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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?

    30.2%
  2. Received?

    40.7%
  3. Have to bend upper clip to fit?

    14.0%
  4. Missing Upper Cover?

    6.4%
  5. Missing Lower Cover?

    2.9%
  6. Incorrect Hardware?

    16.3%
  7. Scratches / Damage?

    11.0%
  8. Other (oh gawd)?

    18.0%
  9. Magically Perfect!

    23.3%
  10. Stuck in Shipping Label Created Purgatory?

    4.7%
  11. OGs Still Waiting since Before the Ban?

    7.6%
  12. Return Attempted?

    1.7%
  13. Return Actually Happened?

    4.1%
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  1. Jan 15, 2021 at 9:22 PM
    #3441
    Beancooker

    Beancooker Alea iacta est

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    Lots, straight from the factory.
    After reading this shitshow, I’m glad I didn’t order a handle from this halfwit hack.
     
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  2. Jan 15, 2021 at 9:27 PM
    #3442
    Malvolio

    Malvolio free zip ties for Stun

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    You had to be there.

    edit: and this^ is us. Except more pathetic.
     
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  3. Jan 15, 2021 at 10:12 PM
    #3443
    baldbeardedtaco

    baldbeardedtaco Well-Known Member

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    So now you seen my covers @Malvolio does yours look similar? Possibly the cause of not seating fully.

    I didn’t take pictures of the after sanded edges but plan on removing it tomorrow to bent the top bracket in. So I’ll take close ups of the covers to try and show how much I sanded/filed off, how much it seats in now and my duct tape lifter in the rear
     
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  4. Jan 15, 2021 at 10:43 PM
    #3444
    shadowler

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    Anyone still waiting for their replacement clip nut? I just received my mine and have no use for it. If you're based in the US and still waiting.. DM me and I will send you mine.
     
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  5. Jan 16, 2021 at 12:28 AM
    #3445
    Rainoffire

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    Just got mine.
    20210116_145427.jpg
    So... I fall under the clipnut/speednut is not correct size category.

    What are the recommended course of action? Change it the clip nut? Go for a large sizes bolt? Or change out both?
     
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  6. Jan 16, 2021 at 12:47 AM
    #3446
    baldbeardedtaco

    baldbeardedtaco Well-Known Member

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    Don’t size up the bolt

    I’m still trying to figure out what clip nut I want to get. I bought the “self centering” dorman but don’t like out it’s suspended 1/2” above the bracket causing everything to be pushed up. I want to get one that’s more flush to the top (smallest panel thickness clamp). Thhe only thing I found on McMaster is… wait for it
    5637605F-37E6-4140-887F-09709EF26913.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2021
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  7. Jan 16, 2021 at 12:55 AM
    #3447
    baldbeardedtaco

    baldbeardedtaco Well-Known Member

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    Also, it looks like your covers sit pretty flush unless it’s just the angle.
     
  8. Jan 16, 2021 at 2:24 AM
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    Rainoffire

    Rainoffire Well-Known Member

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    Mine already came installed, and was a little too flushed. Had to use a fine screwdriver to pop them out, made a couple of scrapes, but just sanded them down.

    Thank you.
     
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  9. Jan 16, 2021 at 6:17 AM
    #3449
    Tmaloy

    Tmaloy Well-Known Member

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    Found the self centering clip nuts at Guam Home Center. Those are the ones I used when I did my install. I think it was 96 cents.
     
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  10. Jan 16, 2021 at 7:02 AM
    #3450
    OMGitsme

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    It all worked out in the end for many. I'm glad I ordered one.
     
  11. Jan 16, 2021 at 7:10 AM
    #3451
    STi and Taco

    STi and Taco Not a Super Hero

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    Still no response. Hoping since she allegedly works a M-F job that I could possibly hear from her or one of her lackeys this weekend. I'll just be going down the list of contact emails and phone numbers @tonered has been kind enough to link and keep updated for us and sending one every few hours this weekend.

    I have plenty of coffee, whiskey and hate to fuel my passion for getting the response I should have received days ago from this dipshit. I can't think of one business that I've contacted in my life that has taken 5+ days to respond to a warranty/return/refund/exchange request.

    Will give me something to do when I'm taking breaks while changing out that damn needle bearing in the front diff.
     
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  12. Jan 16, 2021 at 7:12 AM
    #3452
    pochoboy

    pochoboy Well-Known Member

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    Let me tell you, I know the feeling going thru what I went thru BUT my 1st problem is nearly remedied, where I get my hands on my Grab Handle:broccoli:and I'll be able to move on to the next phase where I can size up the hardware, clip nut, bolt cover fitment. Then hopefully I get to move on the Phase 3, The Install! Much to look forward to
    I keep returning to this thread for the advice & tips to install this Plug n Play add-on.
     
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  13. Jan 16, 2021 at 7:14 AM
    #3453
    STi and Taco

    STi and Taco Not a Super Hero

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    Best install tip I could put out there..............send that POS back for a refund. lol
     
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  14. Jan 16, 2021 at 7:20 AM
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    pochoboy

    pochoboy Well-Known Member

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    LOL
    I ain't going thru the whole process looking for a Return for Refund

    I'd Craiglist it for a loss
     
  15. Jan 16, 2021 at 7:22 AM
    #3455
    STi and Taco

    STi and Taco Not a Super Hero

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    That's Plan B if i can't get anywhere with KTJO. I thought about filing a disputed credit card charge claim or whatever it's called, but since I, like a lot of us here, purchased it over a year ago, I don't think that's an option anymore.
     
  16. Jan 16, 2021 at 7:35 AM
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    Same, but I certainly wouldn’t recommend ordering one, unless you enjoy rolling the dice.
     
  17. Jan 16, 2021 at 7:53 AM
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    pochoboy

    pochoboy Well-Known Member

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    too bad you can't get in touch with Brian(KTJO4x4 team member), he made it happen for me and somewhat relieved my tensions with my order. I was getting no where until Brian came into the picture, he made it happen for me, gave me my tracking#, helped me with the exchange, he followed up contacting me to see if I had gotten a response for it. Yada yada yada
     
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  18. Jan 16, 2021 at 7:54 AM
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    STi and Taco

    STi and Taco Not a Super Hero

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    I saw his email at the bottom of the list. Is he one of the ones no longer associated with ktjo?
     
  19. Jan 16, 2021 at 8:11 AM
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    STi and Taco

    STi and Taco Not a Super Hero

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    Hmmmmm, maybe I'll start from the bottom of tge list.

    Or I can just Cc evry one of them. Bahahaha
     
  20. Jan 16, 2021 at 8:26 AM
    #3460
    pochoboy

    pochoboy Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking, if ever I get my hands on the handle and installed I could live with it's flaws(small nicks/dents/gaps with bolt covers). It's a mall queen but...
     
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