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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?

    28.6%
  2. Received?

    46.3%
  3. Have to bend upper clip to fit?

    13.6%
  4. Missing Upper Cover?

    7.5%
  5. Missing Lower Cover?

    3.4%
  6. Incorrect Hardware?

    19.0%
  7. Scratches / Damage?

    12.2%
  8. Other (oh gawd)?

    18.4%
  9. Magically Perfect!

    23.1%
  10. Stuck in Shipping Label Created Purgatory?

    3.4%
  11. OGs Still Waiting since Before the Ban?

    8.8%
  12. Return Attempted?

    2.0%
  13. Return Actually Happened?

    2.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:24 AM
    #3261
    STi and Taco

    STi and Taco Not a Super Hero

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    WTF are you going on about now?
     
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  2. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:27 AM
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    tonered

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    The Ignore button is a great tool.
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:30 AM
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    STi and Taco

    STi and Taco Not a Super Hero

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    ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, You just learnt me sumfin new!
     
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  4. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:31 AM
    #3264
    tonered

    tonered [OP] tacorider

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    :hattip:

    It makes the 3rd Gen section so much better.
     
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  5. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:32 AM
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    STi and Taco

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    And then there was a great balance in The Force restored.
     
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  6. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:33 AM
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    ortho

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    Well it’s installed (one of the perks of working from home and taking an early lunch). Some thoughts:

    - I took tmaloy’s advice above and tweaked the upper mount slightly with the bolt before the handle was on. It took bending, but less than I thought. It was obvious that without bending alignment wasn’t happening. Even so, I feel like getting the right ‘twist’ on the trim piece to align both holes was a miracle. I think I got the lower threaded with dumb luck then at least it was held in place to start the upper which was a pain. Having taken off the passenger side at the same time made it obvious how much of a PITA this was. Install 4/10. It was easier and quicker to align and install a diamondback cover solo, mid winter than this.

    -Fit and finish, I’ll give it a 7/10. I think this would drop more if it was next to the passenger trim/handle. I have a little tweaking to do on the lower cover to get it to fit flush, but I didn’t mess with it yet. Tolerances along the window and along the inner seal along the door appear similar. Mine came in decent shape. My garage is also dimly lit.

    - Function, it’s a handle, and I can use it to pull my short butt up into the seat, which is what I wanted. 8/10.

    -Customer service. It is what it is and that’s a 1/10. She made it right for me on the whole paying for priority, actual shipping via USPS ‘let’s have your package circumnavigate the globe, go MIA for a couple weeks, then show up 5 hours earlier than you’ve ever gotten a mail delivery’. And making it right is the only reason this got a point in scoring. Lessons learned, and I’ll stick to other vendors for my custom parts needs.
     
  7. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:33 AM
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    whatstcp

    whatstcp Professional incoherent spammer

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    As if KTJO hasn't already distributed that money through multiple shell companies and bahamas accounts so that people can't even get refunds, much less pay out for a lawsuit.

    Can't pay for medical bills with instagram likes
     
  8. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:33 AM
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    tonered

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    :rofl::rofl:


    I do peek on the Dark Side for some laughs.
     
  9. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:37 AM
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    tonered

    tonered [OP] tacorider

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    Well said!

    :cheers:

    :rofl:

    The entire case would be heard and decided before any response from KTJO 4x4.
     
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  10. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:48 AM
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    whatstcp

    whatstcp Professional incoherent spammer

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    And then the next day you'd see the judge that dismissed the case driving around in his 3rd gen that has the drivers side handle and then it'd all make sense...
     
  11. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:50 AM
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    tonered

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    That's how we roll.


    I hope they vote in the poll. :D
     
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  12. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:53 AM
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    I heard that KTJO is accepting prepayment now for a differential additive that will resolve Tacoma rear end noise. Send in your money now and they will let you know in the future when the product may ship.
     
  13. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:53 AM
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    Malvolio

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    Add some more categories?
     
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  14. Jan 13, 2021 at 8:56 AM
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    tonered

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    Sure. Whatcha got? "I was grabbing my handle, when . . . "
     
  15. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:03 AM
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    Add a line in the poll for who is going to add a molle rack between the 2 grab handles right in front of the windshield. Ricky Bobby Fig Newton style.
     
  16. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:04 AM
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    hotrodder636

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    Yeah, I am not sure why this concept is so hard for many to grasp. Oh well.
     
  17. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:07 AM
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    Tmaloy

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    I agree with your sentiments, my goal was to assist with the install, not foregoing the the issues with the actual issues with the seller. I wanted the grab handle since my hip and knee were a determiting factor. I only wanted to help those who my have issues with the install.
     
  18. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:08 AM
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    tonered

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    This mod has to happen! Where can I pre-order?
     
  19. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:10 AM
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    STi and Taco

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    I'll take any money you feel like sending my way. No timeline though, chances are we'll nuke the planet before I ever get it shipped out anyways. I'll just use it for a badass vacation before we are all turned to dust.
     
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  20. Jan 13, 2021 at 9:12 AM
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    tonered

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    Those are the details that I needed. Do I PayPal your Instagram? Shipping is free, right?
     
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