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Out of the interest of the Z owners here, I am copying some info that is probably good to know. Fitment came out great. Original INGS kit goes for 2-3k$

To prove the theory of "you get what you pay for" is not always right. We bought a replica Ing+1 from Ebay for $197 and install on a Red ZR. Fitment is 97% fit. The 3% different is from the rear bumper (minor adjustment for the trunk release hatch.

We bought it here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB... AAAQ%3AUS%3A1

Paid the seller $100 for local pickup. This $100 is the offset for the kit since he try to avoid the ebay fee. We have no problem with this. Total for this kit is $297









 

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Wowsah! Love that front end!

Something tells me the body shop probably did a lot of prep work to make it fit and look perfect. It may have cost $200 on ebay, but I'm sure the paint and install was three times that.
 

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Wowsah! Love that front end!

Something tells me the body shop probably did a lot of prep work to make it fit and look perfect. It may have cost $200 on ebay, but I'm sure the paint and install was three times that.
From Bubble: the fitment was great... extra prep work was not needed
 

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not too sure on shipping though.
 

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INGS must be nuts.. All that money they are spending and charging for a kit and they could be just buying them from ebay!! :biggrin:

j/k.. I hope this saves someone money.. But.. what does this exactly do to companies like INGS that make the real deal?

How is a replica not a blatant slap in the face? Imitation is a form of flattery, sure. But how is this different than stealing and copying someone elses design? Or stealing pics of a car that isn't yours to sell a product?

Bottom line for me is this: INGS came up with that design. It doesn't take more than 4 monkeys to copy it overnight and sell it for a 1/10 of the price. But those monkeys didn't create that kit. The stole it.
 

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Actually, from talking with some people that are involved with this stuff, some of the "replicas" are not really "replicas" but are actually the same exact thing made at the exact same manufacturing facility. Obviously this is shady practice, but if the "real" companies are going to jack up the prices to around 1k for a bumper, then I am willing to spend 300 on a full kit that in all probability is the same product.
 

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Actually, from talking with some people that are involved with this stuff, some of the "replicas" are not really "replicas" but are actually the same exact thing made at the exact same manufacturing facility. Obviously this is shady practice, but if the "real" companies are going to jack up the prices to around 1k for a bumper, then I am willing to spend 300 on a full kit that in all probability is the same product.
That stuff really happens?

































:jk: Yes, you're right it does.... I get so frustrated looking at the actual invoice price from the mfr to the vendors here for stuff from Asia. It's highway robbery.
 

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Obviously this is shady practice, but if the "real" companies are going to jack up the prices to around 1k for a bumper, then I am willing to spend 300 on a full kit that in all probability is the same product.

Sure. But what is involved in design and labor? I just don't see it as "jacking" it up. :cheers:
 

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Actually, from talking with some people that are involved with this stuff, some of the "replicas" are not really "replicas" but are actually the same exact thing made at the exact same manufacturing facility.

I would love to know the details surrounding it's trip from Japan to a Yahoo store front. :)
 

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ill, i am all with you on what your saying. Someone works hard to design a great product and then some lazy rats come in and make their own version and sell it for alot less. It happens every day even with consumer products. I agree with you that one should spend more money and get the quality and real deal but then again I am a full time college student earning 11.00 an hour so if I see something like this for my Z, I am going to go for the best price.
 

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ill, i am all with you on what your saying. Someone works hard to design a great product and then some lazy rats come in and make their own version and sell it for alot less. It happens every day even with consumer products. I agree with you that one should spend more money and get the quality and real deal but then again I am a full time college student earning 11.00 an hour so if I see something like this for my Z, I am going to go for the best price.

I am certainly not against saving money where you can.. But I just wonder what it does to the "real" companies. If they didn't make it to begin with.. those replicas wouldn't exist.

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Actually, from talking with some people that are involved with this stuff, some of the "replicas" are not really "replicas" but are actually the same exact thing made at the exact same manufacturing facility.
yeap spot on, quite a few people have told me the same thing

INGS dont make the kit themselves, they contract a specialist manufacturer - they make the tooling, build the kits for INGS, then make a few extra to sell themselves.......this happens with alot of parts

buying replica kits is a risk, if u knew for sure they came from the same factory then why not save the cash, but the problem is finding that info out

i wouldnt worry about the real companies, believe me they have business analysts smarter than u and i combined, and factor these replica sales in the price of their own kits to begin with, otherwise they simply wouldnt remain profitable.
 

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How much for shipping?
 
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