(approx) 15 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com and this is my review of the Grabars grab handles available for all 2007-2016 JK 's. There is a set of these available for the front of either your two or your four door that's going to be the same set. But there's also a set of all four grab handles for the front and rear of your Jeep available and those are going to be a little bit different for the two door and for the four door. So, make sure you get the right one for your Jeep. All of these Grabars grab handles ship with both black grips but there are different colors available on the website. These are for those of you who want to make it a little bit easier to get in and out of your stock or lifted height JK. These are also great to grab onto and be able to stabilize yourself when your bouncing along a bumpy trail off-road. Now these are definitely going to feel much more secure than the fabric grab handles that are available on the market. However, these are also are going to be a little bit more expensive. So, it just comes down to what you want for your Jeep. These grab handles are made of 3/4 inch solid steel bar and they're covered in a textured black powder coat. As we mentioned before, these do come with the black Grabar grips but some other colors are available on the website. These come with all the hardware that you need to get them installed on the Jeep and all of that hardware is going to be grade 12 bolts. As you can see these are going to be incredibly solid and in my opinion they're probably even over built for just a grab handle. But they do give you a really solid feel when you grab onto them and get in and out of the Jeep. There's no chance of them turning, rotating, or worse case scenario with some of those fabric handles un-Velcroing and coming off.These are designed to be completely bolt on and installation is pretty easy. If you've been doing some research some people have had a little bit of trouble getting these installed but there are a couple of steps that you can take to make the installation smooth and easy and get it done in under a half an hour. Now the first step is to remove the torque bolt that is in the a-pillar of the Jeep. Once that bolt is removed you can remove the bolt from the sun visor area and then go to installing your front Grabar handle. Now, the bolt in the a-pillar can want to fall down into the trim piece so stuffing something like a paper towel or a small rag between the trim and the a-pillar will insure that once that bolt comes out it doesn't fall down and keep you from having to fish around and find it. Once those two bolts are removed it's a good idea to run a tap through those holes with a good cutting oil. Jeep uses a good bit of Thread-Locker on those bolts for some unknown reason and you certainly don't want to cross-thread any of your new bolts. If you clean out those bolt holes thoroughly it will make installing your new Grabars very, very easy. As I mentioned, these come with all hardware and the spacers that you need to get them installed and they'll bolt right up. Now, if you get these installed and you find that your sun visor hits your front grab handle when you try to flip it to the down position, there is something that you can do for that as well. If you remove the grab handle that you just installed and put a longer bolt inside of the nut-cert that's in the a-pillar, you can bend that nut-cert just a little bit, re-install the grab handle and give you the clearance to flip down the sun visor unimpeded. It looks like the way that those nut-certs were welded from the factory, they're not really consistent. Some people will have the clearance issue and others people don't. So, if you have the clearance issue don't worry you can certainly take care of it and there are very clear instructions on how to do that on Grabars website. As I mentioned, this whole installation process shouldn't take you more then 30 minutes and that's with cleaning out all of your bolt holes as long as you have a good sharp tap and die set handy and ready to go. You're going to pay close to $200 per set of four Grabars grab handles for either your two door or your four door JK., and to a lot of you guys that seems excessive. Especially when you figure you get a full set of fabric ones for under $30 or even less then that. But when you use a solid metal grab handle like this versus the fabric one it is so much more of a secure feeling and that's why a lot of people are spending their money on these grab handles. In my opinion the feel using a solid metal grab handle is definitely worth the extra money over the fabric ones if you have it in the budget. So, if you're looking to add something to grab onto to make it easier for you and your passengers to get in and out of your lifted or stock height JK, I definitely recommend taking a look at the Grabar grab handles. They're going to be more expensive then a fabric set of grab handles however they give you a much more secure feel and in my opinion they're worth the extra money. So, that's my review of the Grabar handles available for all 2007-2016 JK's that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Function. Get GraBars Front and Rear Handles to easily get in or out of the vehicle. They come with sturdy rubber grips that provide a non-slip and comfy hold.
Design. This set of 4 front and rear handles features a solid steel construction to offer durability. Their black powder-coated finish resists rust and corrosion and adds style to your jeep's look.
Setup. The included Grade 12 black steel mounting bolts eliminate the need for drilling and ensure hassle-free installation.
Fitment. These GraBars handles are designed for 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK 2-door models.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details
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March 11, 2020
ALL THE BEEF
Installation instructions are very clear and easy to follow. Be careful when installing new bolts. Be sure to drive them in and out of threads until ALL of the factory threadlock is gone COMPLETELY or the new studs will not seat fully. THESE THINGS ARE ALL THE BEEF!Helpful (0)
March 03, 2020
These are a joke. They are entirely too hard to put in. I have spent over 2 hours doing it and you have to align everything perfectly and the screws seem to be too big so you can’t tighten them nearly far enough. I have given up after 2 hoursHelpful (0)
February 26, 2020
Great Handle - Short 'Sleeve' Too Short?
This was easy to install - took me about 15-20 minutes total. Only thing is that the short sleeve on the top of the handle seems too short and rattles. Yes I checked to make sure my bolts were tightened (they are) but with every bump in the road, they both rattle. I'll have to find something foam or ? to cushion the sleeve.Helpful (2)
December 25, 2019
Usa grab bars
Easiest thing I've done to my Jeep so far approx 10 min per side. Very sturdy and good fitHelpful (2)
December 19, 2019
I love these handles they are great to help get up into my lifted jeepHelpful (2)
November 08, 2019
Pretty pricey - but cool
Kinda tricky to install - I was concerned about stripping the bolt as it is easy to get it out of alignment. Once in ....they are solidHelpful (2)
October 11, 2019
GREAT PRODUCT QUICK SHIPPING EXCELLENT COMMUNICATIONSHelpful (3)
September 07, 2019
A solid, high quality product. Easy install. Read the instructions, warnings and tips, and you'll have no problem. Be careful not to cross thread. I found that Spray Nine on the bolt works well to get the existing thread lock loosened. I had an issue with a slightly bent long bolt, but that was quickly and easily taken care of by the manufacturer. Highly recommendedHelpful (2)
September 06, 2019
They were pretty easy to install! They have some weight to them so you can tell they’re solid steel. They don’t move when you grab them to get in. I had no issue with the sun visor not being able to go down at all also. Definitely recommend, they have a clean look to them!Helpful (2)
August 04, 2019
Grabars for '15 JK
Solid product with good feel to it. Adds a nice feature to my '15 JK. On installation, I found it to be easier to get the long bolt started first, then start the shorter top bolt. Easy to cross-thread the long one if you're not careful, and the shorter one has more "play" to allow getting it started because of the close fit.Helpful (2)
Looking around, I find similar items for 1/3 to 1/4 the price. What is the difference that makes these worth the extra money?
The GraBars Front Handles are made of solid steel for the ultimate in safety and durability, unlike many of their competitors who utilize tubular (hollow) steel, and these will be powder coated compared to many lower end versions which are only painted.
Do these GrabBar handles affect the full range of the sun visors?
Thank you for your question! These Grab Bar Handles should not effect the range and motion of the sun visors.
Just ordered handles for 4 door and that is correct However when I was done my profile said 2 door. I have a Jeep Rubicon "4" door
Hi, please call or send us an email and we can help you out with your problem. http://www.extremeterrain.com/contact.html
I need one long spacer. Can i get that part??
Please contact our Customer Service department so that we may assist you with your GraBars Front Handles.
This was easy to install - took me about 15-20 minutes total. Only thing is that the short sleeve on the top of the handle seems too short and rattles. Yes I checked to make sure my bolts were tightened (they are) but with every bump in the road, they both rattle. Not normal I assume?
These grab bars are only designed for the 07-18 JK wranglers.
These will be made in the USA!
Yes, the GraBars Front & Rear Grab Handles will be compatible with the Bestop Trektop NX.
The GraBars Front & Rear Grab Handles will install with 10mm & 13mm sockets and 5mm & 6mm hex sockets.
Hello! Unfortunately, we do not carry just the rear GraBar Handles.
The GraBars Handles are offered for a 4 door Wrangler/Rubicon and they can be found here: https://www.extremeterrain.com/grabars-handles-front-and-rear-jk-1005.html
Hello, As long as you are conscious of where you are in regards to the grab bar you should be okay, that in mind if you are not paying attention there is a possibility you could hit your head getting in or out.
(approx) 15 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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