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ubox console-safe, $45?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoTuesday1, Feb 13, 2021.

  1. Feb 13, 2021 at 12:06 PM
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    TacoTuesday1

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    if you got gold bars to hide sure
     
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    Looks to be about 1/4 the price and 1/4 the security of an actual console safe.
     
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    so you just leave your 1911 in the open where anyone with a rock can bash the window and grab it?

    true
    I don't remember what the real console safe is
    Lockerdown? $300
    and those "bolt to the frame" aka the transmission tunnel
    which is meaningless because popping off the center console to access those bolts takes 5 minutes since it's a simple Toyota

    the lockerdown protruding downwards also makes it have less room

    MAYBE if someone is determined, they might break open the U-box with a big flathead or pry bar
    or pick open the simple lock cylinder, unless you swap it for a better one

    but there is a chance that someone dumb enough to break into a car like that, will:
    -not know what lockpicks are
    -not have a big flathead or prybar

    it's at least something and better than nothing
    and accessible versus the supposedly weak one that goes in the folding back seat which would be far away
     
  5. Feb 13, 2021 at 12:40 PM
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    I don't think they are worth it for actual security. Maybe for valet parking or leaving the truck at the mechanics while getting worked on. But besides that, anyone breaking into your car will just rip it out easily. Someone breaking into your car is at least going to have a flathead because how else are they going to break in. They are a false sense of security at best. A member not too long ago had all his important paperwork in there like passports and such and they easily took it. Get into the mindset of a car thief that absolutely doesn't care about your truck at all and that anyone breaking into your car wouldn't mind kicking the shit out of your center console from the backseat, or just cutting a hole on the side with a box cutter, or ripping the lid off your center console and using that to bash their way in with all their unlimited crackhead strength.
     
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  6. Feb 13, 2021 at 12:50 PM
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    I have the Lock'er Down with the 4 digit combo lock and I like it a lot. Granted, a determined thief can get most anything open, but mine provides a lot more security than that cheap thing you posted. There are a few misconceptions that you posted. The Lock'er Down and Console Vault are bolted to the steel floor. The bolts are inside, so you can't get to them unless it's open. That thing you posted is just screwed to the plastic console. The Lock'er Down fits very tight within the console so there is very little space lost. Although alarm systems are not a huge theft deterrent, they will make the thief think about going to the next vehicle. Also, he's(she's) not going to spend much time prying a vault open with the alarm blaring. Now if you leave the truck at the trailhead and hike 3 miles away, it's open season for the tweaker.
     
  7. Feb 14, 2021 at 5:44 AM
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    Always remember locks only keep honest people honest.
     
  8. Feb 14, 2021 at 6:01 AM
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    I looked hard at the Lockerdown, with the added $150 lock. Almost $450+tax.

    Kermit's not feeling it.

    Not due to the price.
    Due to what it is, and how cheesy they are.
     
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  9. Feb 14, 2021 at 6:16 AM
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    You get what you paid for. This is only a partial skin to to the factory console. There's is no way I feel comfortable leaving my gun or valuables in this thing. I can pry this thing apart with a flat head head screwdriver. Save up and get a console vault if you plan on securing items like a gun.
    This just looks cheap and a knock off of the much better quality console vault. U-box are known to produce knock offs of inferior quality(Prinsu racks, aftermarket bumper). This just looks cheap:
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    Console vault (Complete enclosure of 12 gauge steel) :

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  10. Feb 14, 2021 at 6:18 AM
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    I got this one last December when the price was $40

    I like it. The metal is pretty thick, and it does bolt down into the 2 bolt holes underneath the center console. No one is getting into it easily, and for this price it does give me peace of mind locking things up considering our trucks have nowhere else to lock things up.

    For this price it’s highly recommended.
     
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