|02-12-2011, 06:16 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Buffalo , NY
How much for a cam install
I tried searching but couldnt really find anything. My question (S)
1. how much roughly would you pay for a cam install
2. what would i need to do one or what else should i buy. My car is a full bolt on A4, yank ss4k stall, 3.73 , Slicks, Suspension, still on ten bolt but I want to do a small to medium cam, nothing huge but Something to make more power.
3. I had a few cams in mind but what would be some suggestions.
|02-12-2011, 06:45 PM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Longview,TX & Tricitys,WA
In the little that ive done looking at them, for a typical cam swap 800-1200. Its easy to see the 250 or 300 cam and then the 80 or 100 pushrods, ect and see that it is not too bad but if your getting a dyno tune, figureing hours for the install and all the extra the $300 camshaft is really only a small portion. However, if you were to find a used set where the cam, pushrods, rockers ect are all together for say 500, and you get a frost mail order tune and whatnot you could prob do one for 600-800. The tools you need are really only a good craftsman tool set i dont think you would need much else. And a suggestion of a cam, for me i would have prob done the ms3 or 4. Sorry i wasnt extreemly detailed, maybe someone else will be, but thats my .02 for ya.
|02-14-2011, 09:00 AM||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Kokomo, In
Go to Texasspeed.com. They have cam packages for like $699. It's ur choice of cam along with dual beehive springs and pushrods. Most people upgrade to a ported oil pump, titanium retainers and a double roller timing chain also. Others also upgrade their rockers too. I would think you could get it done for $1200.
|02-14-2011, 09:09 AM||#5|
Join Date: Feb 2009
I know when I had my cam installed I had cam, springs, pushrods, oil pump, timing chain and UDP installed and I furnished all the gaskets and things needed to complete the job. I paid 1400 total for install and tune at a reputable performance shop. There was a few issues that popped up during tune that were addressed so that drove the cost up some.
|02-14-2011, 09:16 AM||#6|
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Factor $1000 for all parts on a cam install done correctly.
Factor 250-400 for a cam install in pure labor costs depending on 1) who you know and 2) where you live
Factor another $300-600 for Dyno tune.
|02-15-2011, 08:20 AM||#9|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
I never realized how expensive a cam install was. I'm guessing this is why most people save up their cash and do heads/cam/tuning all right around the same time.
I'm starting to think my 2 F-Bodies are going to cost me more than initially planned.
|02-15-2011, 08:35 AM||#10|
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Wallingford CT
In general start checking sponsor links for ideas.
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