No matter what transmission you prefer - automatic or manual - this one is sure to make your driving a pleasant experience for you and your loved ones. It had the motor freshened up about 5 years ago. It's got a cold-air intake, cat-back exhaust, performance tune, and more importantly in my book, a fully built transmission the 4L70e was gutted and all parts were upgraded. If your lucky, you can go to one of his tune meets and have your truck tuned in person. That and dual sway control also enables me to back-up without having to disengage anything! When I tow, I carry 2 adults, 2 kids, snacks, and I carry a generator and canned gasoline butted against the cab in the bed and the trailer.
If you change shocks you do lose the feature and it will throw a code. It also has a corsa dual cat back exhaust, k n cold air. Only 78,000 miles in great condition. The vMax have the regular Chevy towing suspension. In case you were wondering, there is a big difference between the Max and a regular Silverado. Personal Data This elegant and reliable automobile has covered 44116 and it is in a good working condition and can serve you and your family in faith and truth for a long time.
He told me he was white-knuckling and had a hard time keeping his trailer in his lane it would be in one, while he was in the other. The engine temp climbs to about 235 and stays there pretty much permanently up the long grade 3-4 miles. The available interior color offered for this model is Tan. I know that with a lift, 35s, and a 6. Two were stock with vette servos, one was a performabuilt that got taken out due to a converter failure. My V-max package came with a 4l70e, 14 bolt with 4:10 gears and 17' wheels also the V-Max package is availible in 4wd and 2wd 4 door and extra cab. If I ever go with a super-charger planned for the future , I'll probably have to upgrade that.
Also the complete set of shocks for our trucks are like a grand to replace. Headers : my understanding is headers will usually increase peak power at high rpms but may actually hurt low end torque, and I doubt they will increase your mileage. . Since the transmission is in the radiator core as well I added the aftermarket cooler in-line , this is a good gauge of whether or not the transmission temp is continuing to climb. It is stock right now. No, a vortec max isn't an hd by any means. Common Information Chevrolet is a well-known and a reliable automaker with an impeccable reputation on the car market.
It just has the 6. Eventually I'll drill a port for a transmission temperature gauge, but I'm not going to do that until I have to service the tranny which may more than 10 years from now at my current mileage of about 2500 miles a year. He's got the same trailer setup and weight. In fact, it tows better than the 19-footer that I had only with weight distribution. Sent from Rezound using Tapatalk 2 There are three different 2wd Vortecmaxes from what I understand. Ride Control: Lastly, I love the ride control button in the cab.
If I had my camera here I would take a picture of the button on dash near the pass. That's the ticket for sure. I'm posting this review to add to the wealth of information and opinion this forum provides. My Vortec Max was on cruise control, no problems, btw I didn't realize it was windy till we stopped at the gas station at the end of it. I'll add, you're best off ignoring mpg in a lifted pickup. And hopefully I can do the Black Bear tune when they come to Phoenix in October. It is a beefed up 1500.
That's 460lbs shy of the max rated combined weight rating. If you're that concerned, go buy a bigger truck or a smaller camper. I use a Draw-tite 1200lbs tongue weight weight distribution system round bar , and use the Draw-tite Dual-cam sway control. Man, in trucks, we need a strong transmission! This thing is 7000lbs dry, and with the 96 gallons of water and loaded with gear, it hangs out right around 9000lbs. U joints are sure a lot easier to deal with! I think they will do all three? This car will work infallibly and will never fail to impress you and your family, whenever you decide to take a drive. Mine is a 06 V-Max has torsin bar front supension like 4x4 would have 2 wheel drive, 3:73 with 20' rims.
Then look at the specifications of Chevrolet Silverado. Before the transmission build, the steepest grade same road would cause my engine to spike to about 220-225. Given that it would spike quickly if my transmission temps were climbing, I'm safely assuming I just don't have temp problems. Thanks for all of the info! It has 79,000 miles on it. Enabled me to really not worry about upping the horses either. That being said I'm on my fourth.
It's such a huge safety advantage, and just takes the fear out of towing something so long. The Tan passenger compartment will certainly be to your liking. The last half-mile of the grade is 7. Maybe this is what you meant, but on the off chance you're thinking friction control bars, there's definitely a huge difference in both the technology and the actual control. The elegant design of this car will, undoubtedly, be pleasing to the eye of everyone and, first of all, the owner. Cheers, Skippy My most recent trip was with 15,540 pounds according to the scales. What do you guys recommend? Edited September 6, 2015 by Gaps.
I'll eventually add a transmission temp gauge, but not this year. Do a little research and you will find that the L76 reacts extremely well to tuning. I have always said that if I could find the 4 door version of it I would buy it. Hey everyone, I joined the forum to add some data to the 2006 Silverado Vortec Max information found on the web. This Chevrolet comes with many options.