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post #1 of 28 Old 09-06-2005, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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i bought grab handles to finish off the last of my mods (for now).

i was told by the tech at that i needed 3'' handles for the 99TJ's 3'' roll bars. i put them on and it was obvious right away that these are WAY too big.

i called tech support and they said their computers show these are the correct size for the roll bars on a 99. I'm gonna call tomorrow and tell them to send me a smaller size (there are 2'' handles available).

Who is right on this one? Are their computers wrong or am i an idiot for not figuring out how to put them on correctly? ....i hope i'm not an idiot

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post #2 of 28 Old 09-06-2005, 06:28 PM
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Their computers are wrong. The bigger handles are for '03 and up. In '03 Jeep added a bunch of hard foam padding to the roll cage.
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post #3 of 28 Old 09-06-2005, 06:53 PM
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97-02 are 2 inch
03 and up 3 inch

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Either way, I think they are useless and get in the way. Bump my head every time I get in now.


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post #5 of 28 Old 09-06-2005, 08:06 PM
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i'm 6'3" and haven't ever hit my head on mine... your's must be saggy.

anyway, they are more useful for the passenger, and are especially more useful when you are going topless, as the passenger will grab the handle instead of the roll cage. It may seem trivial, until you flop over and the passenger loses some fingers. They also provide some stability in side to side motion. I've never had a passenger NOT use them.

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post #6 of 28 Old 09-06-2005, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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thanks for the info - glad i'm not as dumb as i felt

my wife is 5'0 so the grab handles are a nice addition since the REBB.

also, i think they look badass!
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have rockready ones on a 98 here........yeah you need to run the smaller ones

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I would return those and get some Raingler/Jeeperman handles. They are $19.99 and are great quality.

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post #9 of 28 Old 09-06-2005, 10:08 PM
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I have the Skyjacker ones as well as Raingler Ballistics and Raingler and the new-style ones.

The new style Rainglers are my favourite hands down, or is it hands up... anyway, more comfortable, better looking and with a rib inside to hold them in the right shape. The skyjacker ones kinda pinch your hand unless they're on really tight with the attachments far away.

I have my Skyjacker ones at the corners of the roll bar hoop, just infront of the speakers just for people to pull their way into the back of the Jeep... If they don't accept them back you might want to use them there.

But definitely, return them and get Rainglers.
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post #10 of 28 Old 09-07-2005, 06:43 AM
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I've been using the Skyjacker handles with no problems.

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x3 on the Raingler new style! If you want them 'tucked' up along the roll cage, you can set it up that way (like for a driver side). For your wife in the passenger side, you can mount the ends a bit closer together and have the handle easier to see and grab. Once on, they do not really want to move at all, which is a good thing!

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i've got the mastercraft ones on mine, they work great...especially for those unsuspecting passenegers riding with the doors off....haha i wouldnt do that to my passenegers...or would i...

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have the mastercraft as well..... good quality
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post #14 of 28 Old 09-07-2005, 07:25 AM
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has anyone put grab handles onto the windshield A pillar? i personally don't like the look of the rollbar ones, and with my front seat lift, i am sure that i would hit my head on rollbar ones everytime i get out (i hit my head on the rollbar sometimes anyway, i'm 6'3") i have seen them with the full aftermarket roll cages, but i don't plan to put one of those in anytime soon...

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post #15 of 28 Old 09-07-2005, 07:28 AM
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Does anyone know if there is a such thing as a rigid grab handle. You know, one that straps on, but the handle is rigid so it doesn't swing back and forth. Seems like that would be better for holding onto when you're riding shotgun.

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