Concur with the above. Initially they were a bit weird because I was so used to using the steering wheel or something else, but it's normal now and the way it should have come from the factory in my opinion.
I had a little issue with the install, but that is because i forgot lefty loosy, righty tighty. I thought the front set was going to be in my sight line and It would make me mad. But they set up perfect, no sight line issues and they are strong. Like the Cannuck said... you can shake your rig w/ these they are on there that good.
The only thing I see an issue with is that they could become or block the air bag deployment.. and I'm aware of your limitations as you've stated in another post.. Thou having some sort of firm grabbing bar that allows you to enter and exit the jeep is a good idea.. because the nylon straps would give easily without much support. So we can understand where you're coming from wanting these type of grabars.
This might sound wired and I've actually seen this on a few Jeeps, but the owners are using the stainless steel grab bar via the rest room stalls or showers and mounting them on the side of the jeep.. and using them strictly as sliders.. but in our case, these could be entry and exit grab handles.
Funny I came across this post. I was just watching this guy on youtube on how to install the Spod before I saw this thread and I noticed he had done an installation video on his '13 JK. I thought id find it and link it here just in case you or someone else wanted to watch it and get a little more in depth picture of what they'll look like.