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I've been searching around for an indie in NNJ/central NJ, and I have found recs on here for AZP installs, Precision Tuning, Broken Motorsports and Rallispec. All of which sound like legitimate options. I'm sure I'm leaving some out. I recently read someone on here recommend MARC auto in Bloomfield, which is close to me. Does anyone have any comments on that place or recommend another shop?
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yes i recommend MARC auto... theyre on franklin ave in belleville (between bloomfield n nutley)... theyre no place to tune... but the guys there are great for repairs, installations or regular maintenance stuff... for tuning and buyin stuff (like amsoil, oil filters and performance parts).. i go to Akuma Motorsports in marlboro.. but thats central jersey
 

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I know the guys at both AZP and Broken. I have had good experiences with both shops and would recommend either of them. I could be specific if you let me know what you're looking to get done. No personal experience with Rallispec or Precision (other than buying a clutch from them), but haven't heard anything bad about either.

Probably best bet is to see who's closer and call and speak with each place to see who you feel the most comfortable with.
 

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Thanks guys. AZP and Broken are both close enough. It's a new to me 04 FXT and it just threw a CEL which according to the PO is from a known bad injector. So to start, this is likely (hopefully) pretty routine maintenance... but, I want to use it to vette out a shop that can also handle some bigger jobs when I'm confident the routine maintenance is taken care of and want to make more HP, etc. I'll likely contact both places.
 

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Yeah, I'd contact both to talk to them about what you need. I'd think that routine stuff you'd be better at AZP (quicker turn-around). Broken is great for swaps. If you're going to need to get tuned after an install, might want to consider Precision/Akuma/Rallispec or even The Shop in CT.
 

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Thanks guys. AZP and Broken are both close enough. It's a new to me 04 FXT and it just threw a CEL which according to the PO is from a known bad injector. So to start, this is likely (hopefully) pretty routine maintenance... but, I want to use it to vette out a shop that can also handle some bigger jobs when I'm confident the routine maintenance is taken care of and want to make more HP, etc. I'll likely contact both places.
AZP is good if you would normally be working on the car yourself. They're subaru enthusiasts, not just techs. I hung out there while they fixed up my car for a while and it was like when I work on my car with my buddies, except that actually know what they're doing lol. One of very few shops I didn't feel I had to worry about my car coming back with more problems than when it went in.
 

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precision tuning.....I was there only couple times to talk what will be best for my car , and they been very helpful. They are Subaru specialist and know what are they doing.....you should check them out.
 

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yes i recommend MARC auto... theyre on franklin ave in belleville (between bloomfield n nutley)... theyre no place to tune... but the guys there are great for repairs, installations or regular maintenance stuff... for tuning and buyin stuff (like amsoil, oil filters and performance parts).. i go to Akuma Motorsports in marlboro.. but thats central jersey
+1 for MARC Auto as well. Good reliable and very chill people
 

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Just to follow-up:

I took it to AZP. My kind of shop. Motorsport enthusiasts who know their stuff based on real world experience. It took all of 5 minutes on a Saturday afternoon to read the code, clean the MAF (there was dust bunny on the sensor), and make sure it was running well. Good introduction to Subie indie shops in my area.
Read code: $0
Clean MAF sensor: $0
Paddock talk in the off-season: Priceless
 

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good to hear. AZP has good prices on brake pads, wiper blades, etc. too. when time comes to do your maintenance, they have good pricing on the services too.
 
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