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Old 02-20-2012, 03:31 PM   #1
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Synergy Grab Handles~Quite possibly my coolest mod yet!

Went in pretty easy after doing passenger side first. All I used was a sanding bit on dremel to cut the trim. Pretty easy, GF already praised it, and I am amazed how much easier I can get in Jeep now.

They are stout too, I was rocking Jeep with them, and they weren't budging.

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Looks good, I'm weary of cutting the trim myself but did look at those before. I think it adds a little more than the "standard" grab handles, looks wise, I mean.

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Old 02-20-2012, 03:42 PM   #3
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Man, those look damn good, 2012.

Nice job!
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:43 PM   #4
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That's exactly why I used the round sanding bit, you can fix your lines easy, and keep rechecking for fit. Looks great, and extremely functional
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Old 02-20-2012, 03:54 PM   #5
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Looks great! Any issues w/the door hitting/rubbing.
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:24 PM   #6
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Thanks Kb!

No Mopar, not even an issue with the door. I did have to cut one piece of interior trim though, but nothing anyone would notice if they aren't looking for it. Plus it cleaned up with dremel pretty good, so looks clean. The only piece I had to cut was that corner A Pillar piece. Have to cut at the top of it, bottom of it, then reinstall. Pretty easy to figure out once handles are in your hand.
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:28 PM   #7
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What is the chance of striking your head on it under a variety of situations?
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Old 02-20-2012, 04:29 PM   #8
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Cut 1 and Cut 2. I just used the rounded sandpaper dremel tip, Cuts that trim pretty easy.

I don't like doing that stuff either, but was worth it, and easy.
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What is the chance of striking your head on it under a variety of situations?
Well, I use it for entry, I don't see how it could possibly hit my head. They are actually leaned pretty far forward, felt like the stock dodge handles they have on the pillar column.

Felt like it should have come that way from factory.

And if you somehow did hit your head, it would definitely hurt.
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Went in pretty easy after doing passenger side first. All I used was a sanding bit on dremel to cut the trim. Pretty easy, GF already praised it, and I am amazed how much easier I can get in Jeep now.
Looks GREAT!
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Looks great! Very nice job with install!
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:52 PM   #12
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Looks pretty good and similar to the roll cage, but



Cheaper !

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Old 02-20-2012, 10:18 PM   #13
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Jimbo, what is that mounted to? You have all the cool toys I swear!

Did you change out the stock roll bar?
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:21 AM   #14
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Heh Heh, good morning NJ, thats part of the ROCKHARD JK/JKU Roll Cage-


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Jimbo, what is that mounted to? You have all the cool toys I swear!

Did you change out the stock roll bar?
It's integrated /w the existing cage and attaches in upper/side and back cage bars/dash/door frame-

No I haven't tested it !!

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Old 02-21-2012, 11:53 AM   #15
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That is a nice option, but like Jimbox, I got the sports cage with built-in grab handle. Jimbox already posted a picture, but I didn't see the full handle. I'll add mine to the mix.
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Those handles look great. Practically factory-looking install too.

I like 'em! WAY better looking than mine.

Me wantee!
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bo9roadking, how did you get leather trimmed seats in a rubicon? custom order? if so, how much extra was it?
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bo9roadking, how did you get leather trimmed seats in a rubicon? custom order? if so, how much extra was it?
I had those seats put in when I purchased it. I went through the dealer to get Katzkin leather installed. I don't remember now, but I think it was about $1200.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:16 AM   #19
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Talking What I dug up when looking for good entry handles.

Thanks for the post. These grab handles look great. I'm thinking about getting them because my dad has a hard time getting in my Jeep. I was doing some research yesterday and I found a couple of good links.

4 Wheel Drive Magazine did a nice web only write up on installing them. I really dig how they drilled a hole vs trimming the a-pillar panel --> Poly Performance Grab Handles - Tech Articles - 4 Wheel Drive & Sport Utility Magazine


This is a super helpful picture of where you need to trim the door surrounds (there is one other spot that needs to be cut on the pillar as shown above)
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I snapped a couple of pictures of where you have to grind or file down a notch in the soft top door surrounds for these Synergy grab handles. It's really no big deal, for those of you concerned. The notch is not visible, and does not compromise the door surround's function or structural integrity. Pictures are of the driver side door surround.



This post gives a great run down of other top of the A-Pillar options

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As far as look and placement go, I like the Synergy handles the best. You can see them in New2012Jeeps' thread here. They are a little pricey though and they require trimming of your moldings. That being said, my wife, mother, father, and youngest child always reach for that spot when getting in the Jeep, so that tells me that the placement of them is spot on. I plan to eventually get a pair of these, though I will never use them for myself.


There is another manufacturer out there that places handles in a similar position that does not require any trimming of the moldings. They are called JK-Rigirp and can be bought on eBay. I just don't like the look as good as the Synergys.


There are also some handles like the ones you use in the rear rollbar that can be added to the front corers such as below.


I've also seen some people mount them like this.
You can get the manufacture install instructions here --> Poly Performance JEEP/TRUCK & BUGGY*::*Cage & Cage Accessories*::*Synergy Suspension Jeep JK, TJ, LJ, YJ Grab Handles - 4X4 Off-Road Parts, JK Synergy Suspension Systems, Fox Racing Shox, Beard, CNC Brakes, Johnny Joints®, Currie Enterprises, Edelbro

You can get them with free shipping from Quadratec (ie use the google shopping cart) LINK--> Synergy Suspension Front Grab Handles - Google Search
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Good info. Considered some of the other handles, but you're right, Synergy looks best if you take the time for doing the install. The ease of the other ones are not worth the way they look.
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Those do look the best but I would put on one of the others. Any instructions for the red or black nylon ones rigged for the front? I don't want to cut the trim.
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Looks Great!
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Just as a side note I wouldn't talk about these synergy - poly-preformance ones JK-Forum or you'll probablly get banned. Guess Eddie doesn't like that guy.

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Those do look the best but I would put on one of the others. Any instructions for the red or black nylon ones rigged for the front? I don't want to cut the trim.
Those where made by rugged ridge. I think that maybe they have been discontinued. I found them along time ago and put them in a post --> http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/gra...ml#post1959957 ,but I couldn't find where to by them. On that same post there is a type by Surprise Straps, of para-cord ones that attaches like that. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/gra...ml#post1966285

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