waltman said:My 91 Ranger had the handle above the pas door and "oh shit bar" is what my wife always called it. It was her always bugging me that got me to mount it and mount it where I did like the Factory location of the Ranger, and it is away from harms way. It gives the passenger something to hang on to while the truck is bouncing along, which is the whole point, isn't it?
If this isn't what an oh shit bar is , someone will have to clear that up with a pick or something.
Who said anything about light bumps. You haven't been for a ride in my truck. I can make a lightly bumpy road an "Oh Shit" situation, just ask my passengers. :toothlessUbermich said:Except that leaves their elbow on the window or outside of it... which will hurt like a ***** if it rolls. The bar being in front helps keep stupid passengers out of harms way. Of course for intelligent passengers it doesn't really matter where the handle is... I guess that just says something about jeep types IMO, light bumpy trails aren't "Oh shit!" situations... It's when you're off-camber and the passenger feels the truck teetering on two wheels and might roll that the passenger glances down and can't see the ground... "Oh SHIT!"
I was planning on mounting a bar in front and one on my custom console... because some of my friends aren't the brightest crayons when they get into fast situations and I don't want to have to worry about that. I figure a handle on the console would encourage the passenger to pull in toward the center of the vehicle where they would be safer in a roll...
I DARE you to prove it. I'll bet you a buck (that's a US dollar, none of that pansy canadian crap) that I don't need your pansy handle :goodfingewaltman said:Who said anything about light bumps. You haven't been for a ride in my truck. I can make a lightly bumpy road an "Oh Shit" situation, just ask my passengers. :toothless
I thought about it and in a very bumpy situation, I would have better luck stopping myself from hitting the window with my head by holding somethging above my head rather than something in front of me. All I can say for sure is that my passengers were happy to have that handle to hold onto and some have even said that to me.
Besides, what do you know, you are an admitted jeep owner/user. There is hope for you yet, simply ackmowledging that means you are on the road to recovery. :goodfinge