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    Cam swap=$$$$$$????

    hey guys i jus got my cam kit frm TR....i asked arund at couple places for the cost to get it installed...i got numbers like up to $2500??? is it rip off??..How much u guys end up paying for the labor?????

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    Now is a busy time of season for alot of shops, so they charge more.
    With labor, dyno tuning and setting the ecu, mine was like 1800
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula View Post
    Now is a busy time of season for alot of shops, so they charge more.
    With labor, dyno tuning and setting the ecu, mine was like 1800
    thats $800 diffrence......

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8urstang View Post
    thats $800 diffrence......
    I THINK Harris Speed Works does a cam install for 525 and cam and valve train swap for like 800ish. Either way it doesnt help you because u are in CA. A good shop should charge about $1200-1500 for a cam swap and dyno tune. I really wouldnt pay anything more than that. Hell if u were closer by I would have done it for you for a fraction of the cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajiv1998 View Post
    I THINK Harris Speed Works does a cam install for 525 and cam and valve train swap for like 800ish. Either way it doesnt help you because u are in CA. A good shop should charge about $1200-1500 for a cam swap and dyno tune. I really wouldnt pay anything more than that. Hell if u were closer by I would have done it for you for a fraction of the cost.
    damnnnn....i wish i could find sum1 over here wid those kinda numbers...im keep n asking arnd here till i find sum1 willing to do dis for that kinda price range....

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    research it and do it yourself. its not bad at all once you start reading and understanding whats down there. At the least you could a pay a shop to do the spring swap(before you put the cam in)

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    your going to get a big range of prices. There price is going to vary depending on the perceived skill level and technique. If your paying someone who is really crafty with the wrench's, expect to pay for it. Many may want to drop the engine = labor time. can you wait and get the springs, lifters and all the cool stuff at one time? You might get a break in labor cost. In my opinion, Its worth it to do some research and get the job done right.

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    I paid $750 labor for my install including valve springs and pushrods and whatnot.

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    thanks for the input guys........imma take my time not rush into it....i have 90k miles n my car is there other things i should think bout changing since im gonna have the engine out??????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryans99LS1 View Post
    research it and do it yourself. its not bad at all once you start reading and understanding whats down there. At the least you could a pay a shop to do the spring swap(before you put the cam in)
    yea i mite jus end up doin this myself....imma look more into it!!! i still have whole year till imma get my L's bak.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8urstang View Post
    thanks for the input guys........imma take my time not rush into it....i have 90k miles n my car is there other things i should think bout changing since im gonna have the engine out??????
    Timing chain, oil pump, UD pulley. Might as well since everything i mentioned is gonna have to come out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8urstang View Post
    hey guys i jus got my cam kit frm TR....i asked arund at couple places for the cost to get it installed...i got numbers like up to $2500??? is it rip off??..How much u guys end up paying for the labor?????
    A few places i had checked were 41800 to $2000 but that was for a comp cam, springs, rods, and timing chain, installed and tuned. Ported LS6 pump was like $145 extra or something.
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    Your gonna spend around 1000-1200 to get your cam, springs, pushrods, an oil pump, gaskets, bolts or studs, and other misc stuff, plus 4-500ish for tune, and then labor (probably 500-800 or more). It's a little much but is it a well known late model gm shop, cause you may be paying for high quality craftsmenship?

    It's pretty easy to do by yourself if you have a few tools and basic know how...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8urstang View Post
    hey guys i jus got my cam kit frm TR....i asked arund at couple places for the cost to get it installed...i got numbers like up to $2500??? is it rip off??..How much u guys end up paying for the labor?????
    I know a guy in bakersfield that does a hell of a job, and doesn't charge an arm and a leg.....pm me and i can send you his number......
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    here u go man i hear this guy does great work for cheap
    http://www.norcal-lsx.com/forum/showthread.php?t=63716
    good luck

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    I changed my cam last weekend - a pretty easy job if your mechanically inclined. My Diablo Predator won't let me tune all the parameters, so I'll have to pay for that probably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 8urstang View Post
    hey guys i jus got my cam kit frm TR....i asked arund at couple places for the cost to get it installed...i got numbers like up to $2500??? is it rip off??..How much u guys end up paying for the labor?????
    you got a pm man, those prices are bullshit.

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