The factory "Grab Bar" is made out of a fairly thin-walled tube (not sure on actual #'s) but it actually seems to hold up pretty good. I have dented mine up a little bit but I sat it on its tail climbing a waterfall and it didn't crumble like I expected it too. Another con for me it is does hang down kind of low even though it hasn't been an issue yet. With that being said I like it for the most part and have no plans on swapping it out. The EMP looks a lot more heavy duty but someone else will have to speak for it since I have not had my hands on one.
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