|07-09-2013 07:16 AM|
|07-07-2013 10:24 AM|
I made my own
I used an set of old lawn edger handles.
|07-07-2013 09:16 AM|
|07-07-2013 09:07 AM|
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 09:04 AM|
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 08:10 PM|
WD- GraBars are great
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 07:09 PM|
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 03:48 PM|
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 05:58 PM|
Update: Ed did reply to my eBay message, and even if I don't agree, the postage agrees with the quote Canada post gave
|05-13-2013 11:57 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 11:47 AM|
|04-28-2013 02:58 PM|
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 09:55 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 03:15 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 02:57 AM|
|04-28-2013 12:44 AM|
|04-28-2013 12:31 AM|
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...
And a site called surprise straps for the rear...
Simple install (30 min for all four)
|04-27-2013 11:21 PM|
|jsmithtx||Think mine are Smittybuilt. Super easy to install.|
|04-27-2013 11:18 PM|
I just got my RIGRIPS package today with no hardware or instructions included. Hopefully I can get that cleared up. I'm waiting to hear back from emailing him. They look great. The eBay picture made me worried they were grey, but they are black.
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?
|04-27-2013 07:08 PM|
|UnJKlimited||I purchased the JK rigrip ones off eBay and just installed them. They are awesome. They are strong, look factory and are perfectly placed. The installation was easy and took me about a half hour. I like that nothing had to be permanently altered like other options I've seen. Definitely worth the money to me.|
|04-14-2013 06:45 PM|
|Rodger L||X2^ the welcome Dist handles are solid, easy to install, and out of the way.|
|04-14-2013 05:12 PM|
|04-14-2013 04:49 PM|
|04-14-2013 01:26 PM|
|shipjim||Is the price for one or two?|
|04-14-2013 10:20 AM|
|days-like-this||These look nice. When I change the shipping to within Canada (family there) it is only $10...might be worth getting several sets and bringing them back|
|04-14-2013 10:02 AM|
Unfortunately anytime you have to have anything shipped it considerably adds to the overall cost of stuff. Even more so if it crosses the border. Too bad we couldn't just pay what it costs and choose our preferred method to ship. Although even at that shipping companies seem to be expensive.
Tires, rims, tube doors, over the years I have spent a small fortune on shipping alone. Money I would much rather have spent on Jeep stuff! I hate to have to purchase what is available, as opposed to what I really want, as some places don't even ship to Canada, and most that do want a premium on top of exorbitant shipping and handling fees.
I know places like Northridge 4x4 help, but you have to know you are paying for shipping in one way or another. Just another cost to living off the beaten trail.
I didn't intend this to turn into a rant, I just wanted you to know I feel your pain when it comes to shipping costs, and how that has to be a sometimes deciding factor in what we want, over what we get.
|04-14-2013 09:25 AM|
|HK_Runner||When I put on my Synergy handles, my GF was skeptical and simply wanted the grab handles that go on the rollbar. I put BOTH on...a (Craftmaster?) grab handle and the Synergy. That forward location is much more intuitive and effective a position for a grab handle to enter/exit the vehicle. The other she will hold on to if needed while offroading. I don't mind the bare metal. If needed, I can always add tennis racket tape or bicycle handlebar tape to it (and change when worn) but I wear driving gloves or regular leather gloves in the winter, and grabbing the handle is momentary each time. This is one thing that should have come with the Jeep...along with a dead pedal.|
|04-14-2013 01:02 AM|
Despite the shipping, the total is about the same as the Synergy as I recall except RI-Grip becomes with the textured rubber cover.
They do mount in the right location for use seated as well as entry/exit. Being far forward your arm is well positioned for best leverage. Grips such as roll bar straps on you have to dodge your head to get in or out. Being flexible they are not as confidence inspiring ass these solid type. I had the Mopar strap-ons, went to the RiGrip, now wife approved.
|04-14-2013 12:45 AM|
|Reynoldsmao1||They are great, rock solid and look like they came on the Jeep.|
|04-14-2013 12:03 AM|
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