Spot the fakes from the real thing Pro Series Intake Manifold Clone Alert

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  1. Hikaru

    Hikaru Senior Member
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    Ever wonder why now the skunk2 is selling cheap from many stores in KL for rm800? Beware and don't be skunked!!!

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    For years, unscrupulous competitors have advertised their knock-off intake manifolds as being the “same as Skunk2.” They aren’t. Skunk2’s Pro Series Intake Manifold continues to set the bar and remains the most copied intake manifold around simply because it’s the best. Learn why Pro Series Intake Manifolds stand apart from the rest and how you can avoid being fooled by the clone makers.

    Poor Appearance:
    Open the clones' box and the casting flaws and irregular blemishes are obvious. That's because the clone makers put little effort into ensuring an acceptable level of quality. In contrast, the care taken by the foundry to produce the highest quality as demanded by Skunk2 is unmatched. Even the clone makers' materials are different. Although both manifolds are constructed of cast aluminum, only Pro Series Intake Manifolds are made from virgin, 356 aluminum, not recycled metals that are brittle and prone to cracking and discoloration. (Be sure to view the photo gallery for close-up comparisons and detailed descriptions.)

    Poor Performance:
    The more air and fuel that can be introduced into an engine's combustion chambers, the more power can potentially be made. High-flow air filters, exhaust systems, headers, throttle bodies, and intake manifolds all contribute to this. But a bottleneck within any one of these components can restrict flow. That's why Skunk2 ensured that its Pro Series Intake Manifolds allow for maximum port-matching to take advantage of up to 75mm throttle bodies. The clone manifolds allow for no more than 66mm throttle body port-matching, creating a significant bottleneck within the intake stream and severely limiting horsepower potential. The clone manifolds' irregular casting is also apparent inside where harsh transitions from the plenum to the runners create turbulence and restrict smooth airflow. (Be sure to view the photo gallery for close-up comparisons and detailed descriptions.)

    Get ready because other clone manifolds will be introduced to the market shortly, some under the guise of companies you may already be familiar with. Some may continue to outright steal the Skunk2 Pro Series name, others may simply steal the design while rebadging it as their own. Either way, beware, as the clones, the knock-offs, and the copycats all share one thing in common: a lack of innovation and one poor design.

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  2. 93na

    93na 5 Year | Silver

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    thanks for the info bro! just was lookin to have this set up in my 4g93.... few ppl ofrred diff prizes! thanks bro...
     
  3. jombiee

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    I'm still waiting if anyone could guide us about power enterprise timing belt, its just too many out there, which is ori & which is fake ?
     
  4. deacon

    deacon Senior master debater
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    Uh so where can we buy the original S2 intake manifolds and how much?
     
  5. Hikaru

    Hikaru Senior Member
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    N1 racing.
     
  6. super fei lo

    super fei lo Senior Member
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    get it from pentagon......
    100% genuine
     
  7. pencalat

    pencalat Senior Member
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    wahhhh....... izit true??
    no wonder nowadays can be that cheap around rm800.... many of my fren had bought it too... i'll try to check with my fren....
    Neway thanx Hikaru..................
     
  8. Hikaru

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    fake performance parts is weak.........!!
     
  9. super fei lo

    super fei lo Senior Member
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    bro..
    check even the S2 tag...
    at each corner....
    damd obivous
     
  10. Hikaru

    Hikaru Senior Member
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    The most obvious one is the rectangular mold mark left on the fake manifold besides the brand tag, marked as "2".

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    Also, if you look at the small reinforce metal piece, the shape is different. Skunk is slope while fake is straight. Check the highlight area. There is also a series number printed above the brand tag on real thing.

    These are the most easy tell tell sign of a fake and real deal.



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