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      07-04-2015, 11:22 PM   #23
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Have any of you guys done the blast yet???
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Anyone on here have experience with Motorsport Connections in Winston-Salem?

They do walnut blasting for a decent price (I forget exactly what they quoted, but I think it was around $500).

I need my OFHG replaced, so I am thinking of going there and getting both done. It's kind of out of the way for me, but I'm not a big fan of another shop I've used before in Greensboro.
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Carr Industries in Greensboro does walnut blasting... think they charge around 400-425.
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I need my OFHG replaced, so I am thinking of going there and getting both done. It's kind of out of the way for me, but I'm not a big fan of another shop I've used before in Greensboro.
Let me know where you take yours and how much... mine needs new OFHG BAD. So Im shopping around for a place to do it too.
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Carr Industries in Greensboro does walnut blasting... think they charge around 400-425.
Do you have any experience with Carr industries? They would be more convenient for me than Motorsport connections.

I hate trying to decide where to take my car.... I don't trust anyone.

I have a warranty so they will be paying for the OFHG repair, so I don't care what the cost is, but I'll let you know how much it ends up being.
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Do you have any experience with Carr industries? They would be more convenient for me than Motorsport connections.
I have been taking my car to Carr Industries for 3 years now and have had good results with them. They seem to be the most reasonable with their prices as well. A coworker also has been taking his car there as well and has liked them.
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I have been taking my car to Carr Industries for 3 years now and have had good results with them. They seem to be the most reasonable with their prices as well. A coworker also has been taking his car there as well and has liked them.
I am taking my car there in the morning actually. I have heard good things from other forum members as well.
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Is Carr still doing this? Since no one in Raleigh wants to do it for something reasonable I'm looking around to get this done in the next few weeks.
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      06-26-2016, 01:05 AM   #31
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Carr still does it......I believe I paid around $500 with tax and all
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Ended up taking my 135i to Shade Tree Garage in Raleigh. Really nice people there. $475 for walnut blasting. They did a great job and even gave me a free loaner while they worked on it.
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Any place in greensboro that does walnut blasting? Im new to the area and would love to get that done.
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Euro Envy in concord does for $380 ($308 if CCA membership)! Worth the drive to Charlotte
Called them today and got it for $360 for my '11 335is with 86k on it !! $90 cheaper than MP Motorwerks, $200 $300 less than Dynamic Auto Tune and BMW in Matthews. EuroWise is also $200 more and they don't use walnuts, they use soda.
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I have never done the walnut blasting on my car, I have approx. 112k on the car wondering if its worth it? I would like opinions on people who have gotten it done.
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I have never done the walnut blasting on my car, I have approx. 112k on the car wondering if its worth it? I would like opinions on people who have gotten it done.
112k and it's never been done!?

Made a huge difference on my 08 335i. Engine ran way smoother afterwards.
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112k and it's never been done!?

Made a huge difference on my 08 335i. Engine ran way smoother afterwards.
Don't get me wrong car runs really good, smooth.
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Don't get me wrong car runs really good, smooth.
I guess it doesn't really matter if it's running fine. It also depends if it's a n54 or n55 motor. n54s tend to get buildup a lot faster than the n55. Me personally though, I'd want the most performance out of my car so I might do it just for peace of mind.
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I do want to do it that's why I posted in here.
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Update: Found a shop that now does walnut blasting. Carr Industries in Greensboro now offers walnut blasting for around $470
If you're willing to drive down to Shaw AFB I walnut blast for $250 including new intake manifold gaskets. PM me.
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If you're willing to drive down to Shaw AFB I walnut blast for $250 including new intake manifold gaskets. PM me.
Just called Carr Industries in Greensboro and they quoted me $700 seems a little high compared to other prices people have posted. Im thinking about taking it there since I havnt been able to find another shop that people recommend near me.
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Just called Carr Industries in Greensboro and they quoted me $700 seems a little high compared to other prices people have posted. Im thinking about taking it there since I havnt been able to find another shop that people recommend near me.
Yeah it's not a common service, so I guess they feel like they can charge a premium. It only takes around 4-5 hours so $700 would be way too high in my opinion.
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You're right it is high, but I havnt found a reputable shop near me that provides this service.
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OUCH! $700 from Carr? They used to charge right around $500 I thought. Wonder why they jacked it up?
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