We love it when companies have the balls to just step up and defend themselves when something isn’t right. Steve Matusek, Vic Wood, and the rest of the gang at Aeromotive Fuel Systems have decided that they are NOT going to allow companies to continue to manufacture knockoff, counterfeit, or copied parts without the customers knowing what is really happening. They have a page on the Aeromotive website that calls out companies that are KNOWN OFFENDERS so that real Aeromotive customers can purchase the quality parts they expect, rather than some part who’s actual quality standards are unknown.
Here is the story straight from Aeromotive.
BUYER BEWARE: IS IT GENUINE AEROMOTIVE?
Don’t spend your hard earned money on a knock-off! Make sure its Genuine Aeromotive.
It is no surprise that knock-off, or even worse counterfeit products have found their way into the automotive aftermarket industry. It’s no longer limited to women’s handbags and Foakley sunglasses. This is a real issue that is plaguing our industry and misleading buyers. While it is unfortunate, at Aeromotive we want to educate you, our consumer and arm you with information to both prevent you from buying something that is not a genuine Aeromotive product and to curb counterfeiting in our industry.
Knock-off Aeromotive products are finding their way across the ocean onto our shores more and more recently. We are taking every possible step to prevent this, but inevitiably some will slip through the cracks. Not only are these products detrimental to our industry, they are inferior products, made from inferior and cheap materials. They are as much a safety risk as they are liability. Do you trust your engine will be fueled properly with a knock-off from a company with no engineering background, no clue as to the design of the product or its materials and tolerances?
Its important that you know what red flags to look for and more importantly, where NOT to look.
The following retail outlets are NOT Aeromotive authorized dealers and we DO NOT sell to them. To our knowledge, they are offenders. We sternly warn you not to purchase any Aeromotive from these outlets. We also highly encourage you to exercise caution when purchasing any aftermarket performance products from them. As we stated, they are known offenders. Note: This list can change daily. We encourage you to visit this page often, especially before you purchase Aeromotive products. You can also visit our dealer locator for a list of trusted or Authorized Aeromotive Retailers.
AAdvance Auto Parts Co.,Limited, China (Abby Zhang / Julio Yang)
Ebay Seller – Busaman1
Pro Flow by Aeromotive (Commonly known for counterfeiting the Aeromotive: SS Pump, A1000 Pump and 13205 Regulator)
Hybrid Power Motorsports – Malaysia
Ebay Seller – Fittings2U
Ebay Seller – tsaxalas
Ebay Seller – motobitz2012moto
Godspeed Project (Commonly known for counterfeiting the Aeromotive: 13109 Style Regulators)
The following pictures show only a few examples of counterfeits or knock-offs.
– See more at: http://aeromotiveinc.com/buyer-beware-genuine-aeromotive/#sthash.BgaipvGm.dpuf