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San Diego Mechanic Recommendations

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by Taco_Rock, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Oct 26, 2010 at 7:41 PM
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    Taco_Rock

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    ...just wondering if anybody knows of a good, honest, reliable Toyota/4x4 mechanic in the San Diego area,


    ...thanks in advance for the replies
     
  2. Oct 26, 2010 at 7:59 PM
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    Johnnie

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    What do you need done?
     
  3. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    TRICOMA

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    The Truck Shop.

    There are plenty of members on here that will agree with me. I have been working with James for about 3 years now and he knows his shit when it come to Toyotas and modding them.

    Tell him "Tree" recommended you and he'll take care of you.

    Click on my signature for his contact information.
     
  4. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    Taco_Rock

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    I don't have access to a garage so currently I am limited to the things I can do myself,

    ...things I need done include removal and re-installation of of my coilovers so they can be rebuilt, and a variety of bushings for suspension and assorted other bushings,

    ...but as much as anything I am simply looking for a good reliable honest Toyota truck mechanic, ...hopefully someone that has enough off-road experience to assist me in not only fixing things, but also knows enough about our trucks that he can make recommendations for things that should be fixed on a regular basis,

    ..until i get a place with a garage i am at the mercy of mechanics, ...and being someone who usually works on my vehicles myself i do not know of any Toyota truck mechanics


    ..any good recommendations would be greatly appreciated


    .
     
  5. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:14 PM
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    Taco_Rock

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    Thanks TRICOMA, ..I will look into The Truck Shop
     
  6. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:16 PM
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    James has built Race Trucks. He has a lot of off road experience. I believe he's been in races like the Baja 500.
     
  7. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    TRICOMA

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    No problem. For the guys that know me, they know that I only want the best for my truck. I am going to go there soon to get new tires and my sliders.
     
  8. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:19 PM
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    not exactly sure where you are but if you meet up with me or meet me at the shop I'll give you a free oil change.
     
  9. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:23 PM
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  11. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    Not directly related to a mechanic per se, but I'm also looking to get a bumper/winch,

    ...and I have some issues with my FabTech coilovers, ..specifically, the lower mounting bushing has deteriorated and allowed the aluminum housing that holds the coilover to slide down a couple millimeters, ...enough so the bolt is now digging into the aluminum, ....kinda scary, and needs some TLC,

    ...so I am hoping that with the advice of an experienced and honest mechanic we can come up with a plan for my slim budget to fix what i can myself, and have the rest done by a professional when it is beyond my expertise or available tools, or lack of a garage

    ...of course websites such as this and DIY tutorials are invaluable for someone like me that hates to trust somebody else with my truck

    ...thanks again for the responses


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  12. Oct 26, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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    ...that is a kind and generous offer,

    ...I am currently living in Solana Beach,

    ...and although I regularly change my own oil (every 1Kto 3K miles depending on driving conditions) I just may take you up on that one,

    ...thanks, ..I will be in touch




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  13. Oct 27, 2010 at 12:47 AM
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    x2 I'd trust James with my truck anytime.
     
  14. Oct 27, 2010 at 3:07 PM
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    what is going on here? :eek:
     
  15. Oct 27, 2010 at 3:23 PM
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    I got some free oil changes for new customers. It's a card with a free oil change sticker. Gave it to me to meet ups.
     
  16. Oct 29, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    ...I will give you a shout (pm/e-mail/ phone/ whatever you prefer) in the first part of November re: stopping by The Truck Shop,

    ...thanks again
     
  17. Oct 29, 2010 at 10:23 PM
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    does the truck shop do the cab mount chop? if so, do you guys know roughly what it costs?
     
  18. Oct 29, 2010 at 11:00 PM
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    Check out the vendor page :gossip:

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  19. Oct 29, 2010 at 11:29 PM
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    Gabe yes he does. I believe it is like 90 dollars or so. Eddie got his done there.

    He is a full on shop. He can fab up a bumper if you want. Make a full cage.

    Here is a friend of mine who had his cage done there.

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  20. Oct 30, 2010 at 9:18 AM
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    Great, thanks Tri
     
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