{Beware}Fake Automotive Parts

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  1. GT_AUTO

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    just to let u guys know that skunk2 fake intake manifold has arrive on our shore.
    so for those potential buyer,be aware what u paid for.what i'm afraid of is some
    of the shop pass it as genuine item.i'm not saying that they purposely sell u a fake
    1 and claim it to be genuine but some of them doesn't even know how to tell the
    different.that's not all,some of their supplier don't even bother to tell them.
    for those of u who don't know how to differentiate between them,just look
    at the vacuum nipple further inside the plenum.the fake 1 should stick out.
    the runner is not smooth (rough surface) and the built quality is off compare
    to the genuine.even the box fail.these intake come with sticker and everything
    like the genuine do.if u know ur buying fake 1,it's really ok with me as long as u
    know what ur paying for.sorry for lag of pic.really lazy leh to take it.
    thanks for reading guys.
    here's the link of u guys curious about the intake manifold.

    http://www.skunk2.com/editorial/intakeComparo.pd

    note:the new version of the fake intake manifold looks a lot better and more identical with
    the original 1 then the 1 that they compare in the link.
     
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  2. MaNofWaR

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    Re: {Beware}Fake Skunk2 Intake Manifold

    nowdays got lotsa clones or grade A replicas.....
    just like clothing accesories...ed hardy, crocs etc
    a point to ponder.....choose wisely
     
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    that is different bro.they got better deal from the state to purchase in bulk thus the cheap
    price.if i'm not mistaken,they told me that they have to bring in around 100 per order to be able
    to sell at that price.same goes to pivot super baby timer.remember?at autobac japan,they sell for
    rm320 while in m'sia at that time only cost us rm230.both r genuine.

    back to the manifold,right now i got both ori n fake in my hand.as i mention earlier,this 1 look
    exactly the same as the ori 1 not like the 1 they compare in the net.
     
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    Re: {Beware}Fake Skunk2 Intake Manifold

    thx for the info bro!
     
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    Re: {Beware}Fake Skunk2 Intake Manifold

    my point is, if u think properly fake ones are more cheaper than the ori ones, not talking about buying them in bulk. i too saw the ori and the fake manifold before and they really have differences in terms of the finishing. One very obvious thing i noticed is the surface and the paint of the fake manifolds. They are rougher.
     
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    Re: {Beware}Fake Skunk2 Intake Manifold

    yup,fake 1 definitely cheaper then ori.here's the pic that i took.the finishing is nearly 90%
    the same as ori.
    DSC00514.jpg fake vs ori DSC00524.jpg fake vs ori

    DSC00515.jpg fake DSC00516.jpg ori

    DSC00519.jpg fake DSC00520.jpg ori

    DSC00523.jpg fake DSC00521.jpg ori

    hopes this help.
     
  8. arrowhead

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    Re: {Beware}Fake Skunk2 Intake Manifold

    they do look similar. and u can probably only tell if u compare it side by side.. haih.. nowadays buy things also need to know the product in such where u can tell the diff between ori and fake...

    not so fun in buying anymore. there's always a worry.

    good info bro. thanks for letting us know!
     
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    Re: {Beware}Fake Skunk2 Intake Manifold

    the paint job settles everything..
    so easy to see which 1 is fake
     
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    Re: {Beware}Fake Skunk2 Intake Manifold

    yup,if they're side by side.the only way to be sure is to look at the inside.

    btw......for those power timing belt lover.....the fake 1 has arrive too.
    be careful.i can't compare this for u guys as i don't want to sell it.
    it's dangerous and risky.i really don't know how long can this belt last.
     
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    Re: {Beware}Fake Skunk2 Intake Manifold

    slight off topic...but i noticed there is a sudden availability of 'tomei' cams with various profiles for 4g93. i've seen a tomei cams for sr20's which has the 'tomei' embossed on the camshaft itself. i wonder the one's for 4g93 has it as well.... just curious.
     
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    if i'm not mistaken,that a special request from their distributor in m'sia since there's a lot
    of 4g93 kaki here.about the 'tomei' embosed logo on the cam,i've never seen it with my own
    eyes before.i only sell evo1,2,3 tomei cam.
     
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    damn its getting more & more difficult to buy product from internet if like this:banghead:
     
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    depends la bro.if u know the seller and his track record,it shouldn't be a problem.
    some of the seller in market place is very honest in doing business.:biggrin:
     
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    damn its getting more & more difficult to buy product online if like this:banghead:

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    who knows bro hehe like this hv to go KL@Jb myself to buy parts lor :biggrin:
     
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    Re: {Beware}Fake Skunk2 Intake Manifold

    that tomei cam is special order from japan,in the tomei web site sure cant find anything,for msia only,u thing the japan guy will play 4g93t or 93?lol?
     
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    Re: {Beware}Fake Skunk2 Intake Manifold

    ya lor.i know that.
     
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    {Beware}Fake Tial MVS Wastegate

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    fake tial mvs wastegate(on the left).been around for awhile now.just sharing.good info for new comers.
     
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  19. GT_AUTO

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    Re: {Beware}Fake Tomei Fuel Pressure Regulator

    DSC00534.jpg DSC00535.jpg

    DSC00536.jpg DSC00538.jpg
    look closely at the color and the "TOMEI" logo.check out the back of the box.
    the fake 1 got no lot no.
     
  20. joe_mirage

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    Re: {Beware}Fake Skunk2 Intake Manifold

    i managed to check this matter on tomei website. the tomei cams for 93/93T is original from tomei :D

    http://www.tomei-p.co.jp/inf/pdf_en.php

    hope this help.
     

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