There comes a time when you just get annoyed. Frustrated at the disorganized clutter in your armrest. When you can't find the simplest things when you need it. "I know I have a flashlight in here somewhere!"
Now you have the opportunity to clean up the clutter. By attaching the the APU-2 to the underside of your center console, you give yourself a perfect place to store those pieces of gear that could be placed out of the way. If you hate the contents of your center console banging around while off-roading, this is for you. If you hate the contents of the console sliding to the bottom everytime you lift up the armrest, this is for you. If you hate not being able to find the simplest things that you know you have, this is for you.
Although these panels were made for very specific vehicles in mind, in this case the underside of the top lid of the center console of the Lexus LX450 or Land Cruiser 80 Series, the size is what matters. If you have a flat spot where you can fit (4) snaps in a 5" x 8.5" space then you can mount this item. Mount it in the back in the cargo area. Mount it in your drawers. Mount in on your door. Mount it anywhere.
The front panel contains five elastic webbing sections that can be used to hold anything from a small screwdriver to a flashlight to a knife and anything else along that size. Hidden behind the front panel though is a second panel that you can use to hide some spare cash and maybe a calling card or gas card or credit card. When the APU-2 is mounted it looks like its just a flat panel. But to those that know, there is a second panel behind it.
• 5" x 8.5"
• Made with 1000 Denier Nylon
• High Density closed cell foam
• 2 inch Nylon elastic webbing
• Hook and Loop closure
• Attaches using (4) USA made snaps
• Hand made in Los Angeles, CA, USA
* Tools shown are NOT included, photographed for examples only.
• APU-2 Panel
• (4) #8 3/8" Stainless Steel Tapping Screw Snap
MADE IN USA
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Packaging was above and beyond.
Shipping was on time.
Quality and fitment was excellent and easy to install. I plan on buying more in the future.
Thought it wasn't great at first, but after putting tools and such in it the panel turned out to be perfect. I would say that the holders could be a little more offset from one another so that longer tools could fit side by side easily.
Bought and used in a 1978 Bronco. Looked all over the web for something like this. Great idea! Great quality, easy installation. Wish the would branch out with even more universal models.
I love the fact that all my stuff doesn't slide to the back now when I open my top console lid. Keeps everything in its place. Love it!
Really pleased with how perfectly this accessory fit on the 80 series center console upper lid. An ideal way to store a knife, small flashlight, lip balm and a few other things. Very well designed and made.
Fits in the designated area under the centre console lid perfectly, only concern is the screws did not have much to "bite" into so may not hold when the product is unsnapped and removed. Probably would have been better not to have pre drilled with the 1/8" drill bit if fitting inside console lid, the plastic is very thin..
WITS' END RESPONSE:
Thank you for the install tip. I tested with a spare lid I had installing many different types of DOT snaps. The best result, on the lid, was the 1/8" pre-drill. I too tested repeated snap in and snap out installs of the panel and saw no apparent need for concern BUT that being said I am very interested to see if anyone actually has an issue with this. Since the vast majority of customers will be treating this panel as a permanent install I don't forsee an issue. Please keep me in the loop and we can find a different solution for you.
Excellent quality, easy to install. All my junk that used to rattle around is in
one easy place to access. Leaves me with more usable space in my console. Prompt shipping, great vendor.
You need this. In my job, I am on call 24/7 and frequently have to pull over and copy large amounts of very detailed information. Trouble is, I never have a pen. I mean, I do have pens...somewhere. Pens have a habit of disappearing in my console like socks in the dryer. No more! This is an extremely well made solution to keep all the stuff that ordinarily sinks/vanishes into the depths of your console organized and available at a moment's notice, yet cleanly out of site. The workmanship is impeccable (this is not your typical auto parts store "organizer", there is real craftsmanship here), packaging is superb (even the little bag that the snaps came in), shipping is fast and ordering is a breeze. Installation took less than 5 minutes using the included template to drill 4 small holes and a Phillips screwdriver to install the included snaps. I would recommend it to anyone who likes their vehicle organized and likes quality, American made products.
Recently received my WIts' End APU-2 for my 1986 FJ60. This is a very rugged and well made product with lots of thoughtful features. It has totally transformed the clutter in my center console and eliminated all of the rattling noises from all the items inside banging together. All the essential items I need are within handy reach without fumbling though clutter to find them (flashlight, pens, tire gauge, pocket knife, etc...) It even has a handy hidden pouch for important documents like your registration and insurance cards. I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking to add an affordable solution to their console clutter that is well thought out and built to last.