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Cam & Tune-$1500???

This is a discussion on Cam & Tune-$1500??? within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Originally Posted by Damian Was that parts/labor/tuning? Or just labor/tuning? Pricing will vary. I know a guy who installs cams ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damian View Post
    Was that parts/labor/tuning? Or just labor/tuning?

    Pricing will vary. I know a guy who installs cams for $375 in F-bodies and tunes them for $300.
    Dear God I couldn't work that cheap for family! I don't mean on the tuning, that's a given, I mean the $375 part.... I want that just to do the PITA valve springs.

    If I was going through the trouble of swapping cams, there is no way I'd leave stock heads on the car. Even a budget set will help out (plus I don't have to do springs ON the car ).

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    Quote Originally Posted by basballny2 View Post
    .. Also 6 hp from a tune is shit if youve never had a tune before.
    ? Why is that?

    If the car is lean going in the door then it may not pick much up. MOST of them aren't though.

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    I bet he isnt changing the springs for that price with the cam. Unless he loves red nuckles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigboykilroy View Post
    I bet he isnt changing the springs for that price with the cam. Unless he loves red nuckles.
    Huh?

    A good LSX mechanic can change a cam in a car between 4-6 hours. $375 for 4-6 hours of time isn't that bad, that's not even a full day's work.

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    I DEFINITELY can't do it that fast, but I'm not a mechanic either... I seriously dislike the spring swap portion, and that is what eats up most of my time. That and moving the air line from cyl to cyl, that thing hates first threading. I have the Crane tool btw. What do you use Damian?

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    Frost, you need to abandon compressed air for holding the valves up my friend. Using the TDC method will make spring swaps a breeze, and also enables you to do 2 cylinders at a time. Rotate 90*, do the next two, rotate 90* do the next two, etc etc etc. No air fittings to fight with, and no way possible the valves will fall futher than 1/2".

    I use the Crane tool now. Used the "larry/tim" tool for years, but the Crane tool is far superior. Now I gotta find one for the L92 heads.

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    We should be working together

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    No kidding. I need an experienced tuner so I can focus on building cars, instead of building AND tuning them.

    If you ever decide to move to Atlanta, let me know.

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