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I know this has been discussed ad nauseum on here, but for whatever reason I cannot find the correct combination of words to search to find any kind of definitive answer.

So, to basically get the heads milled and adding APR studs, what kind of price should I be looking at?

I do have an EGR delete, but I want to do the studs before anything takes a crap on me.

I have spoken to the shop here locally that was known for doing this kind of thing and they quoted me something like $6500 or so. They chargerd me right around $2k (a little over I believe) for doing the EGR delete, and from what I have read that seems a little high.

In any case, if someone knows a shop in my area that does it for a better price and does a good job, I am all ears!!

Thanks guys!!
 

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Thansk man, that's a godd starting point but I am looking for a price installed. I can't do the heads myself, and I really don't have time to do the studs myself either due to work.
 

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I had a dealer do mine and they charged $2235 for labor. The studs were $425. I also got the machine work done for free, but figure around $300-$600 from what I've seen around my area(east tn). Now would be a good time to replace the oil cooler if you haven't already, if the gold coolant is still in your vehicle.
 

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Here in southern Indiana I was told it would cost me around $3500 to do it mainly because they said they had to remove the motor from the truck.
 

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Remove the motor?!?!?! Dang. I've done 6 stud jobs this year and I did them all cab-on. It's not really that hard especially if you remove the evaporator core housing and get the torque adapter from Snap on for the rear stud on the drivers side. Cab-on it takes me about 2 days or 16 hours.
 

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Pulling the cab takes me anywhere between an hour and a half, to two hours depending on cab configuration (Crew cabs require unbolting front seats to access the middle row cab bolts). With the cab out of the way, I have unrestricted access to the heads, as well as plenty of elbow room to properly torque all important fasteners. To top it off, I'm not bent over the fender all day, killing my back in the process. But this is an old debate. Not saying that doing them cab-on is incorrect or a poorer method.
 

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Cheapest I've ever been quoted was 2800 for studs, egr delete, oil cooler, and all labor included. Trucks Unlimited in Winston Salem, NC
 

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I guess I should've added that I never had a lift so that's the main reason I've never done it cab-off.
 
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