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Old 12-13-2006, 05:02 PM   #1861
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can you guys reccomend a place to get your moldings repainted?

NO to west coast customs (700$ish)

i have yet to call sinful but i heard they do good work and the price isnt that steep.
Harloff BMW (soon-to-be Encinitas BMW), but not sure what they would charge for moldings. I've gotten all my stuff painted there, and they do excellent work. Call and ask for Tessa or Fernando.
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Old 12-15-2006, 05:50 PM   #1862
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15 south around 2:30 silver gray m3, lowered with what looked like HRE's, had a So Cal Euro sticker, i was in the white evo in the next lane over
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Old 12-15-2006, 06:04 PM   #1863
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Hey guys ( trying not to jack this thread ), where is the best place in SD to lower the car and maybe a paint shop, but also fairly affordable, I got my wheels and dont know where to go to put them on and lower the car at the same time
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Old 12-15-2006, 06:08 PM   #1864
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For work that I can't do myself, I take it to Creative Autoworks in Clairemont Mesa. You can also get an alignment from them.

They don't paint though.
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Old 12-15-2006, 06:12 PM   #1865
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For work that I can't do myself, I take it to Creative Autoworks in Clairemont Mesa. You can also get an alignment from them.

They don't paint though.
Do you know how much they charge for lowering? Thanks BTW
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Old 12-15-2006, 06:59 PM   #1866
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Do you know how much they charge for lowering? Thanks BTW
Depends on a bunch of things. Like, are you providing the springs? I recommend you also change our your shocks if you're going below factory specs.

Together, (shocks and springs) it'll run about $225 for just the install. But don't quote me on that since I'm not an employee
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Old 12-15-2006, 07:15 PM   #1867
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Depends on a bunch of things. Like, are you providing the springs? I recommend you also change our your shocks if you're going below factory specs.

Together, (shocks and springs) it'll run about $225 for just the install. But don't quote me on that since I'm not an employee
Yes i'm going to get shocks and springs myself and let the shop just install them, my buddy said that it will cost me $500 just for the install, i think its a little BS
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Old 12-15-2006, 07:18 PM   #1868
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Yes i'm going to get shocks and springs myself and let the shop just install them, my buddy said that it will cost me $500 just for the install, i think its a little BS
Yeah, e-mail James at CreativeAutoworks and he'll take care of you. It should be around what I said for the install if you provide the parts. An alignment (you should get one ~1 week after install) will run you another $65.
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Old 12-15-2006, 07:26 PM   #1869
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So who in here is the resident I.C.E. expert, or can refer me to someone/some place that can do some installation but not charge me an arm and a leg. I need to get some stuff done, and it's looking increasinly more and more difficult the futher I delve into it. I'm gonna try to do as much as I can, with help, but I'm not too sure that I can complete everything without some professional help, or at least someone with experience and expertise. Just in case you're wondering: OEM rear entertainment system (headrests with 7" monitors) but instead of going off the OEM DVD player, I'm going to be running them off the PS2 wich will also be linked up to the TVonNAV premium kit with OEM TV Tuner, so that I can get everything on the NAV screen as well as the LCDs in each headrest. So, any suggestions?
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Old 12-16-2006, 12:01 AM   #1870
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OEM rear entertainment system (headrests with 7" monitors) but instead of going off the OEM DVD player, I'm going to be running them off the PS2 wich will also be linked up to the TVonNAV premium kit with OEM TV Tuner, so that I can get everything on the NAV screen as well as the LCDs in each headrest. So, any suggestions?
i have that setup, u can use any dual/tri zone head unit and do that. i don't know any audio places in sd that do good work. try goldstar in irvine, ask for sanjay, tell him i sentcha.

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Old 12-16-2006, 02:48 AM   #1871
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Old 12-16-2006, 11:47 AM   #1872
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La Jolla Audio.
ill second that, haven't had work done by them but i've seen their work and its very clean
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Old 12-16-2006, 11:49 AM   #1873
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Anything with La Jolla in it just sounds expensive.
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Old 12-16-2006, 01:01 PM   #1874
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What type of headrest monitors are you getting? I was thinking of getting the ebay ones. You can get them already mounted into a headrest for about 200-250 per set. A lot of the carpc guys have gotten them and have said good things about them.
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Old 12-16-2006, 08:25 PM   #1875
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i'll third that. i had some work done there and they did a pretty good job.
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:00 AM   #1876
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Yes i'm going to get shocks and springs myself and let the shop just install them, my buddy said that it will cost me $500 just for the install, i think its a little BS
make sure james@creative is doing the actual work, james knows his stuff and i would trust my car with him.

for an alignment they give it to the shop next to them, that shop doest do corner balancing there, i had a bad mixup with them so my opinion of them isnt very high.
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Make sure James ISN'T doing ANY work on your car.

His "workmanhsip" during a spring install cost me an additional $700 of my own money and a new drivers side rear trailing arm. I ended up upgrading to coliovers anyway so that whole experience was a bad one.

PM me if you need more info.

I hope Creative has improved since my experience there.
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Make sure James ISN'T doing ANY work on your car.

His "workmanhsip" during a spring install cost me an additional $700 of my own money and a new drivers side rear trailing arm. I ended up upgrading to coliovers anyway so that whole experience was a bad one.

PM me if you need more info.

I hope Creative has improved since my experience there.
ouch.

good shops are hard to come by nowadays.
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