First of all, I'm new to RC world. I've been slowly upgrading my Rally car.
Doing a bit of research, I'm wonder - how are the eBay aluminum knock offs?
I was looking at the Team Blue Star shocks for my Rally and saw these:
At first I thought they were TBS... but TBS are not available in blue. I figure, they are the same shocks but sold from under TBS since TBS made the mistake of ordering the manufacturing in China. And that's a common practice: Chinese factory gets specs for manufacturing parts, makes order, delivers order, quietly continues to produce the product and sell through other channels for less (free R'n'D).
I dug deeper and found quite a few parts all over eBay that are identical to brand name components but are sold as "XXX part for XXX car" without any brand name anywhere.
Surely, this is isn't a revelation to you, guys. But I didn't notice any threads on this, so I ask here.
TIA for any info