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So... is the UWS box worth it?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jrdbrn, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Mar 2, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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    jrdbrn

    jrdbrn [OP] Borne Fishing

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    I mean, for $400, is it really worth it? Seems a little steep for a box. I can't find anyone local with a used one. Lowes has a Kobalt box that is flimsy. I've never seen the UWS in person.

    Looking for unbiased opinions.
     
  2. Mar 2, 2012 at 9:29 AM
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    LUSETACO

    LUSETACO Here for the Taco Pron

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    Maybe expand your Craigslist area some? I see tons of boxes all the time in my area for cheap.
     
  3. Mar 2, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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    jrdbrn

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    The closest is in Mississippi, over 3 hours away. The gas would make it more than the buying new.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2012 at 10:09 AM
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    You mentioned the cheap Lowe's box yourself. How much was it, under $300? So you know right off the bat that the price on a quality box is going to be more. Weatherguard is considered to be the premium top-notch box that all companies compare to. Their "budget" box is more than $500.

    UWS is a great compromise in terms of quality material and construction. So yes, $400 is worth it.
     
  5. Mar 2, 2012 at 10:39 AM
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    478DblSport

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    My old truck, that has since been passed down to my son, has a "Delta" box on it. Despite my constant tinkering with the latch pins and strategic placement of weather stripping the lid & latching mechanism rattles. It serves its purpose of keeping things out of the cab, dry, and somewhat secured so I lived with it thinking, “Well, it’s a tool box”.

    When I bought my Tacoma it had a UWS box on it and what a difference! That thing was solid, no rattles, latching mechanism operated smoothly, lid closed without a lot of effort, had 2 air lift shocks instead of the 1 the Delta had. It was certainly a much better box. Did it hold my stuff any better than the Delta? Nope; things stayed just as dry and probably as secure. But if I were in the market for another tool box, I’d buy the UWS... not new though, they’re expensive. I’d shop Craigslist. Be patient & keep looking, you'll find one.
     
  6. Mar 2, 2012 at 11:40 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    post up a WTB add on Clist in your area.
     
  7. Mar 2, 2012 at 5:25 PM
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    I love mine, got it on amazon for like 350. Still looks like new almost 1 1/2 year later.
     
  8. Mar 2, 2012 at 5:51 PM
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    Very happy with mine. Nothing flimsy about it. I looked at some that were junk for not that much less money. Lid it insulated and solid. Does not tweak at all when closing from side of truck. IMO, you generally get what you pay for. Good luck!
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  9. Mar 2, 2012 at 6:00 PM
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    2000GTacoma

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    i have the same uws box on my 1st tacoma lo pro except my is the polished aluminum i guess not black. I paid 260 for my box at a local truck store
     
  10. Mar 2, 2012 at 6:05 PM
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    Got a UWS and no complaints. Worth it for a great product and the lack of problems.

    Edit: Couple of Pictures in my gallery I believe if you want to take a look
     
  11. Mar 2, 2012 at 6:08 PM
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  13. Mar 2, 2012 at 6:35 PM
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    Not so free when they hit you up for the $40 oversize shipping. Also too, the split lids are fugly .. LOL


    Also too ... the guys above on the black boxes, those are lo-pro lids, not the standards. With toolboxes, everytime you say "and" or "with" to add a detail, the price goes up.
     
  14. Mar 2, 2012 at 7:00 PM
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    Very true, but did he never specified which one, and he mentioned 400 bucks, so thats about what I paid for mine

    http://www.amazon.com/UWS-TBS-69-T100-LP-BLK-Profile-Aluminum-Insulated/dp/B0026LK0B0
     
  15. Mar 2, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    I just bought a toolbox from lowes and cant be happier. Very durable. You can stand on it and it doesnt bend or warp at all. If on a budget like me, best thing you can buy.
     
  16. Mar 2, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    Standard UWS toolbox. I love it! I use it everyday, its very heavy duty.

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