Specs

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111.2" WB RWD

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.5 x 2.0
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) 11.86 x 1.04
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 51.6
Cargo Volume (ft³) 170.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) 126.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 98.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 57.0
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 47.2

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.4

Doors

Side Door Type Sliding

Electrical

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

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 4400
Engine Order Code L35
Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 4.3L/262
Fuel System SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 250 @ 2800
Engine Oil Cooler Yes

Exterior Dimensions

Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.8
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 46.0
Overhang, Front (in) 32.5
Height, Overall (in) 75.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.5
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 189.8
Wheelbase (in) 111.2
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 26.0
Step Up Height - Side (in) 21.5
Step Up Height - Front (in) 19.5
Side Door Opening Width (in) 34.5
Side Door Opening Height (in) 46.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 57.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 42.0
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.4

Frame

Frame Type Integral body

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
Fuel Tank Location Forward of Rear Axle
Aux Fuel Tank Location

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in) 39.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 64.0
Passenger Capacity 2
Front Hip Room (in) 65.0

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 44.2
Steering Type Pwr Speed-Sensitive
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 14.0
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 14.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 42.7

Summary

Body Style 111.2" WB
Body Code E54
Vehicle Name GMC Safari Cargo Van
Body Code ZW9

Suspension

Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.23
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Spring
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.10
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3150
Axle Type - Front Independent
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3150
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code QCU
Front Tire Order Code QCM
Front Tire Order Code QPZ
Front Tire Order Code QCU
Rear Tire Order Code QCM
Rear Tire Order Code QPZ
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P235/65R15
Front Tire Size P215/75R15
Rear Tire Size P235/65R15
Rear Tire Size P215/75R15
Spare Tire Size T145/80D16
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1603
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1603
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1583
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1853
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 770
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 753
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 770
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 753
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD -

Trailering

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 650
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A

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 Dutch
Rear Door Type Panel

Weight Information

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2800
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9500
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5600
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1629
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2280
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3150

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Chrome
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15.0 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15.0 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4
Front Wheel Size (in) 15.0 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Chrome