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The DO NOT BUY thread

Discussion in 'Vendor Reviews' started by BlueRibbon4x4, Feb 2, 2021.

  1. Feb 2, 2021 at 8:25 PM
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    joonbug

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  2. Feb 2, 2021 at 8:27 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4

    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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  3. Feb 2, 2021 at 8:34 PM
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    3-1 level kit with add a leaf. 295/70/18r cooper max. Spider head light tail light and third brake light, tint, badges off, ladder racks, trd pro grill, color matched hood bulge, grab handle,coach builder +2, dv8 front bumper with winch, fender flares, bed cover....
    Cheap trd valve stem covers off Amazon. Just keep the rubber ones lol. They work just fine
     
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  4. Feb 2, 2021 at 8:36 PM
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    Alexstundra

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    And also any cheap third brake light. Mine leaked. It was such a pain in the ass to put in so to fix I threw some silicone on it. And now the brake light went out so I have to replace the whole thing. Should’ve just tinted the red on the factory brake light and been happy. I think it was from spyder
     
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  5. Feb 2, 2021 at 8:54 PM
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  6. Feb 2, 2021 at 9:18 PM
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    rons23 Get The Led Out!!!

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    Hahaha, I'm in the same boat. A pita for sure. I have like 4 leds not working, just been dealing with it. I'll install another one and cuss at that one too.
     
  7. Feb 2, 2021 at 10:49 PM
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    Tagging this thread, thanks OP
     
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  8. Feb 2, 2021 at 11:04 PM
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    Don’t buy from this company

    trail command.

    horrible 3D prints for a switch pro holder. Received 2 different ones and they didn’t work. Was told my console was warped and my truck was the problem lol

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  9. Feb 3, 2021 at 5:38 AM
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    BlueRibbon4x4

    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    This one was a gift. I was buying a lot of Raptor liner and my wife’s family bought me this “professional spray gun”. I’ll start off by saying I’m very grateful that they go out of their way to purchase something so thoughtful. I was very thankful and will never tell them how much of a piece of crap this is.

    The piston doesn’t engage the handle because the handle is extremely loose. When you pull on the handle, it slips off the piston to either side, requiring TWO HANDS to spray - one to hold the gus absolutely still and the other to activate the handle. Stick with the included gun.

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    Custom Coat Professional Quality Bedliner Application Gun with Regulator - Fits 1 Liter U-Pol Raptor Bottles https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074KNQSM6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_65AVSNMR9QZB90D77STE
     
  10. Feb 3, 2021 at 4:05 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4

    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    This rear sway bar vendor. The sway bar is amazing. I absolutely love it. The vendor I purchased it from is not so great. I received the bar missing hardware. After many calls, I received a box of hardware from them - incomplete. More calls, and more incomplete boxes of hardware. Eventually, I figured out a way to install it.
    My advice is to buy from the dealer when purchasing OEM parts. If this is obvious, it wasn’t to me at the time. AEA922E8-83D9-4B88-A9F8-636E4F7C1C80.jpg
     
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  11. Feb 3, 2021 at 4:13 PM
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    Yep... bought a cheap hood bulge off Amazon. Its definitely a cheap hood bulge... currently in discussions with seller to see if they will let me attempt to repair it and then discount, or if I will get full refund if I can't repair (they have no replacements in stock to send). I should have just spent more and went OEM
     
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  12. Feb 3, 2021 at 4:19 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4

    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    Why do we torture ourselves?
     
  13. Feb 3, 2021 at 4:21 PM
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    RobertD

    RobertD "I call it Vera" ~Jayne Cobb

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    Because we are ever hopeful that we will get a good deal, save money, and use that for more mods :rofl:

    Or it's because we are men and stubborn lol
     
  14. Feb 3, 2021 at 4:23 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4

    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    :rofl:
     
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  15. Feb 3, 2021 at 4:33 PM
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  16. Feb 3, 2021 at 5:57 PM
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    Lol I was going to add this!

    I picked up a "blacked out, all LED" 3rd light from Anzo.
    First was the battle with getting the oem one off!! Then once everything new was installed, I was so excited to see it and I couldn't believe how shitty it was! I couldn't see the lights, even at night! They were so terrible I wouldn't even think of trying to sell it to another member, so I threw them out. I had to order the complete OEM housing to get the gasket... ~$90. I tinted and night-shaded the lens to remove the red and I love the way it looks as a factory tinted setup, with GTR LED replacement bulbs. Awesome!




    Anzo garbage:
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    Tinted OEM:
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    On truck:
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  17. Feb 4, 2021 at 7:12 AM
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    Arrived yesterday going back today , after installed the entire touch screen didn’t respond. Garbage

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  18. Feb 4, 2021 at 9:44 AM
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    jpod its Finally here

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    I'll get pics later but my Weston steps are shit. Paid extra (a lot extra) to get stainless steel. I'm pretty sure the only parts which are stainless are the step plates. The rest is crap mild steel which started to rust within 4 months. It's just over a year now and there is rust all over. Total garbage.

    And I wash and seal my truck religiously so it isn't neglect.

    EDIT: They replaced the steps under warrantee. I had to pay the shop for labour so I'm out $100 which I'm not happy about since they sold them but Wetson made good on the product. So we'll see if this set lasts. I'll update if things are not all good but for now, I'm satisfied that they stood beside their product.
     
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  19. Feb 6, 2021 at 12:33 PM
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    Do not buy Les Schwab Wintercat-SST-Winter tires. I've had two sets and they both developed bulges before they are worn out. One was in the tread and the other in the side wall. Both times I got offered next to nothing to replace them plus getting stuck with the expense of needing to replace the whole set since they discontinued the sizes. They won't credit the other tires since they're still "serviceable". Most of the studs are gone too. Those tires don't wear long either. The treads are down to nearly 3/32 after less than three season of use with no more than 20K miles. Sure Schwab has good service overall but their tires are shit.


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  20. Feb 6, 2021 at 3:18 PM
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    This is great stuff. I have said letting people know what's crap is as important as telling people what's great.

    Many may not admit to a mistake. Hats off to those who posted.
     
  21. Feb 9, 2021 at 11:29 AM
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    Hey, guys, I recently purchased a Jet Performance MAF. I have posted the following on this thread,
    J.E.T Mass air flow sensor/STILLEN CAI update, but was encouraged to post here, as well. So, here it is:

    Well, it sucks. Immediately threw CEL, which stayed on through multiple starts while out running errands. It, also, turned off Traction Control completely. Additionally, the truck ran like absolute crap when going to 50% throttle and beyond. Like it was just getting bogged down. Anyway, I called Jet Performance and spoke with Corbin. He said it may have something to do with too much voltage. He advised me on how to start the return process through them (emailed them a copy of my receipt).
     
  22. Feb 9, 2021 at 12:34 PM
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    BlueRibbon4x4

    BlueRibbon4x4 [OP] Let’s color match it

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    “Start the return process.“ Ugh. Sounds like a nightmare.
     
  23. Feb 9, 2021 at 7:47 PM
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    Bakershack

    Bakershack Critical of Noncritical Thinkers

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    OK, so the update didn't work. He is offering a return process. Isn't this what a good vendor SHOULD be doing?
     
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  24. Feb 9, 2021 at 9:14 PM
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    But it's still a product that didn't work and he wouldn't recommend...
    I read his post as an advisory to not buy that product, doesn't seem like he has an issue with the vendor. Isn't that the point of this thread?
     
  25. Feb 10, 2021 at 6:52 AM
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    Bakershack Critical of Noncritical Thinkers

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    True enough. I get the point.
     
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  26. Feb 11, 2021 at 11:28 AM
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    Indeed. I would not recommend this product. I went down to Autozone and got a Hitachi MAF and all is working well now. I have started the refund process with Carid.com, as well.

    Here's a link for this product, so it shows up in the Products section at the bottom of this thread: https://www.carid.com/jet/power-flo-mass-air-flow-sensor-mpn-69147.html?singleid=2114556379.

    Roll Tide! :)
     
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  27. Feb 20, 2021 at 6:13 PM
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    Got full refund through Carid. Hitachi still working as it should.
     
  28. Feb 20, 2021 at 6:26 PM
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    Don't ever buy anything from Carid. Ever. Unless you want your card info used at two different ATM's a few blocks away from Carid's order center. I won't say it was an employee but do the math:thumbsup:
     
  29. Feb 20, 2021 at 6:43 PM
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  30. Mar 30, 2021 at 4:48 PM
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    Looks like I'm the third person who got jacked by ProFormFab. I ordered rear shackles over five weeks ago. They have only answered one of my four emails. That was three weeks ago when they said they will be on the way soon. I understand that most outdoor companies have seen a spike in business since the pandemic. But my suspension upgrade has now been on hold for over a month and I need to get it taken care of soon. And I'm irked that they won't answer my benign emails. Tomorrow, I will cancel my order and buy shackles from ToyTec, which is what I should have done to begin with because I've had great experience with them.
     
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