got some quotes on pi swap

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  1. ROB 98GT

    ROB 98GT New Member

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    Hey guys!! I got a quote on the pi swap, this guy wants $2000 which includes the intake and the heads. I also asked him for a price for just doing the intake and cams and he would want $1100, which includes the intake and the cams. Well I dunno.. He is the only person were I live that has even done the swap, all the other shops I called didn't even call me back!!! One guy thought my 98 had a 5.0 in it!! The intake cam/swap seems a bit high, but what do you guys think of the pi swap price? Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!! :dunno:
     
  2. 19mustang95

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    what is the price for install only, if you brought the parts to him?
     
  3. ROB 98GT

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    for the cam/intake swap- $750
    for the full pi swap - $1700

    prices are in canadian pesos!! :dancing6:
     
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    19mustang95 Legend

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    so whats that in us dollars...i dont know how it trnsfers.
     
  5. ROB 98GT

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    it's about $850 and $1955
     
  6. Mr. E

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    Yea, my quote today was $1400 for full swap $600 cams/intake only, I have all the parts. Screw that, I should have just got a 99-04 :mad:
     
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    bring it to my house and ill do it for half the price.
     
  8. DropTopPony

    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    Damn...the going rate for a Full PI Swap is @ $1000 for labor which is fair considering the time and tools needed...now the intake/cams shouldn't be more then $300-400 but i wouldn't pay a shop to do that unless they are familiar with the RTV method...unless you are getting the Livernois kit.

    Why aren't you guys doing this stuff yourselves to save all that money? Its really not hard and with a friend and basically just hand tools you can do a full PI swap in the driveway over the weekend. Plenty of how to's and writeups posted online to help.
     
  9. ROB 98GT

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    i'm just worried if I mess it up then I'm forced to pay these high prices to do it right. I might be able to do the intake swap but I wouldn't touch the heads or the cams. It took me 2 hours to put on my cold air intake so basically my mechanical skills are bunk!!! :boink:
     
  10. Dalamar

    Dalamar Legend Retired Staff SN95 Supporter

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    I agree with DT.


    advice would be, not to take it to he guy that thought it was a 5.Hoe!
     
  11. four six

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    My bro is charging me $400 to put on the heads and intake
     
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    Your brother would actually charge you? :aresehole:... Ha ha. Just screwing with you.
     
  13. justinschmidt1

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    I would pay anyone 400 to do the pi swap for me..even if it was my brother haha
     
  14. DropTopPony

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    yeah $400 is a decent price