Specs

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1500 Regular Wheelbase Rear-Wheel Drive

Brakes

Brake Type Pwr
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 1.1
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 52.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 124.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) 153.6
Cargo Volume (ft³) 270.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 52.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD -

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.4
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.1

Doors

Side Door Type Swing-out
Side Door Type Sliding

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 770
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 145
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 12.2

Engine

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 310 @ 5200
Engine Order Code LMF
Engine Order Code LU3
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8
Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 5.3L/323
Displacement 4.3L/262
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler Yes
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 195 @ 4600
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 2800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 334 @ 4500

Exterior Dimensions

Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in) 20.6
Step Up Height - Front (in) 20.4
Side Door Opening Width (in) 44.1
Side Door Opening Height (in) 47.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 57.0
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 49.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.4
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.0
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 28.4
Overhang, Front (in) 39.7
Height, Overall (in) 83.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.2
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 224.1
Wheelbase (in) 135.0

Frame

Frame Type Ladder

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Location
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 31
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
Fuel Tank Location Mid-frame

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 68.8
Front Hip Room (in) 65.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3
Passenger Capacity 2

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 15

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 17.2
Steering Type Pwr-Assisted
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 43.4

Summary

Vehicle Name Chevrolet Express Cargo Van
Body Style 1500 Cargo Van 135" WB
Body Code ZW9

Suspension

Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3600
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.30
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000
Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring
Suspension Type - Rear Hypoid Multi-Leaf
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3600
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4000
Axle Type - Front Independent
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating

Tires

Spare Tire Size P245/70R17
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2004
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2004
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code XPR
Rear Tire Order Code YPR
Spare Tire Order Code
Spare Tire Order Code ZPR
Front Tire Size P245/70R17
Rear Tire Size P245/70R17
Spare Tire Size

Trailering

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 6700
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 645
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1005
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 430
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000

Transmission

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
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

Vehicle

Rear Door Type Dual Swing-out

Weight Information

Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2066
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 12000
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7300
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2852
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3600

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0

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