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Ext 111" WB RWD


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

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) 121.3
Cargo Volume (ft³) 170.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 57.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 98.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 51.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 46.9

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -


Side Door Type Sliding


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


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

Exterior Dimensions

Rear Door Opening Width (in) 57.0
Step Up Height - Side (in) 17.4
Step Up Height - Front (in) 16.3
Side Door Opening Width (in) 34.5
Side Door Opening Height (in) 44.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 44.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 26.0
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
Wheelbase (in) 111.0


Frame Type Integral body

Fuel Tank

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

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 2
Front Head Room (in) 39.1
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 64.0
Front Hip Room (in) 64.9


EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22


Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.5
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 14.1
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 14.1
Steering Type Power
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.5


Vehicle Name GMC Safari Cargo
Body Style Extended 111" WB
Body Code E54
Body Code ZW9


Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3150
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.23
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Suspension Type - Front Coil spring
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Spring
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3150
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800
Axle Type - Front Independent
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800


Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code QCM
Front Tire Order Code QCV
Front Tire Order Code QPZ
Front Tire Order Code QCU
Rear Tire Order Code QCM
Rear Tire Order Code QCV
Rear Tire Order Code QPZ
Rear Tire Order Code QCU
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P235/65R15
Front Tire Size P215/75R15
Rear Tire Size P235/65R15
Rear Tire Size P215/75R15
Spare Tire Size T145/80D16
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1603
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1603
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1575
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 770
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 753
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 770
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 753


Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000
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


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) 9000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9500
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1824
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2259
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3150
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2800


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