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JK Interior Door Handle Pulls--Bad Design!

So the front door pull handles on the 2012-current (not sure on the 07-2011?) are, IMO, not a good design. When you insert your fingers to close the door, they bottom out at about the second knuckle. I always like a bar-type design where you can get a secure hold on the piece. For a jeep particularly, windy or off camber situations can require a heavier tug on the door. And, they COULD be a great handhold for passenger and driver.

Has anyone seen a replacement for these pocket pulls? Any insight would be appreciated. Or, I spose I'll have to start with the finger strengthening exercises
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My 07 has no bottom in the interior handles. Its a straight pass through design

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Get some finger strength.

JK doors are feathers compared to other vehicles. If anything they're too easy to slam. Yes, the open bottom loop on the 07-10 interiors makes a convenient grab handle entereing and exiting the vehicle, but you shouldn't use it as any form of weight bearing. It's a door. It's not intended to carry any more weight than itself.

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So the front door pull handles on the 2012-current (not sure on the 07-2011?) are, IMO, not a good design. When you insert your fingers to close the door, they bottom out at about the second knuckle. I always like a bar-type design where you can get a secure hold on the piece. For a jeep particularly, windy or off camber situations can require a heavier tug on the door. And, they COULD be a great handhold for passenger and driver.

Has anyone seen a replacement for these pocket pulls? Any insight would be appreciated. Or, I spose I'll have to start with the finger strengthening exercises
of all the poor design issues on the JK...this is the one you choose to look for a remedy?

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of all the poor design issues on the JK...this is the one you choose to look for a remedy?
No shit...I'd be more worried about the piss poor placement of the cup holders before that. Those things are impossible to get two large whataburger cups into.

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No shit...I'd be more worried about the piss poor placement of the cup holders before that. Those things are impossible to get two large whataburger cups into.
I have busted too many full cups to count when going in to reverse

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I have busted too many full cups to count when going in to reverse


I cannot put a large cup into those holders. Second, fourth, sixth and reverse take out a cup.

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Love me some Whataburger.... It is lunch time...
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Seriously? I can't think what I'd change about the door pulls....they work fine.
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The only "problem I see with the 11+ door pulls is that water can pool in them if you get caught with the roof off in the rain or have to wash the mud out from the inside of your jeep.

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