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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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  1. Sep 25, 2021 at 9:58 AM
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    jerkwithkeyboard

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    Yep.
    It was pointed at the truck.
    :rimshot:
     
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  2. Sep 25, 2021 at 10:23 AM
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    DES2009

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    Pics were posted of a 2022 Tundra. This thread is about a Tacoma Grab Handle. Is the video a Tacoma or a Tundra video?

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Sep 25, 2021 at 10:27 AM
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    The Toyota video I saw was for a Tacoma not a Tundra.
     
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  4. Sep 25, 2021 at 2:36 PM
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    baldbeardedtaco

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    I’m due for some self inflicted punishment… I want folding mirrors!

    can’t get an answer back if there will even be a restock so if anyone has some that they didn’t Install and want to sell (hit me up) or didn’t install and can at least take clearer pics/part numbers so I can try and source some of it?
     
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  5. Sep 25, 2021 at 2:47 PM
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    tonered

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    You want moving parts from KTJO 4x4? Yikes!

    I will send good juju your way.

    :cheers:
     
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  6. Sep 25, 2021 at 3:15 PM
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    wiljayhi

    wiljayhi I’m not a mortar forker I’m a mortar forker’s son

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    Previous model year Tundras had no handle. She, who must not be named, offered a Tundra grab handle. Looks like the ‘22 Tundra has the handle back.

    That’s it, that’s all, I’m out.

    update: it was https://www.sparksparts.com/p-tundra-grab-handle-kit-pktungrab that had the Tundra GH parts, not what’s ‘er name. I guess she figured she could just port that solution over to Tacoma without a whole lot of testing.
     
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  7. Oct 4, 2021 at 1:58 AM
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    Anyone have a grey driver's side handle they want to sell? Long story short I bought a truck that had one, dealership removed and replaced with new handleless pillar and gave truck back to me after warranty service. They owe me one , ordered one from ktjo and now I have been reading this and other threads for 2 weeks wondering where I went wrong in my life.


    2016 bought used recently. In for 3rd break light leak under warranty. headliner pulled and somehow a new handle is needed. They owe it to me and know that they do. Just want a handle there again...
     
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  8. Oct 4, 2021 at 4:04 AM
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    Your post requires additional details and explanation. You brought your truck to the dealer for service and they stole parts off of your truck????
     
  9. Oct 4, 2021 at 5:31 AM
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    Yeah, what he said ^^^!

    They stole from you. Period. Any parts taken off of my truck, I'm keeping. I'm shocked you didn't insist on getting them back. Why did you authorize that work?

    Okay, back on topic. KTJO is a non-starter. If you sent that lady money, start disputing it now with your CC company to get your money back and look elsewhere. Wait... that site only sells for 3rd gen's, because they didn't come from the factory with it installed. That means you have a 2nd gen, correct? You really need to elaborate more. Something isn't adding up.
     
  10. Oct 4, 2021 at 6:42 AM
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    wiljayhi

    wiljayhi I’m not a mortar forker I’m a mortar forker’s son

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    I think I get it that they returned your A pillar to stock as a (Toyota) prerequisite for completing warranty work but they could have asked you to do it prior to commencing the work or kept the grab handle parts for you. I know some dealers get a little fussy about doing certain warranty work or campaigns when the truck is modded.

    On second thought they probably lost the speed nut during disassembly and f#%^ing around trying to get the handle re-installed would not be covered under the water leak campaign. The A pillar is a simple bolt on, the handle is not.
     
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  11. Oct 4, 2021 at 6:44 AM
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    I'd say your truck got an upgrade going back to the OEM a-pillar cover. Still not how the dealership should have "handled" it (I've got the funnies today folks), but I'd say you came out on top on this deal. Get them to buy you a new one from KTJO and in 9 months when you finally get it, sell it and make some money off the dealers fuqup
     
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  12. Oct 4, 2021 at 6:54 AM
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    Looking forward to the rest of this story. Hopefully, it is tantalizing as I am imagining it.
     
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    O they definitely wiffed big time on how they handled this. Years ago I would have had multiple meltdowns in their service center by now but I am somehow gaining wisdom with age and waiting to meltdown when it is going to be most advantageous to me.

    Heard a lot of BS about why my truck came back to me missing one handle. I bought it thinking it was there from factory. Lots of trucks have them.
     
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  15. Oct 4, 2021 at 8:13 AM
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    So did you order a new handle from ktjo or did the dealership?
     
  16. Oct 4, 2021 at 8:18 AM
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    Ah yes, important detail I forgot to share. They know they messed up big. They offered to buy the handle and placed the order about 2 weeks ago or more. This may be what is keeping me more or less sane.
     
  17. Oct 4, 2021 at 8:32 AM
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    Is it being shipped to the dealer or to your address? Who gets the shipping notice and tracking number? I think the handles are in stock at the Oregon warehouse so you should have something by now. 2 weeks? Hound the dealer, they ordered it. Plus, they “feel bad” about it.
     
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    I'd just roll with it then. And when it comes in, just sell and pocket the money for your pain and suffering. I've now had my 3rd gen for 5 1/2 years and I'm doing ok without one. Thought I was really going to want it, until it arrived all jacked up and I just gave up on the whole thing and went through the extreme pain of a return to ktjo.
     
  19. Oct 4, 2021 at 8:35 AM
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    By any chance, does anyone have the OEM trim that I can use for the brake light recall? :anonymous: I chucked mine in the can. :crapstorm:
     
  20. Oct 4, 2021 at 8:36 AM
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    tonered

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    LoL! I don't think you're close. I'm saving mine for the time that the handle comes off in my hand.
     
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