Specs

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Work Truck Regular Cab Standard Box 2-Wheel Drive Work Truck

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.61 x 2.36
Brake Type Pwr
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.99 x 1.18
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or )

Cargo Area Dimensions

Tailgate Width (in) 61.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.6
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 61.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
Cargo Volume (ft³) 60.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 21.0
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 62.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.7

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD -

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160
Maximum Alternator Watts
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 730
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 145

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6

Engine

Engine Type Gas V6
Displacement 5.3L/323
Displacement 4.8L/293
Displacement 4.3L/262
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 315 @ 5200
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 5600
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 195 @ 4600
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 335 @ 4000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 305 @ 4600
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 2800
Engine Oil Cooler
Engine Order Code LMG
Engine Order Code L20
Engine Order Code LU3
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8

Exterior Dimensions

Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 34.7
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD -
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 13.4
Wheelbase (in) 119.0
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 205.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.9
Height, Overall (in) 73.6
Overhang, Front (in) 39.4
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 47.2
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 116.5
Cab to Axle (in) 41.9
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD -

Frame

Frame Type Hydroformed

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
Aux Fuel Tank Location
Fuel Tank Location Driver Side
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26

Interior Dimensions

Front Hip Room (in) 62.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3
Passenger Capacity 3
Front Head Room (in) 41.5

Mileage

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

Steering

Steering Type Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 16.73
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7

Summary

Vehicle Name Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside
Body Code E63

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear 2-stage multi-leaf
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3200
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3750
Axle Type - Front Independent
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3200
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
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.23
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.42
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
Suspension Type - Front Independent

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code QXR
Rear Tire Order Code QU1
Spare Tire Order Code 4JP
Spare Tire Order Code
Front Tire Size P275/55R20
Front Tire Size LT245/70R17
Front Tire Size P245/70R17
Rear Tire Size P275/55R20
Rear Tire Size LT245/70R17
Rear Tire Size P245/70R17
Spare Tire Size - TBD -
Spare Tire Size LT245/70R17
Spare Tire Size P245/70R17
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2044
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD -
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD -
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2304
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2010
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2004
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2010
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2304
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2244
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code QSS
Front Tire Order Code QXR
Front Tire Order Code QU1
Rear Tire Order Code QSS

Trailering

Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 9100
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 2300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 9200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 720
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 705
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1080
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1110
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1365
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4800
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4700
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 7400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 9100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 480
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 470
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4800
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4700
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000

Transmission

Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29
Clutch Size (in)
Trans Power Take Off
Trans PTO Access
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
Trans Type 4
Trans Type 6
Trans Order Code M30
Trans Order Code MYC
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Transfer Case Power Take Off
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63
Transfer Case Model
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06

Weight Information

Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2676
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - TBD -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 12000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 15000
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6400
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1784
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3750
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3200

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.5
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 8.5
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum

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