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Old 02-04-2013, 08:06 PM   #1
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I am ready to order a cam kit from LG Motorsports for my 2007 Z06. I live in British Columbia, Canada. Anyone know anyone up this way that does this kind of install? I am being told it will 30-40 hours worth of work which is like $4,600.00. Is this normal?

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Old 02-04-2013, 08:30 PM   #2
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Definitely not normal, not that high at all.

I called a few shops down in FL and was told about 7-8 hours total drive in/drive out time.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:33 PM   #3
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The shop that did my install billed me for 9 - 10 hours. Have they ever installed a cam in an LS7 before???
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please, do not take it to that shop.......clearly they have never done a cam. Don't !!!
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:54 PM   #5
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Thanks for the heads up. Did 9-10 hours include the kit; valve springs, push rods, etc.? I doubt they have done a LS7 cam before. It is a GM dealership I called. We don't have any real performance shops here. They all want to bill you what the "book" says.
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Yes, that was with the springs and most would reuse the stock rods (without measuring, so I dont agree with that part, but it doesnt take long to measure... i just dont know how to do it the right way. I dont know how to get the preload bit)
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:16 PM   #7
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please, do not take it to that shop.......clearly they have never done a cam. Don't !!!
exactly. His next post will be. "I blew my engine, what should I do next?"
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:16 PM   #8
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It sucks living where their are no competent performance shops.
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Old 02-04-2013, 09:24 PM   #9
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ship the car out then, spend a thousand for a 2 way trip or 20 thousand for a motor. take your choice.
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I could drive it down to Washington or even Oregon. Any good shops in either?
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It sucks living where their are no competent performance shops.
Are you willing to take it to a shop in the U.S. If so there is a very good shop in Vancouver WA.
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Yes, I could have it in Seattle in 5 hours from my house. 2 of those is sitting on a ferry.
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My setup here took 15 work hours

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Old 02-04-2013, 10:26 PM   #14
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Real nice, what did they charge you for that? What was the actual shops name that did the work?
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:27 PM   #15
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Ask LG if they know of any competent places in your area that can do it and not rip you.
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Ask LG if they know of any competent places in your area that can do it and not rip you.
I did, they said no.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:31 PM   #17
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Yes, I could have it in Seattle in 5 hours from my house. 2 of those is sitting on a ferry.
I just had my car done at Tom Wong's Performance in Vancouver. He has a very good rep around Washington. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wongs-...g/115667950915

My car is the orange Z06.
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I can vouch for Tom Wong's Performance in Vancouver, he has my car currently and he has been great to work with. Well worth the effort and he is 3 hours from me.
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I can vouch for Tom Wong's Performance in Vancouver, he has my car currently and he has been great to work with. Well worth the effort and he is 3 hours from me.
What does Tom Wong's Performance charge roughly? I can make that trip no problem.
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Just shoot him an E-mail he'll send you a quote.
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