Specs

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Reg Cab 135.5" WB, 60.0" CA C5B

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.90 x 1.43
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.58 x 1.43
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System Four Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 23.8

Electrical

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

Engine

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

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in) 135.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in) 34.0
Ground to Top of Frame (in) 33.1
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
Cab to End of Frame (in) 111.0
Cab to Axle (in) 60.0
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 113.6
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 51.0
Overhang, Front (in) 37.9
Height, Overall (in) 75.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 85.8
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 224.5

Frame

Frame Type Ladder

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18
Aux Fuel Tank Location Behind Rear Axle
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22

Interior Dimensions

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

Mileage

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

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 47.8
Steering Type Power
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 46.0
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 17.8
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 18.6

Summary

Vehicle Name GMC Sierra 3500 HD
Body Code ZW9
Body Style Reg Cab 135.5" Wheelbase

Suspension

Axle Type - Rear Full-Floating
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 4.63
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 5.13
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 11,000
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 5000
Suspension Type - Front Tapered Leaf Spring
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 5000
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 11,000
Axle Type - Front I-Beam

Tires

Front Tire Size 225/70R19.5F
Front Tire Order Code XTN
Rear Tire Order Code YTN
Spare Tire Order Code ZTN
Spare Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Size 225/70R19.5F
Spare Tire Size 225/70R19.5F
Spare Tire Size
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2595
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2855
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 2855
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 645
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 645
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 645
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare

Trailering

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

Transmission

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
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 Type 5
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code MW3
Trans Order Code MT1
Transfer Case Power Take Off
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
Transfer Case Model
Trans PTO Access LH/RH
Trans PTO Access
Trans Power Take Off SAE 6-Bolt
Trans Power Take Off
Clutch Size (in) 12
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
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

Weight Information

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 5000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 16,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 3320
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 15,000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2162
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 15,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 17,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 19,000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 11,000

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material
Front Wheel Size (in) 19.5 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19.5 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 19.5 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel