Specs

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2WD Regular Cab Long Box

Brakes

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 13.0 x 3.5
Brake Type Power
Brake ABS System Four Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.50 x 1.50
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.50 x 1.26
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 49.1
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 19.2
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 64.4
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 60.2
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 97.6
Cargo Volume (ft³) 69.1
Tailgate Width (in) 62.0

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 23.8
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 17.1

Electrical

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

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM 430 @ 1800
Engine Oil Cooler Yes
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 330 @ 2800
Engine Order Code L29
Engine Order Code L65
Engine Order Code L31
Engine Type Gas V8
Engine Type Diesel V8
Engine Type Gas V8
Displacement 7.4L/454
Displacement 6.5L/400
Displacement 5.7L/350
Fuel System Turbo-Charged EFI
Fuel System SFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 290 @ 4000
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 195 @ 3400
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 255 @ 4600
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 410 @ 3200

Exterior Dimensions

Cab to End of Frame (in)
Overhang, Front (in) 35.4
Height, Overall (in) 73.4
Height, Overall (in) 73.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 94.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 213.4
Wheelbase (in) 131.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 36.1
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 35.3
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
Frame Width, Rear (in) 36.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.4
Cab to Axle (in) 55.9
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 111.0
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 46.5

Frame

Frame Type Ladder

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 34
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame

Interior Dimensions

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

Mileage

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

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 47.9
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 16.4
Steering Type Power
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.4
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 15.3

Summary

Body Code E63
Body Style Reg Cab 8' Wideside
Vehicle Name GMC Sierra 3500

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3800
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3600
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 7500
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6084
Axle Type - Front
Axle Type - Rear Full-Floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3800
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 7500
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 6084
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.56
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 4.10
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.25
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Suspension Type - Front Indep Coil Spring

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code ZHH
Front Tire Size LT225/75R16D
Front Tire Size LT215/85R16D
Front Tire Size LT245/75R16E
Rear Tire Size LT225/75R16D
Rear Tire Size LT215/85R16D
Rear Tire Size LT245/75R16E
Spare Tire Size LT225/75R16D
Spare Tire Size LT215/85R16D
Spare Tire Size LT245/75R16E
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1940
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2030
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1875
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1985
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 3042
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1875
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1985
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 3042
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 706
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 682
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 679
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 678
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 706
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 682
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 679
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 706
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 678
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 678
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 679
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 682
Front Tire Order Code XGK
Front Tire Order Code XHP
Front Tire Order Code XHR
Front Tire Order Code XYK
Front Tire Order Code XYL
Front Tire Order Code XHH
Rear Tire Order Code YGK
Rear Tire Order Code YHP
Rear Tire Order Code YHR
Rear Tire Order Code YYK
Rear Tire Order Code YYL
Rear Tire Order Code YHH
Spare Tire Order Code ZGK
Spare Tire Order Code ZHP
Spare Tire Order Code ZHR
Spare Tire Order Code ZYK
Spare Tire Order Code ZYL

Trailering

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

Transmission

Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code MT1
Trans Order Code MW3
Trans Type 4
Trans Type 5
Trans Description Cont. HD Automatic w/OD,
Trans Description Cont. HD Manual 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 LH/RH
Trans PTO Access
Trans Power Take Off SAE 6-Bolt
Trans Power Take Off
Clutch Size (in) 12
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 5.61
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.08
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.48
First Gear Ratio (:1) 5.61
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.48
Trans Description Cont. Again Deep Low

Weight Information

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2157
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 15,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 16,000
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 9000
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 10,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2681
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 6084
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 7500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3600
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3800
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 13,500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 14,500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 17,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 19,000

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.0
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.0

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