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« on: June 27, 2018, 10:12:03 PM »
*HOW TO SPOT A FAKE BREMBO BRAKE KIT*
Counterfeiting is a serious crime, even if it seems that it is not worth paying a premium for the genuine product. The worst part about this industry is that consumers might be tricked into buying a fake item while believing it is the genuine article.
When it comes to the automotive industry, fake parts are even more dangerous, because the customer has no guarantee that the item they buy will be on par with the original.
It can’t be just as good as the real thing, and this can turn into a disaster even for minor components. When elements of the braking systems are concerned, buying a fake product could lead to death, and others might lose their lives because of this.
Are you willing to risk your life and the lives of anyone around at a given time just for saving a few bucks? Fake rims, or replica rims, come with the same risk. With braking components, the counterfeit parts are bound to fail, and when this happens, things go wrong in more ways than one can imagine.
To fight against counterfeits, we have devised various safety elements. However, people still get tricked into buying fake parts and paying more for a knock-off while thinking they bought a legit component. Brembo has published a guide to spotting fake braking components, which we will detail below.
• How much does it cost?
Counterfeit products sell because they have a lower price than the original. That is the only way that the company that makes them can earn huge profits. Unfortunately, the knock-offs never match the original product concerning quality and performance so that the buyer will end up with a dud.
This might not be a problem when buying a pair of flip-flops to wear in your house, but it can mean the difference between life and death on the road when it comes to braking components. Brembo advises customers to keep an eye out for amazing discounts.
The Italian company suggests inquiring the salesperson about why the product is being sold at such a low price when compared to other vendors. Pay attention to what the seller says — it is usually a lie.
Remember that promotional offers in this field will never bring massive discounts, especially when compared to other vendors.
• Is it available in the parts catalog?
Brembo makes a product catalog each year, to showcase its wide range of components. Almost every major manufacturer does this, so this applies to nearly all the prominent brands that sell car parts. Consult the catalog before any purchase to find the product that best suits your needs.
When looking for a braking component for your car that is supposedly made by Brembo, check the brand’s catalog to see if such a part exists. As the Italian company notes, not all vehicle brands are covered by its range, so it is normal not to find an upgrade for just about any vehicle on the market. Everything that Brembo produces is in the catalog, without exception, Brembo notes.
In the case of OE components, meaning parts with manufacturer specifications, your model of car, truck, or motorcycle should be covered by the catalog. If you find a part that is said to be made by Brembo, but not listed on the offer at all, it is fake. Check the catalog before your buy.
• Is the package complete?
Counterfeit parts often enter the market in incomplete packaging. In the case of fake Brembo parts, the Italian supplier notes that it has noticed that most counterfeit parts come in the form of calipers alone, instead of a complete kit.
At this point, Brembo observes that it does not sell and has never sold car calipers separate from any other package elements. If someone attempts to sell you a set of Brembo car calipers alone, you are dealing with a fake.
Brembo never sells these parts alone because they have been designed to work with other components, which must also be replaced when the calipers are installed.
Some counterfeiters sell old original Brembo parts that have been repainted or somehow refurbished. Do not buy them and go for new parts instead. Most importantly, you should never get second-hand brakes for your vehicle.
An original braking kit from Brembo should include comprising discs, calipers, adapter clamps, and pads. Do not fit a kit that has not been designed for your vehicle, even if it is an original Brembo package for another car, as it could not match technical specifications and cause a crash.
• Does it have the anti-counterfeiting card?
At this point, imagine you have the package supposedly containing Brembo parts inside. Check it with caution and search for the “Anti-Counterfeiting Card” Brembo places each of these cards within the instructions for the range of Brembo High-Performance Components, and the card is placed inside a sealed wallet.
Customers must scratch (a coin is recommended) the silver strip on the back of the card to reveal a six-digit code. Once found, the code must be verified on www.original.brembo.com to confirm its pedigree.
The confirmation can be done right at the point of sale. Each cipher is supposed to be unique, so counterfeiters have no shot of buying one product and using the same key over and over.
If the product lacks the card, you might have a counterfeit on your hands. The same goes if the code entered is not validated by the Brembo website. Since you have followed the steps described above, you should be able to get your money back.
« on: March 10, 2017, 11:35:25 PM »
Finally launched at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show. What do you guys think?
Much more updated look than the current generation, and i like how the Swift Sport looks a little bit more aggresive.
First picture is the Swift Sport.
This topic has been moved to Suspension & Brakes, Rims & Tyres.
« on: August 03, 2016, 02:52:12 PM »
This is the FIRST such competition held here in SCSG!
As per our announcement thread here:
The bi-monthly showroom competition for Aug/Sep 2016 is now OPEN! This thread will run from today until 30th September 2016 and a new POLL will be started after that to determine the winner.
Submit your entries below based on the submission template as per the other thread to qualify, and get your fellow Suzuki friends and family to vote for you once the polls have open at the end of September 2016!
Join now to win a cash prize of S$50!
Good luck, enjoy, and thank you for your submission!!
Regards - Suzuki Club SG Admin & Moderating Team
« on: August 03, 2016, 02:43:46 PM »
Hello Suzuki Club SG members!
The admins and moderators have come up with a bi-monthly prize award session for all SCSG members to participate in! This will start in month in August 2016 and continue up to at least December 2016!
The competition will be open to all registered members with a post count of at least 20 posts, are a registered member on SCSG, have liked our Facebook page and have shared their entry on their personal Facebook page!
Every 2 months, a thread will be created in Suzuki Club SG's showroom located here and all entries can be submitted in the monthly thread. At the end of the month, there will be a poll created for other members to vote on the members with the BEST car!
Best, of course, is subjective and would boil down to the following points:
Exterior, Interior, Modifications, Engine/Power Upgrades, Cleanliness, Uniqueness
Prize: Once a winner has been appointed, a CASH PRIZE of S$50 will be transferred to the winner's bank account. There is only 1 condition attached to the prize which is the user must post on Facebook of his/her victory and share with his friends about Suzuki Club SG!
All entries to the competition should be as per the posting guidelines laid out in the next post. Any entries not conforming to these guidelines will be deem null and void.
If you participated and did not win, you can always rejoin the next competition. Just a reminder, this competition is bi-monthly!
Please see below for the submission template!
« on: May 12, 2016, 10:21:23 PM »
Recently, there has been a spate of spam bots registering on Suzuki Club SG and creating spam posts amounting to over 100,000 threads and posts, mostly in "Other Car Makes Discussion".
The admins have been working hard to ensure this doesn't happen again and we've put steps in place to prevent a repeat scenario.
All spam posts have been deleted and the site should be back to normal working speed.
If you notice a spam post, please use the "Report this post to moderator" button to let us know and we'll take care of it ASAP.
Thank you for your attention and please continue enjoying your time on Suzuki Club SG!
« on: January 02, 2016, 06:43:02 PM »
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This topic has been moved to [WTB] Want-to-Buy.
« on: December 30, 2014, 12:37:22 PM »
1) 1 THREAD PER USER - Consolidate all your items into 1 thread, no multiple threads
2) NO REPEATED BUMPING OF THREADS (MAX ONCE A WEEK)
3) ONLY CAR RELATED ITEMS - No laptops, computers, handphones, etc
4) PRICE OF ITEM(S) FOR SALE MUST BE STATED CLEARLY
Any member caught infringing on the rules will have their WTS thread deleted and a warning issued.