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Old 03-19-2009, 02:23 PM   #1
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Default Any Good Shops in the King of Prussia Area?

hey all
i moved from nyc, to philly, and then to norristown.
i'm still kind of new to the king of prussia/norristown area but i would like to find a good trustworthy shop. i just received my catback yesterday, and i want to find a good, inexpensive place that will put it on for me. and i dont want to go to the dealer for installation of mods...
any suggestions?
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Old 03-19-2009, 02:39 PM   #2
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Isn't it like a few bolts and a few rubber exhaust hangars for a cat back install? Do it yourself for free.
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Old 03-19-2009, 02:48 PM   #3
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yea i know...i've worked on cars before, primarily installing suspension, but i dont feel like bein bothered with installations this time around.
plus i rent...and working on cars is not allowed in the parking lot of the complex...
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Old 03-19-2009, 03:01 PM   #4
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I was talking to this guy I swapped trunks with yesterday and he said there's a guy on this forum name Ray that does a lot of those stuff in North East Philly. If I get that info, I'll let you know.
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Old 03-19-2009, 03:01 PM   #5
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seriosuisly if its an exhuast just go to mienike. Its not like ur getting a tune (even though you should)
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Old 03-19-2009, 03:05 PM   #6
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I know a shop that can do it for you in Norristown.PM me.
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Old 03-19-2009, 03:15 PM   #7
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seriosuisly if its an exhuast just go to mienike. Its not like ur getting a tune (even though you should)
You need a tune for just a cat back?
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Old 03-19-2009, 03:23 PM   #8
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area51 is in that area (allentown i believe) ... they're good peoples!
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Old 03-19-2009, 03:25 PM   #9
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You have a 2002 wrx so you really dont need a tune even for a turbo back. But your still not getting all your pennies worth with just that catback. Unless you are going just for the sound. I would pick up a used AP if i were you and tinker with it a little. Get you going to stage two. But seriosusly any muffler shop can throw that on for you its not like you are looking for a tunning shop.
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Old 03-19-2009, 04:27 PM   #10
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You have a 2002 wrx so you really dont need a tune even for a turbo back. But your still not getting all your pennies worth with just that catback. Unless you are going just for the sound. I would pick up a used AP if i were you and tinker with it a little. Get you going to stage two. But seriosusly any muffler shop can throw that on for you its not like you are looking for a tunning shop.
nah i'm tryin to keep it stockish...i still have more than 2 years left on the warranty. after thats up, then i'll start with major hp upgrades
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Old 03-19-2009, 04:48 PM   #11
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yea i guess i'll just take it to meineke...i found one close by me in on germantown pike
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Old 03-19-2009, 05:21 PM   #12
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You have a 2002 wrx so you really dont need a tune even for a turbo back. But your still not getting all your pennies worth with just that catback. Unless you are going just for the sound. I would pick up a used AP if i were you and tinker with it a little. Get you going to stage two. But seriosusly any muffler shop can throw that on for you its not like you are looking for a tunning shop.
He has an 08... I have an 02

I said "you need a tune with just a catback?" because I didn't think a catback would change anything that would require a tune unless the 08 and ups are the picky.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:04 AM   #13
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If Exton isn't too far, Joe Palmer at the Palmer's Meineke in Exton is excellent. Bill Palmer runs the place. He's been big into drag racing his whole life. His 2 kids work there and even the grandfather, Pop! Joe is probably 28 years old and can work wonders with tools, welding, customization, etc. Those Palmers can do anything with a car.

It's the Meineke right on Business Route 30 in Exton, PA... right next to a White Glove carwash and a Nissan dealer. Tell Joe that Drew Brown sent you and that I'm stoked with the APS turbo-back he put in my 2003 WRX last month!

Oh, and Joe works on cars on the side, so he prefers teh cash!

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Old 03-20-2009, 08:13 AM   #14
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If he has an 08 he should get a pro tune right away IMO. I know their ecu's are funky and if i recall correctly a protune is a great way to get those afr's correct and make them not to lean to pass emmissions no?
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:18 AM   #15
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If Exton isn't too far, Joe Palmer at the Palmer's Meineke in Exton is excellent. Bill Palmer runs the place. He's been big into drag racing his whole life. His 2 kids work there and even the grandfather, Pop! Joe is probably 28 years old and can work wonders with tools, welding, customization, etc. Those Palmers can do anything with a car.

It's the Meineke right on Business Route 30 in Exton, PA... right next to a White Glove carwash and a Nissan dealer. Tell Joe that Drew Brown sent you and that I'm stoked with the APS turbo-back he put in my 2003 WRX last month!

Oh, and Joe works on cars on the side, so he prefers teh cash!
I could use this advice too. Does he do suspension work?
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Old 08-13-2009, 02:03 PM   #16
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area51 is in that area (allentown i believe) ... they're good peoples!

Anyone have any more details about area51? Not coming up with anything relevant on google...
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Old 08-13-2009, 07:14 PM   #17
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Anyone have any more details about area51? Not coming up with anything relevant on google...
I think he meant area 1320?

http://area1320.com/home.html
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