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any good shops in the southbay? need help

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by TBLOCK09, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Dec 30, 2009 at 10:38 AM
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    TBLOCK09

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    Total chaos lt in front , icon aal in back, Hannemann front fenders ( painted stock white and painted the roof black at same time), window tint thats not to dark (i had to get the last pair taken off they had to find a ticket for something...)Afe cold air intake, Alpine 102 deck, kenwood eXcelon KFC-X1730P componets, alpine s-12 shallow sub behind the seat pushed by a rockford fosgate mono 400 wt amp, Grillcraft black grill (re powdered flat black), and just installed the LCE header.
    my trucks suspension is so fucked up. brand new and snaps tie rods in the drive way. i have a total chaos lt kit. its made to jump fucking houses and i cant even turn a corner. my shop has definitly let me and my wallet down.

    where could i go? help me out!
    i mean i could go to off road wharehouse, but i just dont want to pay 200 an hr for there labor
     
  2. Dec 30, 2009 at 10:43 AM
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    mjp2

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    Post some pictures of your setup and the breakage. Most of this stuff is bolt-on and can be done in your own garage. Where/what exactly is breaking?
     
  3. Dec 30, 2009 at 12:02 PM
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    bajamoon

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    ya what he said, we have a lot of local guys that can help you out. can you drive it at all. we have a mod day in yorba linda next weekend and i am sure someone can point you in the right direction
     
  4. Dec 30, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    RAD

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    If you need the work, snap pictures of exactly whats broken. I know a few shops that can help. Where are you located exactly?
     
  5. Dec 30, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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    singlefin

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    that labor rate is insane.
     
  6. Dec 30, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    with long travel, im not surprised...

    but yah, should be able to find a better rate than that...

    if you don't have any luck with any shops down in SD, feel free to make a trip up to Pomona and we can get you some help...

    :thumbsup:
     
  7. Dec 31, 2009 at 1:50 AM
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    w8n4mud

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    You should also tell us what shop to avoid. A bad install to one probably means that there are more out there.
     
  8. Dec 31, 2009 at 7:26 AM
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    bajamoon

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    and where are you, thread says south bay but your location says san diego.
     
  9. Dec 31, 2009 at 8:40 AM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    most san diegans consider their region Southbay...

    L.A. area folks know southbay as the area south of LAX to Long Beach...

    nor cal folks know southbay as the greater San Jose/Santa Clara County area...
     
  10. Dec 31, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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    mikesdoublecab

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    Engage Offroad long travel front and rear with some fat tires.
    may not necessarily be a bad install...

    could have been a basic install by the book, but with LT, there are so many additional parts to fabricate and reinforce, that it goes beyond just slapping the kit on...

    what part of the tie rods are snapping? are they too short? are the heims popping out?

    basic LT kits are not indestructible so its a matter of tweaking what you got...

    to the OP, post up some pics and greater detail of what's failing...
     
  11. Dec 31, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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    Call James at sdtruckshop.com

    In Mira Mesa but does good work for me. He has a LT double cab 1st gen...sickness
     
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