Specs

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Reg Cab 131.5" WB, 55.9" CA

Brakes

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 13.0 x 2.5
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.50 x 1.26
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 13.0 x 3.5
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System Four Wheel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 17.1
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 23.8

Electrical

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

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 255 @ 4600
Engine Order Code L29
Engine Order Code L65
Engine Order Code L31
Engine Type Gas V8
Engine Type HD Diesel V8
Engine Type HD Gas V8
Displacement 7.4L/454
Displacement 6.5L/400
Displacement 5.7L/350
Fuel System Turbo-Charged EFI
Fuel System SFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 4000
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 3400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 410 @ 3200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 385 @ 1800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 330 @ 2800
Engine Oil Cooler Yes

Exterior Dimensions

Cab to Axle (in) 55.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
Ground to Top of Frame (in) 30.4
Frame Width, Rear (in) 45.3
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.1
Height, Overall (in) 75.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.4
Overhang, Front (in) 35.4
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 111.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.4
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 208.2
Wheelbase (in) 131.5
Cab to End of Frame (in) 97.6

Frame

Frame Type Ladder

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 34
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
Aux Fuel Tank Location

Interior Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.4
Front Hip Room (in) 60.0
Passenger Capacity 3
Passenger Capacity 2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.9

Mileage

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

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 47.9
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 15.3
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 16.4
Steering Type Power
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.4

Summary

Vehicle Name Chevrolet C/K 2500
Body Style Reg Cab 131.5" Wheelbase
Body Code ZW9

Suspension

Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3800
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3600
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6084
Axle Type - Front
Axle Type - Rear Full-Floating
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3800
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6000
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.25
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.10
Suspension Type - Front Indep Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf

Tires

Spare Tire Size LT245/75R16E
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2030
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 3042
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 3042
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 678
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 678
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 678
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
Spare Tire Order Code ZHH
Spare Tire Order Code ZGK
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size LT245/75R16E
Rear Tire Size LT245/75R16E
Spare Tire Size
Front Tire Order Code XGK
Front Tire Order Code XHH
Rear Tire Order Code YGK
Rear Tire Order Code YHH

Trailering

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 10,000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4000

Transmission

Trans Type 5
Trans PTO Access LH/RH
Transfer Case Model
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
Transfer Case Power Take Off
Trans Power Take Off SAE 6-Bolt
Trans Power Take Off
Clutch Size (in) 12
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.61
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.08
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48
First Gear Ratio (:1) 5.61
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.48
Trans Description Cont. Again Deep Low
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. HD Manual w/OD,
Trans Description Cont. HD Automatic w/OD,
Trans PTO Access
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code MW3
Trans Order Code MT1
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive

Weight Information

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3600
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 15,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 17,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 13,500
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 8600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1564
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2447
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 6000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3800
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 12,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 13,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 14,500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 12,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 13,500

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5

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