Counterfeit Warning

Some auction websites and online retailers currently have hundreds of parts that look like Function7 products. In the several cases, these counterfeit products, which usually come as part of a kit, were accompanied by photocopied instruction sheets that bear the old Function7 logo and company information, in an attempt to pass these inferior products off as official Function7 products.

These counterfeit products do not offer the precision, safety and quality people expect from Function7. In fact, most are poor quality parts and will fail safety tests by any standard.

We at Function7, our distributors, and our retailers have received many complaints from consumers who have purchased these parts thinking they were getting a great deal when actually, in the end, they were getting swindled.

If a part or kit is up for auction or straight sale at a price that's a fraction of what a new or used Function7 part would typically sell for, chances are it's not a genuine Function7 component. As the old saying goes," If something seems to good to be true, it probably is." The best protection against being cheated or disappointed is to buy your new (or used) Function7 products from an authorized Function7 retailer.

It also appears that Function7 products sold on Alibaba.com are conunterfeit and fake versions. Although these versions look identical to Function7 products, they are made of significantly inferior material and are inherently unsafe. Despite what is engraved on these conterfeit products, these originate from a couple of factories in China, and are not "Made in the USA" as marked on them.

Feel free to email us and we can help you identify what is a genuine Function7 product or what is a counterfeit item. To locate your nearest authorized Function7 dealer, please consult the dealer locator here on our website.


 

Known Counterfeit Retailers

The following vendors & retailers are known for advertising counterfeit Function7 products, misrepresenting products as Function7 products, or including them with their packages/kits.

R Rev
ebay id: r-rev
Bellerose, NY

JapJDM (Australia)
ebay id: japjdm

+61 420 230 088

Green Valley, Sydney, NSW 2168
Australia

Ascension Motorsports (aka All Version Performance)
(480)388-7299
www.ascension-motorsports.com
PO Box 7085,
Mesa, AZ 85216
or
939 W Aspen Way
Gilbert, AZ 85233

E P Speedznight Inc.
ebay id: speedz.nights
(626)575-7989

10018 Lower Azusa Road,
Suite D,El Monte, CA 91731

GS Infinity
ebay id: kami_speedo
(626)442-9825

El Monte, CA

   

The following are some examples that have turned up in the market:  



Counterfeit Function7 Arms

These counterfeit arms were recently brought to our attention by someone overseas. These arms, made overseas, bear the "Function7" brand engravings and even claim to be "Made in the USA". However, these arms are not made with the same material, quality or precision of our arms but are braded "Function7". These arms are significantly weaker due to the low quality material used and it is UNSAFE and dangerous to use these fake arms on your vehicle.

You can identify these arms by one or more the following:

1. Inferior OEM style bushings (all genuine Function7 arms come equipped with Polyurethane bushings)

2. Engraving that says 7075-F6 (no, there's no such material grade)

3. Different font used in the engraving

4. Missing or incorrect inspection barcode/serial number tag

5. Set screws used to retain OEM style bushings

6. Heat shrink wrapping

7. Both arms have identical serial number engravings

8. Incorrect serial number font (we use a single line font, not an outlined font)

 

 



Counterfeit Function7 Flanges

 

 

Counterfeit Function7 Flanges

 

 


 

Known Counterfeit Retailers

The following vendors/retailers are known for selling counterfeit Function7 products or including them with their packages/kits.

Ascension Motorsports (aka All Version Performance)
(480)388-7299

PO Box 7085,
Mesa, AZ 85216
or
939 W Aspen Way
Gilbert, AZ 85233

E P Speedznight Inc.
ebay id: speedz.nights
(626)575-7989

10018 Lower Azusa Road,
Suite D,El Monte, CA 91731

GS Infinity
ebay id: kami_speedo
(626)442-9825

El Monte, CA

 

 


  

More Images


Counterfeit flanges on the left vs genuine Function7 flange on the right

 


Counterfeit flanges on left vs the genuine Function7 flange on the right.
Notice the casting void in the counterfeit flange in the center of the picture.


Close-up of a counterfeit flange that was unwittingly purchased by a customer. The hole you see is a void (bubble) that occurred during casting resulting in a flange that is very easily broken. ALL Function7 products are CNC machined out of solid billet aluminum and NOT cast in molds like this one.