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111" WB RWD


Brake ABS System (Second Line)
Brake ABS System 4-wheel
Brake Type Power
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.5 x 2.0
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 Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) 126.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 98.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 51.6
Cargo Volume (ft³) 170.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 47.2

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.8


Side Door Type Sliding


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


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

Exterior Dimensions

Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.4
Step Up Height - Side (in) 20.7
Step Up Height - Front (in) 18.9
Side Door Opening Width (in) 34.5
Side Door Opening Height (in) 46.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 57.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 42.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 26.7
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 46.0
Overhang, Front (in) 32.5
Height, Overall (in) 76.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.5
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 189.8
Wheelbase (in) 111.2


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

Front Leg Room (in) 41.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 64.0
Front Hip Room (in) 65.0
Passenger Capacity 2
Front Head Room (in) 39.2


EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17


Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 14.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.5
Steering Type Variable Power
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 14.0


Body Code E54
Body Code ZW9
Body Style 111" WB
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Astro Cargo Van


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 - Rear 2-Stage Spring
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3150
Axle Type - Front Independent
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3150
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73


Front Tire Order Code QCU
Front Tire Order Code QCM
Front Tire Order Code QCV
Rear Tire Order Code QCM
Rear Tire Order Code QCV
Rear Tire Order Code QCU
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P215/75R15
Rear Tire Size P215/75R15
Spare Tire Size T145/80D16
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1853
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 753
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 753
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD -


Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 650
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)


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


Rear Door Type Dutch
Rear Door Type Panel

Weight Information

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2800
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) 1631
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2282
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3150


Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Chrome
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15.0 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15.0 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 4.0
Front Wheel Size (in) 15.0 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Chrome

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