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Old 05-13-2013, 10:57 AM   #31
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I made my own from $10 worth of paracord from Hobby Lobby...a little bit cheaper than some entry level handles but it was fun getting to learn how to tie it all together. Plus they may come in handy one day.

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Old 05-13-2013, 04:58 PM   #32
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Update: Ed did reply to my eBay message, and even if I don't agree, the postage agrees with the quote Canada post gave


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The $25 shipping is a bit steep, for an item that weighs a little as they do, don't you think? Couldn't get Ed to reply to my eBay message / best offer...

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Old 06-20-2013, 02:48 PM   #33
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Finally got around to installing these and I found the install a PITA but they are on and they do look like they came there from the factory.



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Old 06-20-2013, 06:09 PM   #34
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Finally got around to installing these and I found the install a PITA but they are on and they do look like they came there from the factory.
I also installed the rigrips from eBay. The install was a bit of a pain, but they are very solid now.They look great. I'm very impressed with them, and even use the one on the driver side to get in and out. They help my parent get in quite a bit. One of my grips ripped during the install and they sent me two replacement free of charge. Being from Canada the shipping is expensive and takes a good week to get the shipment.

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A small squirt of windex will let the grips slide better.

If you cannot slip the grip on enough to see the whole a-pillar mounting hole, then slide the grip off and cut off the amount needed to make that happen from the other side. Cutting at a slight angle for a better fit. My grip was too long and was a major reason it ripped. I couldn't bend it back enough to put the bolt in with the extra material.

A rubber mallet helps push the grip forward into the hose clamp. Keep the hose clamp very loose before you tighten the a-pillar Allen bolt.

You really should remove your door surrounds. Don't even try with them on.

You can pull down on the plastic on the top of the a-pillar some for more room.

Getting the bolt started is the hardest part. Use you Allen key to fish around until you feel a possible connection before trying to twist it on.

Tighten down the hose clamp as tight as you can until there is no wiggle in the handle.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:10 PM   #35
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WD- GraBars are great

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Ditto, I was sold on those but the price held me back. Price is good for these, but the shipping is what dampens it. But these look to be a bit more out of the way, the WD ones really look like I'd hit my head at times getting in/out.
I have the GraBars from WD and you won't hit your head on them getting in or out.
They are close to the A-pillar when installed. And the install takes minutes with no cutting or fighting. Just take out the factory bolts and install the new spacer bolts and you are done. 5 minutes top.

My wife loves them and are the only ones she uses in the JKU.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:04 AM   #36
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My edgs-globalsolutions handles started making annoying noise where they attach to the A pillar. Passenger side, only. But man, every time the jeep flexes, hits a bump, or anything the thing makes a noise. Think it's the bolt or spacer. It gets annoying especially now that I know it's there.
Anyone else with this problem?
Contacted seller via eBay, but no response yet. I'd say they were celebrating 4th July, but they're Canadian
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I have the GraBars from WD and you won't hit your head on them getting in or out.
They are close to the A-pillar when installed. And the install takes minutes with no cutting or fighting. Just take out the factory bolts and install the new spacer bolts and you are done. 5 minutes top.

My wife loves them and are the only ones she uses in the JKU.
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We originally bought the Velcro grab handles and they didn't feel very stable at all. Then we bought the GraBars and love them! No problems, no noises, nothing. Did have to tighten them once, after they had been on for about a month, but I think that was just from breaking them in.

Can't go wrong with GraBars!
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My edgs-globalsolutions handles started making annoying noise where they attach to the A pillar. Passenger side, only. But man, every time the jeep flexes, hits a bump, or anything the thing makes a noise. Think it's the bolt or spacer. It gets annoying especially now that I know it's there.
Anyone else with this problem?
Contacted seller via eBay, but no response yet. I'd say they were celebrating 4th July, but they're Canadian
It's like a clicking sound right? I wrapped that spacer with black Gorilla Tape (like thick duct tape). Wrap it till its pretty thick so it fills the empty space that's around the spacer in the cutout in the pillar. It eliminated the noise for me.
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:24 AM   #39
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I made my own
I used an set of old lawn edger handles.
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It's like a clicking sound right? I wrapped that spacer with black Gorilla Tape (like thick duct tape). Wrap it till its pretty thick so it fills the empty space that's around the spacer in the cutout in the pillar. It eliminated the noise for me.
Thanks, I'll give that a shot. Yes, the noise is like clicking.
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It's like a clicking sound right? I wrapped that spacer with black Gorilla Tape (like thick duct tape). Wrap it till its pretty thick so it fills the empty space that's around the spacer in the cutout in the pillar. It eliminated the noise for me.
I never could get the noise to stop. Can you clarify if you wrapped the tape around the face of the spacer that touches the jeep, or the part that is longer (as if you were wrapping tape as toilet paper does on a roll?
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:26 PM   #42
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I never could get the noise to stop. Can you clarify if you wrapped the tape around the face of the spacer that touches the jeep, or the part that is longer (as if you were wrapping tape as toilet paper does on a roll?
I wrapped that longer spacer they give you that goes in to the frame. I just kept wrapping it and test fitting it till the point where there was not any space between the plastic molding and the spacer. It was quite a bit of tape but you can't see it and I am still click free. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:45 PM   #43
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X2^ the welcome Dist handles are solid, easy to install, and out of the way.
X3 for the Welcome dist Grabars. They may be more expensive, but they are solid, easy install and absolutely no cutting up your new JK interior just for a grab handle .
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:13 PM   #44
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The Grabars are solid, and as strong as the Synergy bars, though the Synergy bars FEEL more solid and are definitely more out of the way. No trim cutting with the Grabars, of course. The big downside for me is that they have reduced the effectiveness of my sun visors but I am learning to live with that, and put a thin strip of limo tint on my windshield.
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:20 PM   #45
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I got the Grab Bars from extreme terrain. They work great and look awesome. The wife likes them too.
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Old 03-28-2014, 08:05 AM   #46
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The Grabars are solid, and as strong as the Synergy bars, though the Synergy bars FEEL more solid and are definitely more out of the way. No trim cutting with the Grabars, of course. The big downside for me is that they have reduced the effectiveness of my sun visors but I am learning to live with that, and put a thin strip of limo tint on my windshield.
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Can you please explain a little more, what is the problem exactly?
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For me I can't move the sun visor all the way to the windshield. The left side hist the bar a little. I have gotten use to it and it is not an issue. I will try to take some pictures tomorrow,
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:04 AM   #48
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I never could get the noise to stop. Can you clarify if you wrapped the tape around the face of the spacer that touches the jeep, or the part that is longer (as if you were wrapping tape as toilet paper does on a roll?
Ever get this solved? I'm considering these. Thanks.
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Old 04-18-2014, 12:19 PM   #49
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I put too much time into this very topic...

Ordered synergy handles and returned them immediately for two reasons: 1. Install instructions are circa 1950 and 2. You physically need to CUT your brand new JKU to I stall them properly...WT??

Sent them back and ordered:

welcome distributing fronts...

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And a site called surprise straps for the rear...


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Simple install (30 min for all four)

LOVE THEM...
Is that really how the fronts look???? They are huge nd that end sits free hanging in the air?

That is not ugly but an accident waiting to happen.

I went with carolina metal masters..
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Everyone has there opinion on this (the Rig Grip looks like a nice bolt on grip ) and should put what they like and what works for them on there Jeeps. Post like this let guys see what's available out there and thats a good thing.

My vote is for the new style padded JK Grabars myself or a good bolt on grab bar. Dont care for the nylon style velcro strap on handles or anything where you have to cut on your Jeep like the Synergy bars to install them. The Carolina Metal Masters are like the Grabars and bolt on nice and strong but looked like Brass knuckles mounted to the Jeep, just not my style.

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I just installed the Grabars the other day and these things are STOUT! I think they might even qualify as a recovery point! I really don't get what people say when they talk about them being in their "line of sight"...they disappear after a couple of minutes of driving and I'm sure a week from now, I won't even notice them.
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I just installed the Grabars the other day and these things are STOUT! I think they might even qualify as a recovery point! I really don't get what people say when they talk about them being in their "line of sight"...they disappear after a couple of minutes of driving and I'm sure a week from now, I won't even notice them.
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Grab handle

I also ordered and installed these: JK-RIGRIP

Installation is pretty straight forward and the outcome is a very solid/rigid grab handle I can only recommend!

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