Best shops for services (Alignment, Tire Mounting, etc.)

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Re: Best shops for services (Alignment, Tire Mounting, etc.)

Post by bicycle_wreck » Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:25 am

KeithLoveday wrote:
bicycle_wreck wrote:Just FYI, neither EAG nor Euro 129 will roll fenders anymore. I'm still looking.
I was able to rent a fender roller from:

All American Tire & Wheel
5701 N Broadway St
Knoxville, TN 37918

This was probably 3 months ago. I don't know how much they would charge to do it.
Thanks for the tip. I ended up borrowing a roller, but it broke halfway through the job. Then I just bought one from Eastwood (much better product than the first one). Got the job done. Expensive project so far. :(
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Re: Best shops for services (Alignment, Tire Mounting, etc.)

Post by thrdeye » Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:22 am

I've been getting my alignments at Andrew Keisler's place. So far so good! I really like being able to get under the car and verify the settings without the pressure of turning customers to get another car on the rack.
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Re: Best shops for services (Alignment, Tire Mounting, etc.)

Post by DangerDanJD » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:45 am

Anyone have a recommendation for a shop to do a na Miata alignment in West Knox/Farragut? I saw some folks like EAG, but others said they do euro only?
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Re: Best shops for services (Alignment, Tire Mounting, etc.)

Post by thrdeye » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:56 am

Take it to Andrew Keisler if he has time. https://www.facebook.com/Keisler-Automa ... 9/?fref=ts
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Re: Best shops for services (Alignment, Tire Mounting, etc.)

Post by lcoleman » Thu Jan 14, 2016 9:57 am

+1 for Andrew.
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Re: Best shops for services (Alignment, Tire Mounting, etc.)

Post by Miata22 » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:19 am

Andrew is great. But also another option is The tire barn at walker springs does a great alignment. They have the hunter machine and balancer. Kyle works there and is a Miata owner and will set car up how you want it. You don't even have to have an appointment. But I recommend one. $69.00 I think.
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Re: Best shops for services (Alignment, Tire Mounting, etc.)

Post by Kinetic » Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:57 pm

Thanks for the tip Randy; I thought about trying that place...I believe Micah had his Miata aligned there as well.
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Re: Best shops for services (Alignment, Tire Mounting, etc.)

Post by Miata22 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:04 pm

You got it Kevin. Good to see you on here. Kyle comes out and races in STR occasionally.
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Re: Best shops for services (Alignment, Tire Mounting, etc.)

Post by Kinetic » Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:21 pm

Thanks Randy; I read the (solo) forum somewhat regularly and sometimes post. Is it possible to ask for Kyle if I set up an appt at Tire Barn? I need to install new inner tie rods as well.

For those of you who go to Andrew's place, are alignments part of his normal business or something he does more in the interest of helping out the community when he has extra time?
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Re: Best shops for services (Alignment, Tire Mounting, etc.)

Post by lcoleman » Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:46 pm

Kinetic wrote:For those of you who go to Andrew's place, are alignments part of his normal business or something he does more in the interest of helping out the community when he has extra time?
http://keislerautomation.com/p/precision-alignments

Alignments are really sort of his "thing."
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Re: Best shops for services (Alignment, Tire Mounting, etc.)

Post by Miata22 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:10 am

Yes you can call and ask what day he works and schedule with them from there.
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Re: Best shops for services (Alignment, Tire Mounting, etc.)

Post by MARKP » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:38 am

No experience with Tire Barn but I have used Matlock on Kingston Pike a few times. John over there does a good job and will let you sit in the car while he does it. That makes a difference, in case you didn't know.
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Re: Best shops for services (Alignment, Tire Mounting, etc.)

Post by kaseysdad14 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:13 pm

Can anyone recommend a machine shop that would offer hot tanking and deck milling on aluminum engine heads?

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Re: Best shops for services (Alignment, Tire Mounting, etc.)

Post by Teufelshund » Thu Mar 03, 2016 6:47 pm

Beware of this place in North Knoxville
https://youtu.be/jxkrrvur9a0

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Re: Best shops for services (Alignment, Tire Mounting, etc.)

Post by KeithLoveday » Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:54 am

Any suggestions for an interior/upholstery shop? I need a new soft top put on.
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