Join Date: Jun 2006
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
If 4WD - system: QD-II
06-10-2007, 04:43 PM
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Re: Rear grab handles
OK I finsihed the install. Unfortunately no pics of the crushnuts/rivnuts/threadnut install portion because I didnt have my camera and a guy helped me at this garage but I saved the rest of the install for home. I couldn't use the set that came with my handles because all the guy had was a standard and not a metric thread nut setter. But with simply changing the mounting hardware to use a 1/4" fitting with 1/4" x 1.5" bolts and washers I managed to install the handles and they are very solid.
After I got home I got relooking at my baggy that the little crush fittings came in and noticed a black nut with no threads and little teeth on one end. After a 1/4 tank of gas and several silly looks from people who didnt think a tool exisited for the fitting in my hand (they all suggested wal-mart) I seemed to have a tool that would work. Go figure. Anyways I included some pics of the install and if you can I highly recommend using a thread nut setter verus the little homebread nut thingy included to ensure a tight fit.
2006 Steel Blue 5.7L HEMI Limited 4x4 Build Date: June 9, 2006 Hour 14
Interior: Dark Slate/Light Graystone with Saddle Brown Leather Seats
Quadra-Drive II, NAV, DVD, Trailer Tow Group IV, Off-Road Group II, Remote Start, UConnect, Rear Backup Camera, Chrome Wheels,
Magnaflow cat-back exhaust, Daytime Running Lights enabled, 2" Rough Country Lift with 265/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler AT/S