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Yea screw dodge. I cant tell you how many guys I run into that like to rip on ford because they think we have a weak motor and their "Cummins" is bullet proof and will pull a mountain. Little do they know that they sacrifice a great truck for just a so called motor. I have yet to meet a guy that buys a dodge with a cummins in it because he really likes the dodge truck. There are only two reasons people buy dodge and that is one, the cummins motor and two, they are cheaper than either chevy or ford.
Anyways back to your question. That seems like a fair price. With the amount of miles on your truck, I would make 100% sure that I knew what the machine shop was doing to your heads. You need to have them magnafluxed for cracks, checked for flatness, and pressure checked to make sure they seal properly. This part alone should cost around $500 because they will clean the heads and even machine them a few thousanths if needed. Now you may also need you valves, which they will usually tell you if you do and will only replace those bad ones. I personally would have all new guides put in and have a valve job done to ensure all the valves seal properly. By the time it will be all said and done, you will probably be looking at around $900-$1000 for the heads to be taken care of properly, around $2k in labor, and then whatever the cost of parts are (provided you are not giving them all of the parts). I guess I would just make sure they spell out for you in detail what you are getting for that price and go from their. Hope this helps.
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