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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 12:58 pm    Post subject: Brookspeed Southampton? Reply with quote

Anyone use them?

Thinking of swapping over from my current Indy to use them for work going forward
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello OP, I have used Brookspeed three times in the last few months, once for a big service (plugs, PDK fluid, belts), once when they fitted my Ohlins coilovers, and most recently when they fitted a new exhaust and rear pads/discs for me.

I'd recommend them. Their communication is good - i.e. they tell you before incurring costs, and their work seems competent. They run a couple of race teams so they should know what they are doing.

They could do with bigger premises; their car park is always rammed but I suppose them being busy is reassuring. They are a 15 minute walk from the railway station in Eastleigh so quite easy to get to - just off the M27. Their labour rate is around £100 per hour including VAT.

PM me if you want more feedback.

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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OP, in addition to the above, other positive experiences regarding Brookspeed are available on the site.
Just have quick search.

Here's one;

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=95856&sid=99a54d91863929b3d18ea63402362fbd
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Counter Of Beans wrote:
Hello OP, I have used Brookspeed three times in the last few months, once for a big service (plugs, PDK fluid, belts), once when they fitted my Ohlins coilovers, and most recently when they fitted a new exhaust and rear pads/discs for me.

I'd recommend them. Their communication is good - i.e. they tell you before incurring costs, and their work seems competent. They run a couple of race teams so they should know what they are doing.

They could do with bigger premises; their car park is always rammed but I suppose them being busy is reassuring. They are a 15 minute walk from the railway station in Eastleigh so quite easy to get to - just off the M27. Their labour rate is around £100 per hour including VAT.

PM me if you want more feedback.

Cheers, Mike.


thanks - that's really helpful.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 2:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Brookspeed Southampton? Reply with quote

Basalt911 wrote:
Anyone use them?

Thinking of swapping over from my current Indy to use them for work going forward


Experiences vary, for their outsourced engine work, their customer communication and management skills are a complete shambles.

But cheaper than OPC's but i'm out.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They did a ppi for me about 6 years ago and were absolutely useless and when challenged about the work they were aggressive in their reply so it’s a no from me.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where are you based?
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn`t have a good experience, 7 out of 8 bleed nipples snapped during a fluid change resulted in me having to buy 4 new calipers at a tad over £2k, no discount on a £4+k bill.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any decent shop would have removed the calipers...drilled them out...flushed and refitted...
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yuk
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

baldguy wrote:
Where are you based?


Ringwood

sounds like too many bad experiences for me

i was hoping to avoid a 3 hour trip to Centre Gravity for my geo set up...any other choices further South?
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get my car serviced there yearly and find their service to be great, friendly people and the technicians always take the time to explain what they've done or what they've found.

My only complaint so far is that they suggested I replaced my top struts as they had "collapsed" but after inspection (and a second referral) they certainly don't need replacing yet (just some wear), so that would have been a grand or so I didn't need to spend.

Unfortunately if you're in Ringwood I don't think there's many other decent Specialists within a reasonable distance (other than OPC)
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always found them superb and I am really fussy!! Had plenty of work done and no complaints from me!! Massively helpful plus they know how to setup a car properly!!

Very positive from me!
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

strange, the feedback is really quite polarised....

(Dorset Sports Cars in 3 Legged Cross are who I use at the moment and they're pretty good and know their Porsches. I only fancied a change as I felt a dedicated Porsche shop might be better).
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Northway near Theale Reading and have done for many years when I've had Porsche. Ray and his team look after both of mine and they are are very well respected Independant.
I make the 90 mile round trip and have never had bad service from them. my 996 has just had it geomentry set up and is a better car for it.
A 70m trip for you but IMO well worth it...
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basalt911 wrote:

i was hoping to avoid a 3 hour trip to Centre Gravity for my geo set up...any other choices further South?


Ah well, if you're comparing Brookspeed to Center Gravity then I'd recommend CG every time. Center Gravity are the best at what they do, although they don't do servicing like Brookspeed.
Anyway, I've made two trips up the A34/M40/M42 to CG and a couple of hours driving each way is well worth it - for a spot on geo then CG are brilliant.
Regards, Mike.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not PM Phil for Jamie's details?
He's local and mobile
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonno_ wrote:
Why not PM Phil for Jamie's details?
He's local and mobile


Just beat me to it - I was going to suggest the same!
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonno_ wrote:
Why not PM Phil for Jamie's details?
He's local and mobile


sorry, who is Jamie?
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Belbin is a mobile mechanic based in Bournemouth; he trades as JMB Automotive. He did a PPI on my car yesterday and seems extremely competent and a nice guy too. Google him or look on Facebook?
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