Longer version: If you're looking to mod your Jeep, you're probably looking to go off road. If you're going to go off road, you may break something. If you break something, you're going to want to know what it is and how it works. No better way to learn your Jeep than to bang on things with a wrench, turn things with a hammer. Or however that goes.
Besides, I know Bob gets a huge kick out of me inviting people to his house.
You know what a learning experience is? A learning experience is one of those things that says, "You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that."
- Douglas Adams
Jason is right. I am here to help folks who want to learn about the mechanical aspects of their rig. How a lift works and understanding it is important to some folks. Myself included. Dave's shop is fantastic, and his people are knowledgeable. His place is great to drop it off and pick it up. A very turnkey solution and favorable to a lot of people. Here, you turn a wrench as much as I do. You learn the ins and outs of the work being done. Heck, if you are here to see/work on someone else's rig, you will learn what not to do to your rig as much as you learn what to do to it.
And as a side note, you end up buying pizza and feeding everyone that shows up to turn a wrench.
Dave is as much a vendor as a shop. I buy about all of my parts from him. Heck, buy your parts from him, and then if you want, bring 'em done here for the install.
Jason usually comes down when there is another project in the driveway. It is his way of seeing what mods he really wants to do v. the ones he does not.
I may be in the same boat as Stompor in looking for someone to show me the ropes with a Wrangler. I just purchased a used TJ last week. It is my first Jeep and I would like to learn to do the majority of the work myself. I am in Bellevue though which isn't particularly close to Olympia.