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1997 K3500 Base Regular Cab Pickup Specs

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1997 K3500 Base Regular Cab Pickup Specs

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5,733 cc 5.7 liters 90° V 8 front longitudinal engine with 101.6 mm bore, 88.4 mm stroke, 9.4 compression ratio, cast iron block, cast iron head, overhead valve and two valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Multi-point injection electronic fuel system
34 gallon main fuel tank
Heavy duty battery
Power: 190 kW , 255 HP @ 4,600 rpm; 330 ft lb @ 2,800 rpm
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Four-wheel ABS
4.1:1 axle ratio
Two disc brakes including two ventilated discs
Fullsize steel rim under body spare wheel
Torsion beam front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and torsion springs , beam rear suspension rigid with stabilizer bar and leaf springs
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Chrome separate front and rear bumpers
Day time running lights
Driver and passenger externally adjustable black door mirrors
External dimensions: overall length (inches): 237.4, overall width (inches): 94.3, overall height (inches): 73.4, ground clearance (inches): 6.4, wheelbase (inches): 155.5, front track (inches): 68.6, rear track (inches): 69.2, curb to curb turning circle (feet): 51.9, 27 and 1.1
Mechanical foldable mirrors
Single conventional lens halogen bulb headlights
Opening rear ¼ windows
Gloss paint , metallic paint , black paint
Straight side pickup bed
Fixed rear window
Tinted glass
Weights: gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) 10,000, curb weight (lbs) 5,824, gross trailer weight braked (lbs) 7,000, gross trailer weight unbraked (lbs) 1,000, front axle weight (lbs) 4,250, rear axle weight (lbs) 7,500, max payload (lbs) 4,176 and max tongue load (lbs) 850
Two-speed windshield wipers with W/S wiper mist setting and variable intermittent wipe
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Fixed mast antenna
Illuminated front ashtray
Delco stereo two-band audio system with AM/FM, seek, scan, front/rear fader and tape logic deck
Cargo area dimensions: length (inches): 97.6, front width (inches): 64.4, width between arches (inches): 49.1, height (inches): 19.2, loading floor height (inches): 34.1, loadspace volume (cu ft): 69.1 and measurement standard: manufacturer's own
Cargo area light
Cargo capacity: rear seat up; to lower window (cu ft): 40.5 and all seats in place (cu ft): 40.5
Front seats cigar lighter
Clearance lights
Digital clock
Delayed/fade courtesy lights with two switches
Front seats cup holders
Door pockets/bins for driver seat, passenger seat and rear seats
Floor covering: plastic/rubber in passenger compartment
Split bench reclining driver seat with fore/aft adjustment , split bench reclining passenger seat with fore/aft adjustment , split bench center seat
Height adjustable 3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat , height adjustable 3-point reel front seat belts on passenger seat , lap reel front seat belts on center seat
Illuminated glove compartment with lid
Height adjustable head restraints on front seats and rear seats
Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 39.9, rear headroom (inches): 37.5, front hip room (inches): 60, rear hip room (inches): 64.2, front leg room (inches): 41.7, rear leg room (inches): 34.8, front shoulder room (inches): 65.4 and rear shoulder room (inches): 67.6
Vehicle speed proportional power steering
Front reading lights
3-point reel rear seat belts on driver side , 3-point reel rear seat belts on passenger side , lap static rear seat belts on center side
Three one-piece bench front facing rear seats with zero adjustments
Rear view mirror
Seating: six seats
Vinyl seat upholstery with additional vinyl
Four speaker(s)
Plastic steering wheel
Tachometer
Passenger vanity mirror
Ventilation system with four fan speeds
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