Join Date: Mar 2010
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Denver area dealer and indy recommendations
I'd like to start a thread for Denver general area independent mechs/techs- quality and trusted work at better than dealer prices is always a good thing...
I've had my share of crappy work so when you run into someone good, you share that information with other gearheads- 3zero3 in Wheatridge has been fantastic, they support just about any German car, a very qualified staff and even loaners. They've supported my 1000+hp 91 turbo for the last couple years and while I might not like getting some of the bad news, they have always been spot on with diagnosis, repair and preventative maintenance. They also have a hell of a corner balancing and alignment shop and also pointed me in the right direction for a extended warranty on the M5.
Give Scott or Max a shout and tell them Anders with the "deepblue turbo" sent you.
Another killer shop for the hard core auto enthusiast is Gbox in Boulder, they build world class transmissions, differentials and LSD's, I haven't talked to them about what they can do for SMG's (yet), but they rebuilt my custom geared and cooled 6spd tranny as well as a custom Gard LSD setup on my blue beast.
As far as dealers go, Schomp has been pretty good, haven't had to do anything in depth but my limited experiences have been positive. I've heard good things about Murray on Colorado Blvd, but no personal experiences. For Porsche, I highly recommend Stevinson Imports on Broadway, they've gone above and beyond for me several times and developed some good friends from there.
Shops to stay away from... I mean No F'n way I'll take a car back there...ever.
Dart Auto on Monaco, they say they are premier on their website, but I'm a firm believer that torch cutting suspension pieces to install an exhaust just ain't right (thank God Im the kinda customer that likes to hang out), I have another buddy with a 911 turbo and 944 turbo S with similar experiences.
Eurosport on W. Union - horribly managed and ridiculous prices. How hard do you have to try to put a clutch on backwards, similar experiences with other guys (and a gal) as well.
Hope this post helps someone out... (and especially avoids some wallet and heartache).