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Old 02-10-19, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by LexsCTJill View Post


I imagine the pivot piece is shipped as one. So if the fixed is heavier and larger, then how many would fit in one box compared to how many pivots styles?
No idea how many would fit in a box. I donít agree thereís any significance to the cost. I order parts by the thousands. Shipping is minimal and usually we just have the supplier cover the cost anyway.

Seems youve already made up your your mind so I think Iím done trying to convince you otherwise.
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Old 02-10-19, 08:11 PM
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Seems youve already made up your your mind so I think Iím done trying to convince you otherwise.
Like I said before, done banging my head against the wall for the night. I should have stuck to that lol
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Old 02-10-19, 08:12 PM
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No idea how many would fit in a box. I don’t agree there’s any significance to the cost. I order parts by the thousands. Shipping is minimal and usually we just have the supplier cover the cost anyway.

Seems youve already made up your your mind so I think I’m done trying to convince you otherwise.
Its all good. I honestly cannot imagine that the fixed grab handles are cheaper to produce, and ship. From what I understand, the ones in 4Runner are only used in that 4Runner and the GX470 and highly likely the Prado, then there is the deeper roofline inserts as well....the ones in my parents 4runner are more generic and and very likely used in multiple Toyota's in varying cars or trucks. So economies of scale are going to be in favor of the new pivot design.

Toyota also removed the A-pillar grab handle form the newer 4Runners as well as the secondary grab handles behind the B-pillar adjacent to the door. Toyota also changed up the tilt and telescoping steering wheel, the new one is a one pull design, the older model is a two part design with controls spaced far apart and labelled "TILT"

Anyways, for the most part, there are lots of good stuff added to the 4Runner I will say. And thanks for going back and forth, it was and interesting discussion. It is very possible you are correct that the pivot style is more costly to produce.

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Old 02-10-19, 08:21 PM
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And thanks for going back and forth, it was and interesting discussion.
and i think that concludes this thread.
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