Specs

Research 1996 Chevrolet C/K 3500 specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

Reg Cab 131.5" WB

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.50 x 1.50
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.50 x 1.26
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 13.0 x 3.5
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System Four Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 97.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 19.2
Cargo Volume (ft³) 69.1
Tailgate Width (in) 62.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 61.9
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 64.4
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)

Cooling System

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

Electrical

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

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM 410 @ 3200
Engine Oil Cooler Yes
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 330 @ 2800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 385 @ 1800
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 Horsepower @ RPM 255 @ 4600

Exterior Dimensions

Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 52.2
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.6
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.9
Frame Width, Rear (in) 36.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 34.0
Cab to End of Frame (in)
Cab to Axle (in) 55.9
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 111.0
Overhang, Front (in) 35.4
Height, Overall (in) 75.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 94.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 213.4
Wheelbase (in) 131.5

Frame

Frame Type Ladder

Fuel Tank

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

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 2
Passenger Capacity 1 temp front
Passenger Capacity 3
Front Head Room (in) 39.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.4
Front Hip Room (in) 60.0

Mileage

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

Steering

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

Summary

Vehicle Name Chevrolet C/K 3500
Body Code E63
Body Style Reg Cab 8' Fleetside

Suspension

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.10
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6084
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.25
Suspension Type - Front Indep Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3800
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3600
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 7500
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6084
Axle Type - Front
Axle Type - Rear Full-Floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3800
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 7500
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.56
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front

Tires

Spare Tire Size LT225/75R16D
Front Tire Order Code XGK
Front Tire Order Code XHE
Front Tire Order Code XHP
Front Tire Order Code XHR
Front Tire Order Code XYK
Front Tire Order Code XYL
Front Tire Order Code XHH
Rear Tire Order Code YGK
Rear Tire Order Code YHP
Rear Tire Order Code YHR
Rear Tire Order Code YYK
Rear Tire Order Code YYL
Rear Tire Order Code YHH
Spare Tire Order Code ZGK
Spare Tire Order Code ZHP
Spare Tire Order Code ZHR
Spare Tire Order Code ZYK
Spare Tire Order Code ZYL
Spare Tire Order Code ZHH
Front Tire Size LT225/75R16C
Front Tire Size LT225/75R16D
Front Tire Size LT215/85R16D
Front Tire Size LT245/75R16E
Rear Tire Size LT225/75R16D
Rear Tire Size LT215/85R16D
Rear Tire Size LT245/75R16E
Spare Tire Size LT215/85R16D
Spare Tire Size LT245/75R16E
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1940
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2030
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1875
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1985
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 3042
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1875
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1985
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 3042
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 704
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 706
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 682
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 679
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 678
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 706
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 682
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 679
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 678
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 706
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 682
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 679
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 678

Trailering

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

Transmission

Transfer Case Power Take Off
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
Transfer Case Model
Trans PTO Access LH/RH
Trans Order Code MT1
Trans Order Code MW3
Trans PTO Access
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 Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Again Deep Low
Trans Description Cont. HD Manual w/OD,
Trans Description Cont. HD Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 5
Trans Type 4
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive

Weight Information

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2162
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 6084
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 7500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3600
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3800
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 13,500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 14,500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 13,500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 17,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 19,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 15,000
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 9000
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 10,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2640

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.0