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post #1 of 7 Old 03-16-2008, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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Good Shop near Bellevue, WA?

So I got my new exhaust manifold and gasket from Kolak on Friday and immediately tore into the project of replacing my old cracked one. I discovered that one of the bolts holding the old manifold on is broken so I can't get it out.

So now I need a shop that isn't going to charge me an arm and a leg to do this work. Dealer here in Bellevue wants $110/hr and they want to charge 4-5 hours.

Any one have any recommendations for a shop within about an hour of Bellevue?


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post #2 of 7 Old 03-18-2008, 07:05 AM
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He's a local jeep guy and has fellow jeepers that work with him... John runs the shop... he could take care of you! i've taken my zj to him a few times... he's fairly good at not sticking it to ya! lol he's right off of highway 167 a few miles north of the super mall....

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I had nothing but good experiences with both Kirkland Chrysler and Eastside 4x4 just down the street.

That and the muffler king too.
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Just set up an appointment at Eastside 4x4. I went there and saw a LOT of lifted vehicles out front and figured I could trust these guys. When I went in the guy I talked to (forgot his name) was nice and seemed knowledgable. Gonna drop the Heep off there on sunday night for the monday morning appointment. They only charge $90/hr compared to the dealer's $110. I'll report back on Monday to tell you guys what kind of work they.

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Yeah, Eastside put the lift in my 86 W250 about 6 years ago. I've still got their license plate frame - it was on the Ram, then the Dakota, and now it's on my Jeep.

I went with the IRO 3", but now I'm thinking I should have just bitten the bullet and gone for the 6" or whatever the big one is. Oh well. Axles first, then more lift.
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So now I need a shop that isn't going to charge me an arm and a leg to do this work. Dealer here in Bellevue wants $110/hr and they want to charge 4-5 hours.
I have never had a positive experiance at that dealers service department and would not recomend them, I dont know how the have a "5 star" rating.


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Just got the Jeep back. They said that one of the lower bolts was also broken on the manifold. They had to go to the dealer to get new bolts. They only charged me the price of the bolts, not any kind of transportation fee or any other gimick, like that. I'm impressed by that, even though the dealer is only 1/3 of a mile away from them.

Any way, they charged 3.5 hours of labor at $90/hour + $11.96 for the new bolts.

I highly recommend Eastside 4x4

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