Try real beer. Canadians invented twist off cap so you don't waste time looking for an opener and instead you can drink more beers.Last weekend I was out camping and I had forgotten my bottle opener. No biggie I just go to the Jeep to use the door latch. First time using the JL's door latch for this and I found that for some reason I couldn't get it to work as well as it did on my TJ or my buddy's old JK. Just didn't seem like the latch was able to grip the bottle cap in the same way. Don't worry, I was able to get the bottle open safely with a bic lighter (felt like college again). While I survived it certainly isn't convenient. Has anyone else had trouble with the JL's bottle opener? Has anyone found a better bottle opener for the JL? Maybe I should just throw one in the glove box.
But it's so much more satisfying to shoot bottles. Don't worry we always are sure to do it in the fire pit.OP said he went camping with bottled beer. Many campers know at certain parks this is not allowed. Ever step on a broken bottle or bottle cap, or bust a bottle accidentally? I know the bottle tastes better, and many more choices, but consider canned beer when going out for adventurous weekends. No, I'm not the bottle police, completely opposite I think, but when I do these things, it sucks, but I switch to canned beer.
Here's a picture of it mounted. There is a hole in the roll bar there and the opener comes with a nut and bolt. Piece of cake. I was worried it would annoy me when I got in the Jeep - like I might hit my head on it but not a bother at all and I never notice it unless I need to open a beer. Love it. Second picture is with the door shut and you can see there is plenty of clearance.Went to the Artec website, still can't figure out where this thing mounts--especially since they say "The JL Bottle Opener mounts directly under the roll bar next to the front seats and conveniently tucks up and out of the way. "Tucks" out of the way when not needed, even when bolted tight? Very poor description, and far-too-small installed picture on their website.
Is that flat, thin sheet-metal piece positioned "just along the lines" of airbag deployment?" Hmmmm. Flat and thin sheet metal protuberances are likely not airbag-friendly. Kind of knife-like against a pressurized fabric.
This MAY BE a very handy product, but there are obvious concerns that MIGHT be cleared with better information.
An old-fashioned/basic Victorinox SAK or Leatherman dedicated to the console will do the beer bottle trick and much more. AND not interfere with airbags.