MUGEN EK strutbars, Real of Fake.


X-tec

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Hi people,

I can get a set of Mugen strutbars for my Ek but I don't know if they're the real deal.
Looks real if you compare the welds but the Mugen logo's are different from all the other's I can find on the net..

Can some of you confirm if they're real?

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elchunk

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hard to tell. the welds and the brackets at the sides look right but the emblem badge is different to the one ive seen before. if its a sticker its def fake.
 



elchunk

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Yeah. From what I can gather there is a difference between gen1 and gen2 with regards the emblem/logo. Seen the same logo as yours on an ep3 mugen strut bar. But as long as it's not stuck on your good.
 


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Thanks for the info, never seen an EK bar with this logo.. But also never seen a real bar besides pictures because they are very rare in Europe.
Gen1 is a three piece bar, right?
Gen2 is a one piece welded bar.
 

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elchunk

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genuine dc2/ek/eg strut bars are one piece. newer models may be 3 piece design, not sure.

imo they are cool looking but very often highly overpriced.
 



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genuine dc2/ek/eg strut bars are one piece. newer models may be 3 piece design, not sure.

imo they are cool looking but very often highly overpriced.
Nope, the other way around. Gen 1 is 3-piece with golden brackets that have 8-point installation, which works the best. The later version is all welded together with only 4-point.

The strut bars posted by OP is the real deal with genuine decal by Mugen sold separately, so it's not the decal that came with the struts.

Here's how the decals that came with the struts look like.
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I did know that's the normal logo.
There are people telling me it must be printed/painted on but also have seen bars without logo's. And if you have a good picture and zoom in al of them look like decals like you said. Some of them don't even have them in the middle or aren't put on level with the bar.

Thanks for the info, will go take a look at them before I will buy them.
 


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The decal come separately on sheet when you buy it brand new, so the end user could apply it on any place desired. Any bar that come with original decal in good shape and centered fetched a higher value.

You can tell from my picture that it's a decal where the Kanji and Alphabet are on separate sheet.
 


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interesting, genuine mk1. although i have seen replicas of this type, see below.



the fake with the sticker that i was on about.
 


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I bought them!
They look great, the welds look amazing! And the decals have so many details in them! No doubt there the real deal.

Thanks to all of you how were helpful to authenticate them!
 







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