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Chevy's new engine!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by frndinalowplace, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. frndinalowplace

    frndinalowplace Senior Member
    from 7hills
    Messages: 142

    Did u guys hear about the chevy engine called the vortec max. it was made to conpet with the hemi. it has 345 horsepower same as hemi. I think they should've gone higher. This will be in the 06 models
  2. karl klein

    karl klein Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    i heard someone talking about it. the only problem with going more horsepower is it will probably mean more maintenece just like any thing that you run harder.
  3. frndinalowplace

    frndinalowplace Senior Member
    from 7hills
    Messages: 142

    I would understand that if there would be more power but 45 more horsepower is not that much and im sure chevy did their research
  4. 99zr2

    99zr2 Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    That is awsome!!! More power!!!!:D
  5. Its nice

    Its a 6.2 L i believe and it will easily outrun a hemi, cause the chevy is something like 500 pounds lighter
  6. jce4isu

    jce4isu Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    its the same

    its the same motor that is in the 2500 it just a 6.0
  7. GetMore

    GetMore Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    I could be wrong, but I think it is the same 6.0L the Escalade uses. 345hp, 380tq.
    The SS got this motor too, didn't it?
  8. murphyslaw

    murphyslaw Senior Member
    Messages: 443

    now being raised on Chevy's and dodges I'm not brand prejudice. but as a parts guy for my local dodge dealer we get all kinds of new product info sheets and test and things of that sort. sry to rain or your parade but Chrysler had developed a 6.1l hemi it puts out 425 hp and 400 ft\lbs. they will be used in the 06 srt-10 rigs most with the nag-1 tyrany.
  9. digit

    digit Member
    Messages: 94

    There goes the tires

    More power is good but it has to give somewhere. I havean 04 chevy diesel love the power but is hard on tires lucky to get 15000 miles on a set . I do quite a bit of towing with it I think when taking off loaded it puts a lot of stress on tires almost spinning without knowing it.
  10. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Funny you should mention that. We're finding the same with my friend's '05 2500HD. The first set was gone in a matter of monthes, this second set was LT285's and are probably 70% gone already too.
  11. Bad Luck

    Bad Luck Senior Member
    Messages: 741

    It's just the 6.0 that they wedged into a 1/2 ton. I don't even think you can get it with four wheel drive. Boooooo.
  12. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    Forget gas, go DIESEL!!! :jester:

    TRUE TURF LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 290

  14. Joe D

    Joe D Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    They will always out do each other at some point. GM has a new 6.2 liter gas motor coming as well.
  15. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    I run 12 mid to late 80's GMC 2500 series 4x4 plow trucks with gas powered small blocks. On the best one I take the plow off of it in the summer and put a 10' slide-in camper on it. It has 65,000 original miles on it and it runs like new. It has a TBI Fuel Injected 350 small block engine. The problem is that at best it gets maybe 8mpg if I am lucky. I have a 1995 2500 series 4x4 Suburban with a 6.5 Turbocharged Diesel that gets 22mpg average, has a 650 mile range per tank full, has a 12,500gvwr, and more torque than any gas engine including a big block. I can't imagine running a gas truck year round. Change the oil and filter and the air and fuel filters and your diesel will go another 60,000 miles without further service. My 6.5 Turbo Diesel has 165,000 miles and will probably hit 350,000 with no major problems (knock on wood!). Again, I can't see any advantage of buying a new truck with a gas motor...I don't want to start an arguement, just my opinion. :jester:
  16. OneBadDodge06

    OneBadDodge06 Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 770

    Diesel is ok but paying 80 cents more for diesel, cuts in to profits just to look cool. payup
  17. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 688

    45 more HP is not that much?! That tops the Big Block. Not in torque I'm sure, but that's a huge gain.
  18. ???

    In my area

    20 gallons a gas at $2.78 a gallon = $55.60 15 miles per gallon ( If your Lucky ) = 450 miles

    20 gallons of Diesel at $3.02 a gallon = $60.40 22 miles per gallon = 440 miles

    For $4.80 more and 10 miles less a tank I will go for the cool factor any day......:nod:
  19. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 688

    Yeah, but that's after the $6000 hit you took to buy the engine/trans in the first place. When I bought my 2004, I did the math and determined that I would have to put 66,000 miles on the truck before I broke even from the savings I would realize for better diesel fuel economy. And that was before the fuel prices went crazy and diesel was less than regular. Now it's more than premium! CDI factor aside, unless you put a lot of miles on your truck, or pull something really heavy all the time, it just doesn't make financial sense to buy the diesel.

  20. GetMore

    GetMore Senior Member
    Messages: 179

    Well that $6,000 hit is mostly recovered in resale, so I don't consider it as bad as you think it is.
    I know about the resale because I was looking to buy one used and I didn't have the extra $5,000 or so the diesels seemed to be running.
    Plus the diesels tend to last longer.

    BTW, you can make your own fuel for $.70 per gallon.:dizzy:
    For the winter you would have to mix it with normal diesel, so it would not save you as much, but during the summer you could run 100% biodiesel.