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I had this guy do some service work and pull my shocks off so I could take them to get valved. I pay him for the service and pulling the shocks.

He tells me the bushings in the front A arms are bad and the two heims on the ST tie rods. I ask how much and he quotes "about 3" hours, says the car is apart, wheels and shocks are off and on jack stands already. He has me get the heims and bushings so he can just come back and when he puts the shocks back on. Has me gets the wrong the thread heim. RH VS LH . So now I have parts I dont need.

He then charges 5 hours for the first day and another 2 for the next day to put on the heims he had me get that were wrong, So 7 hours on a job he said 3 hours. I would not have even said a word at the first day charge of 5 hours even though he said "about 3" , but then to charge 2 more for parts that would have only taken a short time while the car was apart and on the jack stands

Not happy with this guy.

His name is Justin with Renegade a Facebook guy.

My two cents.

Tim
 

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I have told you for YEARS you should start a sxs repair and upgrade business. Tim
 

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So Pay him for his quote. If he is slow that's on him.

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Good reason to do the work yourself. It is the only way to know it is done right. If it isn't you know who to blame.
Agreed. Sometimes there just isn't time enough to get some things done, so hiring someone is necessary.

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I can do oil changes
 

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Don't be scared to come to CA. You will fit right in.
He will fit in if he Transgenders into a Wildcat.

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Its funny, the off road industry was born in ca. and a big majority of them in san diego but with the tree huggers takin over and the state just making it hard to do biz. In all the good guys went to az. A much better biz. Environment and the state actually likes off roaders + guns. Wow what a place to be living in (Great)
 

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Its funny, the off road industry was born in ca. and a big majority of them in san diego but with the tree huggers takin over and the state just making it hard to do biz. In all the good guys went to az. A much better biz. Environment and the state actually likes off roaders + guns. Wow what a place to be living in (Great)
Still lots of off-road companies in CA. Those that moved were probably struggling, but not because of California. Still the Mecca of the off-road world. Robby Gordon still has his shop in Anaheim. Several premier trophy truck builders here (Mason Motorsports and a few others). Herbst family has there race shop here. McMillan’s and a bunch of other top race teams.

Alumni craft, Jimco, Camburg, Brenthal, Racer Engineering. Danzio Motors, Dougan’s Racing Engines, Currie Enterprises, Kibbetech, King Shocks, Walker Evans, Funco, and a shit ton I can’t remember. Shall I keep going?

Geiser is the only trophy truck builders in AZ. I think they are originally from AZ. So who has left to go to AZ?

People leaving this state are either retiring, their company moved them/job takes them away or they could not hack it . A very very small percentage are leaving solely because they don’t like the political makeup of the state.








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If we didn't live 75 miles away from you we would of been glad to help you out with the shocks, as for the rest of the work you would of have been on your own. Too bad the guy under estimated the job.:disappointed:
 

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Still lots of off-road companies in CA. Those that moved were probably struggling, but not because of California. Still the Mecca of the off-road world. Robby Gordon still has his shop in Anaheim. Several premier trophy truck builders here (Mason Motorsports and a few others). Herbst family has there race shop here. McMillan’s and a bunch of other top race teams.

Alumni craft, Jimco, Camburg, Brenthal, Racer Engineering. Danzio Motors, Dougan’s Racing Engines, Currie Enterprises, Kibbetech, King Shocks, Walker Evans, Funco, and a shit ton I can’t remember. Shall I keep going?

Geiser is the only trophy truck builders in AZ. I think they are originally from AZ. So who has left to go to AZ?

People leaving this state are either retiring, their company moved them/job takes them away or they could not hack it . A very very small percentage are leaving solely because they don’t like the political makeup of the state.








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Well if you are a business owner and the idea of saving a few dollars for retirement or expanding sounds like a good to you then leave California. Pretty simple really. It's a 3rd less or better to operate in Az and way less regulatory headaches. Either that or hang on by a thread in California until your totally broke and then is to late. I have heard it all from my California friends about how I don't want to uproot my kids or I have all of my family there so make your choice.

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