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07-10-2014 08:25 AM
TerraSol
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!

Attachment 1288017

Attachment 1288025

04-20-2014 03:24 AM
daggo66
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Originally Posted by Scott2373 View Post
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.
Agree.
04-20-2014 03:18 AM
Scott2373 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.
04-20-2014 12:39 AM
Bill G77 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.

Take Care All,
Bill G77
04-18-2014 12:19 PM
gorillahydrographics
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Originally Posted by Bubbawink View Post
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...

Attachment 241921

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


Attachment 241922

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..
04-18-2014 10:04 AM
cc4005
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Originally Posted by supercazzola View Post
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.
03-28-2014 11:46 PM
Bolter303 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,
03-28-2014 08:05 AM
TerraSol
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Originally Posted by HK_Runner View Post
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.
Hi,
Can you please explain a little more, what is the problem exactly?
Thank you!
03-27-2014 11:20 PM
Bolter303 I got the Grab Bars from extreme terrain. They work great and look awesome. The wife likes them too.
03-27-2014 09:13 PM
HK_Runner 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.
03-27-2014 07:45 PM
DogBacon
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Originally Posted by Rodger L View Post
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 .
03-27-2014 07:26 PM
UnJKlimited
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Originally Posted by supercazzola View Post
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.
03-27-2014 07:10 PM
supercazzola
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Originally Posted by UnJKlimited View Post
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?
07-09-2013 06:16 AM
supercazzola
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Originally Posted by UnJKlimited View Post

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.
07-07-2013 09:24 AM
RKracing I made my own
I used an set of old lawn edger handles.
07-07-2013 08:16 AM
UnJKlimited
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Originally Posted by supercazzola View Post
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.
07-07-2013 08:07 AM
StarBrite
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Originally Posted by Bek1969 View Post
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.
X2

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!
07-07-2013 08:04 AM
supercazzola 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
06-26-2013 07:10 PM
Bek1969
WD- GraBars are great

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Originally Posted by Y-Guy View Post
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.
06-20-2013 06:09 PM
Rooster76
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Originally Posted by MN-Sahara View Post
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.

INSTALL TIPS
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.
06-20-2013 02:48 PM
MN-Sahara 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.



05-13-2013 04:58 PM
supercazzola 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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Originally Posted by supercazzola View Post

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...
05-13-2013 10:57 AM
pianoman90 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.
05-13-2013 10:47 AM
supercazzola
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Originally Posted by Rooster76 View Post

Thanks for the replies. I got an email from Ed, the seller, saying that windex will help them slide on.

He's giving me 50% off for forgetting to include the hardware and instructions. That seemed like a good solution to me. I'm pretty stoked to get them bolted on. They seem like they will be perfect from holding them in place.
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...
04-28-2013 01:58 PM
Rooster76
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Originally Posted by whayes View Post
If I recall correctly, the instructions will have you pull the rounded end back, using the hole in the grip to expose the bar and install the screw, then you slip the cover back in place once everything is secure. I wouldn't cut anything on that end. If it doesn't work itself out, I'd do any trimming on the roll bar side.
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Originally Posted by Reynoldsmao1 View Post
Don't cut anything, you have to slide the cover down exposing the bolt hole. Once they are bolted up slide the cover back.
Thanks for the replies. I got an email from Ed, the seller, saying that windex will help them slide on.

He's giving me 50% off for forgetting to include the hardware and instructions. That seemed like a good solution to me. I'm pretty stoked to get them bolted on. They seem like they will be perfect from holding them in place.
04-28-2013 08:55 AM
Reynoldsmao1 Don't cut anything, you have to slide the cover down exposing the bolt hole. Once they are bolted up slide the cover back.
04-28-2013 02:15 AM
whayes If I recall correctly, the instructions will have you pull the rounded end back, using the hole in the grip to expose the bar and install the screw, then you slip the cover back in place once everything is secure. I wouldn't cut anything on that end. If it doesn't work itself out, I'd do any trimming on the roll bar side.
04-28-2013 01:57 AM
Rooster76
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Originally Posted by whayes View Post
I do not recall cutting any of the grip. My grip extends all the way from the rounded end that installs nearest the windshield to the flat part that attaches to the roll bar. Hopefully the install instructions will clear things up for you.
Thanks for the response. I now think that I must have had the "new guy" making mine. The grip goes all the way to the roll bar side, but still over extends like an inch on the bolt side. I'm guessing I will have to cut them to get the bolt in. At least they are painted black underneath.

04-27-2013 11:44 PM
whayes
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rooster76 View Post
QUESTIONS
My grips seem a bit long. They extend past the metal inner part about a good inch, and so the hole on the grip is about an inch too far out. Do they have you cut off the end? Was that how the grips were with yours?
I do not recall cutting any of the grip. My grip extends all the way from the rounded end that installs nearest the windshield to the flat part that attaches to the roll bar. Hopefully the install instructions will clear things up for you.
04-27-2013 11:31 PM
Bubbawink 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...

Attachment 241921

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


Attachment 241922

Simple install (30 min for all four)

LOVE THEM...
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