August 13, 2014

Oh great, fake Brembos now....

If you read Axis regularly, chances are you don't need us to tell you a $1500 set of new Brembos is fishy.  What's worrying here is that these Chinese counterfeits are so convincing,  that an unscrupulous  reseller or tuning shop might be tempted to pass it off as the real thing for the real price.

The story was dug up by AppleNews Hong Kong and reported by ZeroToHundred where you can read more about it.

I remember once  a mechanic at the Nürburgring, when I asked if he would kindly put some pads that were more than just a backing plates in my rental car,  say

"Brakes? who needs brakes, they only slow you down".

That was funny at the time, not sure it would be so much when your fake big brake kit fails bombing at 140 into turn 1 at the Glen or at 10 at Road Atlanta.

And lest you think it's just Brembo, mr Chen also trades in AP.  Stop Tech and Performance Friction can't be far behind so, Caveat Emptor and buy from a reputable dealer.


  1. I like how only his eyes are pixelated. I think we can put two and two together for that part.


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