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Hello,

I've searched through the forum for duplicates of this thread but they're either dated (mechanics suggested no longer in business) or never provided an answer.

I am looking for a good Jeep mechanic to work on my Jeep XJ 2000. I would like to replace the stock suspensions with an Old Man Emu Medium Duty suspension system. I researched all systems out there, and this seems to conform to my needs; I don't use the Jeep off road a lot, but I do need it to be a smooth ride. I do drive on snow, unpaved roads and occasionally on sand, but nothing requiring huge lifts etc.
As far as multiple days of research have shown, there is no ARB dealer nearby (I live in Hingham).

I know about Elias 4 Wheel Drive center in Townsend, but it's 2 hours away and they don't sell Old Man Emu. I'm not sure that they would be OK with me bringing them the kit and having them install it. I could find it online for $800 from reputable sellers. Whenever I suggested to a mechanic that I bring my own parts, they never reacted well.

Is there a honest and reasonable mechanic nearby who will work on my Jeep?

I tried Boston Jeepz in Newton and, while their service was good, they wouldn't do lifts on 2000 XJs.
Also, this is not something I can do myself. I could if I had the spare time, but I want it done properly and in a timely fashion. If the mechanic I find will do a great job, he's likely to get way more business from me and my Jeep-owning friends (everyone in my large family owns Jeeps).

Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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it never hurts to ask. Or you could do it yourself. pb blaster ,map gas torch.
tools.Do the rear first.
 

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Thank you guys so much for all your help and suggestions. I will follow up on each of them in the coming days, as soon as I can go w/o jeep for a few days.
Thanks again, this is enormously helpful!
 

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great shop in framingham, ma

I know this thread has been dead for a year but it may help someone in the future. Elias will install kits brought in by the customers as mentioned above because i recently inquired. it is their specialty and they know their stuff so they do charge a premium.
My mechanic charged half the price Elias quoted for the lift install and it rides perfect. He is out of framingham, ma and honest. Call him up at Claudinhos' AUTO TECH 774 244 2356, 32 waverly st.
Mention that Steve sent you
 

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I just moved to Boston and am in need of somebody to work on my JK as well. I stumbled across this thread, big fat, I looked your guy up, I can't find anything on the web about him, no reviews, no website, hell he doesn't even show up on Yelp or the list of business' in Framingham. The one thing I did find has him on Hollis St, not Waverly. Can you straighten me out on this. I have a rattle coming from the back that just started and it drives me nuts. :)
 

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he is there

Claudinho is just a small shop no high priced overhead. He doesn't have a store or sell anything retail that I know of and has no reason for a website. He is a great mechanic, very good pricing and does the 4wd, lift stuff here and there on his own rides and for others. He has worked on my cars for 10 years. Call the number I provided.

He was partners with a small dealership on Hollis st a few years back but then went on his own. His place is hard to find. he is between United builders supply and the Citgo, down the long driveway.
 
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