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Old 09-02-2013, 12:47 AM
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You guys that have done a cam swap on a TBSS, how hard was it? I have a friend that is willing to do it for a $1000. I don't really have time to do it myself. He told me the book says something like 27 hours???? It's a 2wd so I don't see why so long... I know there is less room than my truck, but still... So do you guys think I should just pay him, or do it myself? BTW, he is a GM tech at our local dealership.
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Nothing to it.. Did one a few weeks ago, started around 1-2 and it was completley back together and running at 8 with A LOT of breaks.. Probably a 4 hour job if you stay at it
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its not bad. I would do it my self and save the $1000 and find a new friend.
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by BigDaddy0381 View Post
its not bad. I would do it my self and save the $1000 and find a new friend.
hes not a friend lol! and if he needs a book to do it then i wouldnt trust him doing a cam swap!
checkout LS1howto.com you'll find out its really simple! if you try the roulette method just make sure you have good lifter trays!
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any friend that even asks for money into the four digit mark isnt a very good friend!
the job itself isnt to bad, if you dont have to pull the heads or anything then easily a day to do. I say a day cause I always have bad luck of starting something simple after dinner and something goes wrong and I gotta drive it to work in the morning haha
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Do it yourself!!f...Ive done mine and another buddies and two swaps in my Silverado. Guess the longest part is changing out the springs and leaning over the fenders but maybe cause im not that tall..lol
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And what cam u going with?
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$1000 bucks would include all of the parts and labor right?!?!?!?!

I know people that I don't consider friends that will swap motors for $500...
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Originally Posted by BigDaddy0381 View Post
its not bad. I would do it my self and save the $1000 and find a new friend.
Or get some Vaseline for your friend to use
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