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Driver side A pillar grab handle.

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Jimmycue, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. Jun 23, 2022 at 9:31 AM
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    No drilling is required with the KTJO kit.
     
  2. Jun 23, 2022 at 11:41 AM
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    The KTJO kit uses a rivnut in an existing hole, and has a spacer that goes over the mounting bolt to fill the gap between the rivnut and the back of the A-pillar trim cover.
     
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    Do you have the handle part number? The right side OEM handle is slightly smaller. I received from them the box open and the handle was missing. I want to buy the handle from a different place (I assume they used some OEM part).
     
  4. Jun 24, 2022 at 6:29 AM
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    Unfortunately, the missing part scenario came up several times in threads warning potential buyers looking to buy this kit from KTJO...it didn't appear KTJO was willing to replace missing parts. I hope you get satisfaction.
     
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    I saw that too and knew buying was a gamble. I lucked out I guess as everything came intact. I have had the USPS lose crap before and no resolution via other vendors so wouldn't be a first for me.

     
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    yep, I saw all the threads too late. They don't even want to tell me the handle part number.... (if there is a part ID on your handle, can you post it?) ugh so I don't think I'll receive the handle (I don't need the rivnut or the rivnut gun as I have all the tools I need)
     
  7. Jun 24, 2022 at 6:33 AM
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    @Todi - @Captain Spalding did mention he had both handles (KTJO & oem), and the oem was slightly smaller.
     
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    I am curious. Smaller from bolt hole to bolt hole or just in height from the base of the trim?

     
  9. Jun 24, 2022 at 10:57 AM
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    Sadly I don’t think it’s an OEM part. I doubt you can get it anywhere else.
    Same story here. Having emailed Jason about his bracket and gotten no response, I decided to roll the dice on KTJO. Guess I got lucky.
    Hmm. I didn’t compare them that closely. I’m fairly certain the hole spacing is the same, as that’s a critical measurement, but there are square protrusions on the bottom of the handle that key into the trim piece, and as the KTJO handle varies from the OEM handle, it wouldn’t surprise me if the square protrusions were sized or spaced differently than OEM. If what you are imagining is using an OEM handle with the KTJO trim piece despite the possibility of the stock handle not perfectly mating up with the trim cosmetically, I’m not confident it would fit properly to work mechanically.
     
  10. Jun 24, 2022 at 12:25 PM
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    Adding pics of the handle for reference. It looks like the square holes are positioned at the same spot? Does anyone have a pic of the backside of the KTJO handles for reference?

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  11. Jun 24, 2022 at 1:36 PM
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    Some photos from the KTJO website, if they're any help...
    Front of trim panel

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    Back of trim panel
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    Back of grab handle
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    Both
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