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For those with no driver side interior grip handle...

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Cubanchem, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. Apr 19, 2018 at 6:48 AM
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    nk1794

    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    If you dont know we are in trouble. :D
     
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  2. Apr 19, 2018 at 8:43 AM
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    Yep, parts are the same, I just did mine a few weeks ago on my 2018. Eezee peezee.

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  3. Apr 19, 2018 at 10:06 AM
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    My brother's new F150 has one from the factory. Has anyone figured out why Toyota did away with them?
     
  4. Apr 19, 2018 at 10:17 AM
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    Roman told them to stop putting them in so we could buy the parts from him
     
  5. Apr 19, 2018 at 12:48 PM
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  6. Apr 19, 2018 at 1:37 PM
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    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Hmmmmmmmmm, that's weird. I always pictured @Roman as being bigger and more saintly....
     
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  7. Apr 19, 2018 at 1:48 PM
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    Just ordered, can't wait to have this on.
     
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  8. Apr 19, 2018 at 2:35 PM
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    Just ordered my parts!
     
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  9. Apr 19, 2018 at 3:07 PM
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    nk1794 Always torque to spec

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    I've been driving the truck for a year and a half w/o the handle. Now that it's there, it is noticeable so it will take a little bit of getting used to.
     
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  10. Apr 19, 2018 at 5:02 PM
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    Ok. Thanks for the replies. I really wanted to do this mod. Thanks for helping me spend money...
     
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  11. Apr 19, 2018 at 5:17 PM
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    We are here to help with :spending:
     
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  12. Apr 21, 2018 at 10:55 AM
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    Installed mine on the 18 and I love it. Once I remembered it was there I use it every time I get in and out. Wouldn’t go without it.

    Eric
     
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  13. May 23, 2018 at 9:22 PM
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    OK, lmao...

    I just posted to an old thread, but for a good reason.
    I'm not calling out any names or aliases or whatever, just here me out!!!

    DON'T USE 1/4"x20 !!! (Why would you ???)

    FASTENAL has M6x1.0 fine thread extruded u-nuts (clips) AND stainless steel m6x1.0 bolts, AND 8.8 grade bolts [x10mm heads], HOME DEPOT even has 8.8 grade m6x1.0 shouldered bolts / zinc plated, and m6x1.0 bolts with 10mm heads (The "correct" size for the vehicle).

    The M6x1.0 extruded u-nuts / clips from Fastenal have a long thread catch and are shorter in clip length than this 1/4x20 crap everybody keeps using.

    *** THE REASON FOR THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT *** The longer the clip (u-nut), the more it comes into contact with the side curtain airbag. (BTW, no pics, but with my m6 (6mm) parts, I also used a small 2"x2" square of felt laying behind the clip just to be safe)... Also, 1/4-20 is not the "correct" size !


    But seriously people, you can order the "more correct" stuff online or get it locally for just a couple of bucks. - Replace them both, so they match, they are the same size, and are the "correct" size ... Keep the original bolt with your original trim...

    M6x1.0 (Fastenal and/or Home Depot) [6mm by 1.0 pitch, 10mm heads]



    P.S. - The only reason I joined was to bump this old post. This needs to be put out there. Why people think 1/4x20 is the ONLY way to do this is just beyond my thinking, and not correct('ish)... Sure, it works. But come on!

    Say what you want to, flame me, whatever.
    People, I want to help also. Use m6x1.0 ...

    Ohh yeah, about the install :) ... Perfect. Thank you for the thread, and note that the wire notch was required... As a note, this is VERY SOFT plastic. I cut mine cleanly with shears, any burrs can be cleanly knocked down with a lighter (from the back) and pressing the lighter against the plastic to smooth it. Very nice.



    I have a new Tundra now so I WILL be back !
    ...and to everyone, thank you for sharing and letting me know this was possible.
     
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  14. Sep 6, 2018 at 12:18 PM
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    For those who'd like to know, the Sparks Parts Tundra Grab Handle Kit part number is PKTUNGRAB. It fits all 2007 - 2018 Tundra models and comes with the grab handle, "A" pillar cover and:

    • 1 - 1.5” long ¼”x 20 hex bolt
    • 1 - ¼” flat washer
    • 1 - extruded U-Type nut ¼”x 20
    I'm tired of holding onto the steering wheel and/or side pillar to get in the truck, or sliding my fat bottom across the leather seat and wearing it thin while trying to get out. I'm waiting on my parts to deliver, can't wait to install it!

    PKTUNGRAB.jpg
     
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  15. Sep 6, 2018 at 2:48 PM
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    My favorite Mod to date! Well, my AMP Research Power Steps too!
     
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  16. Sep 6, 2018 at 3:04 PM
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    @Angelslure this is the thread I was thinking about a few weeks ago
     
  17. Sep 6, 2018 at 4:13 PM
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    Great add and an easy install!
     
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  18. Sep 6, 2018 at 4:15 PM
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    Love mine.

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  19. Sep 6, 2018 at 4:38 PM
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    This is a nice add to them!

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    NewImprovedRon Hey! Get off my grass!

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    Yes, Sir, it is!

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  21. Sep 7, 2018 at 8:53 AM
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    Good Job, :cheers:
     
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    It is funny to me, that my post directly above yours, suggested M6x1 and explained why I didn't use 1/4 x 20 .. I even contacted Sparks Parts about it but they didn't care.
    I'll just have to leave this one alone.

    I love my handle, it made all the difference.

    Enjoy it, and take care.

    (And for God's sake eiraved, order $2 worth of m6x1 hardware and take that 1/4" crap out of your truck! )

    ..
     
  23. Sep 8, 2018 at 6:19 AM
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    Believe me, my post wasn't placed there intentionally. I was looking into getting the handle and came across a kit part number which wasn't noted previously in TundraDad's post or anywhere else on this thread. My interest was solely in sharing this info with others and not placed to belittle your post, although it does appear that way LOL!

    You may (or may not) believe this, but my plan was always to make sure there was plenty of clearance for any possible air bag deployment. Last thing I need is for my addition to become a safety issue! The hardware definitely won't be installed if clearance becomes a concern.
    I do love my Toyota, but at the end of the day SAE hardware works just as good as metric hardware strengthwise for a grab handle!
    :benchpress:
     
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    Installed mine this morning. Longest part was going to home depot for a bolt and u-nut.
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    Mine arrives Tuesday from Sparks Toyota AND it better have all the bolts lol
     
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    Well,,, you got me on that one!!!

    ( Except, it actually starts working at the beginning of the day, and doesn't wait until the end )...

    Here is a picture of m6x1 vs. what Sparks Parts sent in the "kit" (SAE 1/4"x20). You can see that the u-nut is ridiculously wide, and the bolt is beyond long ,,, which in my case, was a problem concerning the airbag.

    (The picture doesn't do justice of how huge this actually is compared to the Fastenall m6x1)

    Just my opinion...

    Thanks for the fun times, I laughed my @$$ off about your reply. Later bro.

    [Edit- I can see it now, somebody is going to JB weld a nut on the back side and it be all the rage ..haha]...

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  29. Sep 9, 2018 at 8:16 AM
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    :lalala:Well now I’m licking my chops in anticipation...Mine arrives Tuesday, from Sparks. The kit, I might add.
     
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    Nice pictures, what kind of camera are you using? No worries tho, I'd rather hear your opinion as you may have caught something I missed.
    It appears the SAE u-nut is about 1/8" longer than the metric, which may or may not be a big deal in this application. I'll definitely follow up on that and post it on this thread. The bolt on the other hand isn't a problem, as that can easily be trimmed down to match the metric bolt's length or to the most convenient length for this application.

    Enjoy your new Tundra bro, I recently bought mine as well and look forward to seeing what else I can do to it!
     
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