Specs

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1500 135" WB

Brakes

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

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) 151.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 127.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 75.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 53.8
Cargo Volume (ft³) 267.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) 155.9

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 15.4

Doors

Side Door Type Swing-out
Side Door Type Sliding

Electrical

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

Engine

Fuel System SFI
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 Turbo Charged EFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 220 @ 4600
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 245 @ 4600
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 4400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 280 @ 2800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 2800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 250 @ 2800
Engine Oil Cooler

Exterior Dimensions

Rear Door Opening Height (in) 49.7
Side Door Opening Width (in) 40.9
Side Door Opening Height (in) 49.1
Side Door Opening Height (in) 48.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 24.8
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 50.0
Overhang, Front (in) 33.8
Height, Overall (in) 79.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.2
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 218.8
Wheelbase (in) 135
Step Up Height - Side (in) 22.7
Step Up Height - Front (in) 20.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.9
Step Up Height - Side (in) 21.1
Side Door Opening Width (in) 46.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 56.9

Frame

Frame Type Ladder

Fuel Tank

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

Interior Dimensions

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

Mileage

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

Steering

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

Summary

Body Style 1500 Cargo Van 135" WB
Body Code ZW9
Vehicle Name GMC Savana Cargo Van

Suspension

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)
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3167
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3968
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3600
Axle Type - Front Independent
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3600
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3500
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73

Tires

Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1584
Front Tire Order Code XHA
Front Tire Order Code XHB
Front Tire Order Code XHM
Front Tire Order Code XCU
Rear Tire Order Code YHA
Rear Tire Order Code YHB
Rear Tire Order Code YHM
Rear Tire Order Code YCU
Spare Tire Order Code ZX9
Spare Tire Order Code ZHA
Spare Tire Order Code ZHB
Spare Tire Order Code ZHM
Spare Tire Order Code ZCU
Front Tire Size P235/75R15
Front Tire Size P215/75R15
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15
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
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

Trailering

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

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Order Code M30
Trans Type 4
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
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

Vehicle

Rear Door Type Dual Swing-out

Weight Information

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

Wheels

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

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