Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I just installed a Console Vault today, and I am impressed with the design, quality of construction and the overall fit and finish. Very pleased with it.
Nothing needs to be disassembled to install it. There are two self-tapping bolts included that when threaded into the sides of the 'vault' tap themselves into the plastic inside the console sides. This does leave two 3/8" diameter marks/holes, but it is how it's designed to be a quick & simple installation. I figure that *if* I ever sell my RAM, the Console Vault will go with it anyway, as it's a custom fit and wouldn't work in any other vehicle unless it's the same make/model.
I did use a 17/64th drill bit to drill through the plastic (carefully as not to punch through anything else underneath) so the 'self-tapping' bolts would have a better bite and not press on the sides of the console. There are no instructions included in the kit, since it's such a simple installation. I did call their 800 number just to confirm that it was really that easy and I wasn't missing some paperwork.
Here are some pictures of mine installed. It took me about 30 minutes, which included removing the vault after I first installed it to drill the holes where the bolts left their mark in the plastic. If I had to install another one in another RAM, it'd take 5 minutes, 10 maybe including getting the tools to do the job. It's that easy.
I highly recommend this product for those of you desiring an extra level of defense in the event your vehicle is broken into. The Console Vault will definitely prevent (worst case definitely complicate and slow down) someone from getting the items locked inside.
2014 Laramie 2500 4x4 ● Crew Cab short bed ● 370/800 68RFE ● 3.42 AntiSpin ● Build Date 8-13