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Old 09-09-2013, 12:14 AM   #1
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Urgent - need a recommendation for an indy shop near Glendale, CA (or a DIY'r)

Hey guys - I'm in the process of relocating out to Glendale, CA from the Washington DC area. I just finished making the 2900 mile drive in my 01 330ci with almost no problems, until I hit some kind of roadkill in Texas on the way here.

I normally do my own work on the car, however my tools are all back in MD still and as of right now I'm living out of a hotel. Looking for a good indy shop as close to Glendale/Burbank as possible to diagnose and fix a suspension problem. Or alternatively if any members on here want to take a look at it.

I'm going to have to grab a rental car for the week as I start a new job out here tomorrow (Monday). The car is drivable, however on any concrete roadway its bouncing out of control. On the way in I had to pull off the highway and take side streets to go the last 15 miles. I passed a shop near Glendale - Alpine BMW Service, anyone know anything about that?

My quick side of the road diagnosis appears to be collapsed springs on passenger front/rear and blown pass side front shock. Rear side is sitting about 1.5" lower than rear drivers side, front spring is totally compressed and the bump stop is resting on the strut (bump stop also is busted to hell), rear shocks/rsm are new. RTAB's also should most likely be replaced.

Also, if anyone has some stock suspension laying around let me know.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:18 AM   #2
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mini corsa out in north hollywood, they might be a tad bit further than you want to drive though. i believe the m-shop is out there in glendale, however i cannot vouch for their work. mini-corsa does great work though.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:40 AM   #3
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Thanks, I'll check with both tomorrow morning
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:45 PM   #4
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Avus is in Glendale off of Glendale Blvd., a couple blocks south of Colorado.
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Also, not too far away in Pasadena is BMW Phd. My car is there right now. Good pricing, good people.
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Avus is a HUGE rip off. Try Hamlets BMW in Glendale, ive gotten alot of work done there. I agree BMW phd is good too.
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2nd that opinion
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Old 10-14-2013, 10:12 PM   #8
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Avus is a HUGE rip off.
I would never go back.
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Old 10-16-2013, 02:43 PM   #9
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If it's still not too late, I would only recommend to take your car to Platte Forme A.G in El Monte. Ask for Mr. Toan who I think is the best BMW mechanic! Really really highly recommended.
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