
The product is designed very nicely and looks mostly professional. The bright bolts on the black powder coat do look a bit homemade, but not overly so. The powder coat is high quality and is fairly resistant to scratching. I did manage to scratch it the first day. I had a rock stuck to the bottom of that 30 pound tub you see in the first picture and I slid it across the lid.
In all, it's a very nice addition to the Jeep's security. It's not completely impenetrable, but it would take someone skilled several minutes to get into it far enough to get something out. The optional security bolts they give you would help, but only by a few more minutes for that really skilled thief.
By Nic from Madison, WI
nice but could use better fasteners.
Nice product but could be finished better. Fasteners are not typical automotive more like something from [@]. Also bolts are not flush on the exterior which gives kind of home made look. Functionally no complaints.
What is the height of the box when closed? Need to understand dimensions for gear purposes. Thanks!
JeepBikeGuy from Dallas on
The Tuffy Security Security Deck Enclosure TFY173-01 is not a box. This unit is a deck that encloses the rear truck area of the 2007 to 2010 Jeep JK Wranglers. It sits just under the tub height. Thank you.
from Dallas on
In using this would I have to remove the rear seat brackets? If not, if I remove the front and top, like it says it can, would I be able in put the rear seat in without removing anything else?
Joe from San Diego, Ca on
Hello Joe and thank you for your question! Tuffy Security Security Deck Enclosure goes behind the front seats with the rear seat removed.
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