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    It was brought to my attention yesterday by a local shop that was approached on a deal for some Morel solid roller lifters. The shop was assured they were Morels and from the packaging it looked like Morels, Nice clamshell package with foam insert.

    At lunch I rode over and to my disbelief the Chinese have copied the Morel packaging now. The clamshell is a dead ringer but the give away was the cosmoline on the lifters, Morel puts the moisture bandit packs in their stuff, and the lifters had black oxide on them along with having sharp edges everywhere.

    What to look for to be sure you are getting real Morels:

    Morel will have a label on one end of the box with a mfg production date, a PO number, and their part number.

    Morel now puts 2 of the moisture packs in all lifter assemblies.

    The foam insert of Morels makes a U shape with what looks like a Dogbone divider in the middle.

    All tie bars will have some laser etched on them. If it looks blank make sure there is nothing on the tiebar.

    BBC Tie bars have UP on them and an arrow.

    I will post some pictures of these in the next day or two. The sets that I saw were SB Chevy.
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    If you post photos it will make it easier for the Chinese to copy them!

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    Where can I get some of those Chinese Morels? LOL
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    Dam Chiness. I thought Confuss say "we are honorable". Liars!!!!!!!

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    I'm not sure how the whole process works. Do the Chinese copy stuff on their own and sell them as the real thing or is someone here in the States sending them a product and a fist full of cash to have them copied?

    What really sucks is when they fail, Morel's reputation is on the line. What's Morel gonna say when they receive a bunch of broken lifters from a guy who thought they were the genuine article? Sorry pal, you're SOL? Here's a new set? Neither is a winning solution.

    I don't mind knockoffs in some cases. Like the cases when I know they're a knockoff. Sunglasses, Rolex, etc... The price may be worth it in certain cases. But lifters??? COME ON. I hope they are as easily spotted by an unbelievable price as other China crap usually is.

    Thanks for the heads up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by obnoxious001 View Post
    If you post photos it will make it easier for the Chinese to copy them!
    Yeah, like they are too tight fisted, or to under funded to buy a single pair to copy.
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    I'm not sure how the whole process works. Do the Chinese copy stuff on their own and sell them as the real thing or is someone here in the States sending them a product and a fist full of cash to have them copied?

    What really sucks is when they fail, Morel's reputation is on the line. What's Morel gonna say when they receive a bunch of broken lifters from a guy who thought they were the genuine article? Sorry pal, you're SOL? Here's a new set? Neither is a winning solution.

    I don't mind knockoffs in some cases. Like the cases when I know they're a knockoff. Sunglasses, Rolex, etc... The price may be worth it in certain cases. But lifters??? COME ON. I hope they are as easily spotted by an unbelievable price as other China crap usually is.

    Thanks for the heads up!
    The vast majority of "counterfeit" stuff is the doing of somebody here, or maybe Australia, and China is simply the supplier of choice. They also are very good about not concerning themselves with whether or not it is a counterfeit. They are real good about being able to market niche market stuff well. You see ads on Ebay for stuff direct from China and the wording is horrible.

    NOW, when it comes to ripping off "intellectual property" they are the kings, and they are ruthless.

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    I'd say it's Bogus Morals that brings about the creation of Bogus Morels.

    Oh, I crack myself up a times... oh yes... I do.


    I've seen a set that looked like Morels from first glance, turns out they were Chinacomp or one of the other knock-off companies. Thing that gets me is, there is a reason that roller lifters are spendy... they have to take quite a whipping... and the notion that, "oh shit... these look like brand x and they are 1/3 the cost, they must be just as good." is just plain stupidity. There are places you can save a few bucks and not go with the uber bitchen double throw-me-down drag nasty stuff... but roller lifters are certianly not of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by six-oh-nine View Post
    I'd say it's Bogus Morals that brings about the creation of Bogus Morels.

    Oh, I crack myself up a times... oh yes... I do.


    I've seen a set that looked like Morels from first glance, turns out they were Chinacomp or one of the other knock-off companies. Thing that gets me is, there is a reason that roller lifters are spendy... they have to take quite a whipping... and the notion that, "oh shit... these look like brand x and they are 1/3 the cost, they must be just as good." is just plain stupidity. There are places you can save a few bucks and not go with the uber bitchen double throw-me-down drag nasty stuff... but roller lifters are certianly not of them.
    You would love the comment that oil pans are just a box under the engine to hold oil that is in the jet section.
    Two places getting cheap never pays off. Lifters and oil pans. There just isn't enough "glamour" in them to justify the money.



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    Fucking China...seriously > except for some of their HOT women and the occasional Chinese meal...what the fuck good is China?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HammerDown View Post
    Fucking China...seriously > except for some of their HOT women and the occasional Chinese meal...what the fuck good is China?

    If we could piss them off enough to quit loaning us money. Maybe we could get our (government) act together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infomaniac View Post
    If we could piss them off enough to quit loaning us money. Maybe we could get our (government) act together.
    And the US Government is in bed with China...the icing on the Focked-up cake.
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