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Northern Virginia Roll Call

Discussion in 'Virginia' started by r6hokie, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. Aug 21, 2017 at 10:23 AM
    buyobuyo

    buyobuyo Read The Fucking Manual

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    A thing or two...
    Cali Raised sells the harness and button for the ditch lights. They're extra items but not that expensive. The harness ($15) comes with a switch, but it isn't a factory style switch ($11). You could make it work if you didn't want to pay for the factory style switch. If you're going to run the ditch lights in the back, you might be better off making your own harness, since you're going to have to modify the Cali Raised harness anyway.
     
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  2. Aug 21, 2017 at 10:37 AM
    Mr. Projekt

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    I've done some research.... and Cali Raised is just the same rebranded Chinese stuff you buy on eBay / Amazon

    you can snag Chinese stuff on Amazon for cheap and just buy the ditch light brackets from Cali Raised or Rago....and pick up a MicTuning harness w/ Toyota switch....

    all in: $89

    ditch light brackets $55
    https://caliraisedled.com/collectio...ts/05-2015-toyota-tacoma-ditch-light-brackets

    MicTuning harness w/ switch $17
    https://www.amazon.com/MICTUNING-Wi...ning+ditch+light+wiring+harness+toyota+switch

    NiLight / Chinese pods (w/ good reviews on Amazon) $17
    https://www.amazon.com/Nilight-Driv...=UTF8&qid=1503336919&sr=1-5&keywords=led+pods
     
  3. Aug 21, 2017 at 10:40 AM
    Coot83

    Coot83 DORKEL NATION

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    To add to that, a little bird told me they are big on busting folks who bash them. Cali raised has had a good amount of law suits lately for having either faulty products or delivery of them. I would def err on the side of caution for those interested in their stuff.
     
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  4. Aug 21, 2017 at 10:42 AM
    Mr. Projekt

    Mr. Projekt Well-Known Member

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    oh wow I hadnt heard all that.... they seem to have people that have EXCELLENT reviews of them or TERRIBLE.... there isnt a lot of middle of the road reviews haha
     
  5. Aug 21, 2017 at 10:46 AM
    Coot83

    Coot83 DORKEL NATION

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    Exactly, and they will try to threaten with legal action depending on the review. Its def not an ethical approach by any means, but they do what they can to deter any. They also pulled schemy shit by copying a companies design. This company found out and blasted them about it which Cali raised tried to sue for product infringement. After they lost that, the original designing company counter sued. I don't have any products so I cant speak from experience, but I wont ever encourage the sales or distribution of a company like that. Bullying customers should never be any companies moto.
     
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  6. Aug 21, 2017 at 10:48 AM
    Coot83

    Coot83 DORKEL NATION

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    I just recently learned this stuff this weekend.
     
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  7. Aug 21, 2017 at 11:02 AM
    Mr. Projekt

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    yea I heard about that awhile back
     
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  8. Aug 21, 2017 at 11:03 AM
    Mr. Projekt

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    for the extra $10, I'd just go w/ the Rago mounts.
     
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  9. Aug 21, 2017 at 11:59 AM
    ready6delta

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    Finally back in the PNW! Lake Stevens/ Olympia
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    IT NEVER ENDS..........
    Unfortunately im finding out after purchase and dealing with late product delivery and lack of commo between seller. Oh well should have done better research. I will defintely do a solid review of these and let you guys know.
     
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  10. Aug 21, 2017 at 12:04 PM
    Mr. Projekt

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    you ordered the Cali Raised brackets? I'd like to check them out next time I see ya!
     
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  11. Aug 21, 2017 at 12:39 PM
    Superman910

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    Fun fact - they will prob be rago brackets that come from cali.
     
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  12. Aug 21, 2017 at 12:42 PM
    Mr. Projekt

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    yea I read a few months back that Cali *allegedly* copied Rago's design...
     
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  13. Aug 21, 2017 at 12:58 PM
    ready6delta

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    Should be here today. Does anyone have the rago brackets to compare?
     
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  14. Aug 21, 2017 at 1:02 PM
    Superman910

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    :hattip::hattip::hattip::hattip::hattip::hattip:
     
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  15. Aug 21, 2017 at 1:02 PM
    Rome604

    Rome604 I am the Captain now

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    I've got the Cali brackets and I love them. They fit great and I didn't have to mess with the cowl. Quick shipping too.
     
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  16. Aug 21, 2017 at 1:03 PM
    Superman910

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    hahaha @ready6delta not so much
     
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  17. Aug 21, 2017 at 1:04 PM
    Rome604

    Rome604 I am the Captain now

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    haha mine only took a couple of days....
     
  18. Aug 21, 2017 at 1:22 PM
    Coot83

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    Ah you know what...I bought a set of them off ebay that I totally forgot were cali ones actually. Two of the three holes line up. Boner copy if you ask me...
     
  19. Aug 21, 2017 at 2:58 PM
    buyobuyo

    buyobuyo Read The Fucking Manual

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    A thing or two...
    I've got the Cali Raised brackets on my truck. I'll show you them when we do the mod day.

    You've got a 3rd Gen, so the bracket is completely different from the 2nd Gen bracket. The 2nd Gen bracket requires cutting of the cowl. My brackets fit like shit. I had to drill holes larger and cut on them to make them work. Cali Raised was no help either. I contacted them through email to ask about the poor fitment before I messed with them, and they played it off like it's the first they had heard of it. I sent them pictures and never heard from them again.
     
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  20. Aug 21, 2017 at 3:42 PM
    Coot83

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    Let's be honest though with as cheap as their shit is it's not a surprise that they don't really have a customer service.
     
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