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jeepndon 04-24-2013 08:59 PM

DIY auto repair shop
 
I wanted to let everyone know I just checked out this place in Westminster, Co They rent out full size service bays with Lift, Full set of tools like 500 pieces, Air Gun, Air rachet everything you need. Its Clean and professional there are Mechanics there if you need them. There basic rate for DIY is $25 an hour, thats cheap!

Here is the website I know I will be using them from now on hate crawling under the jeep.
Check them out Great shop!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=rG5Z6bYgo2M

DIY Auto Repair Shops : Fully Equipped Self-Service Auto Repair

Rooster454 04-24-2013 09:32 PM

Been there twice myself. Great place

chuckr 04-24-2013 10:21 PM

And like I told cballou is his thread, the owner and lead mechanic are great guys and are very knowledgable when it comes to Jeeps. I was there on a slow day and both of them came over and we talked Jeeps and they gave me some help installing my skid plates and didn't charge me anything extra.

CoreyZ 04-25-2013 08:23 AM

I almost started a business exactly like this about 5 years ago..... such a great idea.

cballou 04-25-2013 09:03 AM

Chuckr and Jeepndon, thanks for mentioning this place. Being someone that has to live in an apartment complex, a place like this is SUPER handy!

BrianTG 04-25-2013 09:11 AM

Wish there was one in the springs.

CoreyZ 04-25-2013 09:34 AM

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Originally Posted by BrianTG (Post 3680925)
Wish there was one in the springs.

See if they franchise it out or start your own! :D

Justin04Lj 04-25-2013 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by BrianTG (Post 3680925)
Wish there was one in the springs.

There's one. But not sure if the guy has a lift or not. Its more like a garage with jacks and jack stands. Look it up on Google maps. Its down by Rudy's BBQ

BrianTG 04-25-2013 10:29 AM

Of course it's by Rudy's Justin. Of course...

1quick1 04-25-2013 11:48 AM

I'll be using this place often until I get my house.

chuckr 04-25-2013 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by 1quick1 (Post 3681509)
I'll be using this place often until I get my house.

If you need a hand, gimme a holler....as long as I can work it around school I'll help out.

1quick1 04-25-2013 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by chuckr (Post 3681560)
If you need a hand, gimme a holler....as long as I can work it around school I'll help out.

Thanks Chuck. I'll definitely need a hand for stuff like lifts. Like you provide the hand and I'll constantly make sure there's beer and pizza in it haha.

chuckr 04-25-2013 12:59 PM

Sounds productive to me!

jeepndon 04-26-2013 01:28 PM

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Originally Posted by cballou (Post 3680900)
Chuckr and Jeepndon, thanks for mentioning this place. Being someone that has to live in an apartment complex, a place like this is SUPER handy!

We will be doing Cballou's lift at DIY saturday! :dance:

cballou 04-26-2013 02:05 PM

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Originally Posted by jeepndon (Post 3686324)
We will be doing Cballou's lift at DIY saturday! :dance:

Yes sir.... and I CAN'T WAIT! :thumb::dance:

Justin04Lj 04-26-2013 03:17 PM

Awesome man.

HRgeep 04-26-2013 03:19 PM

Make sure to post pics... Can't wait to see it.

cballou 04-26-2013 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by HRgeep (Post 3686682)
Make sure to post pics... Can't wait to see it.

For sure... I'll finally have a legitimate set of Before and After pics of my jeep! :D

CoreyZ 04-28-2013 07:56 AM

How'd it go? Shoot me a pm if you still need help with anything, I'm free today

cballou 04-28-2013 04:25 PM

It went better than I expected! The only issue now is that I'm having drive line vibrations. I want to do a TC case drop but I have 2 stuck bolts so I can't get it off to lower it. I was hoping with a 2.5 inch lift it would be ok but in the end it was close to 3.5 inches. I will try to post picture but the app for my tablet has not been cooperating. If they don't work below I will try posting a link to a public album in a few.

If you have any ideas on what to do about the vibes/ transfercase I'm all ears.

cballou 04-28-2013 04:33 PM

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jeepndon 04-28-2013 05:04 PM

Glad your happy with it and it did go smooth Concreting the age of it glad no bolts broke that was a relief!!

CoreyZ 04-28-2013 08:27 PM

The roller skate looks great! Don't worry too much about the vibes. If its on acceleration its probably the pinion angle. Spray some pb on the stuck bolts and let's drop that t-case. It should fix it but of not, no worry... Just plan on a sye/CV conversion down the road. My girlfriend has the same problem with hers. Just gotta get some big meats under those fenders now too! Oh and those springs should settle after a while :-)

cballou 04-28-2013 09:58 PM

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Haha, yeah it looks a little goofy with the smaller tires but they still have some good life left so I'm going to leave 'em till they wear out then upgrade when I replace.

Just for reference do here is what my driveline looks like:



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Justin04Lj 04-28-2013 11:35 PM

That's a hell of an angle. Got my 3.5 inch on my lj with no vibes :-).

CoreyZ 04-29-2013 09:06 AM

Yup, that little bit of angle on the pinion will end up causing vibration.

cballou 04-29-2013 09:27 AM

Well in that case I think I am going to try a MML. I would like to take the easy(er) way out and do the TC drop but I just don't see how without some serious help! About a year ago I tried to remove the skid plate to change my fluids, in the process the center bolt on each side just spun in place. I really wanted to remedy this myself so I bought an angle grinder and tried to grind the head off of one of the bolts. Well due to the shape of the bolt this didn't work. Now I have a flat bolt on one side and a spinning bolt on the other. I have tried drilling the flat (ground) bolt out but that failed miserably too. Now there is about 1/4" of a drill bit broken off in side the bolt. I really don't know how to approach the skid plate at this point. I really hope adding a MML reduces the angle enough to eliminate the vibes.

JFjeld 04-29-2013 09:44 AM

Use PB Blaster twice a day for 2-3 days and let it soak in. Then use a propane torch to heat up the bolt heads for 15-30 seconds and hopefully you can break them free without spinning the nutserts. I was paranoid about snapping bolts off the first time I dropped my skid and the above worked for me.

Installing just a MML seems a bit of a pain to me, so I opted for integrated 1" replacement mounts from Brown Dog. They're excellent and they have great customer service.

FYI - Although I've got a SYE planned down the road, my combination of 1" Brown Dog Mounts and 6 washers on each of the skid bolts has worked great for me; no vibes, and I've got 4.5" of lit. Been running this setup for some time.
I think I'm the minority in that regard as some people with 2" require an SYE...

Sinister6 04-29-2013 10:07 AM

Remember anytime you grind or use a torch to do it in a WELL VENTILATED AREA! Make sure your gas tank is FULL...gas vapor is far more volatile than liquid gas. Have a fire extinguisher close by and ready to use! Sometimes we get so focused on the task at hand a forget the potential for injury... Ok off my soapbox. ;)


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