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Re: cam install

450 labor? it would be cheaper for me to ship my jeep there and get it done than get it done anywhere around here
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450 is DIRT cheap for a headers+ cam install. Assuming they are competent, I would go that route. Thats saying something considering I strongly prefer to do my own work.
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yeah,,,,,,theres alot of work to get the AR headers to work...plus tearing down the engine to get to the cam.....wow. I almost think thats a misquote.
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Re: cam install

Yeah, it was

I sent Larry over there an email with his attached quote of 450 and got a response back:
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headers would be approx $350
cam pkg would be approx $750
I will be honest and say we have yet to do the mods on your specific vehicle.
Sorry there was a misunderstanding somewhere, but there is no way we could do $450 for both.
I dont know dick about installing a cam, so when i saw 450 for that and headers i thought sweet! Then i saw how much work it is on the LX forum..


So cam, heads, and headers, would be close to 6k with install (figure 1100 for labor, 2k for heads, 1600 for headers w/ cats and harness, 420 for cam, 400-500 for dyno tune for new cam, 200 for wideband)... You are getting into turbo money then.
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too bad procharger doesnt make a 5.7 jeep application
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Re: cam install

You might find this article interesting from Popular Hot Rodding on how to install a cam in a modern HEMI :

http://www.popularhotrodding.com/eng...emi/index.html
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Re: cam install

O.K.,

Here you go...you will want to upgrade your timing set with the Crower one available from Inertia, for the stock 5.7L tensioners have been prone to failure and the Crower one is the same as the 6.1L. In addition, it comes with timing bushings to advance or retard the cam properly. Next, you will need to upgrade your springs to at least the 6.1L in your heads. As for pushrods, you can get by with the 6.1L and save yourself some $$$, or go the custom forged route. New gaskets and bolts are required. You may want to replace the water pump if it has alot of miles on it, for it is cheap and you'll have the opportunity to do so, while everything is apart. In addition, you could replace your pulley with a 25% UD pulley to pick up a few more horses and again, this is the time to do it, if you're inclined.

Having said that, I have a Super Spartan Inertia cam that comes with 6.1L pushrods, Borla catback and SCT tuner available at half the price I paid for them...the SS cam is a great cam with a "sneeky" idle and gobs of power throughout the band, if you're interested.

FYI, my tranny pan had to be dimpled in order to provide clearance for the drivers side downpipe and midpipe on my AR headers. The StainlessWorks catback will mount right up to the headers, but you will have to purchase the SRT bracket and modify it to mount the exhaust at the rear bumper. As soon as I get my rig back from the dealer, I'll be doing a complete write-up on my install.
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sounds cool^^^^^
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Re: cam install

Forgot to mention...install for cam/heads should run you around $600-$800. If you are doing headers, factor in a few more hours, for there is some custom work required for fitment...should be able to get it all done for under $2K.

Shop around...join a local club that gets a discount from a reputable shop, has members willing to help you out, etc.

My first cam/head swap cost me $600...8 hours labor and some beers.
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Re: cam install

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O.K.,

Here you go...you will want to upgrade your timing set with the Crower one available from Inertia, for the stock 5.7L tensioners have been prone to failure and the Crower one is the same as the 6.1L. In addition, it comes with timing bushings to advance or retard the cam properly. Next, you will need to upgrade your springs to at least the 6.1L in your heads. As for pushrods, you can get by with the 6.1L and save yourself some $$$, or go the custom forged route. New gaskets and bolts are required. You may want to replace the water pump if it has alot of miles on it, for it is cheap and you'll have the opportunity to do so, while everything is apart. In addition, you could replace your pulley with a 25% UD pulley to pick up a few more horses and again, this is the time to do it, if you're inclined.

Having said that, I have a Super Spartan Inertia cam that comes with 6.1L pushrods, Borla catback and SCT tuner available at half the price I paid for them...the SS cam is a great cam with a "sneeky" idle and gobs of power throughout the band, if you're interested.

FYI, my tranny pan had to be dimpled in order to provide clearance for the drivers side downpipe and midpipe on my AR headers. The StainlessWorks catback will mount right up to the headers, but you will have to purchase the SRT bracket and modify it to mount the exhaust at the rear bumper. As soon as I get my rig back from the dealer, I'll be doing a complete write-up on my install.


Any pictures ?!
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