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Baja Kits.... smh

Discussion in 'Vendor Reviews' started by Redbeardfifty, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. Aug 12, 2020 at 5:23 PM
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    Redbeardfifty

    Redbeardfifty [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Earlier this year I was on the fence between running the Baja kits prerunner kit vs a completely custom long travel kit.

    I spoke with Baja kits and they said that their prerunner kits use the "Oem series" king coilovers. Just custom valving.

    I needed to replace one of my front shocks and it was what I thought an easy decision to purchase a set of OEM kings that I could then use on the BK prerunner set up if I chose to go that route. I was leaning that route anyways and it was just a matter of saving up the money. So I would get the shocks and run them until I could afford the BK arms etc. and revalve them after running them pre and post BK arms. I could have a better discussion with the shock tuner.

    So I spend the $2k on oem kings with adjusters and a custom valving on it... A few months later, Baja kits comes out with their stimulus package sale so I order them.

    Quite a while goes by (2 months or so) and no shipping info on the BK. My my truck is getting work done on it anyways, so Im not in a huge rush or worry. But I do what everyone does while waiting for toys and I start looking for pics. I notice the coilover rod ends on my OEM kings are different than the baja kit kings my buddy is running. So I reach out to baja kits with pictures and they tell me:

    "Here is our spec, call king and get the correct parts as they are different"....... YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME.

    Gets worse... ITS ALSO A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TRAVEL SHOCK. let alone different rod ends, bearings and misalignment's.... The OEM shock CAN NOT BE CONVERTED.

    So Baja Kits answer is for me to spend another $2200 plus tax on new coilovers... Oh and that king is 12 weeks backed up so I better act quick.

    So while im debating what to do, an acquaintance gets his kit and he tells me that they are no longer using derlin bushings but are using cheap poly bushes. I dont want to deal with bushes ripping on rotation and crush/tearing on impacts. (The truck is a 100% toy, not daily, I asked BK if they would make it with heims even)

    I contact Baja Kits and they tell me to get the derlin bushings its another $300 on new orders and $400 afterwards. THANKS FOR THE CONSIDERATION AFTER SCREWING ME ON THE COILOVER INFO.

    So I consider it and the wife says to order them direct vs machining my own or hiring 3rd party. So I ask for the parts expecting the ridiculous $300 hit.... Then this morning I get an email saying "sorry cant, the kit is already boxed and ready for shipping, you have to pay the higher price."

    Just under an hour later I get an email from Fed Ex saying "Shipping Tag placed in system, but package not picked up"

    I WONDER IF MY KIT WOULD HAVE SHIPPED IF I HADNT ASKED? Did they really force a tag just to make sure I would have to pay $100 more...$400 for 16 pieces of plastic.....?

    Screw them.
     
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