Specs

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Ext 111" WB RWD

Brakes

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

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 51.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 41.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 104.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 170.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 47.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 57.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 28.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 61.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 98.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) 126.0

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.7

Doors

Side Door Type Sliding

Electrical

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

Engine

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

Exterior Dimensions

Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 189.8
Step Up Height - Side (in) 20.2
Step Up Height - Front (in) 18.6
Side Door Opening Width (in) 34.5
Side Door Opening Height (in) 44.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 57.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 42.0
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 25.9
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 46.0
Overhang, Front (in) 32.5
Height, Overall (in) 76.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.5
Wheelbase (in) 111.0

Frame

Frame Type Integral body

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Location Forward of rear axle
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

Interior Dimensions

Third Shoulder Room (in) 67.1
Third Shoulder Room (in)
Third Hip Room (in) 50.9
Third Hip Room (in)
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Hip Room (in) 50.9
Third Head Room (in)
Third Leg Room (in) 38.5
Third Leg Room (in)
Passenger Capacity 7
Passenger Capacity 8
Third Head Room (in) 38.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 67.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.9
Front Hip Room (in) 64.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 64.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6
Front Head Room (in) 39.1

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Type Power, spd sensitive
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 14.0

Summary

Vehicle Name Chevrolet Astro Passenger
Body Style Extended 111" WB
Body Code E54
Body Code ZW9

Suspension

Axle Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Front Coil spring
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf spring
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3150
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3150
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.23
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.26
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.18

Tires

Front Tire Size P235/6515
Spare Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code QCU
Rear Tire Order Code QPZ
Rear Tire Order Code QCV
Rear Tire Order Code QCM
Front Tire Order Code QCU
Front Tire Order Code QPZ
Front Tire Order Code QCV
Front Tire Order Code QCM
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583
Spare Tire Size T145/80D16
Rear Tire Size P215/75R15
Rear Tire Size P235/65R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 752
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 752
Front Tire Size P215/75R15

Trailering

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
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500

Transmission

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
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
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive

Vehicle

Rear Door Type Dutch
Rear Door Type Panel

Weight Information

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9500
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5950
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1824
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2259
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3150
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2800
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10,000

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 15.0 x 6.0
Front Wheel Size (in) 15.0 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15.0 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15.0 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Steel

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