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For just R&R gaskets and studs/labor, that's about right. To 007's point though there's a lot more that goes into doing the job correctly that that price point isn't gonna cover.

Machining the heads/replacing them if they're cracked (one of the more critical points IMO) usually brings the price up to around 5k when you're having a shop do it. Then having all the "while you're in there" repairs/replacements/updates and such usually tacks on to the job.

Ask the shop what's actually done with that $3500, and what their warranty policy after the work is done.
 

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A good estimate should include some wiggle room from the machine shop. THere;‘a a big difference between condemning the heads because they’re cracked or out of tolerance or not needing any work. With a fixed price, tells me its not going to the machine shop.
 

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^This
 

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If you're spending the time and money to do this, don't cheap out on the little things.. those items may seem insignificant but they'll come back to bite you in the end of your dont.

My shop put a lifetime warranty on the bulletproofing work they did. That's because they did it right.

The list is a pretty long one of things they do to these trucks to get them to last. I have an '07 and it was still pretty extensive.

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