Well, it was only a matter of time before this always controversial issue became to the topic of one of our weekly polls. With the recent discussion that’s surfaced over the last week about knock off and replica parts vs. the originals we figured now was a good time to tackle this topic head on.
Both sides of the debate are very vocal in their views, with supporters of the original parts saying that knock off and replica parts hurt the industry and hold back the development of new parts. Supporters of replica parts state that the lower cost replica parts help make the hobby more accessible and allow people to save funds for other parts of their cars.
The question is, where do you stand personally on the replica vs. original debate?
Of course there are many facets of this argument as well. What about used parts? What about parts from budget companies that aren’t replicas of something else? Etc.
Make your vote and discuss below.