TTE front lip - REAL or FAKE - how to tell? - Club Lexus Forums


Go Back   Club Lexus Forums > Lexus Model Forums > GS Models > GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005)
Log In 

TTE front lip - REAL or FAKE - how to tell?

Reply
 
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-29-13, 06:49 PM   #1
LeXUsFeEVa
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (4)
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 34
Default TTE front lip - REAL or FAKE - how to tell?

What's up CL...I'm buying a TTE lip tomorrow. Supposedly it's authentic. Other than the obvious badge how could one tell an authentic vs replica?

Please help. Don't want to pay $$ for replica.
LeXUsFeEVa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-13, 06:58 PM   #2
Mr Jokster
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (8)
 
Mr Jokster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: California
Posts: 5,444
https://www.facebook.com/nathaniel.alaniz.58
Send a message via Yahoo to Mr Jokster
Default

Says TTE on it LoL I believe on the inside it says name embedded in fiberglass. Also has badgeing on the front

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________


Drag car:
~650WHP 2003 Grand Prix (yes, its front wheel drive can you dig!?)
http://www.fullthrottlev6.com/forums...ad.php?t=36212
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3E7xkQqpKs

Quote:
Originally Posted by gs400rpg View Post
Mr Jokster : Perfect example of 22's done right IMO

Last edited by Mr Jokster; 04-29-13 at 07:08 PM.
Mr Jokster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-13, 07:03 PM   #3
Mr Jokster
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (8)
 
Mr Jokster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: California
Posts: 5,444
https://www.facebook.com/nathaniel.alaniz.58
Send a message via Yahoo to Mr Jokster
Default

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________


Drag car:
~650WHP 2003 Grand Prix (yes, its front wheel drive can you dig!?)
http://www.fullthrottlev6.com/forums...ad.php?t=36212
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3E7xkQqpKs

Quote:
Originally Posted by gs400rpg View Post
Mr Jokster : Perfect example of 22's done right IMO
Mr Jokster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-13, 07:04 PM   #4
Mr Jokster
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (8)
 
Mr Jokster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: California
Posts: 5,444
https://www.facebook.com/nathaniel.alaniz.58
Send a message via Yahoo to Mr Jokster
Default

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________


Drag car:
~650WHP 2003 Grand Prix (yes, its front wheel drive can you dig!?)
http://www.fullthrottlev6.com/forums...ad.php?t=36212
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3E7xkQqpKs

Quote:
Originally Posted by gs400rpg View Post
Mr Jokster : Perfect example of 22's done right IMO
Mr Jokster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-13, 07:05 PM   #5
Mr Jokster
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (8)
 
Mr Jokster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: California
Posts: 5,444
https://www.facebook.com/nathaniel.alaniz.58
Send a message via Yahoo to Mr Jokster
Default

Click the image to open in full size.
__________________


Drag car:
~650WHP 2003 Grand Prix (yes, its front wheel drive can you dig!?)
http://www.fullthrottlev6.com/forums...ad.php?t=36212
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3E7xkQqpKs

Quote:
Originally Posted by gs400rpg View Post
Mr Jokster : Perfect example of 22's done right IMO
Mr Jokster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-13, 07:30 PM   #6
LeXUsFeEVa
Driver School Candidate
Trader Score: (4)
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 34
Default

Good looking out! Gotta love the forums! (You got one for sale!?! Haha)
LeXUsFeEVa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-13, 07:32 PM   #7
1sWt2GS
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (5)
 
1sWt2GS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: soCAL
Posts: 6,397
Default

pretty easy to tell the real from the fake.

fake has no stamps of any kind.
__________________
2002 Millennium Silver Metallic Sport Design

All Stock

If you got a speeding ticket... You're not low enough.

// \\ All SHOW no GO
1sWt2GS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-13, 09:14 PM   #8
ThomasGS4
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (19)
 
ThomasGS4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: The Boardroom
Posts: 8,326
Send a message via AIM to ThomasGS4 Send a message via MSN to ThomasGS4
Default

Real ones are polyurethane.
__________________
http://i57.tinypic.com/1zb8kmx.jpg
'08 Matador GS460
'98 Onyx GS400
ThomasGS4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-13, 09:17 PM   #9
1sWt2GS
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (5)
 
1sWt2GS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: soCAL
Posts: 6,397
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ThomasGS4 View Post
Real ones are polyurethane.
they have fake reps over here in SOcal that are polyurethane too!
__________________
2002 Millennium Silver Metallic Sport Design

All Stock

If you got a speeding ticket... You're not low enough.

// \\ All SHOW no GO
1sWt2GS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-13, 09:18 PM   #10
671gs
Driver
Trader Score: (14)
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: NV
Posts: 146
Default

^^^ replica comes with the same now
671gs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-13, 09:26 PM   #11
1sWt2GS
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (5)
 
1sWt2GS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: soCAL
Posts: 6,397
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 671gs View Post
^^^ replica comes with the same now
beat you to it!

on a serious note though when theres a demand, they supply.

Too bad TTE only ships now, if they were still in business in the U.S., they'd be making BANK!! (and the damn lip wouldn't cost so much)
__________________
2002 Millennium Silver Metallic Sport Design

All Stock

If you got a speeding ticket... You're not low enough.

// \\ All SHOW no GO
1sWt2GS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-13, 11:25 PM   #12
clos430
Lexus Test Driver
Trader Score: (21)
 
clos430's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: So.Cali
Posts: 1,279
clos430
Default

^^ What do you mean they only ship now ? Last I heard they only do business in europe.
__________________
clos430 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-13, 04:17 AM   #13
ThomasGS4
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (19)
 
ThomasGS4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: The Boardroom
Posts: 8,326
Send a message via AIM to ThomasGS4 Send a message via MSN to ThomasGS4
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1sWt2GS View Post
they have fake reps over here in SOcal that are polyurethane too!
Quote:
Originally Posted by 671gs View Post
^^^ replica comes with the same now
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1sWt2GS View Post
beat you to it!
Ok, ok. You guys got me.
__________________
http://i57.tinypic.com/1zb8kmx.jpg
'08 Matador GS460
'98 Onyx GS400
ThomasGS4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-13, 07:28 AM   #14
1UGLYGS
Lead Lap
Trader Score: (2)
 
1UGLYGS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: BayArea,CA
Posts: 482
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1sWt2GS View Post
beat you to it!

on a serious note though when theres a demand, they supply.

Too bad TTE only ships now, if they were still in business in the U.S., they'd be making BANK!! (and the damn lip wouldn't cost so much)
If you know where, please post a site.. i'd order one in a heartbeat if this was true..
__________________


STATIC
2006 GS300 K-Break
Follow me on IG: 1up_yamada
1UGLYGS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-13, 07:30 AM   #15
1sWt2GS
Lexus Fanatic
Trader Score: (5)
 
1sWt2GS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: soCAL
Posts: 6,397
Default

They do ship it comes out like almost 1k for new tte lip though if you down for that.
__________________
2002 Millennium Silver Metallic Sport Design

All Stock

If you got a speeding ticket... You're not low enough.

// \\ All SHOW no GO
1sWt2GS is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
CA TTE Replica Front Lip **{painted silver}} yoitskenn 2Gen GS430 / 400/ 300 Classifieds (98-05) 0 02-13-14 07:59 PM
CA FS: Authentic TTE lip with Badge 7i4styleGS 2Gen GS430 / 400/ 300 Classifieds (98-05) 2 08-14-13 08:07 AM
CA Fs: Tte lip * replica * Lanceezy 2Gen GS430 / 400/ 300 Classifieds (98-05) 9 11-26-12 06:48 AM
CA WTB: Authentic TTE lip with badge SOCAL baihama 2Gen GS430 / 400/ 300 Classifieds (98-05) 2 10-12-12 10:03 AM
TTE replica lip first impressions..... sa3reghatc GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 142 04-05-11 08:54 AM


Tags
fiberglass, lip, poly, real, tte

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:30 PM.

Copyright © 2000-2015 Internet Brands, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use | JOBS