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Old 07-06-2014, 02:46 AM   #1
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Offroad jeep shops?

Recently my sway bar bracket tore off my rear axle does anyone know of a trustable shop that can replace that and do possible work on my suspension. It has to be done properly it's the second time happening in a month last shop didn't know what they were doing... I'm in calabasas area but I'm willing to go almost anywhere in la for a good mechanic

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Old 07-06-2014, 08:19 AM   #2
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Pinged a guy in your area that is a motorhead and should know someone close to you that can do the work. Asked him to post here when he arises to meet the day.

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"Motorhead" is here!

These guys are top of the line>

Home - American Offroad & Repair

There are various other shops closer, even some I'd consider using, but American Off Road is the most serious place in the general area.

Best of luck!
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Old 07-06-2014, 12:58 PM   #4
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If you willing to go 100 miles, JeePerformance, Inc (JPi) in Yucaipa is DEFINITELY worth the drive.

Call or email Stan at:

909.795.8998
stan@jeeperformanceinc.com

BTW, he's a member of WF. Check out some of his many builds on the WF Vendors page at:

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Old 07-06-2014, 01:41 PM   #5
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"Motorhead" is here! These guys are top of the line> Home - American Offroad & Repair There are various other shops closer, even some I'd consider using, but American Off Road is the most serious place in the general area. Best of luck!
thank you so much I was about to drive out to irvine which is an 2hour drive for me in my jeep that can only go 40 miles per hour in its current damaged jeep, once again thank you so much really do appreciate the post
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Old 07-06-2014, 01:41 PM   #6
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Pinged a guy in your area that is a motorhead and should know someone close to you that can do the work. Asked him to post here when he arises to meet the day.
thank you for pinging Bruce really saved me some gas money
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If you willing to go 100 miles, JeePerformance, Inc (JPi) in Yucaipa is DEFINITELY worth the drive. Call or email Stan at: 909.795.8998 stan@jeeperformanceinc.com BTW, he's a member of WF. Check out some of his many builds on the WF Vendors page at: Jeeperformance, Inc. streaming Shop photos Regards,
I think I'll check them out when I start adding parts, too far for my repair, thank you still though
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thank you for pinging Bruce really saved me some gas money
Very welcome. Let us know how things work out.
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:25 PM   #9
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Maybe Genright out in Simi Valley.
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I haven't used them but a buddy has and was pleased with the work they did.


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Old 07-08-2014, 07:27 PM   #10
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"Motorhead" is here! These guys are top of the line> Home - American Offroad & Repair There are various other shops closer, even some I'd consider using, but American Off Road is the most serious place in the general area. Best of luck!
I went here and they tried to overcharge me, then when I questioned where the charges came from they told me to pick the car up and refused to work on it, I would say he is a very shady mechanic, and would not recommend them to anyone
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Stan at JPI is tops. Lots of guys here use them because they stand behind what they do and go above and beyond to get you back on the road. I drive from the beach to get to them.They have saved me lots by finding things others did not and showing me why they charge what they do. Good people.
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I saw your post with the bad experience....

I had my jeep lifted at 4west in Colton... Off the 10 and around the 215..Very good and clean work.. They only like jeeps and the owner is a straight forward guy.. Reasonable pricing for the work..

My lift was a long arm (re-welded All the brackets for the lift.. ) no problem what so ever and it's been 30000 miles on the lift. Check them out!
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I drove all the way to Laguna Nigel to go to Rebel Off road from Ventura to have them do my gears.
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Yeah a good shop is worth the drive. It saves you money in the long run.
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And the top of the line AAA service is way worth the price when you need them too
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I drove all the way to Laguna Nigel to go to Rebel Off road from Ventura to have them do my gears.
They're the reason why I now have a D60 in the rear of my JK after a gear install on my 44.
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Another vote for the guys at JPI for quality work.
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Rebel out sources gears.
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Yeah, but THEY took the cash and flipped the bird after the fact....
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They're the reason why I now have a D60 in the rear of my JK after a gear install on my 44.
There seems to be a massive hole in your axle. How the hell did that happen?
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Dude doing install figured lok tite wasn't necessary on the ring gear bolts.....
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Dude doing install figured lok tite wasn't necessary on the ring gear bolts.....
Call me crazy but did he reuse some ring gear bolts?
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U know it.
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U know it.
Granted I have done that but he must have not torqued them all. I've rebuilt plenty (150+) of them and never had a problem.
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They're the reason why I now have a D60 in the rear of my JK after a gear install on my 44.
there's easier ways to Drain/fill the diff....man some peoples mods just don't make sense....

Lol that's burly, yeah loctite is your friend as is torque wrench lb and inch lb.....

Did they take care of it.....
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Yeah, that's what I get for saving time and not doing it myself. Was working a bunch and figured I could trust the shop.

Nope got the bird out of it, told outta warranty for loose ring gear bolts with no lok tite....

Finding shit like these monkey finger busted and silicone gooped connectors front and rear pissed me off too. But I was told this was normal stuff too, and they do it all the time...

Just glad there was no issues with loose bolts in the front, I'd of really been screwed. But for some reason the dude used lok tite up front, so it makes sense those didn't come loose.

Anyways it's in the past, now. Just glad it didn't let go with the wife driving. Happy with the D60, but no-one wants to change out, unless they blow it up themselves wheeling. Not because of someone else's screwup.
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