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Davidian
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:02 am    Post subject: List of trusted/recommended automotive services. Reply with quote

Hi guys,

Ive been meaning to create a thread like this for ages, as i havent been able to find one on this site, and i believe it would be beneficial for everyone. Basically ill update this first post to accomodate everyone else's suggestions, ill divide it into state and then sub-sections for the different types of services (general mechanic, fabrication, window tinting etc).

Let's see how it goes...

VICTORIA


TUNERS

Shop Name: EFI Dynamics
Contact: Errol Taube
Shop Description: Performance upgrades, all kind of mechanical/installation/fabrication and one of the best tuners in the business. Specialist tuner of Haltech, Motec and Wolf ECUs.
Shop Address: Factory 12, 64-86 Beresford Rd Lilydale, Vic 3140
Shop Phone Number: 03 9735 4513

Shop Name: AEM/Wolf EMS
Contact: Robbie McQueen
Shop Description: These are the guys who make the Wolf ECUs
Shop Address: 22 Melrich Street Bayswater
Shop Phone Number: 03 9761 3161

MECHANICAL/SERVICE

Shop Name: Protune Automotive Services
Contact: Trent
Shop Description: Victoria's Aristo Specialist.
All kinds of mechanical repairs, performance upgrades/installation. Specialising in Lexus/Toyota. No job too big or small, includng in-car Valve Stem Seal replacement.
Genuine Toyota Spare parts at very competitive prices.
Lots of performance accesories and hardware for your aristo. HSD Suspension, Superpro poly bushes, Selby's swaybars, Garrett Turbos, OS Giken diffs, Sard, Bosch, Pierburg, Walbro pumps and many more....
Shop Address:Factory 1/7 Davis St Ferntree Gully
Shop Phone Number: 03 9758 0522 AH 0421 852 417



EXHAUST/FABRICATION


Shop Name: Autofast Mufflerfit
Contact: Simon Roller
Shop Description: Custom exhaust building expert. Anything from mufflers to custom manifolds/dumps/intercooler piping. Welds mild/stainless steel.
Shop Address: 6/61 Lonsdale Street Dandenong
Shop Phone Number: 03 9791 7299

Shop Name: Total Welding
Contact: Doug
Shop Description: Welding/Alloy Welding, good prices, mention you know Tim (anglia)
Shop Address: Factory 21 12 Edina Road Boronia
Shop Phone Number: 0401 064 101

PARTS/SPARE PARTS

Shop Name: Eastern Turbochargers
Contact: Kevin Finnigan
Shop Description: All your turbo/wastegate/BOV needs including fittings.
Shop Address: 2/21 Power Road Bayswater
Shop Phone Number: 03 9729 1636

TOWING

Name: Citywide Towing
Description: All towing needs, full tilt-tray tow truck, does cash work
Contact: Jack
Phone Number: 0419877437

WINDOW TINTING


Shop Name: All about Window Tinting
Contact: Andrew
Shop Description: Window tinting, does cash work, loves VIP style cars and great to have a chat to while he's doing your work
Shop Address: 16-18 Windsor Street Croydon
Shop Phone Number: 9724 9111



WESTERN AUSTRALIA


EXHAUST/FABRICATION


Shop Name: Mettams Mufflers
Shop Location: Morley WA
Contact:....ask for Pat
Shop Description: Exhaust work at great rates. Rated by JayVee and others, so you know the shits top notch.



QUEENSLAND


TYRES


Shop Name: Option 1 Garage
Shop Description: Tyres and stuff.
Shop Address: 7 Remora St Hamilton QLD 4009
Shop Phone Number: +61 7 3268 1113
Shope Website: http://www.option1garage.com.au/ContactUsorOrderOnline.htm
Comments: Got some new tyres fitted the other day. Did some shopping around and they were the cheapest, and also great service. Bought Federal 595SS, $150 for 18x235 and $200 for 18x265.




SOUTH AUSTRALIA


TUNERS


Shop Name: Mildren Race Engineering
Shop Description: Tuning and general performance work.
Shop Address: 19 Phillips Street Thebarton South Australia 5013
Shop Website: www.mildrens.com.au


EXHAUST


Shop Name: AAA Exhausts
Shop Description: Exhaust work.
Shop Address: 20 Deacon Avenue Richmond SA 5033
Shop Phone Number: 8352 7444
Shop Website: www.aaaexhausts.com.au


Ill add more to this list when i get some more info from business cards at home. Feel free to suggest any shop you've personally had good dealings with.

Cheers

Kris


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can I just add (can be deleted later by mods to clear the thread), but please only add business that don't ask "What's an Aristo?" or "What kind of engine is that? A v6?" when you show up. I don't mind them being rare, but I feel if you want to recommend a business to the aristo community, they should at least have some knowledge of our cars.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah that's sorta why i wrote TRUSTED in the title. I take that as being shops that YOU have personally used and would recommend. Hopefully we can compile a good list.

Oh, and thanks for stickying this thread Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exhaust work in WA

Mettams Mufflers in Morley....ask for Pat

I have had work done twice recently (on the Rodeo, new cat and new flexible joiner) and Pat is a freaking legend.

I don't usually use workshops at all but Pat does a great job and charges bugger all.

Pete has also had some work done there (that's why I went there in the first place, it's 30mins from my place), and he can't speak high enough of Pat either.

So a big recommendation from me to you guys to give him a go.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done Jay will drop my jeloppy down to him for some 3" straight pipe and welding goodtimes Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First post updated, got a phone number Jay?
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry dude, i cant agree wit that!

they quoted me $90 to get my cat gutted, they ended up charging me $120 coz it was the factory 'metal cat' and they couldnt break it, so they cut the cat out welded a straight piece of pipe there and left the EGT? sensor(or o2 sensor, dunno which is it) out, since then my car has chewed petrol!!

JayVee wrote:
Exhaust work in WA

Mettams Mufflers in Morley....ask for Pat

I have had work done twice recently (on the Rodeo, new cat and new flexible joiner) and Pat is a freaking legend.

I don't usually use workshops at all but Pat does a great job and charges bugger all.

Pete has also had some work done there (that's why I went there in the first place, it's 30mins from my place), and he can't speak high enough of Pat either.

So a big recommendation from me to you guys to give him a go.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

errmmmmm, why didn't you just get a pipe made up to replace it???? Confused Confused Confused

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woggin wrote:
sorry dude, i cant agree wit that!

they quoted me $90 to get my cat gutted, they ended up charging me $120 coz it was the factory 'metal cat' and they couldnt break it, so they cut the cat out welded a straight piece of pipe there and left the EGT? sensor(or o2 sensor, dunno which is it) out, since then my car has chewed petrol!!



Ok, I agree shit sometimes happens but did you go back and speak to him about it?

I've never met a nicer bloke that works in a muffler shop...the rest have all been miserable bastards.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JayVee wrote:
Woggin wrote:
sorry dude, i cant agree wit that!

they quoted me $90 to get my cat gutted, they ended up charging me $120 coz it was the factory 'metal cat' and they couldnt break it, so they cut the cat out welded a straight piece of pipe there and left the EGT? sensor(or o2 sensor, dunno which is it) out, since then my car has chewed petrol!!



Ok, I agree shit sometimes happens but did you go back and speak to him about it?

I've never met a nicer bloke that works in a muffler shop...the rest have all been miserable bastards.


I used him years back when I had my FJ20 S12 - the guy is a legend, knows his stuff and prices/work are top quality.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JayVee wrote:
Woggin wrote:
sorry dude, i cant agree wit that!

they quoted me $90 to get my cat gutted, they ended up charging me $120 coz it was the factory 'metal cat' and they couldnt break it, so they cut the cat out welded a straight piece of pipe there and left the EGT? sensor(or o2 sensor, dunno which is it) out, since then my car has chewed petrol!!



Ok, I agree shit sometimes happens but did you go back and speak to him about it?

I've never met a nicer bloke that works in a muffler shop...the rest have all been miserable bastards.


nah by the time i realized it i assumed they would of just told me to get fu$ked!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do most of my own work but when in trouble or short on time, I turn to Protune Auto to do the job, been using them for 4 years. Good pricing, no bullshit and quality service.

Victoria
Mechanical Repairs

Shop Name: Protune Automotive Services
Contact: Trent
Shop Description: all kinds of mechanical repairs, performance upgrades/installation. Specialising in Lexus/Toyota.
Shop Address:Factory 1/7 Davis St Ferntree Gully
Shop Phone Number: 03 9758 0522 AH 0421 852 417

No job too big or small, includng in-car Valve Stem Seal replacement.
Genuine Toyota Spare parts at competitive prices.
Every kind of available performance accesory and hardware for your aristo.
HSD Suspension, garrett turbos, OS Giken, Sard, Bosch, Walbro, you name it they sell it.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Queensland

Tyres

Option 1 Garage
Address: 7 Remora St Hamilton QLD 4009
Phone: +61 7 3268 1113
Website: http://www.option1garage.com.au/ContactUsorOrderOnline.htm

Got some new tyres fitted the other day. Did some shopping around and they were the cheapest, and also great service. Bought Federal 595SS, $150 for 18x235 and $200 for 18x265.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thos guys sell regularly on Ebay too if im not mistaken.

First post updated.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks

Yep - they're on ebay. I found their online prices to be a bit hit and miss. Still pretty competitive though.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any decent general workshops / exhaust places / other good guys south of Adelaide? They all seem to be out Norwood/Wingfield way which is a right pain in the ass for me.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Warfare wrote:
Any decent general workshops / exhaust places / other good guys south of Adelaide? They all seem to be out Norwood/Wingfield way which is a right pain in the ass for me.


Troy at Mildren Race Engineering in Thebarton is a great tuner and a top bloke. Tuned the Power FC in my supra and also the Power FC in my cousins skyline. Did a great job on both for heaps less than we were charged to have a garbage tune (which had to then be rectified by Troy) by another Adelaide operator my cousin now calls "the king of ping". They also have a fully equiped mechanical workshop. Can't comment on their work other than the tuning as I havent had any done there but they always have a good cross section of cars (mainly imports) in there. Last time there was even an insane twin turbo HSV they were working on for a customer.

For exhausts I would highly recommend AAA exhaust on Deacon av at Richmond. They have done a couple systems for me and the result is always great with a very resonable price. While there I have actually seen more well known exhaust shops ute's in there picking up mandrel bends as AAA have a massive workshop and bender and sell pipe and bends wholesale to other shops. They'll make you a system with less welds as they can bend it on site and it doesnt have to fit in the back of a ute to get back to thier store!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to know what exhaust shop not to go to shoot me a PM. It's one of Adelaide's best known yet after my experience with them id rather burn the shop down than go back there. I thought it might have been an isolated incident but having spoken to a few people about them I can only come to the conclusion they are the worst in the business.

They gave me a quote for $3000 to do the front half of my exhaust (dump pipes), my I/C pipework and turbo lines. I left them the car and went away with work. They then sent me an email with an invoice for $8000..... and wanted it paid before I returned home to check out their work. Needless to say I told them to get f**ked but a big saga unfolded and on top of this their work was vomit.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rorz wrote:

For exhausts I would highly recommend AAA exhaust on Deacon av at Richmond. They have done a couple systems for me and the result is always great with a very resonable price. While there I have actually seen more well known exhaust shops ute's in there picking up mandrel bends as AAA have a massive workshop and bender and sell pipe and bends wholesale to other shops. They'll make you a system with less welds as they can bend it on site and it doesnt have to fit in the back of a ute to get back to thier store!


Whilst I haven't used these guys for an exhaust I have bought all my mild steel bends from them and they've been more than helpful - As you said a lot of the bigger exhaust places buy from them wholesale (I was actually told by one place to go direct as it would be cheaper and easier).
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you guys give me some better details for the shops and ill put them in the first post. Cheers.
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