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Lift Installation South Bay

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by JFKLives, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. JFKLives

    JFKLives [OP] Byte Me

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    I'm not feeling confident about installing a 6" lift on my own and was wondering if anyone from the south bay (SJ) can recommend a place to make this happen at a reasonable price. Would also like them to align it for me as well. The only place I'm aware of is on San Carlos but I've heard a couple of bad stories about that place and would like to avoid them if possible.
     
  2. bjmoose

    bjmoose Bullwinkle J. Moose

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    Lots of local guys get their lifts done by "community effort" (help out, bring food/beer, and throw some money into the tip jar for more tools) at mod days especially at Seth's:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/northern-california/129833-prs-mod-day-5-feb-26th.html

    These threads refer to shops:

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/northern-california/124941-bay-area-off-road-shop.html

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/no...commended-lift-kit-installer-sf-bay-area.html

    Especk recommends the shop that did his work in stockton - very good price:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/143247-lift-quote-dealership.html#post2816228

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. JLee

    JLee The Man! Vendor

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    Yeah DB lifts are not done at mod days anymore there a PITA and take way to long.
     
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    ktmrider Senior Member

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    Superior 4wd near capital expressway, Its a one man show but Troy is great at what he does. Last time I was there he was doing a drop bracket on a nissan titan.

    http://www.superior4wheeldrive.com/
     
  5. JFKLives

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    Stockton is a ways out from me but I'll check out the other links - thanks
     
  6. JFKLives

    JFKLives [OP] Byte Me

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    I'll give him a look - thanks!
     
  7. MJonAgs32

    MJonAgs32 asphinctersayswhat?

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    Look up George from SWAT. He's in Fremont
     
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    ^^ x2. George can beat anybody's prices!!
     
  9. bjmoose

    bjmoose Bullwinkle J. Moose

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    That makes sense. I can only imagine the swearing and cursing. :eek::D
     
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    jacob_wood Screw your MPG's

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    Does George do custom work? I'm thinking of getting a front bumper fabbed up.
     
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    I was looking on Yelp and SWAT customs got some good reviews, It looked like a few people from here have gone there. I'm thinking about getting a small lift as well.
     
  12. MJonAgs32

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    George from SWAT actually works at 4wp in the South Bay, but does all these installs on the side in Fremont, then he can even get stuff aligned at 4wp (regular rate for that though). He has a lot of knowledge about a lot of stuff, I would just give him a call
     
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    Tomasb1339 Baddest Taco in Marin

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    I got my lift done from George about a month ago and he did top notch work. His customer service was great! You wont be disappointed!
     
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    +1 His prices are reasonable and he's a man of his word.
     
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    My roommate and long time friend dropped the bomb couple nights back that he's moving out in August with his new girlfriend of ~ four months. Idiot. Unfortunately, that means I should wait a couple months until my living situation is more stable before dropping 4k on a lift, tires and rims. :-/
     
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    Well that sucks.
     
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    This ^
     
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