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Unread 08-05-2010, 06:11 PM   #1
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Kilby Closing

WOW I just went on line to check something and found that Kilby is closing its doors 8-15-10. You may want to check out there stuff and see if you can save some $$$$$$$ before they close

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Unread 08-05-2010, 06:59 PM   #2
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checked out a few stuff and they are taking like 40 bucks off alot of their stuff, not too much off, but its something
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Unread 08-05-2010, 08:16 PM   #3
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What a shame, another good company
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Unread 08-06-2010, 12:30 PM   #4
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There are some folks that do/did not care for Brad Kilby but the economy may have taken it's toll.


Kilby Enterprises is closing the doors August 15, 2010. We would like to thank all of our valued customers who have supported us over the years.

Please call 818-565-5945 during business hours to order and check product availability.

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Unread 08-09-2010, 01:18 AM   #5
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i wonder if anybody will fill the blackhole on York stuff...brad's kind of had the market on those kits for a while...
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Unread 08-12-2010, 02:53 PM   #6
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Yeah, I just noticed this. I am just getting started on my OBA....this sucks.

Probably won't be around once I get the funds together to get the bracket and stuff.
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Personally, I think Kilby priced themselves OUT of the market.
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Unread 08-13-2010, 03:43 PM   #8
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I have owned/do own a fair amount of Kilby stuff, and sure hate to see them close! I have talked to Brad numerous times over the years and he has always been super helpful. The first aftermarket Jeep part I ever bought back in the day came from him... a gas tank skid for my 83 CJ7. I guess as they say "All good things must come to an end."
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Unread 08-13-2010, 06:55 PM   #9
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Times change, new vendors come along, who's to say why some choose to close shop.

I don't have the jeep credentials to say much about this, except that I've purchased some Kilby products for my wrangler. I have the gas tank skid and the front bumper and steering gear cover. I don't beat on my jeep so I don't qualify as a product tester.

When I first took an interest in owning a jeep, Kilby was recommended by some knowledgeable jeep friends. Not ever having another brand gas tank skid or trail bumper, I can only say that the experience has been good, the products shipped safely, they bolted on without trouble, the prices were comparable to other stuff I've looked at. I don't regret choosing to purchase from Kilby.

I don't know Brad Kilby, but I did ask a question on the phone recently and was told "I'll have Brad call you later". Which he did later that day. And he was very friendly, eager to talk about anything really, never seemed ready to hang up....and almost tried to talk me out of what I was thinking about purchasing from him because he felt I had several good choices outside of his company. As I thanked him for his time, he told me he was calling from his personal phone, save the number, and call him if I ever had a question.

So I called his shop yesterday and ordered a few small things that we had talked about, before it's too late.

I guess he could be like me and some other people I know....subject to a bad mood from time to time. But I would never know that from my experience.
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Personally, I think Kilby priced themselves OUT of the market.
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He has another business (no clue what, didn't say), and he was closing his Jeep business to focus more on the other one. I assume it's family/money/time balance.

I've heard both love/hate with the passion of a million suns comments about him. All i can say is my steering box skid has worked out great, and he really knows his York OBA's. He was putting them together for over 10 years.
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Personally, I think Kilby priced themselves OUT of the market.
I agree, based soley on the cost of the OBA brackets. I find it hard to believe they couldn't be made cheaper.
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The new Kilby

Kilby is now being ran by a new person and I can not remember his name. I spoke with him a few months ago and he seemed like a good guy. Went to order some stuff today and the lady could not even tell me the shipping cost as the sales person was out? I asked for a call back a got an email that didn't answer all my questions. I emailed back that I would like a call back and never got one!!! I have many Kilby products on my Jeeps and Brad was always ready and very willing to talk to anyone with questions. His products where second to none. I think it shall be the last of the great Kilby parts as this new guy seems to not care!!! Just my 2 cents
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Anyone have an update on this? I sure could use some brackets for my york I've has laying around for a while. I wish another company would step in and fill this gap. Maybe I should ditch the york and just get one of those Viair 33 or 100% duty electric compressors.
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Anyone have an update on this? I sure could use some brackets for my york I've has laying around for a while. I wish another company would step in and fill this gap. Maybe I should ditch the york and just get one of those Viair 33 or 100% duty electric compressors.
From what their site says, Kilby is up and running. All of the products look to be the same, so I assume you could get the brackets your looking for. I would give them a call and see what they can do for you.
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