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Old 06-29-2010, 01:04 PM
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Just wanted to let you all know...pretty cool idea

So, I was considering doing the headstuds myself and was looking around. I live in Phoenix, AZ and there is a place called "U Fix It". It is a large AIR CONDITIONED (very important in Phx summers) warehouse with several different bays. Each bay has its own lift and all the tools you could ask for already on site (including speciality tools and air tools). You rent the bay and can do your work there.

But because I am scared, I decided to look for a mechanic to do it for me sooo I started saving my pennies (FYI if anyone knows a good mechanic in Phoenix area let me know, my buddy wants his truck studded as well so he could get some work).

Anyway, for those of you who are have the know how but not the tools, space, etc...I would check to see if one of these type of places are available in your area.
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That's a pretty cool deal there, tools, lift AND A/C
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I have not heard of any of those. That's cool though. I am thinking about doing some major work on mine and a place like that would be nice for jobs like this. I guess it works on a rental by month or day basis?
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I actually had heard of those in the san diego area from my dad when he worked the power plant in the landfill above mcas miramar.
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I can't remember exactly how it worked...But I think they have hourly, daily, and more rates. It got cheaper the longer you rented. You could also keep your vehicle there overnight knowing it was locked up safely.

They did mention they had professional mechanics onsite you could consult for advice because they also had a full service mechanic shop there. Oh, also a library with manuals so you could reference those as well.

They said they became much more popular with the down turn and folks not having as much money to pay someone else to do the work.
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There is a similar place by my house in Gilbert. If you want to drop your truck off and get it fixed at a legit shop go see Bullet Proof Diesel. They work on lots of 6Leakers and they are in Mesa!
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There is a similar place by my house in Gilbert. If you want to drop your truck off and get it fixed at a legit shop go see Bullet Proof Diesel. They work on lots of 6Leakers and they are in Mesa!
They are really good and hear nothing but great stuff about them. Also, for small stuff they have a mobile mechanic services. They are just pretty expensive, but I guess all of them really are for studs. Another place that I hear is really good, but also spendy is Strictly Diesel. But they are in North Snottsdale, what did ya expect lol (hear they are moving to N. Phx though). The guy who owns it was a former Master Tech. for Ford.

Doesn't really matter, I probably won't have enough for the labor portion of the job until Spring 2011. Hardware is the cheap (relative) part!!!
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They are really good and hear nothing but great stuff about them. Also, for small stuff they have a mobile mechanic services. They are just pretty expensive, but I guess all of them really are for studs. Another place that I hear is really good, but also spendy is Strictly Diesel. But they are in North Snottsdale, what did ya expect lol (hear they are moving to N. Phx though). The guy who owns it was a former Master Tech. for Ford.

Doesn't really matter, I probably won't have enough for the labor portion of the job until Spring 2011. Hardware is the cheap (relative) part!!!
Nate @ Strictly is a great tech. I know him well.

I know what you mean about the cost but you get what you pay for...
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I know what you mean about the cost but you get what you pay for...
110% in agreement with ya especially when it comes to engine guts.
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haha thats nuts ide do it if there was one near me
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