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Old 05-03-2012, 05:49 PM   #1
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Question Camshaft Upgrade Cost??

Hi folks, I would like to open a discussion around what a cam upgrade usually costs installed on a 2010 2SS MT. Specifically, a full cam upgrade with springs, push rods, timing chain and dyno tune.....


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Old 05-03-2012, 06:16 PM   #2
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I'd add LT headers to that list and say around $3000-$3500.
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:45 PM   #3
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Hi folks, I would like to open a discussion around what a cam upgrade usually costs installed on a 2010 2SS MT. Specifically, a full cam upgrade with springs, push rods, timing chain and dyno tune.....


Thanks in advance!
Was quoted $2350-2500 including tune by one shop. As far as I could tell they were only going to replace cam and springs. Said pushrods were good enough and nothing else needed upgraded. I decided to do it myself. I already have all the parts:

Atlantic Speed
Comp 7955-16 Hi-Tech Pushrods .312 x 7.??? $119.95
Comp 13702-KIT Rocker Arm Trunion Upgrade Kit $129.95
Comp 26926TS-KIT LS Dual Valve Spring Kit $464.95
26926-16 Ultra Dual Valve Spring
779-16 Tool Steel Retainers
623-16 7° Steel Valve Locks
511-16 Valve Seals
4695-16 Spring Seats
COMP LSR 54-459-11 (3 Bolt) 281 Lr HR13 $359.95
231/239 .617/.625 113 LSA
TOTAL $1074.80

Lingenfelter
C5R HME-G68V-2 HD Timing Chain $149.95
TOTAL $149.95

GM Parts House
GM 12633904 Front Timing Cover Gasket $19.63
GM 12585673 Front Timing Cover Main Seal $18.45
GM 12630223 Two Water Pump Gaskets 2 x $4.10 $8.20
GM 12557840 New crank bolt $4.15
GM 12586481 3 Bolt Cam Gear $18.45
GM 12556127 3 Cam Bolts 3 x $2.26 $6.78
GM 12588670 LS2 Timing Chain Dampner $14.86
TOTAL $90.52

Summit Racing
MEL-10296 Melling 10296 High-Volume Oil Pump $139.95
TOTAL $139.95

Atlantic Speed $1074.80
Lingenfelter $149.95
GM Parts House $90.52
Summit Racing $139.95
Cam Parts Total $1455.22

Also spent about $300 on tools and this doesn't include a dyno tune. I'll have around $2300 in it for everything. I have seen quotes from $2000-$4000. Just make sure you know exactly what you are getting for your money.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:24 PM   #4
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Was quoted $2350-2500 including tune by one shop. As far as I could tell they were only going to replace cam and springs. Said pushrods were good enough and nothing else needed upgraded. I decided to do it myself. I already have all the parts:

Atlantic Speed
Comp 7955-16 Hi-Tech Pushrods .312 x 7.??? $119.95
Comp 13702-KIT Rocker Arm Trunion Upgrade Kit $129.95
Comp 26926TS-KIT LS Dual Valve Spring Kit $464.95
26926-16 Ultra Dual Valve Spring
779-16 Tool Steel Retainers
623-16 7° Steel Valve Locks
511-16 Valve Seals
4695-16 Spring Seats
COMP LSR 54-459-11 (3 Bolt) 281 Lr HR13 $359.95
231/239 .617/.625 113 LSA
TOTAL $1074.80

Lingenfelter
C5R HME-G68V-2 HD Timing Chain $149.95
TOTAL $149.95

GM Parts House
GM 12633904 Front Timing Cover Gasket $19.63
GM 12585673 Front Timing Cover Main Seal $18.45
GM 12630223 Two Water Pump Gaskets 2 x $4.10 $8.20
GM 12557840 New crank bolt $4.15
GM 12586481 3 Bolt Cam Gear $18.45
GM 12556127 3 Cam Bolts 3 x $2.26 $6.78
GM 12588670 LS2 Timing Chain Dampner $14.86
TOTAL $90.52

Summit Racing
MEL-10296 Melling 10296 High-Volume Oil Pump $139.95
TOTAL $139.95

Atlantic Speed $1074.80
Lingenfelter $149.95
GM Parts House $90.52
Summit Racing $139.95
Cam Parts Total $1455.22

Also spent about $300 on tools and this doesn't include a dyno tune. I'll have around $2300 in it for everything. I have seen quotes from $2000-$4000. Just make sure you know exactly what you are getting for your money.
I like the specs on your cam By any chance are you going to get a baseline dyno pull. I would like to see how much HP this cam gains in a LS3.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:26 PM   #5
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I paid 2600 for full upgrade including labor.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:40 PM   #6
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Hi folks, I would like to open a discussion around what a cam upgrade usually costs installed on a 2010 2SS MT. Specifically, a full cam upgrade with springs, push rods, timing chain and dyno tune.....


Thanks in advance!
Since you are in Mass I would Call JRE talk with them..

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Old 05-03-2012, 10:18 PM   #7
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If you were out here in Cali you could get a nice stage 2 cam installed and dyno tuned for $2200. That includes springs, push rods, etc.


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Old 05-04-2012, 05:34 AM   #8
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JRE is the place to go.
Call Ted and talk with him.
Saving a ccouple dollars could cost you much more in the long run.
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:46 AM   #9
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Thanks folks, I have used Ted for my headers and tune. I know he has a top notch shop.
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:14 AM   #10
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I like the specs on your cam By any chance are you going to get a baseline dyno pull. I would like to see how much HP this cam gains in a LS3.
Yes I am hoping to baseline it and will probably post before and after results.
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Yes I am hoping to baseline it and will probably post before and after results.
I will be watching for your results.
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Old 05-04-2012, 11:38 AM   #12
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I paid 2600 for full upgrade including labor.
Where? and was a tune included?
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:36 AM   #13
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Complete TSP Cam package, install and tune was about 2k I think
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:45 AM   #14
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Most later model of camaro have hydraulic lifters in them. If you using improper oil , then your valve LIFTERS might be clogged up. This will cause engine ticking. If you remove the valve covers and physically SEE that the cam lobes are worn, then it's time to cam shop. I doubt it, sincerely! You should have your engine de-sludged with butyl cell solve and switch to ELF or Mobil One 0W-40 oil. But, only if it meets Alfa's specifications!!! NEVER use bulk oil found at the local quicky lube. Most of those oils have NO specific specifications. They WILL clog up oil galleries and lifters. Ask for proof that your cam are bad before you start buying parts. Most foreign cams NEVER go bad. They are all race tested and proven. Usually, the worst part of the foreign car is the owner, and their ability to read and understand your auto repair manuals.

What the hell are you talking about? Don't think the OP was complaining about a cam issue. Sorry if I don't follow your logic on this one.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:49 AM   #15
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Most later model of camaro have hydraulic lifters in them. If you using improper oil , then your valve LIFTERS might be clogged up. This will cause engine ticking. If you remove the valve covers and physically SEE that the cam lobes are worn, then it's time to cam shop. I doubt it, sincerely! You should have your engine de-sludged with butyl cell solve and switch to ELF or Mobil One 0W-40 oil. But, only if it meets Alfa's specifications!!! NEVER use bulk oil found at the local quicky lube. Most of those oils have NO specific specifications. They WILL clog up oil galleries and lifters. Ask for proof that your cam are bad before you start buying parts. Most foreign cams NEVER go bad. They are all race tested and proven. Usually, the worst part of the foreign car is the owner, and their ability to read and understand your auto repair manuals.
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Most later model of camaro have hydraulic lifters in them. If you using improper oil , then your valve LIFTERS might be clogged up. This will cause engine ticking. If you remove the valve covers and physically SEE that the cam lobes are worn, then it's time to cam shop. I doubt it, sincerely! You should have your engine de-sludged with butyl cell solve and switch to ELF or Mobil One 0W-40 oil. But, only if it meets Alfa's specifications!!! NEVER use bulk oil found at the local quicky lube. Most of those oils have NO specific specifications. They WILL clog up oil galleries and lifters. Ask for proof that your cam are bad before you start buying parts. Most foreign cams NEVER go bad. They are all race tested and proven. Usually, the worst part of the foreign car is the owner, and their ability to read and understand your auto repair manuals.
yea seriously. he was not asking this....
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also kind of curious as to how you can see the lobes on the cam with the valve cover off..............
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also kind of curious as to how you can see the lobes on the cam with the valve cover off..............
i was thinking this too...dont think he knows what he talking about..ive never sseen the lobes on my cam til i took it out..ive taskin off my valve covers many times..never seen the lobes on my cam from there lmao,,im gonna go take my valve covers off now and look at my lobes...
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6. You can't drift in an auto
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