Specs

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1500 135" WB

Brakes

Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.57 x 1.25
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.15 x 2.75

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 53.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 75.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 127.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) 155.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 267.3
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD -

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -

Doors

Side Door Type Sliding
Side Door Type Swing-out

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 124
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

Engine

Engine Order Code L31
Engine Order Code L30
Engine Order Code L35
Engine Type Gas V8
Engine Type Gas V8
Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 5.0L/305
Displacement 5.7L/350
Displacement 4.3L/262
Fuel System EFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 220 @ 4600
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 245 @ 4600
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 4400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 280 @ 2800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 2800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 250 @ 4400
Engine Oil Cooler

Exterior Dimensions

Side Door Opening Height (in) 49.1
Side Door Opening Height (in) 48.8
Side Door Opening Width (in) 40.9
Side Door Opening Width (in) 46.7
Step Up Height - Front (in) 20.0
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 218.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 25.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 49.7
Height, Overall (in) 81.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 135
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in) 33.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.5

Frame

Frame Type Ladder-type

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Fuel Tank Location Midship Inboard LH Frame Rail
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31

Interior Dimensions

Front Hip Room (in) 62.1
Passenger Capacity 8
Fourth Hip Room (in)
Fourth Shoulder Room (in)
Fourth Leg Room (in)
Fourth Head Room (in)
Third Hip Room (in) 56.2
Third Hip Room (in)
Third Shoulder Room (in) 62.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
Third Leg Room (in) 38.4
Third Leg Room (in)
Third Head Room (in) 38.4
Third Head Room (in)
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Hip Room (in) 63.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.7
Second Leg Room (in) 39.0
Second Head Room (in) 39.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 68.8
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.6

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 17

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center - TBD -
Steering Type Pwr Variable Ratio
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 45.17
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -

Summary

Vehicle Name Chevrolet Express Van
Body Style 1500 135" WB
Body Code ZW9

Suspension

Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
Suspension Type - Front Coil springs
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage multi-leaf
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3600
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3968
Axle Type - Front
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3600
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000

Tires

Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1984
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1984
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 721
Front Tire Size P235/75R15
Spare Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code XHA
Front Tire Order Code XHM
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 721
Front Tire Order Code XHB
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 721

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 550
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4000

Transmission

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
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

Vehicle

Rear Door Type Panel

Weight Information

Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2671
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3600
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9,500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 12,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10,500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10,000
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7100
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2395
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3968

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Steel