Ok, I lived in Phoenix for about 2 years, left for several years, and I've been back for about 1.5 years. I have managed to get what I need but I have no illusions that I know the cool "in crowd" places to get stuff like I did in N. AL. Where possible I would like local sources to avoid shipping (and the hassles often associated). So, those of you who do know your way around here, I would appreciate a few pointers. I also threw in everything that I could think of that I (think I) have learned. If I'm not corrected, maybe it will help others new to the area. *** Things I (think I) have learned: 1) The junk yards up around Deer Valley are generally cheaper and friendlier than the ones down south. 2) Desert Fox seems to be a decent 4WD source of info and stuff although I've found they are not always the cheapest. *edited* - I originally had "Toys by Troy" and "Toybox" mixed up /forums/images/icons/frown.gif 3) I recently learned about "Toys by Troy" which seems to be a good source for high end (high dollar) toys and mods. I've never been there and this is just what I *think* I understand. 4) Stay away from Fly-n-High and ORU unless you have no other choice, something on sale/promotional, etc. Both seem to cater to rich kids and mall runners with lots of cash for flashy do-dads. 5) I seem to have found a decent muffler place that will work with you on odd stuff for very reasonable prices. They have the silly name "Mighty Muffler" and are located near Cactus and Cave Creek Rd. This is just a preliminary impression since I have yet to do any significant business with them. 6) General stuff I get at AutoZone, Checker, or NAPA. Whichever has the brands I want the cheapest or most convenient. *edited* - new 7) Toybox seems to be a good source of stuff. Selection is a bit limited right now but I spoke with Damon and he seems to be a good guy. I'm buying a 64" cast hi-lift from him later this week. *** Things I would like to know: 1) Any suggestions for improvements in this source list? 2) Where is the best place (locally) to this stuff I need soon. High-lift jack, Optima Batteries, Tubing, Exhaust work. 3) Any inside scoops for Off-Road equipment in general? Thanks in advance for any help/suggestions you can (or are willing) to offer. Russ 85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked Some day: 4" lift, 44" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.