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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?

    28.4%
  2. Received?

    41.1%
  3. Have to bend upper clip to fit?

    15.3%
  4. Missing Upper Cover?

    6.3%
  5. Missing Lower Cover?

    3.7%
  6. Incorrect Hardware?

    16.8%
  7. Scratches / Damage?

    10.5%
  8. Other (oh gawd)?

    17.9%
  9. Magically Perfect!

    23.2%
  10. Stuck in Shipping Label Created Purgatory?

    4.2%
  11. OGs Still Waiting since Before the Ban?

    6.8%
  12. Return Attempted?

    2.1%
  13. Return Actually Happened?

    3.7%
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  1. Jan 2, 2021 at 9:15 PM
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    3JOH22A

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    Note this is weaker than the type supplied in the kit - the threads are rolled from extruded sheetmetal which is then bent into the clip shape. The OEM tail light uses two of these clip nuts, to give you an idea of their strength.

    The type supplied in the kit is a regular square nut tack-welded to the clip:
    [​IMG]
     
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  2. Jan 2, 2021 at 9:21 PM
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    IN! A patch though
     
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  3. Jan 2, 2021 at 9:30 PM
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    I'll set up a pre-order. Free shipping (until they are ready to ship next year, then I'll send an invoice)
    :evil:
     
  4. Jan 2, 2021 at 9:55 PM
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    Huh, from the way everyone was talking was the self centering was a heavier duty or was that a third option?
     
  5. Jan 2, 2021 at 9:56 PM
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    Just an update for those interested in the experiment, no update yet. I have a feeling she's sold out so mine will be on the next boat, after Chinese New year :alien:
     
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  6. Jan 2, 2021 at 9:58 PM
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    I was truly rooting for you, screwdriver... :pout:
     
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  7. Jan 2, 2021 at 10:02 PM
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    They're mistaken. The self-centering type as described in this post is Dorman P/N 961-320D. It's quite flimsy, but easier to install:
    [​IMG]
     
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  8. Jan 2, 2021 at 10:05 PM
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    So which one is the heavier duty option?
     
  9. Jan 2, 2021 at 10:06 PM
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  10. Jan 2, 2021 at 10:12 PM
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  11. Jan 2, 2021 at 10:19 PM
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    Yes, that is what I need, but that is not what was supplied. In the box from KTJO were 2 x M6 bolt and 1 x M8 fast/clip nut. An M8 nut will not retain a M6 bolt, of course. Oh, and I also got 2 x covers for the bottom bolt hole and 0 x covers for the top. Emailed KTJO. No response (yet).

    Yesterday, I bought an M8 bolt. This did not work. Today, I purchased an M6 clip nut. We shall see whether tomorrow I can finally install this pig.
     
  12. Jan 2, 2021 at 10:22 PM
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    You will not find that out until the PayPal dispute period is over. I'd cancel and wait until you know they are in stock or just run for the hills.
     
  13. Jan 2, 2021 at 10:30 PM
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    Caged clip nuts exist in the aircraft world, but they top out at 3/16", so strength may be an issue unless you also use an aircraft-grade bolt: https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/clipnut.php

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Jan 2, 2021 at 11:08 PM
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    See, so much confusion in this thread. I thought someone said the supplied nut clip was flimsy and low quality so they bought the heavier duty option available. This is besides the fact some where getting their own because of the incorrect hardware issue. Thanks bro for clearing that up!
     
  15. Jan 2, 2021 at 11:24 PM
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    :thumbsup: I know what you said was included and what should of been. My point was (if it wasn’t a typo) why would you buy the m8 bolt to match the incorrect hardware sent ie m8 clip nut? It should of been the other way around… get the correct sized clip nut (m6) for the proper bolt supplied. We know what hardware should be included and If I’m not mistaken the only known incorrect hardware being sent is the m8 clip nut and possibly same length bolts (only cause it’s mentioned as being 2 differing lengths).

    I was trying to be helpful stating why you were unsuccessful in case it wasn’t a typo
     
  16. Jan 2, 2021 at 11:43 PM
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    Oh man this thread... now I feel obligated to order one, it’s such a good conversation piece.
     
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  17. Jan 3, 2021 at 1:13 AM
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    I am shocked you dont have yours yet. But, by her logic she's probably out since she's been "working on filling 1000 orders" this whole time (even though her shipment was of only 1000 handles and she sent 2 pallets to TB). Although on her latest IG post, she commented that she still has some in stock and she's already placed another order of 1000. :crazy:
     
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  18. Jan 3, 2021 at 2:13 AM
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    Pretty sure I was in the first 50 pre-orders.............still waiting also.............
     
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  19. Jan 3, 2021 at 2:15 AM
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    I'll be sure to file the proper paperwork to have her declared a Saint of the people. "Saint KTJO, patron saint of the Tacoma suckers."
     
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  20. Jan 3, 2021 at 3:49 AM
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    But then the data will be corrupt!
     
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