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Is there any way to buy or does someone have an extra rivet nut? I stripped one and of course I need all 4. The dealer told me I need to buy a whole new set of handles...no thanks.
 

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Is there any way to buy or does someone have an extra rivet nut? I stripped one and of course I need all 4. The dealer told me I need to buy a whole new set of handles...no thanks.
Try the dealer's body shop. They probably have some laying around. Pay one of the technicians "under the table" to install them. That's what I did! They have the correct tool to install the rivnuts in seconds! I bought my grab handles before there even was a complete kit; piece by piece, so I did not get the funky rivnut tool (POS) included with the kit. That is why I went to the body shop. Two techs did it - one on each side and they had a race to see who could finish first! I didn't have to cuss once! Good luck. :eek:rangehat:

BWTM: Since I purchased mine piece by piece, the rivnuts are available separately! Have the moron at the parts counter look it up; unless the kits are different than purchasing each of the parts separately.
 

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I was able to find some. But I had to go on a scavenger hunt to get one! First I went to Jeep. The service guy said no we don't have em check the help section at advance auto so I went there...nothing even close. Then I went to a custom shop I use to work for and he had never seen anything like it he said check a body shop, went to the body shop I went to when i wrecked my old car they knew exactly what it was and where it came from but said they get them from the parts desk at jeep...back to jeep I went. Parts guy couldn't find a part number so he said he would call back...yea right. Of course he didn't call back so I went back because Mopar e-mailed me the part number 06509106AA. Sure enough he found it and didn't have em so they were ordered. My next issue will be installing those damn things! I need a rivet tool.
 

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Your Jeep parts guy needs to learn how to read the book, or he needs to be fired. This kind of crap pisses me off! People being paid to do a job and they don't have a clue! Go to your Jeep body shop. They have a "real" tool to install these rivnuts. As I said in my post above, the techs had the rivnuts installed in less than a minute! :eek:rangehat:
 

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you do not need a riv nut tool, It comes with a bolt and supplied nut with teeth on the bottom. I have a few extra because I ran in to the same problem. I went to my local fastenal dealer and got a longer bolt, everything was pretty straight forward after that.
 

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I had the issue of stripping the supplier bolt, so I had two that did not seat at all. I figured out that the wall anchors ($5) that the Containter Store sells for installing their shelves fits that hole perfectly and with the use of a washer, they worked perfectly. I have one on each of my handles and they are strong enough to support my 6'8" 260 pounds.
 

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Well I have the nut and bolt "tool" but when I stripped the crush nut (found out thats what they're called) it stripped the bolt too. I never thought of buying wall anchors. Right now the handles are on with just the plastic clips and they're holding pretty well but of course after a year and forgetting theyre not on all the way i'll try to support some weight with it and find out the wrong way. I'll try the wall anchors if I can't borrow a thread setter (the right tool for the job!).
 
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