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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 15, 2021 at 2:44 PM
    #3421
    TVphotog97

    TVphotog97 Active Member

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    Went back and gave it another shot, @tonered I just felt for it to lock in like you said and it's a lot better! Looks clean and flush with the tweeter cover. Hopefully I can get that top bolt cover to stay on
     
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  2. Jan 15, 2021 at 2:48 PM
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    tonered

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    Excellent!

    Sort of diminishes the Plug-n-Play side, huh?

    For the cover, just be sure that the two snap prongs are not bent and are going down the bolt hole.
     
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  3. Jan 15, 2021 at 2:51 PM
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    TVphotog97

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    Yeah...."plug and play".... At least it's installed. For now I have the cover holding in place, hopefully it stays that way
     
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  4. Jan 15, 2021 at 2:52 PM
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    tonered

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    Getting it in is most of the battle.

    Good luck!
     
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  5. Jan 15, 2021 at 3:11 PM
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    Tmaloy

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    Just a suggestion, when I did my install, I checked the edges of the grab handle where the covers go on. There was leftover mold flashing in there. I used the X-acto knife to cut it out/shave it down. That might help with getting the covers flushed down.
     
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  6. Jan 15, 2021 at 3:14 PM
    #3426
    STi and Taco

    STi and Taco Not a Super Hero

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    Day 4 of no response from the shit show of KTJO4x4. Even sent an email this morning to another of her dozen email addys.

    Might give it a week more and then jist sell it at a loss.
     
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  7. Jan 15, 2021 at 3:24 PM
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    tonered

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    Shit!

    I found some more addresses that I added to the list.
     
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  8. Jan 15, 2021 at 3:28 PM
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    STi and Taco

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    When you click on "policies" on her website, every "policy" has it's own email address.
     
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  9. Jan 15, 2021 at 3:33 PM
    #3429
    Skydvrr

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    Yup, hasn't left lol
     
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  10. Jan 15, 2021 at 3:42 PM
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    tonered

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    Oh man. What a rip.
     
  11. Jan 15, 2021 at 3:43 PM
    #3431
    tonered

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    LoL! I will add that one also.

    Just a damn joke. Fucking Google doesn't have that many contact addresses.
     
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  12. Jan 15, 2021 at 3:52 PM
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    wiljayhi

    wiljayhi Two wheel in, my son, Four wheel out

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    Try texting her during her working hours. You’re more likely to get a response.
     
  13. Jan 15, 2021 at 4:37 PM
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    STi and Taco

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    She doesmt exactly post working hours.
    But i'll try texting at some point this weekend. I fucking despise texting.
     
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  14. Jan 15, 2021 at 4:44 PM
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    wiljayhi

    wiljayhi Two wheel in, my son, Four wheel out

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    Between 9am & 4pm Mon to Fri at her gov’t job. I always got some sort of response when I texted. Not always the response I expected but a response none the less.
     
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  15. Jan 15, 2021 at 8:16 PM
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    I think it’s more related to the edges pushing it up (or not allowing it to fully seat) check the edges in blue and opposite corner. Does it touch premature before it’s fully seated? When you press it in does it almost spring back?
    31FE495A-3E7E-460A-80E0-9349B18DD9B4.jpg
    Check out my post with pictures of my covers- I show where I think mine was holding it up
     
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  16. Jan 15, 2021 at 8:23 PM
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    Looks like a bent tab
     
  17. Jan 15, 2021 at 8:28 PM
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    daveeasa

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    ^^ I got a note from him (@Malvolio) today (not grabasshandle related). He (or his online identity) appears to be alive.

    BTW, I consider @tonered my intellectual superior on 1,000,000 things but not on grab handles. This one had stay-the-f-away written all over it and then some.

    And I'm no ktjo hater, I have the inverter mod and bowl lights and they are very nice mods, reasonably priced, work well, decent quality, etc.

    Just this one. This specific one. W T F were/are you all thinking? How could this be anything less than an exercise in idiocracy?

    Anyway, cheers my TW asshandle brethren. I drink on your behalf.
     
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  18. Jan 15, 2021 at 8:32 PM
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    tonered

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    I no nothing. :D

    But yeah. The handle was not a good decision. Lesson learned. :hattip:
     
  19. Jan 15, 2021 at 8:39 PM
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    Malvolio

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    Learning is hard.
     
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  20. Jan 15, 2021 at 8:49 PM
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    tonered

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    Soo hard.
     
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