Specs

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1500 2dr

Brakes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
Brake ABS System Four Wheel
Brake Type Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.0 x 2.25
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.57 x 1.25

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 39.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 74.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 99.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 51.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 61.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 38.8

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 17.0
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 23.2

Doors

Side Door Type

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100
Maximum Alternator Watts 1200
Maximum Alternator Watts 1680
Maximum Alternator Watts 1260
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) 600

Engine

Engine Type Diesel V8
Engine Order Code L56
Engine Order Code L31
Engine Type Gas V8 (Vortec)
Displacement 6.5L/400
Displacement 5.7L/350
Fuel System Turbo-Charged EFI
Fuel System SFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 180 @ 3400
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 250 @ 4600
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 360 @ 1700
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 2800
Engine Oil Cooler Yes
Engine Oil Cooler

Exterior Dimensions

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.1
Wheelbase (in) 111.5
Overhang, Front (in) 35.4
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 41.1
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 28.6
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 34.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 61.4
Side Door Opening Height (in)
Side Door Opening Width (in)
Step Up Height - Front (in)
Step Up Height - Side (in)
Height, Overall (in) 72.7
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 188.0

Frame

Frame Type Ladder

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Location
Fuel Tank Location Behind Rear Axle
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 30

Interior Dimensions

Front Hip Room (in) 60.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.9
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Capacity 6
Second Hip Room (in) 60.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 66.0
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.8

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18

Steering

Steering Type Power
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.5
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 16.5
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 15.6

Summary

Body Code ZW9
Body Style 2-Door 1500
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Tahoe
Body Code E55

Suspension

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42
Suspension Type - Front Indep Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3200
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3750
Axle Type - Front Independent
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3600
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3750
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.08
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.25
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

Tires

Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 721
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15
Front Tire Size P235/75R15
Spare Tire Order Code QFL
Spare Tire Order Code QFN
Rear Tire Order Code QFL
Rear Tire Order Code QFN
Front Tire Order Code QFL
Front Tire Order Code QFN
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 721
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 721
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1763
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1763
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 840
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 240
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A

Transmission

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
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.08
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.48
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code M30
Trans Order Code MT1

Vehicle

Rear Door Type Panel Doors
Rear Door Type Tailgate

Weight Information

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 12,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11,000
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6100
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - TBD -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - TBD -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3686
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3200

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Material Steel

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