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Twistid
05-29-2008, 08:50 PM
i just arrived at shaw air base in SC (sumter) and am lookin for some good shops... Ive checked out "audio fx" they seem decent although they ONLY carry american bass products... Any local SC'ers feel free to chime in!

thanks ahead of time!

budahbuddy803
05-29-2008, 08:55 PM
i am not a big fan of the one audio shop in Aiken and other than that i dont know of any except maybe "elite audio"??? i heard someone mention their name, but i have no idea how they are.

NightDrifter05
05-29-2008, 08:57 PM
Maybe check out Border Motorsports. http://www.bordermotorsports.com/
Not real sure how far they are from you though...

alpine3612
06-23-2008, 03:37 PM
Check out elite customs if your close to pendleton sc they carry all name brands and do some great tinting to boot.

de81127
06-23-2008, 03:42 PM
how far are all of u guys from Goose Creek, SC. because i'll be at base there also in about 3 months. i just want to know whats around there to do and what good shops there are.

TrIgZ
06-24-2008, 07:46 PM
just go with the american bass whats wrong with that?

wErd
08-01-2008, 01:22 PM
im in columbia, the shops around here are extreme kustoms (horrible), ultimate audio (decent from what ive heard) and performance audio (who does the best work, eric the owner is a really good guy) and nortons (who do pretty good work too, i havent seen any "custom" installs from them tho.).

sid2004
08-01-2008, 05:38 PM
audio fx is a good shop. I've known the owner Paul for a good 15 yrs or so. And being an American bass user myself I may be impartial , but it's good stuff. u can also try Soundmasters in Bishopville. Kind of a a partner to audio fx and where I go for all my stuff. Good guys.

Bestbet06
08-15-2008, 08:57 PM
I wouldn't go to any shops in sumter, overpriced just like anything thats not on the internet..

Power Audio is straight on Broad St..

PS. I go to the base gym all the time much fun.. lol

Trey803
08-15-2008, 09:00 PM
extreme audio sells treo, jl, kicker, focal, kenwood. They sell good products but Im not sure about their work and they will try and rip your ***

ppidcxman
10-28-2008, 08:23 PM
soundmasters is real good ask for john

Ceezer
11-12-2008, 07:25 AM
Where is Soundmasters? It "town", or back closer to I20? Anyone know what brands they carry?

gmandisco
03-11-2009, 08:58 AM
Soundmasters is located closer to town, almost right behind Taylors discount tobacco. Drive on 15N toward bville. turn right at the light (church street) and then make another right at the next light. soundmasters will be on your right.
Ask for john. hes the owner and pretty good and has outfitted a few of my friends and is about to put a 10 in my nissan frontier (if the box will fit)....

as for what they carry? XXX, audiopupe, american bass, fusion, uuuh crunch and some others. hes pretty diversified.
peace hope you find it

crownshakers
05-09-2009, 11:35 PM
how far are all of u guys from Goose Creek, SC. because i'll be at base there also in about 3 months. i just want to know whats around there to do and what good shops there are.

Yeah bro I'm from Goose Creek, SC. I live right off the base. Look there are a decent amount of shops in the Charleston Metro Region. In Goose Creek there's the Kustom Shop. I've never heard anything good about them. Only really slimy stuff. So be forewarned with that.

In North Charleston on Rivers Ave across the from the Naval Hospital there's Auto Sound Specialist (http://www.autosoundspecialistinc.com/)... IMHO he is the absolute best there is in Charleston. Bar None. He's steep on his prices but you will walk away happy if you decide on him. That's why I didn't go to him to do my truck. But the owners name is chip lucas and the shop has trophies and articles from mags for its vehicles and installs all around the showroom.

Another quality installer is Custom Car Stereo west of the ashley. About a five minute drive across the bridge from Chip Lucas in West Ashley. Both of these shops have a stellar rep in the area and have been around for well over twenty years. Theres Nortons in charleston. They do quality work too and even have a show car at the shop (plus installs always going on) so you can seen their quality for yourself before you even walk in the shop.

Now there's also 360 Motoring and Unique (or something like that... its off of ladson road) both in ladson (about fifteen minutes away from the base) but they haven't been around long. There's another one that just opened this year on rivers before chip lucas (A small yellow building a bit before Siesta Motorlodge and Cox Auto Sales) but I don't remember the name. They really aren't a quality shop from what I seen when I visited the shop. Its small, all the brands are crap, and the install bay is a joke. Plus they just let folks hang around and beg in front of the shop and around the cars.

Hope this helps man but check them all out and get your own feel for the shops and components.

macq32
06-20-2009, 02:09 AM
Yeah bro I'm from Goose Creek, SC. I live right off the base. Look there are a decent amount of shops in the Charleston Metro Region. In Goose Creek there's the Kustom Shop. I've never heard anything good about them. Only really slimy stuff. So be forewarned with that.

In North Charleston on Rivers Ave across the from the Naval Hospital there's Auto Sound Specialist (http://www.autosoundspecialistinc.com/)... IMHO he is the absolute best there is in Charleston. Bar None. He's steep on his prices but you will walk away happy if you decide on him. That's why I didn't go to him to do my truck. But the owners name is chip lucas and the shop has trophies and articles from mags for its vehicles and installs all around the showroom.

Another quality installer is Custom Car Stereo west of the ashley. About a five minute drive across the bridge from Chip Lucas in West Ashley. Both of these shops have a stellar rep in the area and have been around for well over twenty years. Theres Nortons in charleston. They do quality work too and even have a show car at the shop (plus installs always going on) so you can seen their quality for yourself before you even walk in the shop.

Now there's also 360 Motoring and Unique (or something like that... its off of ladson road) both in ladson (about fifteen minutes away from the base) but they haven't been around long. There's another one that just opened this year on rivers before chip lucas (A small yellow building a bit before Siesta Motorlodge and Cox Auto Sales) but I don't remember the name. They really aren't a quality shop from what I seen when I visited the shop. Its small, all the brands are crap, and the install bay is a joke. Plus they just let folks hang around and beg in front of the shop and around the cars.

Hope this helps man but check them all out and get your own feel for the shops and components.


I'm right in West Ashley... I don't doubt Auto Sound Specialists quality, I spoke with them for a while and found a better option and ran with that. Custom car stereo is great quality too, but for the price you pay it's in no way worth it IMO. Although they do have a great shop. A1 Sound Specialists is the only place I've done business with... and only for 2 enclosures... but I'm pretty confident Custom nor Specialists make a nicer enclosure. And it was half the price of specialists and 1/4 the price of Custom. Just a real down to earth dude not trying to bend his customers over basically...

Just my experiences... check them out and decide for yourself.

ice4me
12-16-2009, 08:20 PM
Does custom car stereo sell rims also? I need a shop that will do a good job at balancing some 26's. I also need an alarm installed thats not a halfass job, tint, and some other small things done. Someone did recommend custom car stereo for the alarm and said they do good work but Im not sure what other types of work they do, if anything else. Can someone recommend a good shop for balancing 26's?

chevytruck king
02-17-2010, 04:31 AM
in columbia i would recommend norton's car audio they do excellent work for a modest price if your willing to travel a little bit mapquest edgefield sc there is a small shop there called edgefield electronics that do excellent work and can get nething from jensen to kicker and cerwin vega to boss and have the best prices around almost promise you that and they are easy to find directly across the road from the McDonalds on augusta rd. call 8036370044 or 803 480 3817 to set up an appt. or to get more directions owner is kathy pruitt installer is chris.

chevytruck king
02-17-2010, 04:34 AM
goose creek is a few miles from charleston there is an *** of shops down there for all of your needs. most of these guys are bout an hour or two from there in columbia sc. im bout 20 minutes from augusta ga.

xfl
04-11-2010, 10:17 PM
ok.....sound masters is great if u want diversity and some good customer service john is a great guy i have been shopping with him for years....as for best product....u need to get hooked up with Walt Johnson at stereo video city in Andrews....about an hour from Sumter......he is and authorized sundown dealer and SUNDOWN FTW not knocking American bass they have decent product if u can stay above and beyond 1ohm...sundown audio FTW Walt Johnson FTW

AKDropem
01-02-2011, 04:12 AM
Car Stereo Plus is the best please in town! I am from Sumter but in the Air Force located in AK (don't ever come here if you are into cars!) i have known James and Dedi for 8 years or so and they are the most honest in town! So check them out and no one has mentioned them so there you go!

DeathAtSundown
02-08-2011, 02:28 PM
There's a Freemans Stereo here in Rock Hill, as well as Sound on Wheels.

on1wheel01
02-08-2011, 02:37 PM
There's a Freemans Stereo here in Rock Hill, as well as Sound on Wheels.

Old thread newb. And they said good stores

bradh
03-14-2011, 12:39 PM
i saw a few cars that came out of norton's and it looks like good work.