Specs

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G1500 135" WB

Brakes

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.15 x 2.75
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.57 x 1.25
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 56.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 88.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 127.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) 155.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) 151.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 267.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 53.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 75.5

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11

Doors

Side Door Type Swing-out
Side Door Type Sliding

Electrical

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

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM 250 @ 2800
Engine Order Code L30
Engine Order Code L31
Engine Order Code L35
Engine Type Gas V8
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 280 @ 2800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 325 @ 2800
Engine Oil Cooler

Exterior Dimensions

Side Door Opening Width (in) 46.7
Side Door Opening Height (in) 49.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 56.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 49.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 25.6
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 50.0
Overhang, Front (in) 33.8
Height, Overall (in) 81.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.2
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 218.8
Wheelbase (in) 135
Step Up Height - Front (in) 15.3
Step Up Height - Side (in) 16.4
Side Door Opening Height (in) 48.8
Side Door Opening Width (in) 40.9

Frame

Frame Type Ladder-type

Fuel Tank

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

Interior Dimensions

Third Leg Room (in)
Third Leg Room (in) 38.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
Third Shoulder Room (in) 57.4
Third Hip Room (in)
Third Hip Room (in) 55.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.6
Second Leg Room (in) 38.5
Second Head Room (in) 39.0
Front Hip Room (in) 63.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 68.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.6
Passenger Capacity 8
Passenger Capacity 5
Second Hip Room (in) 55.5
Third Head Room (in)
Third Head Room (in) 39.1

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 45.17
Steering Type Pwr, Speed-Sensitive

Summary

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

Suspension

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

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code ZHB
Rear Tire Order Code YHA
Rear Tire Order Code YHM
Rear Tire Order Code YHB
Front Tire Order Code XHA
Front Tire Order Code XHM
Front Tire Order Code XHB
Spare Tire Order Code ZHA
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15
Spare Tire Size
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1844
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1984
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1984
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 721
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 721
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 721
Front Tire Size P235/75R15
Spare Tire Order Code ZX9
Spare Tire Order Code ZHM

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 550
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 750
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 700

Transmission

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

Vehicle

Rear Door Type Panel

Weight Information

Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9,500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 12,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10,500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10,000
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7100
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2383
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2652
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3968
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3600

Wheels

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

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