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Old 11-15-2012, 11:38 AM   #1
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Default Auto science in Carrolton, tx.

I was wondering if anyone has had any experience with this place. I am trying to explore all options and opinions before I let someone touch my car. I really like the reviews but there were not many of them. Thanks everyone.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:50 AM   #2
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I am always passing by, they have a bunch of subies outside. What do you need done?
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:18 PM   #3
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I am always passing by, they have a bunch of subies outside. What do you need done?
As far as power adders nothing I'm going stage 2 and stopping. But it's getting close to clutch time(car sticks trying to go into reverse sometimes and I have to catch it in a slight roll). When I have that done I want to rebuild the transmission. The car has almost 130k on it and I'd rather rebuild it and get rid if that glass shenanigans than wait for it to self destruct.

I do want to buy a rolling Sti next year so that i can totally build a toy. I have talked to some of the larger players in the business and they all have their pros and cons but one specifically pissed me off.

The big issue with the larger players though is that I want to know what's going into the car and how it works(short of being in the shop doing the instals with them) instead of them just throwing a bunch of random parts at me and giving me a price.(some have to promote their product line over what fits my desires best as the customer also) Not to mention people with the smaller budgets and more time consuming plans do to not being rich tend to get thrown aside and or forgotten.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:39 PM   #4
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Ok, I do work from my shop in justin. Clutch is no problem but what are your plans for rebuilding your transmission? If there isn't anything wrong no need to throw money away.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:30 PM   #5
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Ok, I do work from my shop in justin. Clutch is no problem but what are your plans for rebuilding your transmission? If there isn't anything wrong no need to throw money away.
I'm wanting to do the competition clutch stage 1 kit, and it has the infamous glass 2nd gear which I would rather replace before I find out how glasslike it really is. As far as what I want for transmission internals I have no idea what to look for or what my options are.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:02 PM   #6
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Well i try to stay on the light repair side, but Auto science always seems to stay busy. Let everyone know how you experience with them was.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:29 PM   #7
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Well i try to stay on the light repair side, but Auto science always seems to stay busy. Let everyone know how you experience with them was.
Will do, I'm probably going to go up there Saturday. But I don't plan on doing anything for a couple of months since my car barely gets driven. I'll let everyone how how the trip Saturday goes also.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:33 PM   #8
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I can do the clutch and trans work. I have to have the shafts/gears done because I don't have the Specialty service tools. I am doing my brother in law's trans for the second time right now. The legacy gear swap parts are around $1000



Done that timing belt yet?

Only experience with autoscience is that they sold my roommate the wrong headgaskets. They took them back even though he installed one and found out they did not order him the turbo gaskets. The frankenstien needs at least .027 minimum thick gaskets, they ordered the standard non turbo gaskets and the motor wouldn't turn over. piston to head interference. Luckily he just spun it by hand to make sure it was good with one head on.

Im not so sure about the people there, but they did right by taking back the gaskets.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:51 PM   #9
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I honestly don't have experience with either of them but everyone seems to gush about AWDtuning.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:15 PM   #10
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I can do the clutch and trans work. I have to have the shafts/gears done because I don't have the Specialty service tools. I am doing my brother in law's trans for the second time right now. The legacy gear swap parts are around $1000

Done that timing belt yet?

Only experience with autoscience is that they sold my roommate the wrong headgaskets. They took them back even though he installed one and found out they did not order him the turbo gaskets. The frankenstien needs at least .027 minimum thick gaskets, they ordered the standard non turbo gaskets and the motor wouldn't turn over. piston to head interference. Luckily he just spun it by hand to make sure it was good with one head on.

Im not so sure about the people there, but they did right by taking back the gaskets.
I'm leaning towards the legacy swap, and yes I got a real good laugh at your brother in laws handiwork. The timing belt will come with all the other stuff. I got ahold of the dealer that I got it from a few weeks back and he said he replaced the belt an all with parts from Subaru. So I'm not stressing about it as bad.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:47 PM   #11
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Go to Cobb done.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:57 PM   #12
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Go to Cobb done.
That would be the closest and best option
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Old 11-16-2012, 12:22 PM   #13
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I've been there several times with my bugeye, Brian is always top notch. He even told me how to fix my car one time and sold me the 20$ part to do it. He said it was easy enough that I could do it and save my self money.


He's very good with Subaru's and ill always take mine there. I'd recommend this place above anywhere else for sure.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:03 AM   #14
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I went up there yesterday for an oil change and to check it out. I was very happy with Ryan and the employee that did the oil change. This will definitely be the place that I will be using.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:21 PM   #15
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I honestly don't have experience with either of them but everyone seems to gush about AWDtuning.
AWD is garbage, do not get me started on there "900cc" flowing injector mods.....STAY FAR AWAY
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Old 11-11-2014, 08:16 PM   #16
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Avoid this place at all costs. My first engine from them threw a rod through the block at under 7500 miles. The rod that came out was a stock rod, not the Manley rods I paid for. Now my second rebuild from them shows 65psi in cylinder 2. It was supposed to be rebuilt under warranty but I ended up being billed for almost. 3000 dollars and was threatened to have a lien placed against my car. Again, avoid this shop as there are many better options in the area.

Nothing but problems from day one.
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Old 11-17-2014, 09:54 PM   #17
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Update, sold my car to a buyer who I informed about the engine problems on the 13th of Nov. Got a message tonight on the 17th of Nov that the engine has blown. Autoscience, home of the 300 mile engine "rebuild". So, the lesson is avoid Autoscience, DFW Auto Science, and anything or anyone affiliated with the individual Wendell Ryan Davis. He is a master scammer and you will get burned.

Here he is, if you see this guy, go the other way.

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