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Local Performance Shops

This page lists the various performance shops in town that are known to work on Mustangs, or provide other services. I also include my experiences (if I've had work done at the shop in question). Generally, their web pages don't really thrill or excite, so don't expect much in this regard.

Murillo Motorsports

Web site

Experience

I went there to have my front struts/springs/CC plates installed, but I question their knowledge of the S197 platform. Despite having given them the instructions on the CC plates, they neglected to install the appropriate strut spacers (which meant the job took almost twice as long as it should have), and they didn't bolt the brake lines back to the strut bracket. I probably won't be going back there.

South Texas Performance

Web site

Experience

I visited (they're about five miles from my house) to get esitmates for dyno pulls ($100 for three pulls) and gear swaps ($400), and I'll probably be going back. They always seem to have a lot of New Edge Mustangs parked out front, and the owner seems likeable.

BTW, before visiting their web page, turn your speakers down. They automatically play head-banger music, and there doesn't appear to be a way to turn it off. I hate it when a web page does that.

Maximum Velocity Performance

Web site

Experience

None yet, but I'm going over there for a visit.

Lethal Performance

Web site

Experience

None yet, but I doubt I'll be visiting. I don't get a good vibe from what I've read on the net. I know - it's completely unfair to form an opinion without direct experience, so until I actually have direct contact with them, I'll reserve final judgement.

Finsanto Auto Repair

Web site

Experience

I went there for my front-end alignment after having the front struts/springs installed, because they work on lowered cars. I think they managed to strip one of the CC plate bolts, but then again, that could be the fault of Murillo. It's hard to say, since the guys at Finsato pointed it out. I will go back for all of my alignment needs.