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Old 05-17-06, 08:21 PM   #46
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Vodie's on Garden Grove blvd..

Anderson's Frame & Alignment..I believe its at Beach/GG blvd.
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Old 05-17-06, 10:15 PM   #47
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How about a good place in Los Angeles? I need one on my car too!
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Old 05-18-06, 06:22 AM   #48
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How about a good place in Los Angeles? I need one on my car too!
if you want the best:
westend alignment
18008 s vermont ave
gardena
(310) 808-9233
attn: darin nishimura
one man shop, does all his own work, his shop is meticulous
sets up a lot of racers, autox, etc.; will do corner balancing, too.
typically, 1-2 week backlog, so make an appointment
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Old 05-18-06, 04:51 PM   #49
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I've heard about westend but how much does he charge?
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Old 05-18-06, 10:11 PM   #50
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I've heard about westend but how much does he charge?
The last time I had Westend align my car, it was around ~$125. I'm not sure its worth it though.

I usually go to Anderson's frame and alignment in Garden Grove, its cheaper and they get it done.
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Old 05-19-06, 08:14 AM   #51
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if you want the best:
westend alignment
18008 s vermont ave
gardena
(310) 808-9233
attn: darin nishimura
one man shop, does all his own work, his shop is meticulous
sets up a lot of racers, autox, etc.; will do corner balancing, too.
typically, 1-2 week backlog, so make an appointment
Most people who want the best alignment (short of some very serious race guys) go the West End for alignment and corner balancing.

Another very meticulous "street alignment" shop is:

Accurate Alignment
(714) 538-1916
971 N Batavia St # A
Orange, CA 92867

But I think they run $100-125 as well.
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Old 10-10-06, 08:18 AM   #52
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hey wassup guys!!

Does anyone know any good alignment shops around the los angeles area?
i need an alignment but scared pep boys or brake masters gonna scratch my rim with the claw looking thingy that grabs the wheel.. thanks
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Old 10-10-06, 09:26 AM   #53
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Which part of LA are you in?
How far are you willing to drive?
Are you willing to drop your car off for a few hours?
How much are you looking to spend?

There are a few highly recommended shops...but for me...one guy is at the top of my list.

Darin w/ West End Alignment in Gardena.

West End Alignment
18008 S Vermont Ave
Gardena, CA 90248
(310) 808-9233

Do a Google search for the shop's name and you'll find tons of recommendations/reviews.

There is a reason why Steve Mitchell and Mike Kojima @ Nissan bring their cars to him (cars ranging from an R32 GTR to other highly modified cars). There is a reason why the Porsche and BMW track guys bring their cars to him. Also, the serious Honda and Nissan guys bring their cars to him.

Darin doesn't use fancy a$$ laser guided new fangled computers. He uses basic measuring equipment and tools...and doesn't ***** up. You can have expensive machines, but if you can't calibrate or even mount the machine on the car properly...you'll get a bad reading. Darin uses a basic alignment rack, basic tools, and math skills. And he is VERY thorough. He takes the car out for a test drive after he is done. If he isn't satisfied/happy...the car goes back on the rack. No half a$$ work. (I know he let go of an employee who didn't do work to HIS specifications).

I think you get the point.
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Old 10-10-06, 09:52 AM   #54
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werd. darin is the man.

not to mention he's usually booked so u gotta make and appointment in advance. Wouldn't be surprised if your appointment is 2 weeks after the day you call.
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Old 10-10-06, 10:24 AM   #55
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3rd for Darin.
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4th for Darin. Alignment + Corner-balance from him > *
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Old 10-10-06, 10:43 AM   #57
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aite koo thanks guys!! how much would it run me tho?$$$Also is anyone running the tokico/espelir setup? and Anyone know a good spot for fender shaving/rolling? thanks again yall helped me out alot!!!

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looking for a place to alingment my GS
need a place that can do 20's, hoping aroung the 714 or 562 area
LMS is alittle too far for alingment



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Daren at West End = THE BEST

Search it, it has been brought up many times.
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Old 01-16-07, 05:16 PM   #60
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I got mine done at Super Autobacs on Beach blvd and Garden Grove blvd in Stanton. $60 for 4 wheel alignment.
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