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      02-09-2013, 06:29 PM   #1

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Recommended Tuning Shops in Southern California for 1 Series Suspension, Wheels & Tir

I'll be ordering a 128i Coupe soon and I plan to add the BMW Performance Suspension and change the wheels and tires when it arrives. I'm getting a quote from my dealer and I'm sure they'd do good work, but they're also quite expensive so I'd like to see what a good local shop would charge me.

Any recommendations for a qualified and reputable shop in Southern California, especially one who has experience with the Performance Suspension? I'm in the San Gabriel Valley but I'd drive almost anywhere in SoCal to find a shop that does great work.

Thanks in advance for any recommendations.
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      02-09-2013, 06:31 PM   #2

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In my mind the only place you should go is to Harold at HPA.
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      02-09-2013, 11:04 PM   #3
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LTMW. They are really close to you in El Monte
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      02-10-2013, 11:58 AM   #4
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PSMT in Glendale

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      02-10-2013, 02:09 PM   #5

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Originally Posted by hhuynh14 View Post
LTMW. They are really close to you in El Monte
haha, dropped the "b" i see.

+1 for locality.

HPAutowerks is great too. been to both and had no complaints at all. At that point it just depends on what you want, and if you want to drive to santa barbara

unless you already have the bmwp suspension or are getting it for a good price, hit them both up. there are alternatives
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      06-04-2013, 12:06 PM   #6
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Massimo Power in Corona, CA. Their work is equivalent to John Mueller. Check them out, not to mention they're way more competitive on pricing.


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      06-04-2013, 01:21 PM   #7
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LTMW, ask for Phil.

I was a new customer with no loyalty and they did such a top notch job on my car. I'm going again soon for more upgrades.

Bodywork and paint are really their specialty, but they can knock out the mechanical bits with ease.
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      06-04-2013, 11:23 PM   #8

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For the record, I ended up working with Harold at HP Autowerks and he did a fantastic job all around. Highly recommended.
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      06-25-2013, 04:38 PM   #9

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Any recommendation for San Diego?
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      06-25-2013, 07:49 PM   #10
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don't travel to just get suspension in...ltmw can easily handle it
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