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Buyer Beware: KTJO 4X4 Driver's Side Grab Handles w/ A Pillars

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

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DAH Delivery Challenge

  1. Ordered?

    28.3%
  2. Received?

    41.8%
  3. Have to bend upper clip to fit?

    15.2%
  4. Missing Upper Cover?

    6.5%
  5. Missing Lower Cover?

    2.7%
  6. Incorrect Hardware?

    16.3%
  7. Scratches / Damage?

    11.4%
  8. Other (oh gawd)?

    17.4%
  9. Magically Perfect!

    24.5%
  10. Stuck in Shipping Label Created Purgatory?

    4.3%
  11. OGs Still Waiting since Before the Ban?

    7.1%
  12. Return Attempted?

    1.6%
  13. Return Actually Happened?

    3.8%
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  1. Jan 2, 2021 at 12:39 PM
    #2081
    GF8er

    GF8er Well-Known Member

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    I can't understand why any of you guys continue to support her and her business. Her products are not worth the frustration and the quality is seriously lacking. She has zero quality control systems in place and that's why she has issues with every product she brings to market.(but the problems are someone else's fault, never her own. her vendor's, the customer, her employer, her sick grandmother, Toyota, etc...)
    There's a reason shes been banned from this site and others.
     
  2. Jan 2, 2021 at 12:54 PM
    #2082
    wiljayhi

    wiljayhi Go Habs! before you’re gone for good

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    We don’t understand our behaviour either :anonymous:
     
  3. Jan 2, 2021 at 12:56 PM
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    2016Taco4Me

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    This has been my status for almost a week now...
     
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  4. Jan 2, 2021 at 12:59 PM
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    GF8er

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    I hear ya! If any other vendor would of brought this product to market I would of jumped on it. But when I see KTJO4x4 I just keep scrolling.
     
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  5. Jan 2, 2021 at 1:06 PM
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    RushT

    RushT Amateur Everythingist

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    Hello world: lprint(“got my shipping notice”). :)

    13 months 2 days.

    Let’s give 5 days to get into the shipping system, and 10 more to arrive usps. Anything less than 2 weeks and I’ll be ecstatic.
     
  6. Jan 2, 2021 at 1:34 PM
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    ponts

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    I wish I would have read this prior to buying.
     
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  7. Jan 2, 2021 at 2:53 PM
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    ljerr2

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    Yeah, I found myself wondering this same thing.....................but, I guess if I don't like it for some QC reason, I can probably still sell it at a discount it to someone who might not be as picky. :)
     
  8. Jan 2, 2021 at 2:55 PM
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    tacobelletx

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    This will be my first and last purchase from her. I pre-ordered the handle at the same time I ordered bowl lights. Those have been just fine, but I just can't support the terrible customer service and communication.
     
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  9. Jan 2, 2021 at 2:57 PM
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    jcardona1

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    So far I'm 0/2 on KTJO Plug & Pray® products. Tailgate opener didn't work. Sent emails, no response. Had to buy my own actuator on Amazon. Grab handle had wrong sized hardware. WHY AM I LIKE THIS?
     
  10. Jan 2, 2021 at 3:01 PM
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    TacoTruck808

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    I am 1/3. At least my Handle install was uneventful. The Tailgate opener and power folding mirrors both had problems installing.
     
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  11. Jan 2, 2021 at 3:06 PM
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    tacobelletx

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  12. Jan 2, 2021 at 3:10 PM
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    wiljayhi

    wiljayhi Go Habs! before you’re gone for good

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    0 for 2 usually means the “fool me twice shame on me” stage. No biggie. Most of us do it and some more than once. :anonymous:

    1 for 3 would concern me . :frusty:
     
  13. Jan 2, 2021 at 3:24 PM
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    tonered

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    We only have the Taco to blame. One of the best platforms available today, Stock. Yet, we can't stop fucking with it.
     
  14. Jan 2, 2021 at 3:30 PM
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    wiljayhi

    wiljayhi Go Habs! before you’re gone for good

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    That’s what my wife said. Sadly it’s true.
     
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  15. Jan 2, 2021 at 3:54 PM
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    TacoTruck808

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    If anybody had the same mods available for the Taco as she does, i would go elsewhere. But for the Power Folding Mirrors and A-Pillar handle, i wanted those even before anyone was even willing to make it. Like i said before, she has stuff no one else was willing to make, she just needs to be better with her customer service skills. Communication goes a long way. I will be honest, i am not happy with how this all went down, but if I saw another product that I cant get anywhere else that I cannot live without that only she has, i would buy it from her......I just wont pre-order. There are 3 other items i wanted but not enough that I cant live without amd dont want to deal with disappointment, so I wont be purchasing those.
     
  16. Jan 2, 2021 at 3:59 PM
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    ToyoProTaco

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    Most of us ordered the handle long before the drama started. Ordered the red start switch and had no issues with shipping or communication. Both were before the ban.
     
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  17. Jan 2, 2021 at 4:01 PM
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    Put my drivers grab handle in yesterday. Had to re drill holes to a better angle and buy a new clip nut. Bolt was m6 and clip nut that it came with was a m8.
     
  18. Jan 2, 2021 at 4:01 PM
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    Ice8

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    A few listed in the signature
    I’ll put in my thoughts here.

    I didn’t have the best experience with her when I ordered my door bowl lights. She never responded to any communication and I began to question if they would ever come. Eventually they showed up.

    Being a glutton for punishment I ordered the DAH.

    Ordered December 20, shipped December 27, and arrived December 30. Bear in mind I am also in Vancouver Canada. All in all not too bad.

    I just did the install today and I will say allocate roughly 1 hr of time. I have had that trim apart many times so I had some confidence in what I was doing.

    Bend the J clip with needle nose pliers and use tape on the lower. The insert on the bottom handle will fall out. I put tape around the compression for area to get it to stay.

    From there get ready to keep spinning bolts by hand endlessly until it finally threads. I did not have to bend any metal thankfully.

    Overall I’d give the product an 8/10 and install was a bit of a pain. It does feel solid and works well though. Then again I am only 170 lbs.

    Hope that helps.

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  19. Jan 2, 2021 at 4:20 PM
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    tonered

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    Just sayin', and hope others notice, drop the nutplate on from the upper side. There is no need for tape or anything else.

    Of course, the crappy instructions that KTJO posted show it all wrong and mention stuff no even in the kit.
     
  20. Jan 2, 2021 at 4:21 PM
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    ortho

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    Haha it keeps getting better. I paid for priority mail shipping, and estimated ship date is 1/11 after it got dropped off today (label was created yesterday).

    Not even the illusion of 2-3 day priority mail shipping, whether she printed as priority or ground, or whether it’s just USPS and their crazy busy season not being caught up.
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2021
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