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Old 06-17-2007, 12:41 AM   #1
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www.autobayz.com

I mounted and balanced 4 32" tires on the heepie, all in all it cost me about 58 bucks but they had to teach me to do it and being my first time I thought that was alright.

I'm a little mixed on the place, it's nice, they have ASE techs on staff to help, but it's a little spendy.
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cool stuff. DIY beadblasting for $13 an hour with the minibay. You could do tons of stuff in that much time.
I don't know why I didn't get a minibay, he could have saved me $24 right there.
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wow we need one of those in houston. Hum business idea....
everyone I know has thought of it and thought it wasn't possible due to the liability insurance, guess not eh.
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We have something like that on post, pretty neato. How much would they have charged if you already knew how to balance?
same, the bay is 20/hr and then they charge a couple bucks per wheel to mount and balance
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Especially if you jack up the whole side to get both wheels off without moving the jack that's a big time loser there. Wonder if that company is looking for charter partners or if they're willing to share information of how business is going. Concerning liability and whatnot of course.
erm this is a jeep, you put the jack under the diffs and do both front/rear at the same time.
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Of course, i was referring to his 35 minute miata comment.
Speaking of Jeeps i need to check the trans fluid in mine tomorrow. You know off hand if jeep manual trans take gear oil or ATF?
depends on the trans, there's like 4 manuals.
usually you can run ATF in the winter and 75/90 in the summer.
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on the bright side the 32's look niiiiiice

they do rub a bit at lock though.
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no a standard bay is without a lift, a hoist bay is 25/hr
a lot of that is time I spent ******* around trying to figure out the equipment.
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