Have you ever come across a part that seemed to be 1/2 or 1/3rd of the normal price you seen online ?
Take for example this Turbo Timer. A customer of ours bought this and had it installed into his car.
Now, for those of you familiar with the Apexi turbo packaging, you’d probably think that this is a Apexi Turbo Timer, however its not.
This is a knockoff of the Apexi Turbo Timers. Normally the Apexi Turbo Timer sells for $90 – $100. The knockoff above sold for $30-$50.
Heres the problem. With a part like this, a turbo timer, it ties into your cars ignition harness, and if it fails, or malfunctions, it could cause some real problems.
Say for instance your out of town, and the $30 knockoff timer breaks, and you cant start your car. Was the $30 you saved worth it then ?
If the knockoff piece fails, who do you call ? Most companies that sell knockoff pieces like this offer no warranty, and no replacement parts. Apexi USA supports their products sold with a warranty, and service in case of problems or defects. Furthermore, when a company is not doing any research, development, and testing of their products, and all they are out to do is knockoff a product, their number one goal is making money, not making a quality product. Do you think these knockoff companies care if your car breaks down, or catches fire due to low quality wiring ? Of course not ! They dont even provide a phone number, email, or web address for contact !
Bottom line : you get what you pay for. Buy a product that has a company standing behind it.
This is what a genuine Apexi turbo timer looks like.