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Old 08-27-2006, 01:50 AM   #1
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Looking for reliable shops in North Dallas area

Hi Guys,

Just moved in to Frisco recently (actually in April, but was travelling since then) and I'm looking a few reliable shops as well as some advice. I drive an 04 SVT and my wife has an 05 Mazda3. Seems like both of our car will need a little help, so here it is where we would need some advice/recommendation:

1.) Tint shop for tinting the Mazda3. Definitely looking for a good quality shop, if possible close by. If you guys have personal experience with them, that would be the best. Also, just out of curiosity, anyone knows what are the legal tint limits in TX?

2.) A good Ford dealer who knows how to handle an SVT. Ford "officially" says all dealers can service it, but I would prefer to take my car somewhere where they were selling SVTs before. Again, personal recommendation would be the best. Right now I will need a 30k service, brakes, oil change, etc.

3.) A good quality audio install shop. I crashed my previous car (it was a ZX3) and took my stereo out of it. It still sits in boxes (Alpine, Boston Acoustics, JL Audio stuff) but I definitely would like to install it in my SVT. I was considering doing it myself, but it seems that I will never have time for it. So, if you guys had a very good experience with a shop or with an installer, please let me know.

Thanks for any help you guys can give me.

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Old 08-27-2006, 02:29 AM   #2
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Well, its a bit of a drive (probably 20 min at the most) but there is a shop off 75, i forgot the exact exit, its around Lovers lane (I think its the one past lovers...). But the place is called "The car stereo store" (original, i know). Ask for Sam Smart, he is the owner.
They do great work and have a good tint guy as well.
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The only ford dealer around you is Bankston Ford....i dont like them, but I have only dealt with the parts department.

The legal tint is anything you want on the rear, but the front doors have to be at 25% i think.....
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Old 08-27-2006, 06:14 PM   #3
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Thanks Venom, I checked their web-site, the store looks good. Will definitely try the tint, then will see about the audio install - will depend on the price for sure.
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Old 08-28-2006, 12:31 AM   #4
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and your in Frisco, i expect to see you at the Monday night Ricekiller meets at Cruisers 121 and Preston road.... 830 start time.
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Sounds good :) I went to a few meets in San Diego when work permitted - it was always good to hang out a little bit. Once I joined a good drive in the mountains, it was fun ;) Lots of twisties, smoking breaks, beautiful scenery ...

Now I'm still working in Atlanta and won't be back permanently before the end of Sept. This coming weekend I just go back with my wife and spend the weekend there. That's why I was looking for the tint shop now - hopefully we can do the tint this weekend on her car.
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Old 09-02-2006, 12:09 PM   #6
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welcome to dallas. i have a mazda3 as well. come check out dfwmazdas.com. we meet on thursdays at skoots off 75 and spring valley. and we also go out to the monday meets in frisco.

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welcome to ff and dfw.

town east ford in mesquite used to sell svts and the focus techs there are all on here and all own foci as well. i expert to see you out at the ricekiller meat on monday as well. its at shooters (i think)which is at 121 and preston on the northeast side.
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Old 09-03-2006, 12:24 AM   #8
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you mean cruisers.
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Thanks guys for the welcome, appreciate it. DFW looks good so far, we enjoy it - of course not considering the heat ... but nothing is perfect I guess ;)

As for the meets those Monday night ones look good, I definitely plan on showing up there. Seems like we live extremely close, just north of Stonebriar mall, so I could almost walk there ...

In the meantime I called SVT and asked them for a dealer list in DFW who sold SVTs before, and it turned out that Bankston Ford did ... so I ended up there and had my 30k service there, plus brakes. So far I have mixed feelings about their work, but let's see ...
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you mean cruisers.
yah, i dont know why i was thinking shooters...well i recognize the place on sight and have never eaten there.
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