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KrazyKong

Are the re-appearance of the famous Nismo key blanks genuine? or copies?

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I've noticed recently a whole bunch of the famous Nismo metal key blanks appearing on eBay and also on the Kudos website...

http://www.kudosmotorsports.com/catalog/blank-nismo-style-nissan-a31c33r32r33rnn14s13s14wc34z31z32-p-2400.html

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These keys in years past used to sell for several hundred dollars USD, but are going for $70-80 now 🤔

Does anyone know if these are genuine? Good reproductions? Old stock that someone has discovered? Or has Nismo has started making them again?

Hoping someone might know :)
Cheers

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If Kudos Motorsport has them I'd think they'd be genuine Nismo - they don't sell crap or knockoffs. Neither does CJmotor on Ebay. What is confusing is the price at $66 from Kudos and $79 from Jacky at CJmotor. Very strange, as it appears to be genuine as the original "Nismo Design Key" is infact part number KEY01-RN008.

For comparison, the definitely known to be genuine BCNR33 GTR keys are $99, but that R33 GTR key is now part of the Nismo Heritage program, part KEY00-RHR30 to replace existing genuine Nissan part KEY00-00185 which is why they've gone from about $50 up to $99.

Check RHDjapan. If it's aftermarket and available, they 99% of the time have it listed on their site. This Nismo logo key is not listed on RHDjapan and is definitely not listed in the 2020 Nismo catalogue.

I think a call to Andrew at Kudos or Jacky at CJmotor is the only way you'll get an explanation

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Amm ... it tells you in the advert, "Style" is the code for china copy ........   "Nismo Style Key (Blank) for Nissan" 

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On 16/01/2021 at 12:50 PM, Butters said:

Amm ... it tells you in the advert, "Style" is the code for china copy ........   "Nismo Style Key (Blank) for Nissan" 

I'm inclined to agree here

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On 14/01/2021 at 8:00 PM, BK said:

If Kudos Motorsport has them I'd think they'd be genuine Nismo - they don't sell crap or knockoffs. Neither does CJmotor on Ebay. What is confusing is the price at $66 from Kudos and $79 from Jacky at CJmotor. Very strange, as it appears to be genuine as the original "Nismo Design Key" is infact part number KEY01-RN008.

I think a call to Andrew at Kudos or Jacky at CJmotor is the only way you'll get an explanation

I contacted Andrew at Kudos and he confirmed these are just good quality reproductions. I guess the question then is, can a difference be seen between a genuine and a reproduction? I might have to purchase one of the reproductions and then compare it with a genuine blank that I have.

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I bought one. Been really needing a spare key.

They are heavy, likely a low grade steel and coated. I am the worst at metals though so don't trust my judgement.

I do expect the coating will degrade over time otherwise seems very solid.

Will post a pic once i get it cut.

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17 hours ago, KrazyKong said:

I guess the question then is,

I guess the question is who gives a shit ? Key that turns car on is enough really. The genuine GTR keys also degrade over time too.

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