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Grab handle too short

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacoBaja, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. Sep 13, 2011 at 9:00 PM
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    TacoBaja

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    The passenger side grab handle is too short for my wife to use. Has anyone modified theirs or swapped it out for something else?

    John
     
  2. Sep 25, 2012 at 5:56 PM
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    92shawman

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    Renewing an old thread...
    The handle is also too low for a driver to see the passenger side mirror if the passenger is holding the handle. Has anyone added or moved it to straight above the window where they have them on older tacos?
    Question from mi madre's truck
     
  3. Sep 25, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    I've never heard anyone mention that they were in a bad spot before, nor have I seen anyone move them... but if my passenger blocked my mirror, and I needed to see out it that bad, their hand would move. Just a thought... not meant to be rude.

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  4. Sep 25, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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    side curtains on my truck won't allow me to put them over the window.
     
  5. Sep 25, 2012 at 6:21 PM
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    Wouldn't placing it above the window interfer with the side curtains bags, which will deploy from that area?
     
  6. Sep 26, 2012 at 4:55 PM
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    Yeah, it's just a minor inconvenience if you needed to see out of it quickly but their hand was there. Just takes time to move the hand is all. I also find it in an awkward spot as a passenger. Having it directly above the window is much more convenient (It's like that in my pre-taco)

    Aha! I hadn't thought of that. :rolleyes: That's probably the reason why there isn't one. My truck doesn't have side curtain airbags so there's no interference with the handle that's there. Ah well, it was a thought.
    Thanks for the answers! :)
     
  7. Sep 26, 2012 at 5:33 PM
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    KenLyns

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    Au contraire, the A-pillar location gives a lot more leverage than mounting above the side window. Toyota has been putting A-pillar handles on HiAce vans sold in Asia since the 1980s. Like the Taco, those vans have a high step-in height, because the seats are on top of the front wheels.

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  8. Sep 26, 2012 at 5:44 PM
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    92shawman

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    Huh, maybe it's because I'm tall so I put the seat back but then I'm so far away from the handle that I need to lean forward to grab it, hence the awkwardness. For getting in I have never used a grab handle (my height is probably to blame, again), so I'm just not used to that.
     
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