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Old 04-07-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
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I got quoted 270 out the door on an longtube install. Is that a good price or am I going to be paying too much? That's with me buying everything prior to the install.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:04 PM   #2
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Good price. I was quoted $350 three different times.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:38 PM   #3
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That's a good price, I was quoted $400 years ago, that was about the same price as the headers themselves lol.

I ended up doing it in my garage with some friends.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:04 PM   #4
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$0.00

Jacks, simple tools, weekend.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:06 PM   #5
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Man its so simple. Just do it your self...
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Before i kne better i paid 140 installed but after working on my car all the time now its acctualy super easy.
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:11 AM   #7
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It's a very easy fun thing to do, especially with a friend or two. Save some money and make a day of it!
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:26 AM   #8
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Thats a good deal for labor for a shop to do it.
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:53 AM   #9
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You should definitely just take some time out of your weekend to do it, well worth it. Save those 270 dollars for something else lol
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:39 AM   #10
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I just got done putting some on 2 weeks ago, not too bad really oh might want to go ahead and change the spark plugs out while your at it also.
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Only cost me a few whataburger trips with my buddy. and one of them was with open headers
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:36 PM   #12
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Do it yourself, plus a good chance to look at your car and get more familiar with it or where it could be leaking/worn out etc.

I do all my work myself, and since getting my recent fbody, had I not did the work myself I would have never known what else needed to be fixed.
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i got quoted 300 but like everyone is saying, its easy and fun. all you need is a jack, some blocks cause you got to raise the car hella high to be able to shimmy the headers in. and some basic tools. like they said as well change your plugs while your down there, with my texas speed headers i had to undo the motor mounts and jack up the engine a little bit to fit in the driver side. the passenger side went in smooth as butter... but definately a fun weekend project, just make sure whoever is helping you is also a car enthusiast and doesnt mind the scrapes and getting dirty!!! have fun and enjoy
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use the $270 for food and beer and get some buddies to help u out
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good price but its not that hard to do... Ill be doing mine in a couple of weeks when my new motor is ready...
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$0.00

Jacks, simple tools, weekend.
x2... Some friends, some beer, some pizza...

You're missing out buddy.

It don't take but 5 hours or so depending on how many you have to help ya. The header install is very simple to do, and doesn't take very long.
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270$ is very cheap for labor. I know several shops charge 400$+ even double that.
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After doing mine I would charge a pretty penny to do them for someone, that price is fair.

However like said, it's not too bad to do you just have to get the car really high off the ground to work them in. Get a set that are known for fitting good or you will hate life. I have hookers they fit awesome, texas speed and pacesetter also do. And of course the high end brands.

The hardest part for me was taking off my factory SLP dual dual exhast to put on my duals, I didn't want to hack it up like everyone does so we spent a lot of time seperating it.
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Do it yourself. Labor wise changing the spark plugs is harder because of the difficult angles.

If you've never worked on cars before I suggest getting your hands dirty and learning how to do it yourself. That way you can tackle the ls6 intake manifold next
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Personally I consider the spark plugs fairly easy to do. Guess that's just me. Just need a swivel socket and a shorty extension and your set but yea change them while you have em out.
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