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Old 05-23-2013, 11:14 PM   #1
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can somebody recommend any good shops for subframe repair

first off yes i know how to use the search button, but i want to hear if any one has good things to say about shops they have had there subframe repaired at.
i will try to get some pixs up soon but it looks kinda bad the drivers side rear is completely pulled out and the front passengers side is now starting to crack as well. ive been riding my bike as much as i can while i save up to get this fixed because i know its going to be a nice bill. who on long island or in queens fixes this that does good work and with out braking the bank?
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:15 AM   #2
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I'm getting mine repaired by a buddy now. He's the best welder I know. He is running me about $800 for labor. Mine just has cracks though. You're saying that your driver's side rear is completely pulled out....that sounds like a lot more work.
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:22 AM   #3
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I'd just shoot it over to TKX.
Taso is a stand up guy, have done tons of these repairs.....and the quality is not to be 2nd guessed..
It might be a lil bit more than another shop, but even it's $200 more....it's a 1 time repair that is done right IMO...

Good luck cause scheduling is tight, especially with the warmer weather creeping and everybody getting all their toys ready

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Old 05-24-2013, 09:31 AM   #4
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thanks guys. i dont want to sound cheep but i really want to keep the cost down as much as possible. but i feel like this is a repair that really needs to be done right and I'm probably go to end up paying a lot just to have it be correctly fixed
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Old 05-24-2013, 09:47 AM   #5
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:05 AM   #6
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It may not be repairable. You may need to replace the entire subframe. That was the case in my M3 when it trunk was tore as well. Is yours tore through the top as well?

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Old 05-24-2013, 11:34 AM   #7
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I will tell you this, "just welding" is not the solution. The other problem being, the right way to fix it is not cheap.

Call Derek/Joe at M.A.C since you're out on the island.
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Old 05-24-2013, 11:39 AM   #8
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If it is cracks they usually weld the cracks and then weld a reinforcement kit. If yours is destroyed, I believe you will need a new floor. I remember seeing in another subframe thread that dealers would sometimes replace the entire floor, hence the very high cost.

Edit: Not the thread I was originally looking for, but you get the idea.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...light=subframe
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:00 PM   #9
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^That is exactly the reason
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:24 PM   #11
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mac might be over the budget....if the OP want's a reasonable cost.

I was quoted 1K just to have my calipers painted....
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:30 PM   #12
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can somebody recommend any good shops for subframe repair

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mac might be over the budget....if the OP want's a reasonable cost.

I was quoted 1K just to have my calipers painted....
That's is ridiculous...OP TKX all the way.


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Old 05-24-2013, 07:36 PM   #13
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It may not be repairable. You may need to replace the entire subframe. That was the case in my M3 when it trunk was tore as well. Is yours tore through the top as well?

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inside the trunk is fine the problem is all underneath
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:36 AM   #15
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There's a lot of love for Maximum PSI on these boards. I had a fairly bad experience with them (the owner quoted me an extremely low price for some major maintenance work over the phone, then when my car was already being worked on, I was emailed an exorbitantly expensive quote for something fairly minor), then they had to repeat the job (while the car was still with them) and charged me for it twice. I may be unique, as they seem to have a good reputation, but I think you should be warned that it's not all roses.
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There's a lot of love for Maximum PSI on these boards. I had a fairly bad experience with them (the owner quoted me an extremely low price for some major maintenance work over the phone, then when my car was already being worked on, I was emailed an exorbitantly expensive quote for something fairly minor), then they had to repeat the job (while the car was still with them) and charged me for it twice. I may be unique, as they seem to have a good reputation, but I think you should be warned that it's not all roses.
Why didnt you use Eurosport in Westfield? Sean is an ex-JMK master tech and right on North Ave.

Did you go to Cranford High? btw
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:35 AM   #17
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Maximum PSI did my subframe reinforcement. Awesome awesome work. Jeff @ Eurosport is great too. He recently rebuilt the transfer case on my E30, a job not many mechanics can handle. Both great shops.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:03 PM   #18
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Why didnt you use Eurosport in Westfield? Sean is an ex-JMK master tech and right on North Ave.

Did you go to Cranford High? btw
Eurosport of Westfield looks like a good place where they know their stuff, but I once went there to buy a can of superblue brake fluid and they wanted $70, so I assumed the kind of work I needed would be out of my price range with them. Honestly, I thought I was going to end up doing the job myself, but again Maximum PSI quoted me such a low price (something like $300 for a subframe reinforcement, subframe bushings, and RTABs if I provided all the parts) that it didn't make sense for me to even waste my time trying to do it myself.

I didn't go to Cranford High School, but my younger brother and sister did. Jesus, what an amazing school! I went to a "magnet" high school in North Bergen and it was a joke compared to this regular public school. What I wouldn't give to have been able to read the Aeneid in Latin for an AP class...
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I have been doing these reinforcements for the past few years working for someone else. I am no longer employed there but have almost 100 of these under my belt. Can offer this work at a very fair price if anyone is looking to have it done. Contact me for more details and pricing. All work performed to the highest level in the industry.
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