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I am looking for a good shop in the greater Seattle area; can anyone recommend one? I have a JK 2-door with a 3.5" lift, new Bilstein shocks and a dual steering damper set up. The issue I'm having is the Jeep wanders badly and is hard to steer. I added the dampers to deal with the death wobble. It feels like the camber is way off but the steering wheel returns to center normally so that's not likely. The upper and lower ball joints are new as are the drag link and pitman arm all with quality aftermarket parts. I have spent a lot of money with John at Auburn Car Repair but it is worse than before. They don't seem very upstanding either, a quote of 550.00 ended up costing me 975.00 when I picked it up with no call to get approval. Any help would be appreciated!
 

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The OP already said Auburn Car Repair was not high on his list. But frankly, that is who I would recommend also. Northridge (previously mentioned), does good work on my friends rigs, so they are good also. They have a great showroom too.
 

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I have heard good things about Randys offroad in Marysville... but more north is Clavical 3 Racing that is another good option.
 

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I have heard good things about Randys offroad in Marysville... but more north is Clavical 3 Racing that is another good option.
Randys charged a buddy of mine 1000$ for a brake job on his old chevy. They screwed up the drum setups and almost got him in an accident when he lost his brakes on I5. Also charged him to replace an axle seal that when I tore the rearend down was still old and leaking. I wouldn't trust them with a powerwheels jeep muchless a real one.
 

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Randys charged a buddy of mine 1000$ for a brake job on his old chevy. They screwed up the drum setups and almost got him in an accident when he lost his brakes on I5. Also charged him to replace an axle seal that when I tore the rearend down was still old and leaking. I wouldn't trust them with a powerwheels jeep muchless a real one.
Well thats good to know. Did they stand behind their work and take care of your friend? I haven't ever been there, but I have heard good things until your post.
 

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Well thats good to know. Did they stand behind their work and take care of your friend? I haven't ever been there, but I have heard good things until your post.
He threatened a lawsuit and got his money back. Things supposedly have really gone down hill sense randy no longer really keeps track of it.
 

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John at ACRO is a pretty nice guy! I've purchased some stuff from him, and have never ran into a problem with him.

I'd let him work on my rig. hehe
 

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First I should say sorry for taking so long to get back to this thread. Since posting this I have been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and have been pretty sick from the treatment.
That said; I am still driving the Jeep and enjoying some off road time.
I see John has some friends that have defended him, understand my issue hasn't really been with John. He doesn't work on the Jeep, my issue is his mechanic. I took the Jeep to a different shop to have the shocks and dampers installed they found the upper bolt missing from the say bar end link. That fixed the wild ride but the popping from the right front is still there. At this point I don't have the funds to keep chasing it with various shops I need to find one I can trust, sorry but that is not ACRO...
My doctor has taken me off treatment, at least for a little while, so I'm not feeling as sick and summer is upon us. That means I will be looking into some of the shops people have recommended.
Thank you again, all
 
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