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This is the difference in 2 companies....

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by Hi06silver, Apr 20, 2021.

  1. Apr 20, 2021 at 4:22 PM
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    Hi06silver

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    Just, sitting here ordering more parts (I sorta blame everyone on this MF'er!) and myself for wanting knowledge, and not letting a bad set up stay that way, in reference to my truck. Sometimes at the expense of looking like an idiot for not totally thinking things through before asking a question....

    Anyway, I've spent enough for decent packing and here is the difference between 2 totally diff companies and almost equally expensive parts. Just thought I'd share.

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  2. Apr 20, 2021 at 4:49 PM
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    Darkness

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    It's really dark
    That Icon packaging is very effective against chips. Nice job they did.
     
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  3. Apr 20, 2021 at 5:07 PM
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    The biggest problem with companies nowadays is that they take packaging that is meant to store an item on a shelf and assume it’s ready for instant shipment with zero precautions. It’s just not the case.
     
  4. Apr 20, 2021 at 5:48 PM
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    What is that knuckle?
     
  5. Apr 20, 2021 at 6:14 PM
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    A knuckle...you asking what application it's for or brand? It's a poorly packaged 1.
     
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  6. Apr 20, 2021 at 6:17 PM
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    KarmaKannon

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    Looks almost as good as the raptor shock box and custom cut foam.

    I'd say it's more economies of scale and expectations. Icon sells mostly one shape of product and that product needs to arrive without scratches. A shop that does every fudging thing, likely won't spring for custom packaging. An AB foam machine might have been an option for the other parts.

    I've sold and shipped a few sets of shocks and it is ridiculous how much tape and random stuff for cushion I use. It's a hard part to box up and not ding together or break through the box or whatever.
     
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  7. Apr 20, 2021 at 6:18 PM
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    It's a knuckle packed by knuckleheads! upload_2021-4-20_18-18-45.jpg
     
  8. Apr 20, 2021 at 6:30 PM
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    Ha! It just pisses me off just by the shear weight. May as well just thrown some tissues in there for me to mop up my tears after I opened the fucking box
     
  9. Apr 20, 2021 at 6:34 PM
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    I've had some packages like that except with paper towels. It practically made me shit so I could have wiped my ass with them.
     
  10. Apr 20, 2021 at 6:37 PM
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    Oh, not for a fgt? I did a light search, and didnt find much for aftermarket. Just noticed the bj ‘pocket’ looks stronger than the offset nonsense my ‘02 has.
     
  11. Apr 20, 2021 at 6:45 PM
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    1st gen. 06. Not sure I know what a fgt is sorry...
     
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    But was the rockauto refridgerator magnet still in the box?
     
  14. Apr 20, 2021 at 6:52 PM
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    Told a friend i got a donut. Fgt trd. Lol. Sorry.
     
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  15. Apr 20, 2021 at 6:56 PM
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    my rockauto stuff always shows up nice. But my buddy has had hell a couple times from ebay.

    but are you telling me double cabs have beefier knuckles?spindles?wheel holders?
     
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  16. Apr 20, 2021 at 7:01 PM
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    That bad wrap job was from a company in Colorado..
    My bad. Like I said not thinking things through.


    Ftst=fist time seeing this

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  17. Apr 21, 2021 at 5:58 AM
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    Those are heavy duty spindles from a company that makes a lift, to fix said lift because it wasn't a very good design. That are taller and maybe beefier than stock. I haven't had a chance to compare. I'll try and do that when I get to the process of swapping and doing the front end work.
     
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  18. Apr 21, 2021 at 6:02 AM
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    Thanks! That really narrows it down. I'll make a note not to order from them in the future.
     
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    It's a little to do with fed ex also but not packed near well enough.
     
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    Who thought that was a good acronym :rofl:
     
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    So SGT = Second Gen Tundra for us "SGT" owners?
     
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    Idk man, I’ve just seen it used on her a bunch though. Not a really a fan of it lol
     
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    Rhymes with rough country. Thankfully I don't know a whole bunch of people in this same situation on this forum. I'm also not into bashing any particular brand, yet. Hence the indirect info.
     
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    Agreed. 1GT has a better ring to it. What were they thinking?
     
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    Aww cmon, you guys don’t like the new custom plates that I just ordered?


     
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    Hahahaha that got a laugh out of me :D
     
  29. Apr 23, 2021 at 5:16 AM
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    These may set you up for a bad joke here and there... easily misconstrued
     
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    When I got my King 2.5's, not sure that I wasn't impressed more by the packing or the shocks. LOL
     
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