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what is Vortec MAX

Postby Vinchenzzi [OP] » Aug 02 2012, 7:14am

I Bought a 2007 Silverado Vortex MAX because I loved the truck. What exactly does the MAX mean. I'v read it has a heavier frame, bigger springs,better towingEtc. I dont know much about any of that but was just wondering if somone can tell me exactly what the MAX means. I have the Z-71 Package and its 4 wheel drive but I still am foggy on exactly what the specs on this truck are. Thanks in advance for any help.
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Re: what is Vortec MAX

Postby TubaDeevo » Aug 02 2012, 7:25am

It just means you have the 6.0L V8
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Re: what is Vortec MAX

Postby DOMESTICated » Aug 02 2012, 7:27am

Well for starters you have a High Output version of the 6.0 I belive.
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Re: what is Vortec MAX

Postby Vinchenzzi [OP] » Aug 02 2012, 7:36am

OK what does that mean, Not trying to be a pain in the ass but pretend you are telling this to your wife. That way i can understand it.I love driving the truck but thats about all I can tell ya
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Re: what is Vortec MAX

Postby DOMESTICated » Aug 02 2012, 7:46am

haha, here ya go. googled it and this is something I found from Wikipedia....
The Vortec HO 6000 or VortecMAX is a special high-output version of the Vortec 6000 V8 truck engine originally designed for Cadillac. This engine was introduced in other truck lines as VortecMAX for 2006. It features high-compression (10:1) flat-top pistons for an extra 10 hp (7 kW) and 10 lb·ft (14 N·m), bringing output to 345 hp (257 kW) and 380 lb·ft (515 N·m). LQ9s are built only in Romulus, Michigan. GM also listed it as based on LS architecture.[24] ... so that all being said the Vortec MAX is a special version of the 6.0 Vortec that gives you a little power boost over the regular 6.0:)
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Re: what is Vortec MAX

Postby AllStarSilvy » Aug 02 2012, 10:02am

^^ correct

Vortec Max is a package available to the Silverado's before they started sticking the 6.2s in the. youre makin a lot of HP compared to standard, better torque, youre gearing is better to handle the towing, and is usually found in 1LT, 2LT, or LTZ trim. your Vortec Max has the high output 6.0L V8, usually paired with a 4 speed auto. you can have it in 2WD,4WD, and Z71. do you have the 20's? or 17s? Leather? and im going to guess you have Extended Cab?
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Re: what is Vortec MAX

Postby Seabee » Aug 02 2012, 11:46am

To add to what DOMESTICated said. If you have the new body style Vortec MAX then you have the L76 not the LQ9. The L76 is an aluminum block versus a cast iron block in the LQ9. A little tidbit about the L76, it's a Holden motor (Austrailian GM) and is the same motor that was used in the Pontiac G8 GT, but a different cam and intake is used in the trucks. The HP for the L76 is a bit more than the LQ9, coming in at 367, but torque dropped a bit to 375. The L76 has variable cam phasing and Active Fuel Management. If you were lucky enough to get a 4:10 rear, that baby is gonna run like a scalded ape when you hammer down at the green light. Do a little research and you will find that the L76 reacts extremely well to tuning. 30+ HP on a good tune alone is not uncommon. Enjoy it.
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Re: what is Vortec MAX

Postby rodcheapo » Aug 02 2012, 1:17pm

It means you will drink fuel like there's no tomorrow.....just kidding, sounds like a great upgrade from the stock 6.0. Now I feel like less of a man with my measly 5.3.
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Re: what is Vortec MAX

Postby BlackZ71Silverado » Aug 02 2012, 8:42pm

Along with the more powerful all aluminum engine, the Vortec Max also comes with 4 wheel disc brakes, bigger beefier 9.5" rear end, and beefed up transmission along with larger front sway bar. You got a great truck there, enjoy it. Get a tune, shut off the AFM and you will really be impressed with the power that thing has.
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Re: what is Vortec MAX

Postby Z15 » Aug 02 2012, 8:56pm

Today the call it the Max Trailering Pkg. and the 6.0L was replaced with the 6.2L.

When they referred to Cadillacs they meant its base engine in the Escalade as well the Denali.
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