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dea7hr0w
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dea7hr0w Jan 26, 10:11pm - #91258 
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how can you tell if body kits are replicas?

how can you tell if the kit your about to buy is real or just a replica ? is there like a embeded logo or something ?!??!
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IcEd blUe Jan 26, 10:13pm - #91259 

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if its on the internet post the link

if it says something like "blitz STYLE" or something then its a replica
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VSGTS14 Jan 26, 11:08pm - #91260 

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if you got it and don't know, you can usually tell from the quality or fitment. But when you buy them, it is specifed as replica or "style"

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CID498 Jan 26, 11:26pm - #91261 

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I know kaminari is embossed on all of my kit somewhere.

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dea7hr0w Jan 26, 11:32pm - #91262 
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what if its not labled ? on a website or the information is false...
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dea7hr0w Jan 26, 11:32pm - #91263 
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yah i have the same kit... but i only see it on the rear bumper... the front i dont see nor the does side skirt...
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CID498 Jan 26, 11:36pm - #91264 

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Originally Posted by dea7hr0w
yah i have the same kit... but i only see it on the rear bumper... the front i dont see nor the does side skirt...




The Kaminari? if so the rear bumper has it underneath on the driver's side (the only visible logo) and on the front and the side skirt's it is on the inside.

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Evan Jan 26, 11:42pm - #91265 

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Originally Posted by CID498
Originally Posted by dea7hr0w
yah i have the same kit... but i only see it on the rear bumper... the front i dont see nor the does side skirt...




The Kaminari? if so the rear bumper has it underneath on the driver's side (the only visible logo) and on the front and the side skirt's it is on the inside.


I had the shop sand that off when they painted my bumper grin

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celicaTRDgts
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celicaTRDgts Jan 26, 11:43pm - #91266 

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yeau can usally tell by the quality and fitment

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VSGTS14 Jan 27, 1:48am - #91267 

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Originally Posted by dea7hr0w
what if its not labled ? on a website or the information is false...


then you bought it from a bad seller...
must real kits have the authentic named etched somewhere on the kit...

Veilside has their name on theirs..
Kaminari has theirs
and sometimes, the replice may have the name of the manufacturer on it..such as VIS or something.

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sappemall99 Jan 27, 4:58am - #91268 

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how do you know if its a replica, i'll sum dat up in one word...PRICE!!!!!

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dea7hr0w Jan 27, 7:17am - #91269 
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anyone can charge the same price as a "real" kit, but still send the replica...
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mikalous Jan 27, 9:08am - #91270 

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The kit I like is the Veilside 1. On many websites, it is listed as a VS-Style kit. Pretty replicated.
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Clos Jan 29, 5:12am - #91271 
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does this mean this website sell replicas or wat
web page
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LostAngel Jan 29, 5:52am - #91272 
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Originally Posted by Clos
does this mean this website sell replicas or wat
web page

well, from what it says...'Each genuine quality component is hand crafted by a professional team in Japan and stamped with their logo for final approval.' it is 'TALKING' about the real one...I havent really heard anything bad about the website...but then again I havent heard anything at all. The kits SHOWN are Real Veilside kits, direct from the veilside website.
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VSGTS14 Jan 29, 11:58pm - #91273 

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Originally Posted by Clos
does this mean this website sell replicas or wat
web page


if it's that price, what do you think?
Also, it would say "replica" or "style" and the price would be about 600 something for the entire kit IF it was fake...

but I-M Racing sells all genuine products grin thumbsup

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Eyger Jan 30, 4:04am - #91274 

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I was always under the impression that if the person selling it is not an "Authorized Distributor" Then it's fake. For example, as previously stated a place that describes the kit as " 'whatever' Style" can usually be determined as a replica. I disagree about the whole price issue. Some manufacturers sell to Authorized dealers at a reduced price; which it turn allows you to purchase an authentic Kit at less than MSRP. More Importantly that authenticity would be fitment above all. Good luck with the kit! thumbsup

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VSGTS14 Jan 30, 4:06am - #91275 

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Originally Posted by Eyger
I was always under the impression that if the person selling it is not an "Authorized Distributor" Then it's fake. For example, as previously stated a place that describes the kit as " 'whatever' Style" can usually be determined as a replica. I disagree about the whole price issue. Some manufacturers sell to Authorized dealers at a reduced price; which it turn allows you to purchase an authentic Kit at less than MSRP. More Importantly that authenticity would be fitment above all. Good luck with the kit! thumbsup


what??/
a REAL kit is always MORE than a FAKE kit..but yea you always get it less than MSRP...

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Eyger Jan 30, 4:11am - #91276 

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Right right, a real BK is always more than a fake one.

Knowing the path and choosing the path are two different things.
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dea7hr0w Jan 30, 7:58am - #91277 
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right but why not charge the same price as a real one for a fake one though? if you needed the extra money would youi do the same?
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Eyger Jan 30, 8:11am - #91278 

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Well i think that it's the market's way of obtaining consumers. If you price them the same, then i would just buy the original. If i ran a BK company then i would design and manufactuer my own styles, because that's what makes people buy up your stuff, originality.

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celikitten Jan 31, 9:45pm - #91279 

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let me just say you can DEFINATELY tell by the fitment... haha... i bought a replica because it was only $400.. but it took a LOT of body work to get that kit looking nice.. we actually had no choice but to mold everything together... thank GOD my brother-in-law knows what he's doing... he did an awesome awesome awesome job on my car... there's not even one dimple in the body work... if people only knew... haha

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Eyger Jan 31, 10:47pm - #91280 

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Fitment fitment fitment

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