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Off-Road Shops?

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by gottahot1, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. Jul 25, 2012 at 11:03 AM
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    gottahot1

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    'Caribe' fog light mod - Power port always on mod - Defrost A/C override mod - Illuminated 4x4 switch - Read diff breather relocation
    A search didn't yield the result I was looking for - a list of 4x4/fab shops in AZ - so in addition to hoping this isn't a repost, I'm looking for input on local shops you've used and your thoughts about pricing, quality of work, etc.

    I am aware of Avid Offroad (Gilbert) but have no experience with them.

    I have used Stone Soup Metalworks (Glendale) for stuff for my Jeep. I had a good experience there.

    Are there any other shops that you've used and would recommend? Any that you've used and wouldn't recommend?

    Are there any good ones in the Tucson area?


    Thanks!
     
  2. Jul 25, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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    Aw9d

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    Not sure in Tucson but SDHQ is very popular.
     
  3. Jul 25, 2012 at 11:17 AM
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    97yota4wd

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    alot of metal, small engine, decent travel.
    caged, camburg long travel, 50t leafpack (soon to be installed) light rack over cab, 5pt harnesses etc
    SDHQ--race quality work, a little steep on their prices (fab, parts, anything you could want)
    AVID--top notch work, garage fab prices (fab only)
    Desert rat
    rubber side down


    are you looking for parts or labor done?
     
  4. Jul 25, 2012 at 11:19 AM
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    cmack

    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    Don't know Tucson but i highly recommend:

    Absolute Offroad in Phoenix
    Letz Roll Offroad in Mesa
    Hunter Offroad in Tempe (for custom fab work)

    Those three I have personal experience with and would highly recommend.
     
  5. Jul 25, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Usually if it's something I can't or don't want to do myself I'll go to SDHQ (or Avid for fab)
     
  6. Jul 25, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    You want top notch fab done?

    I have a friend that I have known for over 16 years. He really is a top notch metal fabricator. His work has been featured in tons of custom truck and rod magazines. He was even on monster garage! His shop is right in the middle of Phoenix and despite everything his prices are very very good.

    http://www.autocorekustoms.com/

    Talk to Kurt (Owner) tell him Jason Ducheny sent you.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Jul 25, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    YumaTRD

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    Sierra Expedition does lift kit installs, parts and I'll more than likely go with them to Regear my truck. They are in Tempe/Mesa on Broadway and the 101.
     
  8. Jul 25, 2012 at 1:49 PM
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  9. Jul 25, 2012 at 3:21 PM
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    We post on here too, shoot me a PM with what you're looking for!
     
  10. Jul 25, 2012 at 3:36 PM
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  11. Jul 25, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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    Are really only places local I buy parts from. Fab I have a friend that does it if its something I'm not able to do.
     
  12. Jul 25, 2012 at 5:24 PM
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    Great responses, thanks.

    I have an '08 Double Cab Short Bed Sport 4x4 and a buddy of mine just bought the Baja edition. He's looking for sliders to start with and we'll see where it goes from there. Skid plates are probably on the short list as well. I'm always looking for something...

    We live on the NW side of Tucson so wanted to stay close by if possible. PHX isn't so far away but shipping big heavy parts is killer!
     
  13. Jul 25, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    Well you could always come up here and depending day/time could probably do a mini meet for a drink or wheeling or what-not too
     
  14. Jul 25, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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    You still want to hit Charouleau Gap some time?
     
  15. Jul 25, 2012 at 5:50 PM
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    Yessir, even if it is just a dirt road these days :)
     
  16. Jul 25, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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    Don't be fooled. A couple of obstacles were destroyed but there is still plenty of action in the washes - especially after the monster rains we got. Much of the road is still plenty rocky and interesting too.
     
  17. Jul 25, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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    cool, yea I'm game sometime man for sure
     
  18. Jul 25, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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    I'll have to host a trip after it cools off a bit. IF you get the itch before then, PM me and we'll plan a time to go.
     
  19. Jul 26, 2012 at 8:10 AM
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    We have two store locations in Tucson and are based there. If you need store info let me know.
     
  20. Jul 26, 2012 at 8:12 AM
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    Aw9d

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    That is one bad-ass-mutha-fucka right there... :drool:
     
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