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    maybe its just were i live, but every workshop i go to ALWAYS asks if my AE86 in imported. it basically is a JDm 86 so i say yes. then bang, the "sorry mate, dont really want to touch it" attitude stinks. why do they hate imports? wiring is still wiring isnt it? even panel work. i recently got $1500 worth of rust cut out, but i only had to drive around to 4 workshops before i could find someone who would do it.

    anyone else get hated on by workshops?

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    I love how all the SA boys get on board
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    im driving out there with new hydro setup
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    haha i have the exact same picture from when i got my sportmaxx lol.
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    whats with the drift rings? i know they are just a novelty but do they represent or signify anything?

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    Toyota wont even deal with them, such a trauma ring the parts dept,
    I use www.toyodiy.com now & then just ask for the part mumber

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    You should show them your balls. That will fix em!

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    going to the wrong places.

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    just say it's not jdm?
    a motor is a motor, a panel is a pannel

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45aken View Post
    a motor is a motor, a panel is a pannel

    thats the way i see it anyway...

    i live in pretty much a retirement town, i guess all the shops are just keen on fixing new stuff and changing a blown tail light for the 80+ y.o. drivers around here...

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    I love how all the SA boys get on board
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    im driving out there with new hydro setup
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    haha i have the exact same picture from when i got my sportmaxx lol.
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    whats with the drift rings? i know they are just a novelty but do they represent or signify anything?

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    Just find a shop that has a passion for their work rather than just a job...they tend to be interested in odd stuff.

    When i had to get my car rewired the auto elctrician got over it because it was a conversion car..I then took it to a guy who loves figuring wiring out and he happily did it..
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    man that sucks, my solution would be try and do as much of the work as possible by yourself or bribe ya mates that know something with beer

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    i stand by my comment as a solution

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    usually harder to get parts for most of the time

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