Renaultsport gearknob real or fake

Discussion in 'Interior and Audio' started by c.h 90, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. c.h 90

    c.h 90 Paid Member

    13
    Cork, Ireland
    SKoda Octavia vRS
    So I recently bought a Renaultsport gearknob on eBay. The seller claimed the part was oem. After a week the part arrived but my heart dropped when I opened the packaging and saw some strange none oem box!
    Nevertheless the quality seemed very good and the install was seamless with no modifications need.

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    Still I need to know was I scammed so does anyone know is there a way to tell of it is fake or really. Or has anyone bought from the seller before?

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  2. turkie172

    turkie172 Paid Member

    These guys sell a lot of Renaultsport stuff but I'm sure by the time you paid the postage it would have cost the same from the dealer. Some have said before they are a little slow posting out but I guess they order the parts from Renault then send them on £99 from Renault parts direct the forums discount parts supplier why not join the forum it's £5 a year I'm in Northern Ireland postage is what kills good UK offers.
     
  3. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    99.9% it's genuine from this seller.

    Interestingly - you've got the older (And quite sought-after design / logo).

    Perhaps they came across a few out of the original packaging for some reason and re-boxed them ?

    Far as I know the known fake items (Often on ebay and coming from Turkey) don't fit great, don't look quite 100% from new and longevity / finish is poor

    I reckon you're good :smile:
     
  4. Deer_Dodger

    Deer_Dodger Paid Member

    191
    I’d agree with Shuv, it looks very well made and just like mine, so I think it’s probably genuine too.

    I also think the Renault Sport logo looks better then my R.S logo too.

    Get ready for a cold left hand when the winter comes
     
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  5. KYFO.CO.UK

    KYFO.CO.UK

    619
    Northampton
    R27 TEAM F1 #139
    I wanted the old logo one like this when I was looking for one, but because the net was plagued with fakes I didnt bother, I think you can tell by the weight of it to wether its real, ask some folks to weigh theirs?
     
  6. link

    link Paid Member

    133
    Clio 197 RB
    I'd have liked an old logo one too as the plain "RS" doesn't suit the 197 IMO... Went down the V6 route instead which is better than standard but it's maybe not perfectly suited to the interior if I'm honest, it's a nice knob to hold though! :tonguewink:
     
  7. c.h 90

    c.h 90 Paid Member

    13
    Cork, Ireland
    SKoda Octavia vRS
    Thanks all. Collectively you've put my mind at ease. I don't mind paying top dollar for something just can't bare being scammed. I automatically assumed that dealer prices would have been ridiculous, a smarter man would have checked.
    Must say went for a spirited drive with a mate today and it's a very nice part! 47a347a0a173ee38a1df51d8f1a865b7.jpg


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  8. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    I was looking at these from this seller. They told me they were OEM but never had the box. As said they do sell loads of RS parts. Does it feel quite heavy? Is it in mint condition?
     
  9. c.h 90

    c.h 90 Paid Member

    13
    Cork, Ireland
    SKoda Octavia vRS
    Yes and yes as well the fitment is perfect. Just don't loose the return spring for the reverse gate!


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  10. Mitchy197

    Mitchy197 Paid Member

    57
    Clio 197
    How does it feel compared to the old one. Thinking of buying one myself.
     
  11. Deer_Dodger

    Deer_Dodger Paid Member

    191
    It feels as a driver's car should where the controls are tacktile and a pleasure to engage with. Whereas the standard item always felt a bit lightweight. The standard one reminds me of my 205 GTI gear knobs.

    I hope that doesn't sound insensitive to those with standard gear knobs. Sorry if I've offended

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  12. c.h 90

    c.h 90 Paid Member

    13
    Cork, Ireland
    SKoda Octavia vRS
    It's a nice weighty piece of aluminium so it feels good in the hand. Personally I always preferred a ball type gearknob anyway so I'm happy with it. The weight doesn't seem to make any difference to the actual gear change, and if it does it's so small I didn't feel it.
    Like what dear_dodger said I think visually it makes the cabin look a bit more special. So it's a resounding win from me. I will say I left the air con set to arctic, left the car and when I returned and put my hand on the gearknob got a bit of a fright cause it was so cold!




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  13. Mitchy197

    Mitchy197 Paid Member

    57
    Clio 197
    Nice one cheers for the replies, my old one is a bit tatty so will be a worthwhile upgrade hopefully
     
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