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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?

    28.0%
  2. Received?

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

    15.3%
  4. Missing Upper Cover?

    6.3%
  5. Missing Lower Cover?

    3.7%
  6. Incorrect Hardware?

    16.9%
  7. Scratches / Damage?

    10.6%
  8. Other (oh gawd)?

    18.0%
  9. Magically Perfect!

    23.3%
  10. Stuck in Shipping Label Created Purgatory?

    4.2%
  11. OGs Still Waiting since Before the Ban?

    6.9%
  12. Return Attempted?

    2.1%
  13. Return Actually Happened?

    3.7%
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  1. Jul 22, 2021 at 11:13 AM
    #4961
    Malvolio

    Malvolio free zip ties for Stun

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    Piggy passed it on too when he got rocked. Stop it with you and DeviousSixxxxxx showing us all this humanitarian aid already; I need my future to look bleak, Bros!
     
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  2. Jul 22, 2021 at 11:13 AM
    #4962
    tonered

    tonered [OP] tacorider

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    BTW, I updated the 1st Post to add a quote of @Daria 's kickin' stickers in case folks want some more.
     
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  3. Jul 22, 2021 at 11:14 AM
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    tonered

    tonered [OP] tacorider

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    There's supposedly a global resin shortage to piggy back on the global chip shortage.

    Did that help you out?
     
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  4. Jul 22, 2021 at 11:15 AM
    #4964
    Malvolio

    Malvolio free zip ties for Stun

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  5. Jul 22, 2021 at 11:16 AM
    #4965
    tonered

    tonered [OP] tacorider

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  6. Jul 22, 2021 at 11:54 AM
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    Otto Mation

    Otto Mation Well-Known Member

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    I have been away from the forum for a while and come back to see that other members have had a bad experience with KTJO as well. I had ordered the tailgate lock kit which never seemed to ship. I contacted her about it and got back a long line of shit about how many hours she works at her full time job, blah. blah ad nauseum. I really didn't care about her lame excuses but was polite. She could have just shipped the kit rather than spending all of that time typing up excuses. About a week later she contacted me and said that my payment was short, which it was not, and she wasn't going to ship unless I sent her three more dollars. I guess it was Paypal fees. Nowhere did it say to cover the fees. I debated at that point about canceling the order because of all the delays and excuses but sent the three bucks. Days pass and nothing has been shipped. I contact her again and she said, "I told you I wasn't shipping until I got three dollars". I explained that I sent her the extra three dollars days ago. She then preceded to bitch me out for not following her instructions. Another long diatribe. Her instructions were to send her three bucks, which I did. In frustration I told her to cancel my order and refund my money. No refund and no kit, then a week later the kit showed up. Looks like she didn't follow my instructions. I vowed to never do business with her again. Looks like others have done the same.
     
  7. Jul 22, 2021 at 11:56 AM
    #4967
    tonered

    tonered [OP] tacorider

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    Oh man.

    The KTJO 4x4 experience summed up pretty nicely right there. Thanks for the post!


    :cheers:
     
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  8. Jul 22, 2021 at 12:56 PM
    #4968
    fatboyfirebass

    fatboyfirebass Well-Known Member

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    OV Tuned, S&B Intake, MBRP Dual black Cat-back, accumulator delete, URD SS, 2LM, SSO Hybrid bumper/Warn 10kSynthetic, Custom Car Grille, MESO Ultimate Turn Signal in KTJO Power Folding Mirrors, Genesis Dual Battery, BHLM with LED upgrade, RIGID fogs, Geko Bed & Underhood lighting, Rear camera anytime, Nav Block Override, 400W anytime w/ interior outlets, USB charging stations, DE-badged, TVD blackout kit, HiLux interior door handles, Hybrid SS/Delrin Shift Knob, Cali-Raised bed Stiffeners, Ultimate Tailgate Seal, "El Dorado" Dual-quad horns.
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. Jul 22, 2021 at 12:58 PM
    #4969
    tonered

    tonered [OP] tacorider

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    At least John Cusack got his news papers. It wasn't straight up ransom. The kid put in the effort also. :D
     
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  10. Jul 23, 2021 at 1:23 PM
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    CmdrTrekk

    CmdrTrekk Dante & Me

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    Got a really good trash can for the back seat that I'm kind of excited about. ;) Tinted the front windows and windshield strip MESO Hi/Lo LED Dome and Sylvania map lights Upgraded halogen headlights Toyota Bed lights Tailgate Power Lock Nitto Ridge Grapplers (stock size) Anytime Backup Camera on front with switch MESO Customs Puddle Lights w/ switch OEM Roof Rack TRD Air Filter K&N Cabin Air filter MESO Customs Gasshole MESO Customs pocket switch plate ARB Awning w/ sides and back Taco Vinyl radio knob Mountain Hatch Tailgate Panel Midland MXT275 with clean set up Tonneau Cover Lower bumper light bar Baja Designs ditch lights On the list: MESO Customs Start switch TRD Pro Knob + MESO Customs stealth buttons Heated seats Add a leaf progressive kit Perhaps some fancy bumpers at some point Battery Upgrade Soundskins

    OMG you actually got to talk to someone??? I’ve been trying for 2 months
     
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  11. Jul 23, 2021 at 1:28 PM
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    Otto Mation

    Otto Mation Well-Known Member

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    Well that was back in late 2019. I haven't heard from her since. :bananadance:
     
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  12. Jul 23, 2021 at 1:36 PM
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    MIDTNTACO

    MIDTNTACO Well-Known Member

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    You TOTALLY beat me to this one! LMAO
     
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  13. Jul 23, 2021 at 1:37 PM
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    tonered

    tonered [OP] tacorider

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    A day late and $2.00 short.
     
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  14. Jul 23, 2021 at 4:19 PM
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    CmdrTrekk

    CmdrTrekk Dante & Me

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    Got a really good trash can for the back seat that I'm kind of excited about. ;) Tinted the front windows and windshield strip MESO Hi/Lo LED Dome and Sylvania map lights Upgraded halogen headlights Toyota Bed lights Tailgate Power Lock Nitto Ridge Grapplers (stock size) Anytime Backup Camera on front with switch MESO Customs Puddle Lights w/ switch OEM Roof Rack TRD Air Filter K&N Cabin Air filter MESO Customs Gasshole MESO Customs pocket switch plate ARB Awning w/ sides and back Taco Vinyl radio knob Mountain Hatch Tailgate Panel Midland MXT275 with clean set up Tonneau Cover Lower bumper light bar Baja Designs ditch lights On the list: MESO Customs Start switch TRD Pro Knob + MESO Customs stealth buttons Heated seats Add a leaf progressive kit Perhaps some fancy bumpers at some point Battery Upgrade Soundskins
    I just spent so many hours installing this thing, what a treachorous time. It was easier to install the MESO side mirror lights FFS. The U-clip shredded and then made it impossible to take off without destroying the bolt head. I ended up at Ace Hardware replacing all of the bolts and the U-clip with better steel pieces. I almost recommend getting a better U-clip for yourself to start because if you accidentally misalign the brass one, it might do this to you. The top bolt stripped its own threads off, which I've never seen, because I had to take it on and off a lot, so I ended up with an M8 to finish the top and recut the threads. And the bottom bolt alignment was nearly impossible so I left off the metal sleeve piece because it was too rigid to align. Finally finished it after WAY TOO LONG.

    All in all, the handle is a little soft and squishy because the bolts are so long and thin compared to the passenger side which has wider, shorter bolts. It'll probably work for me but it'll take some getting used to that's for sure.

    And all I wanted was a damn B-pillar passenger handle and I ended up with this thing. Also I noticed the KTJO4x4 website dramatically changed today so the instructions disappeared too and it's not even available on there.

    What a messsss. At least I'll be able to adjust my ass on lunch trips now without swerving ;)

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  15. Jul 23, 2021 at 4:27 PM
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    MIDTNTACO

    MIDTNTACO Well-Known Member

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    On a posative note, It looks great!
     
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  16. Jul 23, 2021 at 4:37 PM
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    tonered

    tonered [OP] tacorider

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    Yikes.

    Sooooo, PnP?

    :anonymous:
     
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  17. Jul 23, 2021 at 4:50 PM
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    wiljayhi

    wiljayhi Sunshine capital of Canada

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    Holy fuck, fuck, Batman!
     
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  18. Jul 23, 2021 at 5:15 PM
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    Otto Mation

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    Having not followed all of the threads on this, I have an honest question. Has anyone thought about what happens when the airbags go off? Do these parts alter anything with respect to the airbags? Seems like there might be some serious liability with that.
     
  19. Jul 23, 2021 at 5:22 PM
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    CmdrTrekk

    CmdrTrekk Dante & Me

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    Got a really good trash can for the back seat that I'm kind of excited about. ;) Tinted the front windows and windshield strip MESO Hi/Lo LED Dome and Sylvania map lights Upgraded halogen headlights Toyota Bed lights Tailgate Power Lock Nitto Ridge Grapplers (stock size) Anytime Backup Camera on front with switch MESO Customs Puddle Lights w/ switch OEM Roof Rack TRD Air Filter K&N Cabin Air filter MESO Customs Gasshole MESO Customs pocket switch plate ARB Awning w/ sides and back Taco Vinyl radio knob Mountain Hatch Tailgate Panel Midland MXT275 with clean set up Tonneau Cover Lower bumper light bar Baja Designs ditch lights On the list: MESO Customs Start switch TRD Pro Knob + MESO Customs stealth buttons Heated seats Add a leaf progressive kit Perhaps some fancy bumpers at some point Battery Upgrade Soundskins
    Lol technically yes… it’s only two damn bolts!
     
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  20. Jul 23, 2021 at 5:23 PM
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    CmdrTrekk

    CmdrTrekk Dante & Me

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    Got a really good trash can for the back seat that I'm kind of excited about. ;) Tinted the front windows and windshield strip MESO Hi/Lo LED Dome and Sylvania map lights Upgraded halogen headlights Toyota Bed lights Tailgate Power Lock Nitto Ridge Grapplers (stock size) Anytime Backup Camera on front with switch MESO Customs Puddle Lights w/ switch OEM Roof Rack TRD Air Filter K&N Cabin Air filter MESO Customs Gasshole MESO Customs pocket switch plate ARB Awning w/ sides and back Taco Vinyl radio knob Mountain Hatch Tailgate Panel Midland MXT275 with clean set up Tonneau Cover Lower bumper light bar Baja Designs ditch lights On the list: MESO Customs Start switch TRD Pro Knob + MESO Customs stealth buttons Heated seats Add a leaf progressive kit Perhaps some fancy bumpers at some point Battery Upgrade Soundskins
    Yes there’s pictures of how it looks buried deep in here. The design elements are identical to the passenger side. So it should be fine.
     
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