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This is a discussion on Cam install questions within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; hi, how much should i expect to get a cam installed in my 02 trans am??...

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    hi, how much should i expect to get a cam installed in my 02 trans am??

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    Not including parts expect $100-$150 an hour and it takes about 6-8hours.
    bare minimum in parts valve spring kit, pushrods.

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    plus figure $500 for a tune

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    Going rate around here is $700. When you factor in the cam kit and tune you are close to $2K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOMbitch View Post
    Going rate around here is $700. When you factor in the cam kit and tune you are close to $2K.
    man if you do the work yourself, and buy Hptuners program you'd still save money

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    man if you do the work yourself, and buy Hptuners program you'd still save money

    I know was just answering his question. I know two speed shop owners and that is what both of them charge....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOMbitch View Post
    I know was just answering his question. I know two speed shop owners and that is what both of them charge....
    that makes me feel better about all the time I spend in the garage. I've always done my own work, I had no clue shops charge that much money.......i need to open a shop lol

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    I would gladly do a cam swap for 700 dollars!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hi-Po View Post
    I would gladly do a cam swap for 700 dollars!
    lol hell I'd do them all day every day for $500

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    hi,
    thanks for the replies.

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    Valve springs is the most aggravating part. The rest is easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossbredfoxbody View Post
    Valve springs is the most aggravating part. The rest is easy.
    i will tell you the motor being father forward in the GTO compared to the F-body made all the difference

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    The pulley can be a PIA too whether it is getting it on or off.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOMbitch View Post
    The pulley can be a PIA too whether it is getting it on or off.....
    YES!!!!!! The pulley WILL be VERY difficult to uninstall. Especially if you do it by yourself..(better have a breaker bar handy and some pipe tubing to put over it)..BUT I agree 100% with Mr. mild white rice......DO IT YOURSELF!!! Use LS1howto...be patient and surprise yourself!!! OH........& save between $700-$2,000.......BUT make sure you have a vehicle for everyday traveling as this will probably take longer than you think.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOMbitch View Post
    The pulley can be a PIA too whether it is getting it on or off.....
    I swear that pulley is EVIL!!!!

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    let me know if we can help. We do the cam installs for $350 but, we are in KY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marksls1ta View Post
    let me know if we can help. We do the cam installs for $350 but, we are in KY.

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    That is a great price if it includes spring install. I would assume you measure and shim too...

    The pulley and spring swap are the biggest PIA in a cam install IMO...

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