Originally Posted by rhodes 50
It doesn't really surprise me since I haven't noticed too many ½ ton HD GM's or very many of the Fords with the max tow package.
Maybe I just haven't looked hard enough.
Gary, here is one. Back in the day when Chevy came out with the heavy duty 1/2 ton it was called ( The Heavy Chevy) or (The Heavy 1/2 Ton) and these names were used for a while until the (HD) series came out the name of the (The Heavy 1/2 Ton) was changed to (The 1500 HD) I have only seen one truck with this label on it so i know where you are coming from.
As of 2008 GM changed the name on the (1500 HD) to the (Vortec Max) some times people ask me "What Is That?" and some ask "How Is That Diesel". Well i guess confusion has set in between the (Vortec Max) and the (Duramax).
Someone correct me if i am wrong, there is a difference between the label on the side of the truck....(Duramax) is in chrome with black inlay lettering....(Vortec Max) is in chrome with red inlay lettering, this is how the lettering is on my Vortec Max.
There is a difference between the standard 1/2 ton and the Vortec Max.
The frame is completely different.
The brakes are the same has the 2500 HD.
Heavy Duty Tow package.
6.0 gas engine
Heavy Duty 4 Speed Automatic Transmission.
Factory installed Electric Trailer Brake Controller.