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What year did Chevt start to use Vortec engines in the trucks?

This is a discussion on What year did Chevt start to use Vortec engines in the trucks? within the Performance forums, part of the General Discussion category; I was wondering because i was looking to get a Z71 and i wanted a Vortec engine. Are the good ...

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    What year did Chevt start to use Vortec engines in the trucks?


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    I was wondering because i was looking to get a Z71 and i wanted a Vortec engine. Are the good or should i not worry about it and get the basic 5.7. The Vortec's put out more power than the regular 5.7's right?
    1995 Chvy 2-door Tahoe
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    i 99% sure it was 1996. vortech's have much better flow & more HP.

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    96 in the fullsize trucks

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    So they were put in all chevy trucks from 96 until now or just certain trucks.
    1995 Chvy 2-door Tahoe
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    Originally posted by MValley70
    So they were put in all chevy trucks from 96 until now or just certain trucks.
    5.7 Vortec's in 96-98 (99 classics) new LS1 based Vortec's in 99+

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    Up untill 99 classic body style

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    V-8 vortecs were introduced into production trucks 8/95.
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    Vortec Heads were on the 95's and the full system began on the 96's...................................



    although, oddly enough, I have a genuine Chevy window sticker from a 1994 V6 Vortec Silverado....................


    found it when I was cleaning out my truck today........very strange
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    Originally posted by Silverado350
    Vortec Heads were on the 95's and the full system began on the 96's...................................



    although, oddly enough, I have a genuine Chevy window sticker from a 1994 V6 Vortec Silverado....................


    found it when I was cleaning out my truck today........very strange
    Yeah, the V6s came out before the V8s. BTW, there were 3 Vortec V8s introduced in the '96s.....5.0L, 5.7L, and 7.4L.


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    Originally posted by Silverado350
    Vortec Heads were on the 95's and the full system began on the 96's...................................



    Wrong!
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    Originally posted by CKTA



    Wrong!
    I thought something didn't look right in that post........


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    I dont claim to know everything, but my uncle who was a chevy dealer up till 98' told me thats what was on them.


    but what do I care I have a 92' (which is going away today )


    And I bought an 03' last night
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    Originally posted by Silverado350
    I dont claim to know everything, but my uncle who was a chevy dealer up till 98' told me thats what was on them.


    but what do I care I have a 92' (which is going away today )


    And I bought an 03' last night

    1. Well tell him he's wrong then!

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    Thank you sir, I'm supposed to pick her up tomorrow night..........



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    Originally posted by Silverado350
    Thank you sir, I'm supposed to pick her up tomorrow night..........



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    I saw one of those 03 chevy yesterday and at first I was like "oh no there goes another ugly avalanch but then it went by and it was a 03 chevy pickup.. I was so disappointed..... They don't want to change them for ten years now all of a sudden it's every other year... LEAVE THEM ALONE and work on the problems they already have...just my $.02

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    87-95 trucks used TBI and same heads on small blocks.
    96 got the vortec small block.

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    My '94 4.3 TBI has a Vortec valve cover on it. Its not SQI, but the valve cover does say Vortec on it, and so does my brother's '94 as well. I can get pics to prove it also. ;)

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    Originally posted by Slammed94
    My '94 4.3 TBI has a Vortec valve cover on it. Its not SQI, but the valve cover does say Vortec on it, and so does my brother's '94 as well. I can get pics to prove it also. ;)
    Correct, theV6. Not the V8 L31 Vortec which came out in '96.
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    Yeah it seems like they didn't make a big deal about it in '94 since they didn't do too much to it. But it's funny people ask me if I have a Vortec and it's lke yeah but not the exact one you are thinking of.

 

 
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