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Buyer Beware: KTJO 4X4 Driver's Side Grab Handles w/ A Pillars, HUD, and Bowl Lights

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by tonered, Dec 13, 2019.

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DAH Delivery Challenge

  1. Ordered?

    27.1%
  2. Received?

    38.5%
  3. Have to bend upper clip to fit?

    15.6%
  4. Missing Upper Cover?

    6.4%
  5. Missing Lower Cover?

    3.7%
  6. Incorrect Hardware?

    14.2%
  7. Scratches / Damage?

    9.6%
  8. Other (oh gawd)?

    20.6%
  9. Magically Perfect!

    24.8%
  10. Stuck in Shipping Label Created Purgatory?

    3.7%
  11. OGs Still Waiting since Before the Ban?

    6.9%
  12. Return Attempted?

    1.8%
  13. Return Actually Happened?

    3.2%
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  1. Jan 13, 2022 at 6:23 PM
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    tonered

    tonered [OP] tacorider

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    Chicks dig scars?
     
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  2. Jan 13, 2022 at 6:48 PM
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    Benny blanco

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  3. Jan 13, 2022 at 7:08 PM
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    GrizzledBastard

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    I gotta ask.

    WTF is "Bowl Light?"
     
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  4. Jan 13, 2022 at 7:20 PM
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    Bob1971

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    It’s a light that is in a bowl that basically snaps behind the interior door handles. It wires into the wiring inside the door. I am tempted regularly by them but I have refrained so far.
     
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  5. Jan 13, 2022 at 7:33 PM
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    daveeasa

    daveeasa Slowest crimp in the West

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    I genuinely like mine. I find no legitimate flaw with them really. It's not even terribly overpriced. That and the 400w "anytime" have been good for me. Grab handle and HUD, well, I stayed far away. And now kmorgan3 has the 400w harnesses, but I don't think anyone else has done bowl lights. Of course you could drill and do your own T taps but man, installing the kit is fast and easy and relatively painless. Extra bonus that I get to foil my kids from punking me with the window switch by de-pinning the one jumper.

    I'm not trying to sing praises here or anything, trust me.
     
  6. Jan 13, 2022 at 8:18 PM
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    GrizzledBastard

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    Well....as it's said...'even a blind squirrel finds an occasional nut.' So it sounds as though the bowl light is the :puke:KTJO 4X4 nut.
     
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  7. Jan 13, 2022 at 9:10 PM
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    dilbert

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  8. Jan 13, 2022 at 9:14 PM
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    LOL! I actually have one of those. Blue light and all. It even has a fart fan on it that goes on when you sit down on the heated seat! Sprays water up to 102*, too! It makes for some seriously blissful shitting on a cold winter's day. :headbang:
     
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  9. Jan 13, 2022 at 11:25 PM
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    playdixie

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    I concur with @daveeasa. The bowl lights are prob one of her easier items to do. I like the concept of the HUD, but reinstalling the grab handle after removing it ain't worth it in my book. The damned handle gave me almost 2 days worth of fits (and several "sentence enhancers" to boot).

    Having said that, I like the concept of the grab handle and use it daily to get in and out the truck. But that's about as far it goes. Can't really recommend it. :notsure:
     
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  10. Jan 14, 2022 at 5:26 AM
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    MIDTNTACO

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    That's alot of fucking detail, but somehow I still enjoyed the post. :anonymous:
     
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  11. Jan 14, 2022 at 5:50 AM
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    Duly noted and filed under the TMI category. :D
     
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  14. Jan 14, 2022 at 8:34 AM
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  15. Jan 14, 2022 at 8:36 AM
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    :rofl::rofl:


    Now, it all makes sense.
     
  16. Jan 14, 2022 at 9:57 AM
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    I have avoided the tweeter upgrade. Because I don’t want to mess with my grab handle.:anonymous:
     
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  17. Jan 14, 2022 at 10:01 AM
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    tonered

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    If you bend the clips, it is no different than the original. Just thank KTJO 4x4 :puke: for the design failure as you do it.


    The speaker upgrade is very nice.
     
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  18. Jan 14, 2022 at 1:22 PM
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    Bob1971

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    They have some really cool ideas but I try to listen to others experiences and try to learn from them. I don’t always do it but with 276 pages (and counting) of folks pulling their hair out there is no doubt they have issues.
     
  19. Jan 14, 2022 at 1:24 PM
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    tonered

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    Seriously good on you! I completely understand the difficulty of wanting the unique mods.


    The best that I can say is to make your wish list known. Other vendors might pick up the slack, except for maybe the grab handles.


    :cheers:
     
  20. Jan 14, 2022 at 1:25 PM
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    Bob1971

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    Do you know the wires would you need to tap in to to archive this? I have been looking at some small chipset leds on Amazon that I think might work. It may be a bit of pain on my end but the peace of mind might be worth it.
     
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