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

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

Post by Wheelman_13 » Sun Jul 06, 2014 8:43 pm

thrdeye wrote:You should definitely do the coilovers yourself. The install itself is easy, it's the setup that takes work and time.
Unless the only camber plate option is weld-in...then it gets a little specialized. If they are bolt-in, then it's definitely well in the DIY wheelhouse.

@ OP: That's a really clean looking 'rolla. I've nearly bought a few of those from time to time, lol.

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

Post by TwinCam86 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:25 am

Wheelman_13 wrote:
thrdeye wrote:You should definitely do the coilovers yourself. The install itself is easy, it's the setup that takes work and time.
Unless the only camber plate option is weld-in...then it gets a little specialized. If they are bolt-in, then it's definitely well in the DIY wheelhouse.

@ OP: That's a really clean looking 'rolla. I've nearly bought a few of those from time to time, lol.
Thank you for the compliment. It's a real bast to drive for sure. I probably will tackle the coilovers myself (camber plates I have are bolt on) I suppose. The fender rolling was the intimidating part still need some help with that one.

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

Post by Les » Thu Oct 30, 2014 1:52 pm

The front end alignment done on my GLE by Firestone in Beaden sucks big time.

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Post by joker717 » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:21 pm

Mike's body shop in midtown/Harriman. If you live down here in Roane County this is the best place to buy tires and have alignments done around. I have bought my last 7 sets of tires( for 4 different vehicles) from them and have had alignments done.
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Post by 72RatCamaro » Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:13 pm

If you are in South Knox/Seymour area I can help you with alignments. Reasonable prices and you tell me your spec and we can get it as close to there as your setup allows.

Walker's Collision Repair

www.walkersautocollision.com

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

Post by benk » Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:34 am

Can anyone recommend a machine shop? Got an axle stuck in a hub and need it pressed out. 10 ton press has failed to break it free thus far.
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Post by MARKP » Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:11 am

I know a place that can probably get it out but what you get back will probably be junk.

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Post by benk » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:14 pm

Well that's not super helpful now is it. :P If I have to replace the trailing arm then so be it, but I'd like to try to save it. The axle is toast already so thats not a concern.
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Post by MARKP » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:43 pm

They would likely damage the hub, and you would have to get it off the car. :?
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Post by benk » Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:48 pm

Its already off the car. What kind of monkey's do you know that would likely damage the hub????
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Post by MARKP » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:33 pm

Fleming's Machine off Hall of Fame if i remember correctly.

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Post by 72RatCamaro » Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:34 pm

So not to toot my own horn, but we just got the Latest and Greatest Hunter Alignment Machine/Lift. So we can get you in and set up to what spec you want. Also it sits nice and low so won't trash your front end.
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Post by Aluminized » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:29 pm

Doug at Firestone in Maryville near Midland Shopping Center is the best, he does lowered/slammed&cambered cars as well! Great guy. I always hear great reviews of his touch. My car has a bent control arm and yet he's still got almost all the toe out of it. He's very precise and "does everyones alignments" in town from what i hear. Oh, and you can't go wrong with the "Lifetime Alignments" from there. $170 and after 2-3 alignments it pays for itself! You can go as much as you want for free. I get one every oil change now :)
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Post by bicycle_wreck » Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:08 pm

Just FYI, neither EAG nor Euro 129 will roll fenders anymore. I'm still looking.
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Post by KeithLoveday » Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:30 pm

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.
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