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Old 11-11-2007, 08:17 PM   #21
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the boys at nixon are great.. so are the guys at CG motorsports
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:18 PM   #22
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Nixon Automotive replaced my rear window regulator and (I believe) they tore up the vapor barier. When I got the car back I didn't notice it but a while later, it leaked. I fixed it myself and then it occurred to me I had taken in my car for a window regulator fix.

Now it's entirely possible there was a tear in the vapor barier before they fixed it, but if that was the case, I would expect them to tell me and replace it then. Finding it a year later is just bad news.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:18 PM   #23
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I have dealt with them a few times. Good guys. As far as I know they won't install aftermarket items unless they supply the parts I believe. Correct me if I'm wrong. They told me they wouldn't install headers unless they supplied them.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:32 AM   #24
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^that's correct, they won't install anything unless they supply the parts (regardless of whether its OEM or not)
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:43 AM   #25
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So best place to get headers suspension ect put on ?
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Old 04-01-2013, 10:53 AM   #26
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They are ok, cheaper than stealership. For basic stuff like headers and suspension any independent Euro shop will be just fine and even cheaper.
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So best place to get headers suspension ect put on ?
Advance Automotive in Richmond was great to deal with for my alignment, and I've heard they perform suspension installs for a good price.
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I have dealt with them a few times. Good guys. As far as I know they won't install aftermarket items unless they supply the parts I believe. Correct me if I'm wrong. They told me they wouldn't install headers unless they supplied them.
A LOT of places are like this. When I needed to finish a job on my GF's Volvo (having already bought the part yet unable to DIY) it was tough to find a place to install customer supplied parts.

Many shops are afraid you'll find the shop at fault if the part breaks soon after. If the shop gets the part they can deal with the supplier about the part quality and come up with a deal for the customer to right the situation.
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Old 04-01-2013, 11:46 AM   #29
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I deal with Euro Otto in PoCo. Very experienced guy. For custom stuff like methanol kit, exhausts I go to custom metalcraft across the street ftom Otto. Those guys did the subframe reinforcement for me. About $800 compared to $2k quote I got from Nixon.
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I deal with Euro Otto in PoCo. Very experienced guy. For custom stuff like methanol kit, exhausts I go to custom metalcraft across the street ftom Otto. Those guys did the subframe reinforcement for me. About $800 compared to $2k quote I got from Nixon.
Wow 800 for a subframe reinforcement? Did that include new bushings and an alignment?
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I recently got a quote from cg Motorsport for an inspection 2 with valve adjustment and all fluid changed except brake and coolant. For 1,435$. I'm gunna shoot a quick email over to Nixon and euro Otto and compare. I like to think once I have it inspected I can tackle all the items 1 by 1 myself. Does that seem like a decent price ?
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I recently got a quote from cg Motorsport for an inspection 2 with valve adjustment and all fluid changed except brake and coolant. For 1,435$. I'm gunna shoot a quick email over to Nixon and euro Otto and compare. I like to think once I have it inspected I can tackle all the items 1 by 1 myself. Does that seem like a decent price ?
Seems reasonable to me. About 500-600 for valve adjustment, 200 for oil change, OEM diff fluid is expensive, I'd say about 400 for that job so that's about 1200 bucks plus 200 for the other items on the inspection 2 checklist.

Why are you concerned about price if you are going to do it yourself?
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