Mercedes-Benz/Holden Counterfeit Wheel Pothole Test Cracking

in 2015 Australia's Automotive Industry Demonstrated The Serious Safety Risks Associated With Imitation Parts The Whole Industry Is Concerned About Genuine Parts Being Substituted For Non Genuine Parts It's A Very Very Important Issue Not Just For The Industry, But For Every Single Person Who Drives Or As A Passenger In A Car In Australia It's A Matter Of Public Safety And We've Cooperated With Holden And The Federal Chamber Of Automotive Industries Devourer To Demonstrate To You The Sort Of Danger That You Face When You Fit Non Genuine Parts Imitation Wheels Were Bought Through An Australian Based Online Store It's As Easy As That Anyone Can Do It And Anyone Can Be Mislead It's Almost Impossible To Spot The Difference From The Front Right Genuine Fake It's Very Hard To Tell It Looks The Same It's Only When You Actually Turn It Around And Look At The Identifying Marks On The Back Of The Wheel That You Can See What's The Real Deal And What's Fake When You Look At The Back Of The Wheel See Here It Says Made In Germany, But They've Actually Ground Off Germany Not All Of It Haven't Done A Very Good Job Here There Was The Three Pointed Star On The Part Number They've Ground That Off The Only Way You Can Tell This Wheel From The Rear Is By That The Test Took Place At Holden's Proving Ground At Lang Lang The Proving Ground Features Specially Calibrated Potholes Which Replicate The Types Of Conditions Motorists Can Find On Australian Roads We're Going To Put The Two Wheels You Saw Before Through The Pothole Test To See How The Genuine Wheel Performs And How The Non Genuine Part Performs As Well In The Pothole Tests The Front Wheel Is Exposed To The Maximum Impact Force And It's Only The Right Side Of The Vehicle Which Hits The Pothole For This Reason The Tests Concentrated On The Front Right Wheel The Imitation Wheels Have Been Identified With Orange Tape And The Genuine Wheels Marked By Green Tape At Just 50 Kilometres An Hour When The Impact Occurs Between The Spokes High-speed Cameras Capture A Section Of The Fake Wheel Cracking And Breaking Away Running The Test At The Same Speed And With The Impact Occurring At The Smoke The Fake Wheel Breaks Again Now The Genuine Realist The Same Test At The Same Speed There Is No Damage When The Impact Point Is At The Spoke When The Impact Occurs Between The Spokes The Genuine Wheel Again Is Undamaged 50 Km/h Is A Real-world Speed And You Can See People Coming Across That Situation In The Real Life And Breaking Away A Piece Of Rim Which Is You Know Not Only Dangerous For The People In The Car, But For People Standing On The Side Of The Road As Well From How Far The Piece Flew That We Saw Based On Those Sorts Of Results. I Wouldn't Want To Be Putting Those Rims On My Car Definitely Not We're Just On The Pothole Test Using The Genuine Wheel And The Fate Wheel The Genuine Wheel Has Come Through Unscathed The Fake Wheel Is Broken Apart And This Piece Has Come Away From It Hot Old Tests Hugely Successful We Showed Just How Unsafe Fake Wheels Are Genuine Is Best There's No Way.

I'd Be Putting My Mates In A Car With Fake Wheels It's Just Not Worth The Risk You.

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