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post #1 of 44 Old 03-18-2010, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
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ok so where i live theres a shop in marango IL called Dan's diesel performance not sure if anyone heard of it on here?.....buttom line i was in the napa store getting parts for my girlfriends garbage camaro (she dont take care of it) soo i drove my truck out there to get soem parts and this guy pulls up and parks behind me in a ford older style 7.3 style like 2001 or something and ask me where i get my parts and things and told me u should see my truck and iam thinking ok this guy has either a badass 7.3 or a cummins swap sure enough its a 12 valve cummins under the hood....so we started talking and asked him about my truck injectors how much would he charge for 190s and he said $450 and i was like what? $450 why so cheap? everyone else is at like 2k and he said that he takes your injector and changes out the tips the tips are 35 bucks i guess and 30 bucks to ship them out and labor...so my question is for you guys what do you guys think about that? should i go for it? or like the old sayin " you get what you before"

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35 bucks a tip*
you get what you pay for*

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Not me. If I get injectors they are coming from a good, widely used place.

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you get what you pay for defanitly. one of the main benifits of switching injectors is going to a single shot instead of slpit shots. do some research

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35 bucks a tip*
you get what you pay for*
You know I have always wondered why injectors are so expensive, maybe there is a good explanation . Maybe someone with more info will chime in.

I worked in a tractor shop for a summer and took dozens of injector sets into a local injector specialist for re-working. He never charged more than $500 to go through a full set of injectors, I do realize most of those where not hydraulic injectors. But I took him a set of injectors out of my series 60 Detroit and he re-worked them for $450 . I asked him about doing the injectors in my truck when I do studs and he said no problem, be around $400. I trust his work as I have used it numerous time. I think if you find someone you trust you can get injectors done for 1/3 of the price of most places.

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hey man i say go for it... i'm going to get my tips done next week.. i have a few buddies that have had theres done and they have said why pay full price when your getting the same outcome for a 1/3 of the price
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you are comparing nozzle swaps to a fully built injector. Nozzle swaps are always cheaper.

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Nozzle swaps are always cheaper than full injector swaps. Be careful what this guy is giving you though... there are some Chinese nozzles floating around the internet that aren't worth spit in a cup.


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Nozzle swaps are always cheaper than full injector swaps. Be careful what this guy is giving you though... there are some Chinese nozzles floating around the internet that aren't worth spit in a cup.
BINGO!! Its better to spend the extra money and get a fully built injector with a warranty from a reputable vendor.

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