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Old 05-04-2011, 01:05 AM   #1
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So I知 from Florida and I値l be moving from Germany to Texas in July. Who are they good Mustang mechanics/race shops in Texas and Florida? I知 looking to get new wheels/tires, better suspension and possibly some bodywork while in Texas. When the car moves to Florida, engine work will be done to the car (possibly swapping out the engine completely).

I'll be around Killeen Texas and around Port St, Lucie Florida, so hopefully the shops won't be too far.
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So I知 from Florida and I値l be moving from Germany to Texas in July. Who are they good Mustang mechanics/race shops in Texas and Florida? I知 looking to get new wheels/tires, better suspension and possibly some bodywork while in Texas. When the car moves to Florida, engine work will be done to the car (possibly swapping out the engine completely).

I'll be around Killeen Texas and around Port St, Lucie Florida, so hopefully the shops won't be too far.
Texas DFW area... HPP Racing is a great place.
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So I知 from Florida and I値l be moving from Germany to Texas in July. Who are they good Mustang mechanics/race shops in Texas and Florida? I知 looking to get new wheels/tires, better suspension and possibly some bodywork while in Texas. When the car moves to Florida, engine work will be done to the car (possibly swapping out the engine completely).

I'll be around Killeen Texas and around Port St, Lucie Florida, so hopefully the shops won't be too far.
In that general area of Fl, the most well known shops are:

http://www.blowbyracing.com/

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http://www.steeda.com/

I have not personally used blow by racing, but have heard good things. I did use Steeda on 2 ocassions when I lived in S.Fl, they did great work, but were pricey.
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A friend of mine dealt with Steeda once or twice.

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Port St. Lucie is about an hour from Steeda's Pompano Beach shop. No better place to have your work done. If you go just ask for Gus, he will take good care of you.

I lived in south Fl. for 30 years and no one touched my mustang except Steeda.
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Blow by racing helped me resolved my supercharger issues and are great guys!! And chris jones has a tremendous reputation as a tuner! For engine heavy stuff I'd go there
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I can't help with recommendations, but let me be the first to preemptively welcome you to Central Texas... I work out at Fort Hood... maybe I'll see your 'stang on the road once you get here... Thanks for your service.

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I heard bbr has some pretty good people....
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Real Street Performance in Longwood, FL is really good too. Just thought I would throw them into the mix.
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I have a BBR tune on mine. Instant throttle response, excellent power and never a hicup. Chris Jones knows his tuning!! At least I personally can vouch for his Roush F/I tunes.
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I've lived within throwing distance of Steeda for quite some time, and being on my second mustang, I've dealt with them a lot. My personal experience has been that they are a more retail oriented company than they are service. Don't get me wrong, they're great at it! But from what I've seen, heard and had done, Blow By Racing is the only shop in South Florida I would trust with an engine swap!! I'm actually going to be taking mine there to get a 302 forged stroker pretty soon when I decide to start getting wild with the boost!
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Thanks for the recommendations - I'm taking these down for future reference. I've been in Germany for four years, two with this car, and I'm just sick of having this car serviced by Germans. I found one alright guy that worked on a lot of Stangs, but the customer service here is just horrible. I really need someone reliable and fair to take care of my baby because sometimes I just don't have the time for simple things, like an oil change.

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I've lived within throwing distance of Steeda for quite some time, and being on my second mustang, I've dealt with them a lot. My personal experience has been that they are a more retail oriented company than they are service. Don't get me wrong, they're great at it! But from what I've seen, heard and had done, Blow By Racing is the only shop in South Florida I would trust with an engine swap!! I'm actually going to be taking mine there to get a 302 forged stroker pretty soon when I decide to start getting wild with the boost!
If you get your engine swap done before 2012, lemme know how they are at it! I was going to swap mine with the 302 as well but I'm still researching and pricing the whole thing.
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pretty much what everyone has said for South Florida you have

BBR
http://www.blowbyracing.com/

Steeda
http://www.steeda.com/

Torq
http://www.gettorq.com/

Revolution-Performance
http://revolution-performance.com/

Sounds like you have a great plan for you stang. Keep us posted and let us know how the build comes out.
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Sounds like you have a great plan for you stang. Keep us posted and let us know how the build comes out.
Thanks, I will!

My father didn't have a Ford, but he had a Vette and Camaro so we know some guys in S.FL as well, but I wanted people that knew everything about Stangs and this is a great list to go off of and see how they go business.

Thanks again! I'll gradually make my way around these forums and see get pics up and whatnot. I always love the advice and input as well.
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I know there is a shop in Killeen, they even have a dyno. But I cannot remember their name. I was actually going to go there fto try to purchase a custom dyno tune.

If you don't mind taking a trip to Waco, you could go to Late Model Restoration in Hewitt (just south of Waco). They have anything and everything for your 'Stang.
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I know there is a shop in Killeen, they even have a dyno. But I cannot remember their name. I was actually going to go there fto try to purchase a custom dyno tune.

If you don't mind taking a trip to Waco, you could go to Late Model Restoration in Hewitt (just south of Waco). They have anything and everything for your 'Stang.
Do they do the work to the Stang as well? For an hour drive, it's gotta be worth it. I've been scorn so badly by service over here that I have a hard time in trusting shops quickly
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I believe so. And if they cant do the specific work, they would refer you go someone who can do it right.
I know recently, they installed a Boss302r manifold on someone's Coyote 5.0 and then referred them to another guy to also install the nitrous setup
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Ah, cool. I'll be sure to add them to my GPS when I get settled in Texas. Thanks!
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Anyone ever heard of/dealt with a shop called Trinity Auto Haus? LRS (Late Model Restoration Supply) suggested them to me. They're at address: 3841 Franklin Ave. Waco, TX 76710.
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