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Old 03-31-2015, 06:24 PM
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Lifting yourself into the lifted Jeep?

So this lifted YJ is my first really lifted rig. My brother has a lifted F100 & told me that over the years driving this thing, he's had to replace the tilt column twice. He says the reason is from holding on to the steering wheel & pulling himself in & out of the rig. I've kinda been doing the same thing, ie; placing my right foot on the floorboards, then holding on to the steering wheel to haul myself up into the seat, a little jump & I'm in. But it sounds like I'm going to have to change this if I don't want to have to replace steering columns. Maybe those handles on the roll bar instead?

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Old 03-31-2015, 06:28 PM   #2
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Get some grab handles.....i got a set from Poison Spyder for 32 dollars, they are very sturdy.

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Old 03-31-2015, 07:01 PM   #3
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I grab the roll bar and hop in
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:23 PM   #4
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Being sixteen, this hasnt really crossed my mind yet. Oh shit! Handles are probably your best bet.
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Old 03-31-2015, 10:40 PM   #5
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I use my grab handle and hop in
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:39 PM   #6
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Old 04-01-2015, 08:09 AM   #7
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I got some handles from Quadratec that Velcro onto the "rollbars". I think they were about 15 or 20 bucks for a set.
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The problem is on tilt wheels, the 4 bolts that hold the tilt head work loose from grabbing and hauling yourself in.

The column can be repaired, it's a PITA but easier and cheaper than replacing.

Check out Youtube, look for "jeep steering column rebuild" there are many how-to vids.

Then get the grab handles above, that's what I did.
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Old 04-01-2015, 12:00 PM   #9
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I grab the roll bar and hop in
At 6'4 I grab the roll bar and step in hahaha 5" lift
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:55 PM   #10
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im 6'2" but have a seriously bad back....

I chose a jeep as I can't bend my neck to get in and out of a 'regular' car... but, the opposite is now, getting my legs to lift up high enuf to get into the jeep......if I get enuf momentum, I can swing my right leg in, or at least lift it up...


Im not sure I can lift myself up with a grab handle... I do use mine to stablize and secure myself while I am getting in.

I am not sure I can use or like 'steps'... they don't seem wide enuf for me to actually step onto and pivot, ...

I think I will be on the lookout for a milk crate and figure out how to put a handle or rope onto it so I can lift it up into the jeep after I get in...
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Old 04-01-2015, 02:16 PM   #11
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I removed the factory steps and installed step bars they are mounted under the body and make it a little bit easier to get my old but in. I still have grab handles.
If I am working on the Jeep at home and need to get in and out a lot I have an aluminum folding step I got at Harbor Freight , I guess I could tie a rope on it and take it where I go.

http://www.harborfreight.com/step-st...orm-66911.html
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One hand on the roll bar, one hand on the window frame and pull yourself in.
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So the last day or two, this is what is working for me. Right foot on the floorboard, left hand on the windshield frame, a little jump & I'm in the seat. I have a grab handle already. But at 6'1" & 230, I don't really trust it.
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Old 04-04-2015, 05:18 AM   #14
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careful putting too much force or weight on the window frame, the door hinges could potentially weaken.
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Old 04-04-2015, 05:27 AM   #15
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just get some step bars or a hide a step//

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