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Old 06-24-2013, 06:48 PM   #1
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What are you guys paying for cam installs.

I'm looking to cam my car and just wondering a general price. I'm hoping to do this as a gift for my birthday in August. I wish I could find someone in the southeast near Alabama that could do a cam install and tune it within a day or two.
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:54 PM   #2
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We are not that far. Good excuse to visit the beach for a few days
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:18 PM   #3
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I would be looking for shop hourly rates and expected time to do the install of the cam with supporting components springs hardened pushrods trunion upgrade etc.. and then the tune, different shops are more than likley different shop rates based off you're location..

you will also need to budget in the extras new oil and coolant probably a timing chain etc etc etc etc etc... as the list goes one the cost increases..

it all adds up, but you should do things once if you're going in to the internals..

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Old 06-24-2013, 07:34 PM   #4
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Dave with the g8 gt in bham does swaps. I can help too. He's going to help me with mine this winter.
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:42 PM   #5
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I would be looking for shop hourly rates and expected time to do the install of the cam with supporting components springs hardened pushrods trunion upgrade etc.. and then the tune, different shops are more than likley different shop rates based off you're location..

you will also need to budget in the extras new oil and coolant probably a timing chain etc etc etc etc etc... as the list goes one the cost increases..

it all adds up, but you should do things once if you're going in to the internals..

my $0.02
Please see the link I posted, has all FSP's install prices including Cam/Rods/Springs etc... broken down. If you find a shop that is willing to do an all inclusive deal then it is a win/win....Hence our Cam Install special
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Old 06-24-2013, 07:50 PM   #6
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Please see the link I posted, has all FSP's install prices including Cam/Rods/Springs etc... broken down. If you find a shop that is willing to do an all inclusive deal then it is a win/win....Hence our Cam Install special
I did! good deal for the folks in you're area looking get the bump stick and supporting parts n pieces installed n tuned up
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:38 PM   #7
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I would look at FSP, I dealt with Matt when he was up at ECS great guy to deal with.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:11 PM   #8
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Feel free to give us a call here at lethal racing. Remember, if the price is too cheap you want to question the brand/quality of parts being used. We use only name brand parts!
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:17 PM   #9
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I was quoted for 1500 cam install only no dyno or tune. This is in el paso tx so there's really no LS shops around here.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:23 PM   #10
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Dave with the g8 gt in bham does swaps. I can help too. He's going to help me with mine this winter.
Let me know if either of you need help or tools. I did mine in my garage a while back. I live in t-town, work in b'ham.
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:27 PM   #11
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I'm looking to cam my car and just wondering a general price. I'm hoping to do this as a gift for my birthday in August. I wish I could find someone in the southeast near Alabama that could do a cam install and tune it within a day or two.
Roughly $2500+- depending in options! Try MTI! They are in Cobb Co in Ga, maybe a 2 or 3 hour drive, not sure! But that's the closest u know of!
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:40 PM   #12
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My install and tune was $1,500. Turnaround for me was about 3 days IIRC. Good luck and find a good shop with a good tuner. DO NOT compromise or you will regret it. Do it once and do it right, might cost more upfront but will save you tons on the backside.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:02 PM   #13
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Nothing . Tracy and RX really took care of me after my motor exploded. Since I got a new LS3 to replace my L99 he only charged me for the price of the custom cam and supporting parts.

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Old 06-24-2013, 10:07 PM   #14
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And honestly you don't want a cam swap and a tune done in a day or two.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:37 PM   #15
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And honestly you don't want a cam swap and a tune done in a day or two.
And why not? If the shop is good and familure with the swap, what's wrong with them being fast too? If there not good and familure with the swap, why would you want to go there anyway?
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And why not? If the shop is good and familure with the swap, what's wrong with them being fast too? If there not good and familure with the swap, why would you want to go there anyway?
You can either have right or right now. The two rarely go hand in hand.

Best case scenario in my mind would be 3 days. A day to install, a day to tune, a day to make sure there aren't any issues...
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