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

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Cubanchem, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. Feb 28, 2019 at 10:04 AM
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    6-9 damn bro your y’all! Lol
     
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  2. Feb 28, 2019 at 10:56 AM
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    I emailed Toyota and asked why they deleted it. I stated that there are a thousand forum members asking and we have come up with all kinds of guesses as to why. I was going to add a ? about what we are going to do when they redesign and exclude it but held off on that one.
     
  3. Mar 1, 2019 at 11:44 AM
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    Question. Are the airbags in the A pillar the same or do they have different part numbers for the grab handle vs non grab handle?
     
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  4. Mar 1, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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  5. Mar 1, 2019 at 5:08 PM
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    Just came across you post after I posted my question about the airbag deployment. It still doesn't answer my question if it is the same airbag part number and if the older handle will work with the 2018 and up trucks
     
  6. Mar 1, 2019 at 5:38 PM
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    When I called Sparks Toyota the parts guy told me that it is a different part number. He told me that if the air bag needs to deploy that it will work same as a non grab handle.
     
  7. Mar 17, 2019 at 11:30 AM
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    Hello everyone,
    Just bought a New 2018 1794 Tundra Black.
    Getting in and out are, to say the least hard for me and funny for others to watch, LOL
    So, I found this thread and, Damn every one of you :rofl:. I just bought the handle. :yes:

    I'm also having the dealer install the push/remote start this Wednesday.
    Now to pick a set of running boards. Here is the set I'm leaning to
    https://romik.com/truck-running-boa...-boards-romikr-ral-tb-side-steps-2007-present
     
  8. Apr 14, 2019 at 6:03 PM
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    Purchased my White 2019 Tundra Limited a couple of weeks ago; still missing my 10 year old Tacoma, but the Tundra will tow! Installing the drivers-side Grab Handle is the best mod so far. (Thank you Tundras.com for showing me upgrades I didn't even know I needed!)

    I share others concern about any interference with the side-curtain airbag. Understand the U-nut and long bolt are behind the airbag, but not wishing to cause any interference I made a small change in the install procedure that I've seen a couple of others refer to.IMG_2709.jpg
    U-nut and 1/4" x 1 1/4 inch bolt on left, M6-1x25 Hex Bolt and M6 Riv-Nut on Right. That u-Nut would stick out way to far into the area of the airbag. I had to open up the bracket hole just a few thousandths to insert Riv-Nut. 10 seconds to crimp the Riv-Nut and we're almost done. Of course, you need a Riv-Nut setting tool to go this route, but I'd already bought that to lower the factory bed rails to clear the rails for the Bak-Flip Bed Cover I added earlier. Nice clean install, and no possibility of any interference with the airbag.

    IMG_2707.jpg
    Here is the Riv-Nut installed in the mounting bracket. Now it's just a matter of putting in the pillar and bolting the handle to the upper factory nut and the lower Riv-Nut I just installed.

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    Job finished, 20 minutes or so, start to finish and a most useful addition to my Tundra. Thanks Tundras.com for guiding me through this.
     
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  9. Apr 14, 2019 at 6:15 PM
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    Did this on my 2018 CM 1794, no worries, it went great and was super simple to do.

    20190325_140906.jpg
     
  10. Apr 15, 2019 at 10:29 AM
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  11. Apr 16, 2019 at 1:45 PM
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    Ordered the metric thread bolts from belmetric as none of the hardware stores around me had the right hardware parts!
     
  12. Apr 20, 2019 at 7:17 PM
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    All of y'all convinced me that my 1794 needs a drivers side interior handle...so I just ordered it! :yay: Thanks everybody. Total spent $161.29 shipped to Northern California.
     
  13. Apr 20, 2019 at 7:26 PM
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  14. Apr 22, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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    A big thanks to @Roman. I ordered the wrong pillar an he quickly corrected the order for me. Thanks again. Well worth it. What a difference! Definitely needed on the 2019 limited!
     
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  15. Jul 1, 2019 at 6:27 PM
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    Thinking of going the rivnut route. Do I have to use a steel one or will an aluminum one be ok? Maybe I could just drive down to a body shop and ask them to put a rivnut in for me?
     
  16. Jul 2, 2019 at 4:46 AM
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    i had one on my last truck. dont think I ever touched it. i guess i am the odd one who couldn't care less about it
     
  17. Jul 2, 2019 at 5:01 AM
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    Same here. I have a 3" leveling and still do not see the need for a handle. But In am glad the option is there for those who need it.
     
  18. Jul 2, 2019 at 6:29 AM
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    Wow, why do you guys add that handle? Toyota got rid of the handle in 14’ to clean up the pillar and take away a potential obstruction of vision. Not to mention you don’t need it when the steering wheel provides better leverage and support for getting in and out
     
  19. Jul 2, 2019 at 9:07 AM
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    Using the steering wheel to support your weight isn't a great idea. I have no obstruction, nor do the current Sequioa owners who have the handle. It seems like a way to save money on labor/parts more than anything.
     
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    I use the steering wheel also. Barely put any pressure on it because I step on my step rail.
     
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  21. Jul 2, 2019 at 10:35 AM
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    After all these discussions above I had to go out to the truck to see how I get in because I don't even pay attention to it.
    I just step right into it and don't hold onto anything. My left hand is on the inside door handle - not leaning on it but just stabilizing myself until I sit and then I pull the door close. I don't see the need for the handle. I actually got into the passenger side where I have a handle and found it kind of awkward to try and use it.
    But to each their own.
    Good to have options.
     
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    Ok I’m a master tech for Toyota so I think I would know how not to mess up a steering system, you talk as if I’m a Paraplegic Doing a pull-up off the steering wheel lmao

    Typically I don’t have much room to open my door in the tightness spaces I have to park including my garage so I have to grab the steering wheel for balance but I put my 240lbs on the step and not the steering column lol
     
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    Exactly, thank you lol
     
  24. Jul 2, 2019 at 11:44 AM
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    I'm not trying to get into a pissing contest with you. I've had the displeasure of taking down the steering column on my F150 to loctite screws that come loose from pulling on the wheel to get in. Putting the pillar handle in is so much easier. Why do the Sequoia's still have them though?
     
  25. Jul 2, 2019 at 12:29 PM
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    Got one relatively cheap from Megazip, keep forgetting to use it BUT my OCD at the one-sided handle is gone lol. Still doing the 2-step bum in hop, I hold the wheel for balance rather than leverage.
     
  26. Jul 2, 2019 at 12:31 PM
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    Omg lol your not comparing a tundra to a ford ?! This is toyota which is far better ... that’s a no brainer, the rest of the interior is the same as a 2013 tundra
     
  27. Jul 2, 2019 at 12:47 PM
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    You're wound a little tight today. Downing Ford doesn't disprove that pulling on the steering wheel is not the best for it. Neither is quoting other people who pull on it, because they don't have a handle. I don't understand why the Sequoia still has it 5 years later if it was a genuine obstruction issue, or how keeping the rest of the interior the same is a plus on 14 and up Tundras.
     
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    Ok you win ... happy ? Lol
     
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