Full Throttle @ 102 mph
Feb 6, 2015 3:31 AM
To piggy back to the Pit Boss replica thread, I got into the mood of revisiting the TB2 replicas.

I know there have been previous threads about the fake TB2 but I just wanted to point out a few things that I had noticed recently. Also, I think most of the differences between a real vs. a fake one pointed out couple of years ago were never really that obvious to me.

So here are a few pictures that I have gathered around the web to show you how the replicas were being shipped and packed and also, I have pinpointed some obvious differences between a real vs. a fake.

Package looks like it was shipped from China with EMS as an Asian courier Service:

Seems well packaged and protected:

Not your typical TB box:

Whoa, the coin came off during shipment! In the mean time, I couldn't pry this coin out from a legitimate Oakley box.

Okay, there it is but it is missing the awesome Blu-ray disc- oh lord!

Something looks really funny here- Do you see it?

No biggie apparently, superglue will fix it!


I still haven't really figured out the fascia differences between a real vs. fake one...at least from pictures on the web.

Honestly, it looks real to me!

Now, here is a comparison at the back:

- look carefully at the lobe of the oscillating weight wheel!

The 4 screws that holds the plate are flat-head, the real TB2 uses rounded/oval:

A quick look at the real one:

Chipping of the fake Carbon Fiber:

BTW, real CF conducts electricity so grab your multimeter and check for continuity.

The Elite Icon is slightly thicker on top:

Thanks for looking, you have been warned!

Feb 6, 2015 3:39 AM
Nice set of pictures mate!

How does the band compare between real and fake?
Gian Doria
Feb 9, 2015 10:30 PM
Wow thank you for the detailed comparison

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