(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com and this is my review and installation of the Rugged Ridge Enhanced Deluxe Grab Bar Handles for the all 1987 to 2017 Wranglers. Today we're gonna talk about the instruction and the installation of these grab bar handles. Now these are available as a set for just the front of your Jeep in either black, that you see here, or in red. Or they're available in a set of five pieces in black that will also include some handles for the rear of your JK and one that goes in the center on the sound bar. Having a set of grab bar handles like this will make it easier to get in and out of your stock or lifted JK and because these are the enhanced deluxe version, they have a couple more straps and some more material, which make them a little bit more secure than the traditional deluxe version from Rugged Ridge. Now there are a lot of grab handles out there that are exactly like these ones, everything from Barricade to Smittybilt to a lot of other brands and honestly they're all very similar. They're going to work similarly. They're going to look similarly. So it comes down to price, style and if you have a brand that you prefer. A lot of these again are a very similar style. They're going to be similarly priced. So if you have an affinity to the Rugged Ridge brand or you just like these for some particular reason, they're a great set of grab handles. There's nothing wrong with them. However there isn't much that distinguishes them from a lot of the other grab handles on the market. These grab bar handles are adjustable, so they'll fit either a two- or a three-inch roll bar, which is why you can run them on a YJ, a TJ, all the way up through a JK. Because these are the enhanced deluxe, they do have three different straps that go along the roll bar and they have a large flat piece of material that goes on the top of the roll bar. Again, these are just designed to be as secure as possible. The deluxe version of these only has one strap on them and it doesn't have that larger piece of material, just makes them a little bit more flimsy. These are of course going to be a little bit more expensive than the deluxe version, but all in all, a set of two of these are only around 25 bucks. They're going to be inexpensive. They're right around the same price range as a lot of other ones on the market. Again, there's nothing wrong with these and they'll work just fine. Now there are grab bar handles out there that are metal. They'll actually bolt onto the Jeep and in my opinion, they're much more secure and I prefer using those over a fabric handle like this one. However those are going to be a lot more expensive, the installation's going to be more involved and if you're not careful, they can be a bit of a headbanger. So it really comes down to what you want on your Jeep.Getting these installed on your Jeep is going to be very, very simple. You have some Velcro that you'll need to pull apart, pull the strap through the plastic loop, put the strap over top of your roll bar, back through the plastic loop and Velcro it back onto itself. If it takes you 15 minutes to install a pair of these, it took you a long time and you won't need any tools to get it done. So if you're looking for a set of grab handles and you prefer the soft version over a metal version and you want the enhanced deluxe additional straps that are offered from this set versus Rugged Ridge's deluxe, which have one less strap, this is a really nice option. As I mentioned a couple of times already, these are very similar to a lot of other grab handles on the market. They're all going to work and they're all going to be priced similarly. So that's my review of the Rugged Ridge Enhanced Deluxe Grab Bar Handles for the all 1987 to 2017 Wranglers that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Key Features. It's always nice to have a solid, reliable place to hoist yourself in and out of your Jeep, especially once you've installed a lift kit and some big tires. These Ultimate Grab Handles are made to be just that kind of help. They're tough enough you don't have to worry about the straps or handles themselves suddenly breaking, yet so comfortable you won't mind using them multiple times each day. The rubber handles also have ridges on them, giving you extra assurance even when they're wet.
Construction. The nylon weave straps are made to resist fraying, so you can depend on them to handle plenty of weight on a daily basis. With the molded rubber handles, they're comfortable and have grip-enhancing ridges to avoid anyone's hand slipping. A hook and loop fastening system for all three straps per handle makes for easy adjustments, and matches the durability of the rest of the setup.
Installation. Even novices can install these handles in under an hour. Absolutely no tools are needed, and the straps attach to 2 or 3 inch sports bars even with the padding in place, so no modifications are necessary. You simply need to figure out where you want to put the handles, open the straps, adjust the straps, and then pull on each handle to test it's properly installed.
Application. This pair of red Rugged Ridge Ultimate Grab Handles feature a universal fitment for 2” to 3” sport bars found in 1987-2020 Wrangler YJ, TJ, JK and JL.
Fitment: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Details
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February 17, 2020
Red was faded, Fit was ok but no where great on my TJ. Probably made to fit newer, Thicker Roll Bar. TJ bar is smaller. Ill need to cut excess strap/velcro material and burn edges to get out of the way.Helpful (0)
January 27, 2020
Great Grab bar Handle
Terrific and inexpensive accessory. If you're tired of grabbing the steering wheel to get in your jeep or you're looking to give passengers something to grab when they get in. Then the Rugged Ridge Ultimate Grab Bar Handle preforms. This is an inexpensive accessory which makes a big difference in your everyday use of getting in and out of your Jeep.Helpful (0)
January 14, 2020
Simple Install, Great Aesthetic
These were very easy to install. I would note that you Want to cinch these nice and tight Since they can roll side to side if not tight enough. I found I moved them several times to find the best placement, especially with the hard top installation/removal. If you have a mesh on top for summertime, install that first so the attachment points Dont interfere with where this would get placed-Helpful (1)
December 19, 2019
Look great and work great
Easy to put on and the color scheme and look i wantedHelpful (1)
November 19, 2019
Grab handle bars
I liked it. Its strong looks great with my white Sahara.Helpful (1)
November 06, 2019
Great product it was easy to install and looks great. I would recommend to any one with a lifted Jeep.Helpful (1)
October 22, 2019
For the price the product is worth it, if it breaks the 5 year warranty will cover it so that’s nice!Helpful (1)
September 18, 2019
Works Just Like You'd Expect
Very easy to install - I just lifted the T-tops a bit to get some room. They are sturdy because the Velcro is very tough and big enough to hold well. I do hit my head on it every time I get out but I'll get used to them and learn to avoid them climbing when climbing out (I hope).Helpful (1)
August 26, 2019Helpful (1)
July 29, 2019
These are great and easy to install even with the roof still on.Helpful (1)
Will these fit in the back doors.
These can be attached to back doors on the sport bar.
How do these work with the side air bags on the ‘19 JL?
These should not have any issues with the air bags.
Saw these in neon green somewhere else, do you have them too?
Yes! We off the Rugged Ridge Ultimate Grab Handles in Green as well and can be found here: https://www.extremeterrain.com/rugged-ridge-ultimate-grab-handles-green-8717-yj-tj-jk.html
Hello, unfortunately we do not have Grab Bar Handles in Yellow.
do the grab bars come in color. I'm looking for Grey or black
Hello, we do have these in Black, they are the Rugged Ridge Enhanced Deluxe Grab Bar Handles For 2-3 in. Roll Bars, Black and you can find them here: http://www.extremeterrain.com/omix-ada-enhanced-deluxe-grab-1350504.html
(approx) 10 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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