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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?

    45.6%
  3. Have to bend upper clip to fit?

    14.3%
  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%
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  1. Jan 23, 2021 at 4:14 PM
    #3781
    CttAznRanger

    CttAznRanger Crazy NE Asian

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    Yeah, I'll be filing that down a little bit so it smooths out. same with the covers.
    I wish it was that easy to forget about it, since I don't offroad.
     
  2. Jan 23, 2021 at 4:27 PM
    #3782
    ortho

    ortho Well-Known Member

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    I also got two of these.
     
  3. Jan 23, 2021 at 5:37 PM
    #3783
    tonered

    tonered [OP] tacorider

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    I appreciate the compliment!
     
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  4. Jan 23, 2021 at 5:55 PM
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    NoVa TRD Sport

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    I just received two (duplicate) emails from Katie Kelley asking me to confirm my order. I had actually received my grab handle a month ago exactly. Should I reply to this? All this does is indicate to me how chaotic her operation is.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2021 at 6:04 PM
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    aozer

    aozer Well-Known Member

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    nice to know she checks her emails, would be even nicer if should would respond to mine. only a few more days before i cancel the charge on my card and forget her store even exists. fuck her.
     
  6. Jan 23, 2021 at 6:16 PM
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    Malvolio

    Malvolio free zip ties for Stun

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    I got the same. I replied back (and cc’d the shipping email) that I had received mine and she didn’t need to send another. I also said I’d like a sticker.:blahblah:
     
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  7. Jan 23, 2021 at 9:51 PM
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    baldbeardedtaco

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    I normally pass on by the trolls but gd after so many times enough is enough. 2020 I let a lot pass but in 202(won) no ducks given
     
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  8. Jan 24, 2021 at 1:12 AM
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    Devious6

    Devious6 Not your Average College President Emeritus

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    And he will, forever, remain on my Ignore List.
     
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  9. Jan 24, 2021 at 9:50 AM
    #3789
    xxTacocaTxx

    xxTacocaTxx Well Unknown Member

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    Same here. I actually got 2 :confused:
     
  10. Jan 24, 2021 at 10:27 AM
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    3JOH22A

    3JOH22A Cunning Linguist

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  11. Jan 24, 2021 at 10:33 AM
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    bmxtaco

    bmxtaco Well-Known Member

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    Covers look wrong. Same KTJO quality we know and expect.
     
  12. Jan 24, 2021 at 10:35 AM
    #3792
    3JOH22A

    3JOH22A Cunning Linguist

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    These are 3D-printed prototypes. Expect the production molded parts to have slightly different shape (for better or worse) and texture.
     
  13. Jan 24, 2021 at 11:37 AM
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    STi and Taco

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    And OEM fit
     
  14. Jan 24, 2021 at 11:58 AM
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    ljerr2

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    no thank you.............
     
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  15. Jan 24, 2021 at 1:09 PM
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    3JOH22A

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    The IG caption in that post is "Rear OEM Grab Handles w/ OEM Side B Pillar" :laugh:
     
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  16. Jan 24, 2021 at 1:14 PM
    #3796
    NDTransplant

    NDTransplant Well-Known Member

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    When I see what others have gone/are going through just to get their grab handles, I guess I won't complain about an incorrect size clip nut.

    Wowsa what a fiasco, huh?
     
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  17. Jan 24, 2021 at 1:47 PM
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    3JOH22A

    3JOH22A Cunning Linguist

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    She's using offshore suppliers without any QA on her end. That's the problem.

    From the pictures posted in her IG feed, the A-pillar trim panel and grab handle are shipped to her in bulk in separate cartons. She then stuffs a trim panel, a handle, and a hardware kit in a custom-printed box and sends it out. There should be at least a visual inspection during the boxing process.

    BTW there are many companies in North America doing little hardware baggie kits at reasonable prices. Think about mudflaps or any piece of furniture you buy. That shouldn't have been outsourced to China.
     
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2021
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  18. Jan 24, 2021 at 2:05 PM
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    lynlan1819

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    NO THANKS.
     
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  19. Jan 24, 2021 at 3:40 PM
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    wiljayhi

    wiljayhi Two wheel in, my son, Four wheel out

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    I’m passing on the B pillar grab handles.
    Thanks, anyway (she, who cannot be named). :argue:
     
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  20. Jan 24, 2021 at 3:54 PM
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    ortho

    ortho Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. I don’t sit in the back and my kid isn’t going to be tall enough to reach it for like 12 years. Which is actually the timeline I’d likely see it anyway.
     
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