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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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  1. Jan 11, 2021 at 7:38 AM
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    Malvolio

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    Man. I had a pleasant exchange with him and where he checked on my order and responded within a few hours. Miss ya, big guy.

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  2. Jan 11, 2021 at 7:40 AM
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    tonered

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    The only thing I can say is that the full sizers are uncomfortably large on the inside. To me, they feel like a rolling living room. I like the size and space of the Taco. So in my mind for the full sizers, there is no chance of the handle being an issue in a collision.

    For the Jeep and our Taco, the A pillar is a lot closer to our head path, esp in the small overlap test, which the Taco aced and, I believe, all others failed or performed poorly.

    Unfortunately, the steering wheel airbag is smaller than the passenger side. I believe it deflates faster so that the driver can continue to try to steer if needed? Also, the previous small overlap tests were only done on the drivers side. Recently, because automakers didn't take the obvious step, the IIHS has started rating the passenger side also. I'm not the biggest fan of a self-serving group like the IIHS, but the benefits are real, esp if we look at the real world results in all the collision threads.

    I cannot fault Toyota for deleting the handle late in the game, but I do feel that they should have offered a kit for those that wanted it.


    Having bounced my head off the headliner above the door a bunch of times while off road, I can see why a handle up there is a no go.
     
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  3. Jan 11, 2021 at 7:46 AM
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    tonered

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    Maybe I did it wrong, but I scratched my OE pillar trim trying that. Yes. Without the speaker grille, the pillar trim goes in easier, but getting the speaker grille back in alluded me in the past.

    Futz with the front of the pillar trim first. I have found that angling it outboard, under the airbag is the best way to get the tabs in the proper spot. Otherwise, the very front one won't go. The OE on both side and this one are the same like that. You don't need to see it, just feel for it. Once the tabs are in, you can drag the trim inboard and into place.
     
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  4. Jan 11, 2021 at 7:49 AM
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    That sucks!

    I will add you. Gray, right?


    For the Community! :bananadead:
     
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  5. Jan 11, 2021 at 7:59 AM
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    Hell, we couldn’t even get a damn link to the tracking with the ship notification. :bananadead:
     
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  6. Jan 11, 2021 at 8:00 AM
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    :rofl::rofl:

    There is that.
     
  7. Jan 11, 2021 at 8:21 AM
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    There's a mod for that... Just leave the bottom cover off and put a RAM mount there: https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/mod-a-pillar-ram-mount-gps-phone-holder.372250/
     
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  8. Jan 11, 2021 at 8:32 AM
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    I had to open a PayPal dispute when my emails went unanswered for days. Got an email within an hour. Shipped 2 days later. Replacement covers are being delivered today. Definitely know where her priorities are - MONEY!
     
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  9. Jan 11, 2021 at 8:36 AM
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    Is that a dog walker? :rimshot:
     
  10. Jan 11, 2021 at 8:43 AM
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    Oh lookie what just arrived. I've read most of this thread for the last 6 weeks. Am I the first to get replacement parts from her?


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    Nice pen I might add.
     
  11. Jan 11, 2021 at 8:44 AM
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    Nice sticker. Proudly display that one next to your Pelfreybilt sticker. :bananadead:
     
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  12. Jan 11, 2021 at 8:45 AM
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    Is that a sticker? I got a friggin business card. How does she think she's getting a spot on the toolbox??????
     
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    It may be a collector’s item soon.
     
  14. Jan 11, 2021 at 8:46 AM
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    Well, we do have that one, personal-touch 'Brian' install?

    You might be the first with mailed parts though?

    Sooo, time spent whipping up KTJO 4x4 stickers, pens, and packing tape, but 'too busy' to do real fulfilment or CS and holding kits for ransom on 1yr+ shipping charges. That fits!
     
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  15. Jan 11, 2021 at 8:47 AM
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    @tonered Can you remove me from the first page cover swap
     
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  16. Jan 11, 2021 at 8:48 AM
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    Will do.


    Please don't graffiti the cover like TacomaBeast before you send it back. :D
     
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    Is it the same size as the MESO sticker?
     
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    :anonymous:
     
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    You guys a friggin' hilarious!!
     
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  20. Jan 11, 2021 at 8:50 AM
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    LOL.

    Also, who got a pen?! Are there pens?
     
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