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      03-27-2012, 11:27 PM   #1
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L.A. Mod Shop Recommendations?

'08 M3 is coming off warranty; time to mod. Have pulled together fairly serious list, including: wheels, exhaust, tune, pulley, intake, and maybe spacers.

Anyway, have been in touch with Auto Talent but they haven't been responsive. Don't think that they want the project for some reason.

Can anyone recommend a mod shop in L.A. that can handle this sort of thing?

Much thanks in advance!
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      03-27-2012, 11:37 PM   #2
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      03-28-2012, 01:30 AM   #3
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if you're cool with OC, i would recommend MRF Engineering.
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      03-28-2012, 01:43 AM   #4
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      03-28-2012, 01:45 AM   #5
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Bavarian Exclusive has been my go-to shop for all purpose work, MRF would be a solid bet too. Lots of shop fanboys on here, so take all replies with a grain of salt and do some of your own research after hearing the gamut of responses.
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      03-28-2012, 03:09 AM   #8
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      03-28-2012, 03:15 AM   #9
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'08 M3 is coming off warranty; time to mod. Have pulled together fairly serious list, including: wheels, exhaust, tune, pulley, intake, and maybe spacers.

Anyway, have been in touch with Auto Talent but they haven't been responsive. Don't think that they want the project for some reason.

Can anyone recommend a mod shop in L.A. that can handle this sort of thing?

Much thanks in advance!
Are you the dude who relocated from NY & settled in Hancock Park?
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      03-28-2012, 03:30 AM   #10
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      03-28-2012, 08:05 AM   #11
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      03-28-2012, 09:11 AM   #12
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AutoTalent is awesome. If your serious about getting stuff, just call Sam. He showed me the number of emails he gets a day. It was crazy, and he knows 99% won't be buying anything.

Their tech is super OCD about doing it right the first time. Besides, you should check ou all the cool cars they have just sitting around.

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Let me get this straight... You are swapping out parts designed by some of the top engineers in the world because some guys sponsored by a company told you it's "better??" But when you ask the same guy about tracking, "oh no, I have a kid now" or "I just detailed my car." or "i just got new tires."
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      03-28-2012, 12:17 PM   #13
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We're located in Anaheim where the 91/55 freeways meet. Feel free to contact any of our team and we'll be happy to help.
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      03-28-2012, 01:20 PM   #14
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There are many shops that can assist you in whatever you may need.

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      03-28-2012, 04:48 PM   #15
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Are you the dude who relocated from NY & settled in Hancock Park?
haha yeah, that's me
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      03-28-2012, 07:46 PM   #16
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I would go with AutoTalent, just give Sam a call, great great work
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      03-28-2012, 10:23 PM   #17
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      03-28-2012, 10:28 PM   #18
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I have done business with Both EAS and MRF Engineering and had good experiences. Just give them a call for any questions.
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      03-28-2012, 11:21 PM   #19
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      03-30-2012, 01:22 AM   #20
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going to give auto talent another 24 hrs to respond and then thats it.

thinking EAS.

though my gf did just tell me that any form of exhaust is "corny" and that she'd be generally upset if i upgraded the sound beyond stock.

wwhhhaaatttt?

meh, chicks ....

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      03-30-2012, 10:46 AM   #21
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You guys try calling them? Choose Sam in their menu.

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      03-30-2012, 11:05 AM   #22
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yea autotalent is the place to go if youre in socal. give sam a call, (310)231-7800 ext. 101. also their mechanic zolti know his shit, even if you just do a simple oil change, hell inspect your car all around and tell you whats wrong if theres any. autotalent FTW!
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