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Old 12-18-2012, 01:55 PM   #1
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Default New to MI - Looking for Mechanic (Dearborn)

Hey guys,

Just moved to MI recently and I'm in need of a new mechanic.
I do most of the work on my car myself but both my track car and my DD need some attention.

I'm currently living in Dearborn but I don't let that keep you from posting businesses in other areas. I'm about 20 minutes from RO and 30 from AA.

Need
- Trust Worthy
- Fair prices

Want
- Experience with track cars, custom alignments, touchless tire mounting.
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:34 PM   #2
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Oakos in Sterling Heights specialize in WRX and STI's.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:48 AM   #3
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Totally agree!
Oakos is great, only place I take my 2006 WRX Wagon.
I recommend them for anything and everything if I could. Only place I would take my car.

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Oakos in Sterling Heights specialize in WRX and STI's.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:15 PM   #4
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So a lolely 2.5 Wagon shouldn't be a problem then

Thanks for your help!
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Old 12-18-2012, 04:01 PM   #5
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Those are the best kinds!
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:27 AM   #6
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Thanks for the info guys.

Where do you take your other cars (if any)? Sterling Heights is about 25 minutes away which isn't bad. I'm hoping there's a general shop closer (I'm off Michigan Ave (M12)) for just the everyday stuff.
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:38 PM   #7
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Welcome! Info on track car?
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:29 PM   #8
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Oakos might have some experience with track cars otherwise most guys here in Mi do everything themselves.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:35 AM   #9
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Thanks guys.

The track cars are non-Subaru content lol (Mazda and BMW).

So other than Oakos, no one can recommend a general all purpose mechanic/shop?
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:11 PM   #10
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Thanks guys.

The track cars are non-Subaru content lol (Mazda and BMW).

So other than Oakos, no one can recommend a general all purpose mechanic/shop?

rx8/M3?

Thanks to everyone for recommending oakos!
S00bn00b: I am the mechanic at Oakos. Anything you need let us know!
Matt@Oakos.com
586 803 1750
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Old 12-23-2012, 12:21 PM   #11
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Thanks Matt!

I plan on swinging by in the new year!
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:37 PM   #12
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If you haven't already hop on to misubie.com the guys there can help you a lot too:
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:26 PM   #13
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If you haven't already hop on to misubie.com the guys there can help you a lot too:
Awesome! Thanks!
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:21 PM   #14
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FWIW, I work at the Farmington hills Mazda dealer, will work with you on alignments etc. I'm a tech there, have done custom alignments before, and aftermarket parts installs (braided lines, pads, wheels, intake, all on rx8s and MS3s) not a problem.

-Steve
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:49 PM   #15
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FWIW, I work at the Farmington hills Mazda dealer, will work with you on alignments etc. I'm a tech there, have done custom alignments before, and aftermarket parts installs (braided lines, pads, wheels, intake, all on rx8s and MS3s) not a problem.

-Steve
Steve,
Thanks for posting. You will likely see my car at some point in the spring for an alignment!

Cheers!
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:38 PM   #16
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Jeff,
Sweet, just ask for me to work on your car. In fact I just did a '99 MX5 this week too, customer was very specific on his setup, I was very happy he had been soaking everything in PB Blaster for the last 2 weeks!
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:40 AM   #17
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I'm in Dearborn. I guess I should start looking seriously into opening SKUNKW3RX as a "real" shop. (one of my business dreams...)

--- but seriously ---

Darryl Butler of Butler Garage in Romulus works on Subaru's. He's got a beautiful '05 STi that he tracks on occasion. I pretty sure he doesn't do alignment stuff but he's a member here (can't remember his SN though), is local, is a super good guy and is fair on pricing. He installed some stuff on my fiancÚ's Mazdaspeed6.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:15 AM   #18
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I'm in Dearborn. I guess I should start looking seriously into opening SKUNKW3RX as a "real" shop. (one of my business dreams...)

--- but seriously ---

Darryl Butler of Butler Garage in Romulus works on Subaru's. He's got a beautiful '05 STi that he tracks on occasion. I pretty sure he doesn't do alignment stuff but he's a member here (can't remember his SN though), is local, is a super good guy and is fair on pricing. He installed some stuff on my fiancÚ's Mazdaspeed6.
BlueSTI4Me
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:57 AM   #19
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BlueSTI4Me
+1 Darryl is a great guy, and his STI is suuuuuper pretty.
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