Announcement Announcement Module
Collapse
No announcement yet.
Smittybilt Console vs. Tuffy Console Page Title Module
Move Remove Collapse
X
Conversation Detail Module
Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Smittybilt Console vs. Tuffy Console

    Hey, was wondering if anyone could point me in the direction of which one of these to get. I originally bought the Bestop TrailMax Pro Console knowing it was plastic, but assuming it would be at least some what durable and well made.. and that wasnt the case.

    Heard alot good things about Tuffy but Quadtratec just raised their prices of the ones for the YJ from $190 (great deal!) to $230 (eh). So im not really sure which one to get, a 100 dollars more for something a little bit better made might not be worth it. Can anyone share their experiences with both the Smittybilt and Tuffy consoles? And how do both of them mount to the car, a bracket or does it conform to the shape of the transmission hump. (Seems like the Tuffy Conforms, not sure bout the SmittyBilt.)

    Thanks again.

  • #2
    I have the Tuffy in the YJ and it works and fits great. Run with no top most the year and it holds up to what ever weather we get.
    Just a note our host will price match agaist the other guys.

    Comment


    • #3
      They will? Havent had any problems with Quadtratec, but 4WD always been good. What do you do let them know in the form, then they have your account on 4WD marked so when you buy the same on 4WD you just pay the same or?
      Last edited by befumo; 09-04-2008, 07:52 PM.

      Comment


      • #4
        I have the smittybilt, it does not conform to the hump, it has a bracket some screws and no directions. I have had it for about a year and hate it. It does not alow the rear seat to fold and tumble and it is very easy to break into, my 5 year old did it and that is how I found out. I have heard nothing bad about tuffy other than the price.

        Around here we dont like to mention the hosts competitors by name, you can just say the "Q" place. We all know what you mean

        Comment


        • #5
          No problem, 4WD always been good to me.

          Yeah i hate the seat bracket, i know its the back of the truck but it doesn't look good and it looks cheap also. But jesus its so much money, $270 including for a 89 YJ, guess im going to have to wait a few weeks. Definitely want to make sure its secure another reason going with Tuffy because i dont plan on getting a locking storage container for next spring/summer with no top.

          Thanks for the help.

          Comment


          • #6
            Oh god, $33 dollars for shipping, so $300 for a Tuffy after shipping.

            Comment


            • #7
              I have the original center console that came with my Jeep, and I was thinking of replacing it as well. However, I would be content for now if it had a better lock. Are new center console locks available? I was hoping to get one that rotates to latch and unlatch instead of pushing. And does anyone know how easy it is to rekey the tailgate to match? I haven't taken the lock off the tailgate to check, but I didn't see a way to take the lock cylinder itself out of the center console lock to rekey it if I wanted, so I'm hoping the tailgate lock is friendlier.

              Comment


              • #8
                wow, thats a lot of money for an arm rest.

                Comment


                • #9
                  I got mine used for 100.00; I have found a few more since then in the 100-150 range. Keep a eye out there out there. My friend has the smitty and for the cheap hit's ok. No one has tried to break into it though so IDK how tuff it is lol. It's not as HD as the tuffy but for that much less in $$ what fo you expect. You get what you pay for in the Tuffy.

                  Comment

                  Working...
                  X