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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-07-2001, 05:00 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need to find a good local Jeep shop

Anyone know of a good Jeep shop in the san diego county area? I live in oceanside, and it seems everytime i take my jeep to someone to do work on something I cant do, they mess it up more then it was before. This really pisses me off. I have been learning to fix stuff on my own for a while, but there is still some stuff I must take to the shop, reasons being, lack of certain tools, expierience, knowledge. that kinda stuff.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-08-2001, 04:22 AM
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Re: Need to find a good local Jeep shop

I have a couple of contacts for you:

Nicholas Beall: He is setting up shop on his own. He worked at Don-a-Vee when they used to do all sorts of stuff, he worked at Rancho Jeep up until a few months ago, he works on Currie's race Jeep and the Donavee's race truck. He is shown doing some custom work to Trent Riddle's commanche in some mags a couple of year's ago. He currently races a commanche truck. He is the guy that built my stroker motor. He called about once a week to just to follow up. He knows Jeeps. Tell him that ray sent you. He lives/works in Encinitas. Here are his numbers: (760) 943-7200 home/work (714) 396-8151 (cell).

MIT (in El Cajon): These guys have a good reputation. I am going to buy my Hi Steer arms from them Monday. Jeff is the owner and seems to be a straight talker.

JSA (in El Cajon): Also owned by a guy named Jeff (Jeff Shekell). Jeff is a fast talker and slow worker. My neighbor took his scrambler there and it's been there over 5 months. I would only go there if you have an unlimited budget, have time to burn, and if you don't care about the outcome of your project.

Finally, don't underestimate your own abilities. I would rather struggle through something the first time just so I can have the knowledge for the future and especially trail repairs.





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Re: Need to find a good local Jeep shop

hey, thanks a bunch raymo, I will give Nicholas a call later tonite when I get home. about your 4.6 stroker? What is it derived from? a bored out 258? or a chevy?
Hows the power on that sucker?
You are right about my own abilities, that is partly why i do like working on my own stuff, cause I get to learn it, and occasionsally help a friend out with my recently "attained" knowledge.
Anyway, Thanks again!
-Ben

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Re: Need to find a good local Jeep shop

The stroker is a 4.0 motor that has a 258 crank and custom pistons. If you have the 4.0, you have a good start. The parts aren't cheap, but I am impressed by the power.

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Re: Need to find a good local Jeep shop

nah, I have a 4.2, so I guess I have some of the parts.
Have you dyno'd that thing yet? Id be interested in knowing the specs on that.
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Re: Need to find a good local Jeep shop

I haven't dyno'd it yet...

Hesco has dyno'd their 4.7 stroker and it was something like 267 HP and 300 ft/lbs. torque.



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