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Old 06-11-2021, 07:54 PM   #1
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Quality dealership/performance shops in East Tennessee?

Hey everyone, we are finally moving to TN next week (yay, but I promised myself not to get political in this thread ). However, this sadly also means I am leaving one of the best dealerships and performance shops one can wish for behind.

Can anyone recommend a Chevy dealership with a quality, mod friendly service department (their sales team I don't care much for), any performance shop that won't balk at continuing work by another shop, and a respectable detailer?
Thanks in advance
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Old 06-11-2021, 08:05 PM   #2
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What area in East TN?
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Old 06-11-2021, 08:40 PM   #3
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What area in East TN?
Knoxville.

I'm quite happy to drive a couple miles for quality work and building relationships, though. Heck, one day I may hit up the goonzquad guys, too, although that will be very loosely related to quality work
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Magnuson TVS 2300 80mm pulley | Kooks 1 7/8" LT headers | JRE smooth idle terminator cam | LT4 FS & injectors | TSP forged pistons & rods
JMS PowerMAX | DSX flex fuel kit | Roto-Fab CAI | Soler 95mm LT5 TB | 1LE wheels | 1LE brakes | BMR rear cradle lockout | JRE custom tune

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Old 06-12-2021, 09:53 AM   #4
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Knoxville.

I'm quite happy to drive a couple miles for quality work and building relationships, though. Heck, one day I may hit up the goonzquad guys, too, although that will be very loosely related to quality work
Hey man my tuner is up there. Lethal Performance and Dyno Jefferson City, TN. They are right outside of Knoxville and great people. Owner Brandon Loy, his wife is Jordan may answer the phone. You can look them up on Facebook. Their number is 865-262-9244.

He tuned my C6 Corvette Grand Sport that had heads, BTR Stage 3 cam and all other FBO. Made great power and drove great. Side note I drive 2 to 2.5 hours to get to them and there are so other good shops within that same time window but I choose them. I'm in Chattanooga.
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Old 06-12-2021, 01:13 PM   #5
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Hey man my tuner is up there. Lethal Performance and Dyno Jefferson City, TN. They are right outside of Knoxville and great people. Owner Brandon Loy, his wife is Jordan may answer the phone. You can look them up on Facebook. Their number is 865-262-9244.

He tuned my C6 Corvette Grand Sport that had heads, BTR Stage 3 cam and all other FBO. Made great power and drove great. Side note I drive 2 to 2.5 hours to get to them and there are so other good shops within that same time window but I choose them. I'm in Chattanooga.
Thanks, brother, I happened to find them yesterday and their feedback seems very positive, discounting the usual couple percent at the "low end", heh. I'll give them a call when the time comes.

Re the drive, I totally understand, Jannetty's shop is 120 miles from our old home in NJ, similarly 2-2.5 hours. I never worried about the "pilgrimage", though, I'm a "quality first, relationship second, price third, time fourth" kind of guy. The only snag was I had to go very early in the morning, or I risked getting stuck in the NY freeway "snail trail".

Also feel free to PM me when you're in the area and want to meet up.
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Magnuson TVS 2300 80mm pulley | Kooks 1 7/8" LT headers | JRE smooth idle terminator cam | LT4 FS & injectors | TSP forged pistons & rods
JMS PowerMAX | DSX flex fuel kit | Roto-Fab CAI | Soler 95mm LT5 TB | 1LE wheels | 1LE brakes | BMR rear cradle lockout | JRE custom tune

1100 - 1/30/18 | 2000 - 1/31/18
3000 - 2/06/18 TPW 2/26/18
3400 - 2/19/18 | 3800 - 2/26/18
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Old 06-13-2021, 06:09 AM   #6
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Thanks, brother, I happened to find them yesterday and their feedback seems very positive, discounting the usual couple percent at the "low end", heh. I'll give them a call when the time comes.

Re the drive, I totally understand, Jannetty's shop is 120 miles from our old home in NJ, similarly 2-2.5 hours. I never worried about the "pilgrimage", though, I'm a "quality first, relationship second, price third, time fourth" kind of guy. The only snag was I had to go very early in the morning, or I risked getting stuck in the NY freeway "snail trail".

Also feel free to PM me when you're in the area and want to meet up.
Okay no problem. I don't know when I'll be back up that way but the next time I will try and let you know. I know sometimes we go to Gatlingburg/ Pigeon Forge for a quick weekend get away sometimes, nice area there.
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Old 06-18-2021, 07:12 AM   #7
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Okay no problem. I don't know when I'll be back up that way but the next time I will try and let you know. I know sometimes we go to Gatlingburg/ Pigeon Forge for a quick weekend get away sometimes, nice area there.
Just made my first trip to Pigeon Forge/ Gatlinburg area 2 weeks ago for first time. Great drives, also a couple tunnels outside gatlinburg to hear that exhaust note!
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Old 06-18-2021, 05:59 PM   #8
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Just made my first trip to Pigeon Forge/ Gatlinburg area 2 weeks ago for first time. Great drives, also a couple tunnels outside gatlinburg to hear that exhaust note!
Sure is. I'm glad you had a fun time listening to those notes. I love it!!!
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Old 06-26-2021, 10:28 AM   #9
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Mine is an absolute animal now with the Kooks headers and the cam
I've just discovered that Route 321 has been repaved almost all the way from Eaton to the Oak Ridge Turnpike, and it's an absolute beauty to drive and hone corner carving skills on, with very little traffic or risk to anyone else's safety. Sadly, said skills are almost non-existent in my case, I'm pretty much a chicken, so I'll have to keep practicing.

On a tangentially related note, several people from different townships told me TN state and even county police use laser, is this true? My detector, although it does fire on Ka occasionally, is much quieter than it used to be in NJ.
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Magnuson TVS 2300 80mm pulley | Kooks 1 7/8" LT headers | JRE smooth idle terminator cam | LT4 FS & injectors | TSP forged pistons & rods
JMS PowerMAX | DSX flex fuel kit | Roto-Fab CAI | Soler 95mm LT5 TB | 1LE wheels | 1LE brakes | BMR rear cradle lockout | JRE custom tune

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3000 - 2/06/18 TPW 2/26/18
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