Grubbs Nissan Dealership Stands Out With Unique Custom Shop | Edmunds

Grubbs Nissan Dealership Stands Out With Unique Custom Shop


Just the Facts:
  • In addition to a full complement of Nissan vehicles, Grubbs Nissan offers a line of aftermarket parts and custom work through its Screamin Lizard Customs shop.
  • Some custom work is done on Nissan vehicles that are then sold at the dealership, but Screamin Lizard also stocks parts and works on cars and trucks from other manufacturers.
  • Jeeps and other off-road vehicles are a Screamin Lizard specialty, but the shop handles models as diverse as the Chevrolet Corvette and GMC Sierra.

BEDFORD, Texas — Grubbs Nissan not only serves the Dallas-Fort Worth area with a full complement of Nissan vehicles. The dealership also offers a unique line of aftermarket parts and accessories and does specialty work through its Screamin Lizard Customs shop.

CEO and President Eric Grubbs owns both the dealership and Screamin Lizard, and although the two businesses operate independently, there's plenty of cross-pollination. Links to each company's Web page appear on the other's site, and Grubbs Nissan is featured on the Screamin Lizard Facebook page.

Screamin Lizard regularly takes Nissan vehicles off the Grubbs lot, gives them the custom treatment and returns them to the dealership. There they are sold with the cost of the specialty work added and with the factory warranty intact. Prices, of course, vary depending on the amount of work done.

Typical add-ons include performance brakes and exhaust systems, wheels and tires, spoilers and lighting systems. Also available for many models are ignition upgrades, performance engine components, transmissions and shifters, and suspension enhancements.

In addition to its work on cars from Grubbs Nissan, Screamin Lizard also stocks parts and does custom work on vehicles from other manufacturers, including GM, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Mitsubishi and Subaru.

Components and installation are available for such diverse models as the Chevrolet Corvette, GMC Sierra, Honda Civic, Infiniti G37, Jeep Cherokee, Nissan 370Z and Nissan Maxima.

But the custom shop is especially noted for its work on Jeeps. In fact, its roots go back to a time when Eric Grubbs owned a Chrysler-Jeep dealership and began customizing Wranglers and other models for serious off-road use. Screamin Lizard spun off into a separate company in 1996.

Judging by comments on Facebook and a number of online forums, it's clear that the shop is still highly regarded by SUV owners looking for performance upgrades.

Recent posts by Screamin Lizard on its Facebook page show a Jeep Wrangler Rubicon getting the high-lift suspension treatment, two other Jeeps being prepared for action at the Northwest OHV Park in Bridgeport, Texas, and the Jeep Wrangler "Dark Zebra" project.

At the other end of the spectrum, there are also photos showing a Nissan 370Z getting a Fast Intentions carbon-fiber exhaust system and a Nissan Juke Nismo being treated to a turbo upgrade, Stillen exhaust and custom lighting.

Edmunds says: Grubbs Nissan has devised a unique way to broaden a thriving dealership into an equally successful custom shop.

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