Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Central Florida
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Since I'm putting an Atlas transfer case in, I decided to upgrade the plastic console with a Tuffy Security Console. After getting the first one home, I found shipping damage, along with the damage I noticed lots of bubbling paint, more on that later. I took the console back to where it was purchased and got another with absolutely no hassle. 4 Whhel Parts.
I got the second one home and after a couple of weeks pulled it out of the box to assemble and trial fit when I noticed this console also had the blistering bubbles of paint forming, and lots of them. I know from years of working on aircraft this usually means corrosion under the paint. So I poked at one and sure enough the paint in the blistered area flaked off to revel a big ole spot of rust. Keep in mind the entire counsel is covered with these blisters. Those of you who paint, with more than a spray bomb, know that a good finish is dependent on the surface prep.
So my solution is to strip and refinish this already expensive console myself, oh boy looking forward to this project! Naw, screw it, I'll have it line Xed.
The purpose of this thread is not to complain or bash, just to let others know what I have found with two of these units. I have emailed Tuffy to let them know what I found, now it's up to them to tighten Quality Control.
Last edited by Diesel Jeep; 07-09-2015 at 09:19 AM.
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