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Hi guys I went to one of our local performance shops in las vegas for my heads and cams install and also a torque converter. Here's what they quoted me.

head and camshaft installation----16.5hrs @ $90 ---- Total $1485
Installation of Torque converter---3.5hrs @ $90 ----- Total $315
Stage 3 Dyno tune Total $375
Dynotime Total $150

Grand Total $2325
Does this seem right or is it a bit to priced up.
 

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luisvelasco02 said:
Hi guys I went to one of our local performance shops in las vegas to my heads and cams install and also a torque converter. Here's what they quoted it me.

head and camshaft installation----16.5hrs @ $90 ---- Total $1485
Installation of Torque converter---3.5hrs @ $90 ----- Total $315
Stage 3 Dyno tune Total $375
Dynotime Total $150

Grand Total $2325
Does this seem right or is it a bit to priced up.
doesnt sound too bad...16 hours seems a little long though just for a h/c swap
 

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Holy [email protected]! Thats a lot for install, but maybe its just me since I've always done most of the stuff myself until recently. Most shops I thought charged something like $60 an hour range.
 

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Here the rate is 70.00 - 90.00 per hr. The stealership is 129.00 per hr
 

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Did you buy the heads, cam, converter from them. If you buy it from them they usually cut the install price significantly. But when you bring them outside stuff to install, they tend to charge full price on installs.

That's my experience around here.

When I bought the heads and cam from the shop and they installed it. They gave me a great deal.
 

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most places if you are pay'in for the complete install, they will atleast cut you a break on the tune. they are nailing you full price after you $1,800 labor..

if shops are gettin away with 70-90 a hour i need to start my shop up again
 

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Sorry, thats way too high! I paid less than $2k for a 402 to be assembled and installed in the goat and I'm sure there's more hours involved in that.
 

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BLACK05GTO said:
Did you buy the heads, cam, converter from them. If you buy it from them they usually cut the install price significantly. But when you bring them outside stuff to install, they tend to charge full price on installs.

That's my experience around here.

When I bought the heads and cam from the shop and they installed it. They gave me a great deal.
No I bought everything from our the vendors on the left
 

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16.5 hrs is a bit high on the cam/heads but the other stuff seems in line. Are those quotes or actuals? 1st cam swap I did was 10 hrs. Heads would actually take about the same if not less time (as long as they are assembled already.)
 

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So if they do it in 10 they will only charge 10? Then its not that bad.
 

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Not too bad for the west coast. Make sure if it doesn’t take 16 hours then you’re not charged 16 hours because if they have experience it will not take that long.

Most shops around me are charging $600 for dyno tunes now and labor is $90 an hour.
 

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Call AZPS check on the install price. Or better yet go with one of their custom cams. Not too far away for you.
 

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Call AZPS check on the install price. Or better yet go with one of their custom cams. Not too far away for you.
Problem is that I already have a cam.
 

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Boy, I wish we worked on the west coast :)

We charge 1450.00 Labor and 450.00 for the complete dyno tune INCLUDING dyno time.
I wish you were on the west coast too.
 
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