Specs

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2WD Regular Cab Sportside Short Box

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.57 x 1.25
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System Four Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.0 x 2.25
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
Cargo Volume (ft³) 42.1
Tailgate Width (in) 50.9
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 19.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 49.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 49.1

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 23.8
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 17.2
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.7
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.8

Electrical

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

Engine

Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 5.0L/305
Displacement 5.7L/350
Displacement 6.5L/400
Displacement 4.3L/262
Fuel System Turbo-Charged EFI
Fuel System SFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 230 @ 4600
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 255 @ 4600
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 180 @ 3400
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 4400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 285 @ 2800
Engine Oil Cooler Yes
Engine Oil Cooler
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 2800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 360 @ 1800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 330 @ 2800
Engine Order Code L30
Engine Order Code L31
Engine Order Code L56
Engine Order Code L35
Engine Type Gas V8
Engine Type Diesel V8

Exterior Dimensions

Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.0
Cab to End of Frame (in)
Cab to Axle (in) 41.9
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 111.0
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 41.6
Overhang, Front (in) 35.4
Height, Overall (in) 70.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.1
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 194.5
Wheelbase (in) 117.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.6
Frame Width, Rear (in) 36.7

Frame

Frame Type Ladder

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25
Aux Fuel Tank Location

Interior Dimensions

Front Leg Room (in) 41.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.4
Front Hip Room (in) 60.0
Passenger Capacity 3
Passenger Capacity 2
Front Head Room (in) 39.9

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 44.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.8
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 15.6
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 16.5
Steering Type Power

Summary

Vehicle Name GMC Sierra 1500
Body Code E62
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5' Sportside

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32
Suspension Type - Front Indep Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3200
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3750
Axle Type - Front
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3262
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4800
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3750
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.08
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 Gas
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 25
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 46 Gas
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.25
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

Tires

Front Tire Order Code XFN
Rear Tire Order Code YFN
Rear Tire Order Code YFL
Spare Tire Order Code ZFN
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1763
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15
Front Tire Size P235/75R15
Spare Tire Order Code ZFL
Front Tire Order Code XFL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 722
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 722
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 722

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 10,000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000

Transmission

Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Trans Description Cont. HD Automatic w/OD,
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 5
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code MG5
Trans Order Code MT1
Trans Order Code M30
Trans Order Code M50
Clutch Size (in) 12
Clutch Size (in)
Clutch Size (in) 11
Trans Power Take Off
Trans PTO Access
Transfer Case Model
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
Transfer Case Power Take Off
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.55
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.08
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.02
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.48
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.49
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD

Weight Information

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3686
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2278
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1607
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6100
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 8500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 8000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11,500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10,500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 12,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10,000

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material Chrome
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Chrome
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum