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Old 03-26-2012, 08:10 PM   #1
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Cam install cost

Thinking of doing a rough idle cam for my 2010 ss, my question is how much are people/shops getting for installs? I have $2500 for cam and install, is this realistic? I live in Albany, NY.
Forgot to mention LS3 M6
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That's a good price but to be real sure or u manual or auto transmission.
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That's enough. Email Andy at Livernois Motorsports.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:23 PM   #5
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M6 package is cheaper than A6...

the labor and dyno tune alone for mine was 2000, that included the torque converter... but that was an A6 with LS3 conversion costs.

I imagine labor for the M6 would hover around 1-1.2k with another 500 for the dyno tune.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:47 PM   #6
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All well worth it bro.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:37 PM   #7
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..exactly
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Find a competent private installer. You can get cam/spring installs for about $200.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:38 AM   #9
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Are you guys giving numbers on just the labor, or the parts too? I was quoted around the 4k mark for a TSP kit, with a new chain and tune.

I have also seen huge differences in price depending on the area the shop is located. The south tends to be cheaper while northern states run higher on cost. I say they "tend" to run this way from what I have seen, doesn't mean they all work that way.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:15 AM   #10
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Where I just had my car built I was quoted $2990 for a TSP cam, Comp Springs, Rods, Lifters, DOD delete, and tune. This was for an auto trans. Of course though I kept calling with, "O i want this, and O gotta have that, and it kept happening like I was possessed by mod demons. So what was supposed to get done for just under $3K ended up costing me just under $6k .

I got the invoice and was like But also very happy.

This was for parts and labor.
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Are you guys giving numbers on just the labor, or the parts too? I was quoted around the 4k mark for a TSP kit, with a new chain and tune.

I have also seen huge differences in price depending on the area the shop is located. The south tends to be cheaper while northern states run higher on cost. I say they "tend" to run this way from what I have seen, doesn't mean they all work that way.
That does seem a lil high for an M6.

My A6 with conversion included, trans cooler, stall, high volume, ported TB, LABOR and TUNE came in at 4.7k.
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Find a competent private installer. You can get cam/spring installs for about $200.
That price seems way too low. I wouldn't trust someone that only charges $200 for a cam and spring install. Most shops around here charge $1000 - $1250 labor only. That is why I did my own install.
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That price seems way too low. I wouldn't trust someone that only charges $200 for a cam and spring install. Most shops around here charge $1000 - $1250 labor only. That is why I did my own install.
It does sound too good to be true, but when you have done well over 200 cam installs you know what you are doing. It works out to about $40-$50 an hour, which I think is very reasonable. The prices everyone is quoting around here work out to about $200 an hour
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It does sound too good to be true, but when you have done well over 200 cam installs you know what you are doing. It works out to about $40-$50 an hour, which I think is very reasonable. The prices everyone is quoting around here work out to about $200 an hour
hmmm $200 seems too cheap...
Shop here charges $72/hr for shop labor. They estimated 4 hours just to drop the eng & trans then 7 hours install time for all the parts and 4 hours to put it back in. (15hrs)... They told me right @ about $1,080 for labor + $$ for dyno & tune.

Granted it is A6 and needs Torque converter with a Cam installed and I'm having all 16 lifters replaced along with pushrods & springs & timing chain/gear.
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Thinking of doing a rough idle cam for my 2010 ss, my question is how much are people/shops getting for installs? I have $2500 for cam and install, is this realistic? I live in Albany, NY.
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You're probably pretty close if you go to a big shop. Mine was done by a dealer and was only slightly more than that including all the supporting parts, new plug wires, oil, and dyno time for the tune.
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The $200 is NOT a shop price. That is just a guy who knows what he is doing that does it on the side. Shop price should be more like $400-$500.

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hmmm $200 seems too cheap...
Shop here charges $72/hr for shop labor. They estimated 4 hours just to drop the eng & trans then 7 hours install time for all the parts and 4 hours to put it back in. (15hrs)... They told me right @ about $1,080 for labor + $$ for dyno & tune.

Granted it is A6 and needs Torque converter with a Cam installed and I'm having all 16 lifters replaced along with pushrods & springs & timing chain/gear.
That's completely different. You don't have to pull the engine out for just a cam install.
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Anyone every use Redline motorsports in NY? I got a quote from them for around $2700. I would like to try to keep it around $2500, anyone know of some good reliable shops around/in NY?

Thanks again for all the advice and help
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Just to give you an idea, I was qouted by 3 fairly well known "camaro/vette" shops locally, and they were $2500.00,$2700.00,and $2900.00 all have done lots of cams.
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Anyone every use Redline motorsports in NY? I got a quote from them for around $2700. I would like to try to keep it around $2500, anyone know of some good reliable shops around/in NY?

Thanks again for all the advice and help

IN NY I wouldn't use anyone but ECS. East Coast Superchargers. They are great guys and know these cars upside down.
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I'm going April 16th dropping the car of for cam and some other goodies
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What are you getting done? Could you pm me price you have been quoted and the goodies you are getting done to it.

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What is a "rough idle" cam? That sounds like a question a school kid would ask.

You tell the folks you are buying the cam from your car's specs and current/future mods. They then sell you a PROPER cam based upon that information. Whether or not the camshaft has a rough idle has NO bearing on what your camshaft needs are. They sell you the BEST cam for your situation.

If it doesn't idle rough enough for you...pull a spark plug wire and drive it so you sound cool.
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Anyone every use Redline motorsports in NY? I got a quote from them for around $2700. I would like to try to keep it around $2500, anyone know of some good reliable shops around/in NY?

Thanks again for all the advice and help
You will get differant prices depending on the area, Nothern Va high cost to do business move out to the surronding areas prices go down.

You are in the ball park Install $1150.
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total $2615.66

Give or take here and their with differant gaskets or other fluids or shop supplies, Id say a couple more dollars your good to go.

My other suggestions is use a well know good LSX shop in the area, Shop not to far away from you Call Fran at Rpm, they should be able to get you hooked up. Or if you like to make the trip give us a call we can also take good care of you .

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