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Ext 111" WB RWD


Brake ABS System 4-wheel
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.86 x 1.04
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.5 x 2.0
Brake Type Power
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 28.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 61.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 98.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) 121.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 51.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 46.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 170.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 104.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 41.3

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -


Side Door Type Sliding


Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100
Maximum Alternator Watts 1200


SAE Net Torque @ RPM 250 @ 2800
Engine Order Code L35
Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 4.3L/262
Fuel System SFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 4400
Engine Oil Cooler Yes

Exterior Dimensions

Side Door Opening Height (in) 44.5
Step Up Height - Front (in) 16.3
Wheelbase (in) 111.0
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 26.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 44.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 57.0
Side Door Opening Width (in) 34.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.8
Step Up Height - Side (in) 17.4
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 45.2
Overhang, Front (in) 32.5
Height, Overall (in) 76.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.5
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 189.8


Frame Type Integral body

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Location Forward of rear axle
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 27

Interior Dimensions

Second Head Room (in) 37.9
Third Hip Room (in)
Third Hip Room (in) 50.9
Third Shoulder Room (in)
Third Shoulder Room (in) 67.0
Third Leg Room (in)
Third Leg Room (in) 38.5
Third Head Room (in)
Third Head Room (in) 38.7
Passenger Capacity 7
Passenger Capacity 8
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Hip Room (in) 50.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 67.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5
Front Hip Room (in) 64.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 64.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.1


EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20


Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 14
Steering Type Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 13
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.5


Body Style Extended 111" WB
Body Code E54
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Astro Passenger
Body Code ZW9


Axle Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Front Coil spring
Suspension Type - Rear stage spring
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3150
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3150
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.23
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.26
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)


Front Tire Order Code QCM
Front Tire Size P215/75R15
Front Tire Size P235/6515
Spare Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code QCU
Rear Tire Order Code QPZ
Rear Tire Order Code QCV
Rear Tire Order Code QCM
Front Tire Order Code QCU
Front Tire Order Code QPZ
Front Tire Order Code QCV
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 752
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 752
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583
Spare Tire Size Compact
Rear Tire Size P215/75R15
Rear Tire Size P235/65R15


Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 650
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 550
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000


Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Power Take Off
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
Transfer Case Model
Trans PTO Access
Trans Power Take Off
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code M30


Rear Door Type Dutch
Rear Door Type Panel

Weight Information

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9500
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5950
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1824
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2259
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3150
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2800
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9000


Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 15.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Size (in) 15.0 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15.0 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15.0 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Steel