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Veilside Kit... Too Pricey? #212812 Jun 30, 9:48am Jun 30, 9:48am
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Veilside Kit... Too Pricey?
I love the VS II kit. But $2k just to have it shipped to my door is entirely too pricey for me. I've seen what I'm assuming are imitation kits for 600$. But I'm into the authenticity of it ... I'm torn. After painting and installing the kit, that's an extra few hundred bucks. What's a girl to do? Any ideas? Opinions? Should I just swallow my pride and go cheap? Help!

Re: Veilside Kit... Too Pricey? [Re: anGeLLe] #212813 Jun 30, 10:21am Jun 30, 10:21am
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if you go for a replica you may end up payin the same as an authentic one because of the fitment and adjustment issues

but if your one of the few you will end up with a good replica with good fitment, etc. i guess its up to you and takin that risk

id say go for it $2k is too much for a body kit plus all the paint and installation, and you still have some fitment issues in some cases with authentic kits

unless ur car is for show go for a replica VS 2 kit..

Re: Veilside Kit... Too Pricey? [Re: ravertony] #212814 Jun 30, 10:37am Jun 30, 10:37am
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u get wut you pay for is wut i believe...espceially when it comes to cars and mods.


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Re: Veilside Kit... Too Pricey? [Re: Xer0GT] #212815 Jun 30, 10:53am Jun 30, 10:53am
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i too was in your situation b4 i bought my kit but its obvious what direction i went to thumbsup
i just wanted the piece of mind that i have an authentic kit and i know it was going to be great quality. i was broke after the kit but iam glad that i bought it anyways. my car is daily driven i have scraped a couple of times but no visible damage, thats where the quality of an authentic kit comes in. if it was a replica i would have probably cracked it in half and then spend even more money to get it fixed. i say go authentic and rest assure youll get good quality thumbsup

as for being expensive i think isaac said it best...
Originally Posted by isaac


Do NOT support companies that rip-off body kit designers by producing counterfeit, aka 'replica'.

Top manufactures such as Veilside and Kaminari; spend many hours and hours and hours of work on the concept, design, quality production with superb fitment and then advertising of their extremely high quality products.

You would hate to invest $20,000 to $50,000 on a high quality body kit production - and about a week after releasing it, some schmuck duplicates your product for $200 and sells it for fraction of the cost invested into the design & production.

If you were Veilside and saw persons asking for counterfeits of your design and others telling everyone to not support the your dedication to perfection... How much longer would you support that community? You wouldnt. You would stop producing products for the them.

Have you ever wondered why Veilside hasnt already produced a body kit for the 7th Gen Honda Civic, released almost three years ago? - NOW YOU KNOW wave

Originally Posted by isaac


...there is a reason why its called a LUXERY... it means that not everyone can afford that item - so it becomes a LUXURY - such as Veilside is more of a LUXURY style bodykit.


Re: Veilside Kit... Too Pricey? [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #212816 Jun 30, 12:06pm Jun 30, 12:06pm
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I bought a replica and paid 2500 to get it installed!


My car might be slow, but at least it looks nice!
Re: Veilside Kit... Too Pricey? [Re: celicatalbot] #212817 Jun 30, 3:19pm Jun 30, 3:19pm
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Originally Posted by celicatalbot
I bought a replica and paid 2500 to get it installed!


You got ripped off bad. eek

Re: Veilside Kit... Too Pricey? [Re: celicatalbot] #212818 Jun 30, 3:23pm Jun 30, 3:23pm
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Originally Posted by celicatalbot
I bought a replica and paid 2500 to get it installed!


id install ur kit for that much too wink

Re: Veilside Kit... Too Pricey? [Re: anGeLLe] #212819 Jun 30, 4:00pm Jun 30, 4:00pm
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Save up and buy the Authentic, atleast you'll be able to say, I have REAL Veilside on my car, and it will be Fiberglass instead of Urethane.
If I can save my money, you can do it too!

Re: Veilside Kit... Too Pricey? [Re: hkysk8r86] #212820 Jun 30, 4:02pm Jun 30, 4:02pm
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^^ actually Urethane is the stronger material and im not sure veilside kits even come in Urethane

Re: Veilside Kit... Too Pricey? [Re: ravertony] #212821 Jun 30, 4:03pm Jun 30, 4:03pm
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Originally Posted by ravertony
^^ actually Urethane is the stronger material and im not sure veilside kits even come in Urethane


They dont.

Re: Veilside Kit... Too Pricey? [Re: MptGlw69] #212822 Jun 30, 4:04pm Jun 30, 4:04pm
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get authentic


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Re: Veilside Kit... Too Pricey? [Re: MptGlw69] #212823 Jun 30, 4:53pm Jun 30, 4:53pm
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Originally Posted by MptGlw69
Originally Posted by ravertony
^^ actually Urethane is the stronger material and im not sure veilside kits even come in Urethane


They dont.

the celica kit only comes in Fiberglass but they do make Urethane for other kits i posted i list b4 iam too lazy to look 4 it tongue

Re: Veilside Kit... Too Pricey? [Re: tru_Asiatik_Pride] #212824 Jun 30, 5:04pm Jun 30, 5:04pm
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Originally Posted by tru_Asiatik_Pride
Originally Posted by MptGlw69
Originally Posted by ravertony
^^ actually Urethane is the stronger material and im not sure veilside kits even come in Urethane


They dont.

the celica kit only comes in Fiberglass but they do make Urethane for other kits i posted i list b4 iam too lazy to look 4 it tongue


Well I was talking about as far as Celica kits go. wink

Re: Veilside Kit... Too Pricey? [Re: MptGlw69] #212825 Jun 30, 7:11pm Jun 30, 7:11pm
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go authentic thumbsup

Re: Veilside Kit... Too Pricey? [Re: SmutasticGT] #212826 Jun 30, 8:27pm Jun 30, 8:27pm
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authentic over replica any day...

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