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Thread: Hello from Idaho!
07-12-2012, 02:25 PM #1
Hello from Idaho!
Lurked the forum a few times to get data on Chevrolet Silverados. I own a 2006 Vortec Max, that's been lightly modded. (CAI, peformance Tune, cat-back and tranny upgrade).
I joined the forum, because I found there wasn't enough information on the web about the 2006 Vortec Max capability, and figured if I shared my experience, I could help others find information, too.
I tow a 33' (30' + 3' for the tongue) that weighs about 9000lbs loaded. The Vortec Max (at least with my mods) is an absolute beast. Love this truck.
I'm a project manager for a major tech company, manage a team of about 28, and travel regularly around the world. I'm also an automotive shade-tree mechanic, and have a small garage that services my neighbors. LOL It's all "free" though, and I don't do machining.
I used to be a school teacher in Oklahoma, but moved back to Idaho to actually make a living I could raise a family on. That was 10 years ago, and I couldn't be happier.
_Skippy2006 Vortec Max 1500
-Custom Tune (389HP 440 Ft/lbs Trq - Dyno'd) | Volant CAI | Magnaflow Dual-in/out Exhaust w/3" stainless pipe tips | Fully Built Transmission w/ Red Eagle Clutches & Kolene Steels w/ Corvette Servos and Stage2 Shift Kit | 35K Tranny Cooler | Mobil 1 | Royal Purple Rear Diff
-Spray-in Bed Liner
-Premium Sound w/lifetime Satellite Radio | Leather | Sunroof | Heated Seats
-Limbstriping from USING the truck (those are badges of honor)
07-12-2012, 02:34 PM #2
- Join Date
- Jul 2010
- Denver, CO
- Blog Entries
Welcome to the Club!!!
Mike (Denver, CO) - 2008 Sierra 1500 Z71 SLE 5.3L 4WD
SUSPENSION: Rancho 4" Suspension Lift; Rancho RS9000XL Shocks; Rancho Skid Plates; Rancho MyRide Wireless Shock Controller;
TIRES: BFG All Terrain KO 315/70/17
DRIVE TRAIN: 4.56 Gears; Detroit TrueTrac Differential; True Cool 40k Transmission Cooler
PERFORMANCE: DiableSport Predator Tuner; Custom Tuned by Diablew; Magnaflow Exhaust; AFE Cold Air Intake
ELECTRONICS: Kenwood DNX6180 Touchscreen; Subthump box w/10" Kicker; Driver Information Center (DIC); Rear View Camera
ACCESSORIES: Westin Brush/Grill Gaurd; Westin Nerf Bars; Truxedo Tonneau; 20% Tint; Tow Mirrors w/Heat & Signals
07-12-2012, 03:43 PM #3
Nice Rig. Diablew does nice tunes... Was going to go that route, but when I got my truck, I found some yahoo had locked the PCM with a crap-tastic tune. The Diablo tuner didn't function with it. Had to go with HP tuners and direct connect to the PCM to circumvent it, hence the custom tune I've got.
How's the Detroit TrueTrac? I'm assuming you got it to support the larger tiers you've got on your rig. I've considered upgrading the diff, but don't know if it's worth the money for so little gain (I don't do a lot of off-road, and won't be going larger on the tires).
07-12-2012, 04:41 PM #4
Welcome to the club!
2011 GMC SIERRA CREW CAB 2WD W/5.3
Convenience Package: Adjustable Pedals, Remote Start, Electric Rear Window Defogger, Rear Parking Assist
Power Tech. Package| Volant CAI| GMC Upgraded Grill| Line-X Premium Bedliner| AVS Smoke Headlight Covers| Demolded| AMI Black Grill Emblem| AMI Black Rear Emblem| EGR In-Channel Window Visors| IPCW Third Brake Light| IPCW LED Fiber Optic Tail Lights| IJDM Dome & License Plate LED's| Flowmaster Exhaust W/ 3" Black Chrome Tips| OEM 20" Rims W/ Goodyear Eagle LS2
You can't get away from the STORM!
07-12-2012, 06:01 PM #5
Welcome to the Club! You are in the right spot to have some truck fun!
07-12-2012, 06:07 PM #6
Seems like it! I like the fact it's a very active forum. That usually results in a better community.
07-12-2012, 06:57 PM #7
We are the Borg. Lift your vehicle and surrender your keys. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Resistance is futile. Erm, I mean ... welcome to GM Truck Club, Skippy!
07-12-2012, 07:08 PM #8
Welcome to the club...........
2011 Silverado "Black Widow Edition"
35" Mickey Thompson Baja ATZ's
20" American Racing Rims With -24 offset
Recon Smoked Led Tail and 3rd Brake Lights
MCX Conversion Package.....
Custom Dual Exhaust
Custom Chrome Gauges With Red Back-Lighting
Black Widow Badges
Back-up Camera System
Full Length Nerf bars
Pioneer Head Unit
Custom Sub Box With Two Competition 10" JBL's
Rockford Fosgate 1000w Prime Amp
07-12-2012, 09:39 PM #9
That major tech company in Idaho ---- That company's name wouldn't start with a giant M with a "circle" around it, would it? Welcome to the club!csltrains96
Myself, my beautiful wife
3 - boys
3 - minivans
1 - '89 Chevy K2500 Silverado Truck
1 - 27 foot travel trailer
Not enough family time!
07-12-2012, 10:56 PM #10
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