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Who do you trust with ur taco?

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by R o C C o 5 7, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. Nov 24, 2011 at 10:47 PM
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    R o C C o 5 7

    R o C C o 5 7 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    OK,so I hear that most of you will buy your parts from 4wheelparts,but you won't let them touch your tacos.Who do you trust.Are you a do it yourself dude? Who do you recomend? Thanks in advance. ;)
     
  2. Nov 24, 2011 at 10:48 PM
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    Maverick904

    Maverick904 Resident Fishing Expert

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    Do it myself.

    1. because im confident in my abilities.
    2. if something fucks up I can only blame myself.
     
  3. Nov 24, 2011 at 10:50 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    No one , but myself.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2011 at 10:57 PM
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    R o C C o 5 7

    R o C C o 5 7 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I would do it myself.But I'll be the first to admit that I am mechanicly challenged.Some small things I'll give it a go,but other things I'll probably end up installing totally the wrong freaking way.So I'd rather pay to have it done right the first time then paying twice to undo my Fup.
     
  5. Nov 24, 2011 at 10:58 PM
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    Maverick904

    Maverick904 Resident Fishing Expert

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    Ive seen wayy to many cases where people pay, and get shit done the wrong way.
     
  6. Nov 24, 2011 at 11:00 PM
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    babytruck

    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    Well......It's all a matter of whether or not they trust ME. I'm the kind that stays right there with my truck. Watching. With a discerning eye....
     
  7. Nov 24, 2011 at 11:10 PM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Me only, my best friend is a senior master certified ford mechanic that stays stoned. Enough said.
     
  8. Nov 24, 2011 at 11:19 PM
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    supriseaztacoma

    supriseaztacoma AZ it is a "dry heat"

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    I do as much as I can my self! With the help of the how two's from the forum and members I haven't ran into anything I cant do.. If I do run into something my good friend owns a body shop that has a great mechanic in house! Nice to know people!
     
  9. Nov 24, 2011 at 11:22 PM
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    R o C C o 5 7

    R o C C o 5 7 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yup,paying doesn't mean it's going to get done right.I'll tell you;Hats off to do it yourself dude!!!
     
  10. Nov 24, 2011 at 11:39 PM
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    R o C C o 5 7

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    I knew a dude like that back in the day.We were all into the Toyota Celica.Duel Carbs-Eibach suspensions - Racing cams this dude knew it all. Nice to have around.And he worked on my( believe it or not )my convirtable yes convirtable toyota 4x4.Is good to know people:D
     
  11. Nov 24, 2011 at 11:40 PM
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    markmatters

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    yep..
     
  12. Nov 24, 2011 at 11:42 PM
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    markmatters

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    like when a local shop claimed torque specs didn't matter...guess what, new strange clunks and random noises were present...
     
  13. Nov 24, 2011 at 11:42 PM
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    Mr.Ed

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  14. Nov 24, 2011 at 11:45 PM
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    surferkid

    surferkid Zombie Killer

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    i only trust myself. A lot of mechanics have the not mine not my problem mentality and will do it in a fast half assed way so i wont risk it. my friend got his s10 out of the chevy dealer for regular tune up and tire rotation, they didnt torque the lugs on his front tire and the wheel fell of on the freeway. bad day
     
  15. Nov 24, 2011 at 11:49 PM
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    R o C C o 5 7

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    I wish I could do that sometimes.But when it comes to major work,like a lift,they want you to drop the truck off.(Just gotta hope and pray you left your truck in good hands.
     
  16. Nov 25, 2011 at 12:30 AM
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    97yota4wd

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    i try to do everything my self, but when i cant i usually take it to brake masters, the store manager is my step dads best friend, very smart. my step brother also works there and hes really smart too.

    i also trust bytor truck with my truck too.

    thats it though.
     
  17. Nov 25, 2011 at 12:35 AM
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    Twistedfreedom

    Twistedfreedom welcome to the incredibuild

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    not one touches my truck with a wrench but me unless it's a safety recall or transmission work I'll leave that stuff for toyota to deal with. As far as Mods go I do it all my self or with a trusted friend to lend a hand.
     
  18. Nov 25, 2011 at 1:46 AM
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    Manwithoutaplan

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    execatly we do it all the time mang pm me will get it done.
     
  19. Nov 25, 2011 at 1:48 AM
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    4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    I dont trust anyone, including myself thats why my truck is still down

    I have the parts & the time just have serious distrust of people, all people


    excuse me med time...........:p
     
  20. Nov 25, 2011 at 1:49 AM
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    Manwithoutaplan

    Manwithoutaplan the full Monty

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    why the stealership fup. THey are bunch of monkiees.
     
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