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This is a discussion on Heads/Cam? within the LT1 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; can you guys tell me how much labor would run me for a heads and cam install on my 97 ...

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    Heads/Cam?

    can you guys tell me how much labor would run me for a heads and cam install on my 97 WS6.thanks

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    That depends on the shop and location. You'll just have to ask your local shop.

    I was quoted for a headers install for $500 if that gives you any indication about the H/C. With H/C, there's a lot more work and detail in the installation. My guess would be $800-$1500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badbird View Post
    can you guys tell me how much labor would run me for a heads and cam install on my 97 WS6.thanks
    check out www.need2speed.com most of the members are in your area. they could give you a better idea and know some of the better places. good luck.

    whos cam and heads are you looking at using?

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    I know a guy who wants to sell me his AFR heads and i would buy my cam from Thunder Racing. i really havent looked into it too much. i want to see how much labor would be before i thought about buying the parts

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    id say 1200 dollars..not including parts....and then 400 dollars for a tune...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badbird View Post
    I know a guy who wants to sell me his AFR heads and i would buy my cam from Thunder Racing. i really havent looked into it too much. i want to see how much labor would be before i thought about buying the parts
    i would say send them to a porter and have them worked over. afr's for lt1's don't flow that great out of the box (i had a set of afr 190's) then have a cam cut to match the head flow numbers. if you are going to do this you might aswell do it right the first time.

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    i was wondering if i just got a cam installed for now if it would be a bad idea. and how much i would gain from it. im pretty tight on cash for the next 3 months

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    if your only gonna be tight on cash for 3 months, just wait. its not worth buying a cam when you gonna do head work and need to change again. thats taking 1 step forward and then going back 2.

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    i hear that just didnt know if i could put them cam in now and do the heads to match the cam later.

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    Depends on the cam that you are looking at getting. What are the cam specs that you're looking at?

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