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o-xide
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!



Viola!



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!


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

How does the band compare between real and fake?
v2gian
Gian Doria
Feb 9, 2015 10:30 PM
Wow thank you for the detailed comparison
 
 
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