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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?

    28.7%
  2. Received?

    42.7%
  3. Have to bend upper clip to fit?

    14.0%
  4. Missing Upper Cover?

    6.7%
  5. Missing Lower Cover?

    3.0%
  6. Incorrect Hardware?

    17.1%
  7. Scratches / Damage?

    11.6%
  8. Other (oh gawd)?

    17.7%
  9. Magically Perfect!

    23.8%
  10. Stuck in Shipping Label Created Purgatory?

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

    8.5%
  12. Return Attempted?

    2.4%
  13. Return Actually Happened?

    3.7%
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  1. Jan 14, 2021 at 8:08 PM
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    Malvolio

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    Mine’s fine too. There are teeny pitting spots or small odd coloring veins here or there —- very minor. The covers are the weak bit, with the lower one having a slight underbite, but it’s nothing that can’t be solved with a dab of glue in the crack. My bolts went in at an odd angle but I just rolled the whole assembly toward the door and tightened it; everything basically pulled into position.

    It feels very sturdy and that’s what I wanted.

    I’m still pitchforky that it took 5+ weeks to ship the things to us OGs, and my mom and Tacomabreast got one before I did, but whatever.

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  2. Jan 14, 2021 at 9:41 PM
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    baldbeardedtaco

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    Doesn’t look like it’s seated all the way down/in
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  3. Jan 14, 2021 at 11:00 PM
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    perkj

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    Installer fail. Removing the tweeter grill makes seating it correctly super simple.
     
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  4. Jan 14, 2021 at 11:10 PM
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    Thanks. I’ll try that.

    Edit: Okay, I think I got it this time. You know, come to think of it, I got the trim right in those slots on the first dry-fitting test but managed to botch it when it came to the final attempt the other night.

    It looks better now but still has the underbite on the bottom cover.

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  5. Jan 15, 2021 at 1:14 AM
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    baldbeardedtaco

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    That’s why I pointed it out (I guess I forgot to quote post). And I found it 50/50 w/and w/out tweeter. Only because you won’t know it’s fully seated until you pop the tweeter/vent trim back in. It is easier to see the slots the tabs need to go in though
     
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  6. Jan 15, 2021 at 3:46 AM
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    I knew USPS couldn't do it twice (initial grab handle arrived 2 days early - although it went to a neighbor one street over...).


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  7. Jan 15, 2021 at 6:55 AM
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    Sent a reminder email to a different email of hers to check her warranty email account.

    Must be nice to have a real job that keeps you so busy you cant even take 2mins to respond to an email.
     
  8. Jan 15, 2021 at 8:27 AM
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    HOLY $HIT! She has finally (actually) sent it out. Now just to wait on our 'amazing' USPS.......:playball::pout:
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  9. Jan 15, 2021 at 10:52 AM
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    Good luck, USPS has no clue what's going on... my package that just this morning said it was arriving late and did not have any update past leaving Oregon has now been shown as delivered an hour ago. They also finally delivered my calendar that's been sitting in the "pending acceptance" status since 1/11. :notsure: And I have a bed mat ready for pickup at the local stealership. That replacement grab handle better be in great shape and not ruin my awesome Friday!
     
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  10. Jan 15, 2021 at 11:54 AM
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    So...anyone else having less-than-satisfactory lower cover fitment? I trimmed the little ridge next to the plug since it had a nub on it, but it didn’t make a difference. The slippery plastic resists a lot of thinner double stick tapes. I don’t want to glue it together, obviously, but I’d like the little edge to not catch on my hand or handcuff when I’m using the grab handle. Ideas?

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  11. Jan 15, 2021 at 11:57 AM
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    Tacospike

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    Does it hold at all?
     
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  12. Jan 15, 2021 at 11:58 AM
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    Yeah, it does, it just juts out. I’ve added one more pic to show it. “Overbite.”
     
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  13. Jan 15, 2021 at 11:59 AM
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    tonered

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    That looks bad. Is the tape there?
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  14. Jan 15, 2021 at 11:59 AM
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    You added more than that. o_O
     
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  15. Jan 15, 2021 at 12:00 PM
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    Malvolio

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    It looks that way with the tapes I’ve tried thus far. You need something really low clearance, so the burliest double stick tapes like the command strips wouldn’t work. I almost think it’s more related to the little post not being thick enough to have a tight fit, but who knows.
     
  16. Jan 15, 2021 at 12:01 PM
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    Damn, yeah idk. That is more than I would be comfortable with. Yeah, that overbite just stares back at you in that spot.
     
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  17. Jan 15, 2021 at 12:01 PM
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    tonered

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    You want this stuff:
     
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  18. Jan 15, 2021 at 12:01 PM
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    I have to justify the $9 of Bunny Lebowski green toenail polish. Expect to see the foot showing up in my shots until it wears off.
     
  19. Jan 15, 2021 at 12:03 PM
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    tonered

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    Flip flop photobombs were a thing on another forum. I try to carry the torch there.
     
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  20. Jan 15, 2021 at 12:17 PM
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    What about a dab of hot glue on that post? It should still be removable if needed.
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