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Vortec 6000

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by danny7139, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. danny7139

    danny7139 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone know where you can buy a Vortec 6000 6.0-liter V-8? Just wondering the price for a turnkey.
     
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    When I bought a long block for my 2500HD it was about 4-5K....
     
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    Advance Adapters sells them also. Theirs have a few more HP than stock and come with a harness wher eyou only need to wire up a handful(6 or so) or wires.... I think they were somewhere around $5K-$6K....
     
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    rip off

    Almost $3000 cheaper. This is the high horse 6.0L as well(345HP). No PCM though.
    Vortec 6000 from GM

    I really want to put one of these in an older K20 for a tow/daily driver. I love the 6.0L in my dad's 2500HD, as does he.
     
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    10:1 CR mean 91 octane or better, i dont know about you, but id rather have my toy run 87
     
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    10:1 with aluminum heads and modern chamber designs. Steel headed Vortec 5.7Ls run about 9.4:1 compression 87. GM Recommends but does not require 91.
     
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    well i stand corrected
    its ok i did it to you earlier :D :D
     
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    eh, I'd probably run 89 in it, like I edited and added, they recommend but don't require 91. And as I read other reviews of the Escalade with that engine, they say 87...
     
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    is i fairley easy to up the output on these motors?
    if not id rather just go with a TPI/MPFI 383 for the money
     
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    oh yeah. THe Gen IIIs are power happy motors. Look up LS1 buildups. I'd say with mild port work, cam, headers, you could be reliably over 400HP with that setup. Heck the LS6 and LS2 come with 400+ HP factory.

    an MPFI 383 would be a more direct bolt in mind you. Need to modify to fit a Gen III. Peterson's ran a series of articles on doing it to a K5.
     
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    well its still pretty far off for me, but i always like to think ahead, and plan, and explore all my options
     
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    We have an '03 2500 suburban with the 6.0. All I ever put in it is 90octane(usually cheaper here since its 10% ethanol and there is a tax break on it). A guy would go broke real quick feeding one of these things with 91 :doah: , the best mileage it has ever gotten was 11.5 and has pulled all the way down to 5 towing an enclosed 30' trailer with 4snowmobiles and all our gear into a strong headwind.
     
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    I've gotten 17 going on trips, unloaded.

    I went to atlanta two weeks ago, used same amount of gas down and back, but I was pulling a trailer down empty, and had 2000 lbs on it coming home. I love the 6.0 and its in a 2001 1500HD.

    Typical mgp is around 14-16
     

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