Specs

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1500 135" WB

Brakes

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.2 x 2.75
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 1.25
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 127.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) 151.0
Cargo Volume (ft³) 267.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 53.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 52.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 75.5

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.0

Doors

Side Door Type Swing-out
Side Door Type Sliding

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Watts 1488
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 124
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 770
Maximum Alternator Watts 1200
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM 280 @ 2800
Engine Order Code L30
Engine Order Code L31
Engine Order Code L35
Engine Type Gas V8
Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 5.0L/305
Displacement 5.7L/350
Displacement 4.3L/262
Fuel System SFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 220 @ 4600
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 245 @ 4600
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 4400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 2800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 250 @ 2800
Engine Oil Cooler

Exterior Dimensions

Overhang, Front (in) 33.8
Height, Overall (in) 79.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.2
Step Up Height - Side (in) 15.5
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 218.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 48.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 56.9
Side Door Opening Height (in) 49.1
Side Door Opening Width (in) 40.8
Side Door Opening Width (in) 46.7
Step Up Height - Front (in) 16.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 24.3
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 49.9
Wheelbase (in) 135.0

Frame

Frame Type Ladder

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Location LH Midship Inboard
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31
Aux Fuel Tank Location

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 68.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1
Front Hip Room (in) 63.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.6
Passenger Capacity 2

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 45.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.2
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD -
Steering Type Variable Power

Summary

Vehicle Name Chevrolet Chevy Cargo Van
Body Style 1500 Cargo Van 135" WB
Body Code ZW9

Suspension

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3167
Axle Type - Front Independent
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3600
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3500
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3968
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3600
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil

Tires

Rear Tire Size P215/75R15
Spare Tire Size
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15
Spare Tire Size P215/75R15
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1844
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1584
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1984
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1584
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1984
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1584
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 721
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 752
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 721
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 752
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 721
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 752
Front Tire Order Code XHA
Front Tire Order Code XHB
Front Tire Order Code XHM
Front Tire Order Code XCU
Rear Tire Order Code XHA
Rear Tire Order Code XHB
Rear Tire Order Code XHM
Rear Tire Order Code XCU
Spare Tire Order Code XHA
Spare Tire Order Code XHB
Spare Tire Order Code XHM
Spare Tire Order Code ZX9
Spare Tire Order Code XCU
Front Tire Size P235/75R15
Front Tire Size P215/75R15
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15

Trailering

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 Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4000

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 Dual Swing-out

Weight Information

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10,500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 12,000
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6100
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7100
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2126
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2539
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3167
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3968
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3168
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3600
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9500

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7.0
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Material

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