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111.2" WB RWD


Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake Type Pwr
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.00 x 1.14
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.80 x 0.79
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume (ft³) 170.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 47.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 51.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 98.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 57.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) 126.0

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.4


Side Door Type Sliding


Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600
Maximum Alternator Watts 1200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)


SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 4400
Engine Oil Cooler Yes
Engine Order Code LU3
Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 4.3L/262
Fuel System MFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 250 @ 2800

Exterior Dimensions

Overhang, Front (in) 32.5
Step Up Height - Side (in) 20.7
Step Up Height - Front (in) 18.9
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
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 26.7
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 46.0
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


Frame Type Integral body

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Location Forward of Rear Axle
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 27

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 2
Front Head Room (in) 39.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 64.0
Front Hip Room (in) 64.9


EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23


Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 44.2
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 13.0
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 16.0
Steering Type Pwr


Vehicle Name GMC Safari Cargo Van
Body Code E54
Body Code ZW9
Body Style 3 Door Reg WB


Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Suspension Type - Rear Single-Stage Spring
Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3150
Axle Type - Front Independent
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2800
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3100
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73


Front Tire Order Code QRD
Rear Tire Order Code QRD
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P215/70R16
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Spare Tire Size Compact
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 3166
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 3166
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 753
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 753
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD -


Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 580
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 530
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) 5800
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)


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
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)
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive


Rear Door Type Dutch
Rear Door Type Panel

Weight Information

Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1144
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2019
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2800
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10,000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9500
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5600


Front Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 6.5

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