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  • Chevrolet C/K - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Chevrolet C/K Chevrolet-CK.jpg Overview Manufacturer Chevrolet/GMC (General Motors) Also called GMC C/KGMC Sierra Production 1960–2002 (United States)1965–2002 (Canada)1964–2001 (Brazil)1975–1982 (Chile)1960–1978/1986–1994 (Argentina Sevel)1999-2006 (South Korea, as a renamed Silverado) Body and chassis Class Full-size pickup truck Body style 2-door regular cab2-door extended cab3-door extended cab4-door crew cab Layout Front engine, rear-wheel drive / four-wheel drive Chronology Predecessor Task Force Successor Chevrolet Silverado

    The C/K was Chevrolet and GMC's full-size pickup truck line from 1960 until 2002 in the United States, from 1965 to 2002 in Canada, from 1964 through 2001 in Brazil, and from 1975 to 1982 in Chile. The first Chevrolet pickup truck came out in 1918, though in-house designs did not appear until 1930. "C" indicated two-wheel drive and "K" indicated four-wheel drive. The aging C/K light-duty pickup truck was replaced with the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra names in 1999 in the US and Canada, and 2001 in Brazil; the Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD heavy-duty pickup trucks followed. Until this time, the names Silverado and Sierra were used to identify the trim level of the C/K trucks.

    For the first Chevrolet C Series, made from 1911 to 1913, see Chevrolet Series C Classic Six, (the first Chevy).

    Contents

    1 First generation 1960–1966 2 Second generation 1967–1972 2.1 Engines 2.2 Trim Levels (Chevrolet) 2.3 Trim Levels (GMC) 3 Third generation 1973–1987 3.1 Interior and safety 3.2 Chassis and powertrain 3.3 1981 mid-life cycle facelift 3.4 R/V-Series 3.5 Sidesaddle fuel tank controversy 3.6 Foreign production 4 Fourth generation 1988–2002 (GMT400) 4.1 4x4 front suspension 4.2 Engines 4.3 454 SS 4.4 C3500 HD 4.4.1 Engines 1991–2000 4.4.2 Engines 2001–2002 5 Brazilian versions 6 See also 7 References 8 External links First generation 1960–1966[edit] First generation 1966 chevy.png Overview Also called C10/K10C15/K15C20/K20C30 Production 1960–1966 Body and chassis Related Chevrolet Suburban Powertrain Engine 230 in3 (3.8 L) I6236 in3 (3.9 L) I6250 in3 (4.1 L) I6261 in3 (4.3 L) I6292 in3 (4.8 L) I6305 in3 (5.0 L) V6283 in3 (4.6 L) V8327 in3 (5.3 L) V8 Transmission 3-speed synchromesh manual4-speed synchromesh manual2-speed Powerglide automatic[1] Dimensions Wheelbase 115 in (2,921 mm) (short box)[1]127 in (3,226 mm) (long box)133 in (3,378 mm) (1961–63 long box)[2] Length 186.875 in (4,747 mm) SWB[2]206 in (5,232 mm) Standard[2]216.25 in (5,493 mm) LWB[2] Width 78.75 in (2,000 mm)[2] Height 71.25 in (1,810 mm)[2]

    The 1960 model year introduced a new body style of light pick-up truck that featured many firsts. Most important of these were a drop-center ladder frame, allowing the cab to sit lower, and independent front suspension, giving an almost car-like ride in a truck. Also new for 1960 was a new designation system for trucks made by GM. Gone was the 3100, 3200, and 3600 designations for short 1/2, long 1/2 and 3/4-ton models. Instead, a new scheme would assign a 10, 20, or 30 for 1/2, 3/4, and 1-ton models. Since 1957, trucks were available from the factory as 4-wheel drive, and the new class scheme would make this known. A C (Conventional) in front of the series number would indicate 2-wheel rear drive while a K would denote 4-wheel drive. Actual badging on trucks still carried the series name system from the previous generation. The cab roof used double walled steel construction unlike the other automakers who used a single steel roof.[1] The 10, 20, 30, and 40 series (C or K) were badged as "Apache", etc. 50, and 60 series trucks were badged as "Viking", and the largest 70, 80, and 90 series models were marked "Spartan" etc. In 1960, C/K trucks were available in smooth "Fleetside" or fendered "Stepside" versions. GMC called these "Wideside" and "Fenderside." Half-ton models were the C10 and K10 long-bed and short-bed trucks, and The 3/4-ton C20 and K20, as well as the one-ton C30, were also available. GMC did not use the "C" nomenclature, though their 4x4 versions had the "K" designation. GMC Model numbers for 1/2, 3/4, 1, and 1.5 ton were 1000, 1500, 2500, and 3000. The 1960,1961, & 1962 model used torsion bar front suspension, with trailing arm suspension rear. Trim lines were base and "Custom." Engines included the base GMC 305 in3 V6 for the GMC version, 135 hp (101 kW) 236 in3 (3.9 L) and 150 hp (112 kW) 261 in3 (4.3 L) straight-6s, and a 283 in3 (4.6 L) V8 with 185 hp (119 kW).

    A coil-spring front suspension came in 1963; along with a new base engine, a 140 hp (104 kW) 230 in3 (3.8 L) I6, and an optional 165 hp (123 kW) 292 in3 (4.8 L) I6. The cab was changed for 1964, with elimination of the "wraparound" windshield and a new front grille design, along with various interior changes. Air conditioning and a 220 hp (164 kW) 327 in3 (5.3 L) V8 came in 1965. A new base engine finished the model in 1966 with a 155 hp (116 kW) 250 in3 (4.1 L) I6.

    Second generation 1967–1972[edit] Second generation Chevrolet C-10 pickup.jpg Overview Production 1967–1972 Assembly Atlanta, GABaltimore, MDPontiac, MIFlint, MITarrytown, NYKansas City, MOSt. Louis, MOJanesville, WINorwood, OHFremont, CAOshawa, ONBuenos Aires, Argentina Body and chassis Related Chevrolet SilveradoChevrolet K5 BlazerChevrolet Suburban Powertrain Engine

    250 cu in (4.1 L) I6292 cu in (4.8 L) I6283 cu in (4.6 L) V8307 cu in (5.0 L) V8327 cu in (5.4 L) V8350 cu in (5.7 L) V8396 cu in (6.5 L) V8402 cu in (6.6 L) V8

    GMC models continued to offer the 305 and 351 c.i. V6s through 1970. Transmission 3-speed manual4-speed Muncie SM465 manual4-speed New Process NP435 manual2-speed Powerglide automatic3-speed THM-350 automatic3-speed THM-400 automatic Dimensions Wheelbase 115 in (2,921 mm) (short box)127 in (3,226 mm) (long box)133 in (3,378 mm) (Longhorn) Length 188.5 in (4,788 mm) (short box)207.75 in (5,277 mm) (long box)213.75 in (5,429 mm) (Longhorn Fleetside)217.75 in (5,531 mm) (Longhorn Stepside)

    A new, more modern look came in 1967, along with a new nickname: "Action Line". It was with this revision of the C/K truck that General Motors began to add comfort and convenience items to a vehicle line that had previously been for work purposes alone. Updated styling features for the 1967 Chevy Pickup trucks came with new body sheet metal that helps fight rust and a pickup box made of double-walled steel. The majority of 10 and 20 series Chevrolet trucks from 1967 to 1972 were built with a coil spring trailing arm rear suspension, which greatly improved the ride over traditional leaf springs. However, the leaf spring rear suspension was still available on those trucks, and standard on 30 series trucks. The front suspension on all Chevrolet trucks were independent front suspension with coil springs. GMC models came standard with leaf springs with coils springs optional; all four-wheel drive models (Chevrolet and GMC) had leaf springs on both axles. 1967 was the only year for the "small rear window" (RPO A10 offered a large rear window as a factory option[3]). The standard drivetrain came with a three-speed manual transmission and one of two engines; the 250 in3 straight six or the 283 cu in (4.6 L) V8. The optional transmissions were the four-speed manual, the Powerglide and the Turbo-Hydramatic 350 and 400. The 292 six and the 327 in3 V8 were the optional engines. The 1/2 ton trucks came with a 6 x 5.5–inch bolt pattern, the 3/4 and 1 ton trucks came with an 8 x 6.5–inch bolt pattern.

    In 1968, the 283 cu in (4.6 L) V8 was replaced with a 307 cu in (5.0 L) and a 310 hp (231 kW), 396 cu in (6.5 L) V8 was offered for the first time. The most visible change in differentiating a 1968 from a 1967 was the addition of side-marker reflectors on all fenders. Also, the small rear window cab was no longer available. The GMC grille was revised, with the letters "GMC" no longer embossed in the horizontal crossbar. Another addition was the Custom Comfort and Convenience interior package that fell between the Standard cab and CST cab options. In 1968, Chevrolet celebrated 50 years of truck manufacturing, and to commemorate, they released a 50th Anniversary package, which featured an exclusive white-gold-white paint scheme. Also in 1968, the Longhorn model debuted on 3/4 ton trucks. Featuring a 133-inch wheelbase identical to the one-ton vehicles, it added an extra 6 inches to the bed. Longhorns, interestingly, were 2wd only; no factory Longhorn 4x4 was built.

    The 327 c.i. V-8 engine was enlarged in 1969 to 350 CID (stroke increased from 3.25 to 3.48) with a net horsepower rating of 195-200, depending on emissions package 255 hp (190 kW), 350 cu in (5.7 L). Along with the new engines came a new grille design for Chevrolet trucks and a more upright hood for both Chevrolet and GMC trucks. A utility variant, known as the K5 Blazer, was also introduced with a shorter wheelbase of 104 inches (2,642 mm). The GMC version, known as the Jimmy, was introduced the same year. Some internal cab changes were also made, most notably the switch from a hand-operated parking brake to a foot pedal, and a more modern looking two-spoke steering wheel with plastic horn button replaced the previous year's three-spoke wheel with chrome horn button. Also new this year were upper and lower side moldings, which added another two-tone paint option. These were standard on CST trucks, and optional in any other trim level.

    The only noticeable change for 1970 was a minor update to the Chevrolet grille. At first glance, the 1969 and 1970 grilles appear identical. However, the 1970s plastic inserts actually have highlights that break the appearance into six separate sections. The 396, while still sold as such, was enlarged to 402 cubic inches starting in 1970.

    1970 Chevrolet C-10 with the Custom trim level

    Several changes occurred in 1971. First came another new grille design (the "egg crate") for Chevrolet trucks and black paint over portions of the GMC grille. Second, an additional trim package was introduced: the Cheyenne. On GMC models, this was referred to as the Sierra. These packages consisted mostly of comfort features — nicer interiors, more padding and insulation, carpet, chrome trim, and upper and lower side molding and tailgate trim. 1971 was the first year for AM/FM radios factory installed. Finally, the front brakes on all light-duty trucks were switched from drum brakes to disc brakes, resulting in much less brake fade under heavy use. While many prior C/K half-ton trucks had used a six-lug bolt pattern (6 x 5.5") for the wheels, two-wheel-drive models switched to a five-lug pattern (5 x 5–inch bolt circle) common to Buick, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, and Cadillac passenger cars. The 1/2 ton 4 x 4 retained the 6 lug bolt pattern. This bolt pattern would remain the standard through the end of the C/K series (along with the Chevrolet/GMC vans). Also, Chevrolet changed the 396 V8 emblem designation to 400 V8.

    The 1972 models were virtually identical to 1971 models, with the only change being the rear view mirror was glued to the windshield instead of being bolted to top of the cab, and metal or vinyl-covered flat door panels were no longer available; all trim level door panels were molded plastic with integral armrests and wood grain inserts on Cheyenne and Sierra trim levels. For restoration, it should also be noted that the door and window cranks were slightly longer due to the molded plastic door panels, and the vent windows were now secured with a single screw on the inside of the door, thus differentiating it from the 1971 model year.

    1971 Chevrolet C/50 medium-duty truck

    71-72 Chevrolet C/10 Cheyenne

    1972 GMC C-Series with the Sierra trim level

    Engines[edit] Year 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 Inline 6 250 in3292 in3 250 in3292 in3 250 in3292 in3 250 in3292 in3 250 in3292 in3 250 in3292 in3 V6 (GMC) 305 in3351 in3 305 in3351 in3 305 in3 V8 283 in3327 in3 307 in3327 in3396 in3 307 in3350 in3396 in3 307 in3350 in3396 in3 307 in3350 in3402 in3 307 in3350 in3402 in3 Trim Levels (Chevrolet)[edit] Years Base Mid-level High-level Top-line 1967–70 [4][5] Standard Custom -- CST (Custom Sport Truck) 1971 [6] Custom Custom Deluxe -- Cheyenne late 1971–72 [7] Custom Custom Deluxe Cheyenne Cheyenne Super

    A 10, 20, or 30 on the emblem indicates 1⁄2-, 3⁄4-, or 1-ton trucks. There are also 40- to 80-series medium- and heavy-duty trucks:

    medium-duty 1 1⁄2-ton C40; "light" 2-ton C50; 2-ton C60; heavy-duty "light" 2 1⁄2-ton C70; 2 1⁄2-ton C80.[8]

    These models share the cabin of the light-duty models but sit on a taller chassis and have a taller front end of a different design, with a clamshell hood.

    Trim Levels (GMC)[edit] Years Base Mid-level High-level Top-line 1967–71 [9] Deluxe Custom -- Super Custom 1972 [9] Custom Super Custom Sierra Sierra Grande

    1500, 2500, and 3500 designations were used to indicate 1⁄2-, 3⁄4- and 1-ton trucks.

    In both series, the 'Highlander package' included special color-coordinated houndstooth cloth inserts and additional trim colors and insulation.

    Third generation 1973–1987[edit] Third generation 81-87 Chevrolet CK.jpg Overview Also called Chevrolet ScottsdaleChevrolet Custom DeluxeChevrolet Silverado Production 1973–1987 Assembly Atlanta, GeorgiaBaltimore, MarylandPontiac, MichiganFlint, MichiganTarrytown, New YorkKansas City, MissouriSt. Louis, MissouriJanesville, WisconsinNorwood, OhioFremont, CaliforniaOshawa, OntarioCórdoba (Argentina)Tehran, Iran (1977–1982) [10]Arica, Chile (1978–1988) Powertrain Engine 250 cu in (4.1 L) I6292 cu in (4.8 L) I6262 cu in (4.3 L) V6305 cu in (5.0 L) V8350 cu in (5.7 L) V8400 cu in (6.6 L) V8454 cu in (7.4 L) V8350 cu in (5.7 L) Oldsmobile Diesel V8379 cu in (6.2 L) Detroit Diesel V8 Transmission 3-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic 350 automatic3-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 automatic4-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic 700R4 automatic3-speed Saginaw manual4-speed Saginaw Muncie SM465 manual4-speed New Process NV833 overdrive manual Dimensions Wheelbase 117.5 in (2,984 mm)135.5 in (3,442 mm)164.5 in (4,178 mm) Length 191.5 in (4,864 mm)(1973–75)191.3 in (4,859 mm)(1987)211.8 in (5,380 mm)[11] Height 69.8 in (1,773 mm) 1979 Chevrolet C-20 Custom Deluxe Crew Cab with added camper

    An all-new clean sheet redesign of General Motors' Chevrolet and GMC brand C/K-Series pickups débuted in mid-1972 for the 1973 model year. Development of the new third-generation trucks began in 1968 with vehicle components undergoing simulated testing on computers before the first prototype pickups were even built for real world testing.[12] The redesign was revolutionary in appearance at the time, particularly the cab, departing from typical American pickup truck designs of the era. Aside from being near twins, the Chevrolet and GMC pickups looked like nothing else on the road.[13] The third-generation trucks are officially known as the "Rounded-Line" generation.[14][15][16][17] GM's "Rounded-Line" moniker highlighted the pickup's rounded-lines or rounded styling cues that were incorporated into the design. These rounded-lines included rounded windshield corners, rounded cab roof, sloped rounded doors which cut high into the cab roof eliminating roof height, rounded front fenders, and rounded pickup box corners which allowed for rounded or curved wraparound taillamps, a first for GM pickups. The design also featured strong distinctive curved shoulderlines which rounded out below the beltline.[14] The curved shoulderline continued across the back tailgate on Chevrolet Fleetside and GMC Wideside models. A popular, but incorrect nickname for these trucks is "square body", propagated through truck magazines and word of mouth for the perceived rounded-rectangle profile of the front cap of the body. As this name did not originate from General Motors, it is therefore not official.

    GM's design engineers fashioned the "Rounded-Line" exterior in an effort to help improve aerodynamics and fuel efficiency, using wind tunnel technology to help them sculpt the body.[18] Other design traits include "double-wall" construction, sleek sculpted body work, a aerodynamic cab with steep windshield rake, and a unique available hidden radio antenna embedded into the windshield glass.[14][19][20]

    There were two types of pickup boxes to choose from. The first type, called Fleetside by Chevrolet and Wideside by GMC, was a "double-wall" constructed full width pickup box and featured a flared shoulderline to complement the cab in addition to rounded box corners and the new aforementioned rounded wraparound taillamps. Both steel and wood floors were available. The second type, called Stepside by Chevrolet and Fenderside by GMC, was a narrow width pickup box featuring steps and exposed fenders with standalone tail lamps. Initially, only wood floors were available.[21]

    The wheelbase length was extended to 117.5 in (2,985 mm) for the short wheelbase pickups, and 131.5 in (3,340 mm) for the long wheelbase pickups. A new dual rear wheel option called "Big Dooley" was introduced on one-ton pickups, along with a new Crew Cab option on the 164.5 in (4,178 mm) wheelbase. An optional Elimipitch camper was made available for the Big Dooley.[22] Crew Cabs were available in two versions: a "3+3" which seated up to six occupants and "bonus cab" which deleted the rear seat and added rear lockable storage in its place. The fuel tank was moved from the cab to the outside of the frame, and a dual tank option was available which brought fuel capacity to 40 US gallons. 1980 was the first year that a cassette tape player could be purchased, along with a CB radio.[23]

    The Rounded-Line generation ultimately ran for a lengthy 15 model years (1973–1987) with the exception of the Crew Cab (four-door cab), Blazer, Jimmy, and Suburban versions, which continued up until the 1991 model year. GM ends this generation with 1987 as 1987 was the last model year for the conventional cabs (two-door cab).

    Interior and safety[edit]

    The third-generation pickups were offered in several equipment level packages or trim packages. Chevrolet/GMC used various names for the trim levels throughout the vehicle’s life cycle and some were rearranged in their class order. For the 1973 and 1974 model years, the base (standard) trim level was Custom/Custom, mid-range trims were Custom Deluxe/Super Custom, luxury trims were Cheyenne/Sierra, and top-of-the-line luxury trim levels were Cheyenne Super/Sierra Grande.[12]

    For the 1975 model year the trim levels were revised and the base trims were now Custom Deluxe/Sierra, mid-range trims were Scottsdale/Sierra Grande, luxury trims were Cheyenne/High Sierra, and the top-of-the-line luxury trim levels were now known as Silverado/Sierra Classic. They remained in this configuration up to the 1991 model year.[21] For the 1982 model year, the luxury trim levels were dropped, leaving the base, midcurange, and top-of-the-line luxury trim level packages.[24]

    Soft touch materials were used throughout the passenger cabin, such as the dashboard, doors (arm rests), steering wheel, and shift levers. Subtle grained interior panels and bright metal work was used on the inside with high-quality materials also used on the outside, like chrome, aluminium, and polished stainless steel, particularly on top-of-the-line luxury Silverado or Sierra Classic trim levels. Custom Vinyl vinyl or soft Custom Cloth cloth and velour seating surfaces were used along with fabric headliners, door inserts, and plush carpeting, depending on the trim level. Upper class trim levels also used acoustic deadening materials for quieter ride comfort.[25] From model years 1973 to 1977, chestnut wood grain inserts were used on the dashboard and doors for further visual enhancement. The wood grain inserts were replaced by bright brushed aluminium inserts for model years 1978 to 1987.[26] A Delco AM/FM audio sound system and an all-season climate control system that heated, cooled, cleaned, and dehumidified were optional extras.[27]

    At its launch in 1972, the Rounded-Line C/K-Series introduced two firsts in safety advancements concerning full-size pickups, and would later lead a third safety advancement in 1975. The first was the standard passenger-side sideview mirror, and the second was the energy-absorbing collapsible steering column. Patented by GM and already in use in its cars since 1967, the new energy-absorbing steering column was standard on all C-Series and K-Series models.[12][28][29]

    The third safety advancement was the introduction of dual front lap-and-shoulder safety belts with emergency locking retractors for outboard occupants in 1975 for the 1976 model year.[30] These replaced the outdated and inadequate lap belts previously used. A center lap safety belt with slack adjustment was provided for the center occupant. Ford and Dodge would follow one model year later adding lap-and-shoulder safety belts to their pickups.[31][32]

    Other safety features included soft-padded interior panels for appearance and safety, 3,329 square inches of tempered and laminated safety glass, prismatic rearview mirror, six turn-signal indicator lamps with asymmetrical flash, four-way hazard function, and lane departure function.[12][25][33][34]

    Chassis and powertrain[edit] 1987 Chevrolet C-10 Custom Deluxe

    Third-generation Rounded-Line C/K-Series pickups gained an all-new, high tensile strength carbon steel ladder type frame with "drop center" design.[19][35][36] Steering controls included variable-ratio recirculating ball steering gear with optional hydraulic power assist. Braking controls included front self-adjusting disc brakes with rear finned drum brakes and optional four-wheel hydraulic Hydra-Boost or Vacuum-Boost power assist.[12] Engines choices initially consisted of six or eight cylinder engines with either manual or Turbo Hydra-Matic transmissions.[12]

    C-Series pickups included two-wheel drive and featured an independent front suspension (IFS) system with contoured lower control "A" arms and coil springs. GM's new Load Control rear suspension system took up residence in the back. The Load Control rear suspension system consisted of a rear live axle with dual stage Vari-Rate multi-leaf springs and asymmetrical (offset) shock absorber geometry, to help sort out any "wheel hop" under heavy loads or hard acceleration.[19]

    K-Series pickups included either Conventional, Permanent, or Shift-on-the-move four-wheel drive. The latter system was introduced for 1981. Regardless of the type of four-wheel drive system equipped, all K-Series pickups featured four-corner Vari-Rate multi-leaf springs, front live axle with symmetrical (inline) shock absorber geometry, and the Load Control rear suspension system. K-Series pickups also featured an off road oriented design, with the transfer case bolted directly to the transmission and running gear tucked up as high as possible under the vehicle to reduce the chances of snagging vital components on obstacles, as well as to achieve a low silhouette and optimal ground clearance.[37] Exposed brake lines wrapped in steel were standard, with underbody skid plate armor optional for further protection.

    Conventional four-wheel drive pickups featured manual locking hubs and a two-speed dual range New Process 205 transfer case with four drive modes: Two High, Four High, Neutral, and Four Low. Two High gave a 0:100 torque split, while Four High yielded a locked 50:50 torque split. Four Low applied reduction gearing. The front and rear propeller shafts were locked at all times in Four High and Four Low. Neutral allowed for flat towing, or use of the power take off (PTO).[38]

    Permanent four-wheel drive pickups featured a two-speed dual range New Process 203 transfer case with planetary center differential and lock. Five drive modes were provided: High, Low, Neutral, High Loc, and Low Loc. In High the center differential was unlocked and allowed the front and rear propeller shafts to slip as needed for full-time operation. The system could be manually shifted into High Loc which locked the center differential for a locked 50:50 torque split. Low and Low Loc applied reduction gearing with or without lock, depending on the mode selected. Neutral was also available for use of the PTO.[38]

    A new Eaton Automatic Differential Lock (ADL) was introduced in 1973 as an optional extra on the Rounded-Line C/K-Series pickups, for the rear hypoid differential. The new automatic locking differential was offered under the G86 code, replacing the Eaton NoSpin differential, and eventually replacing the old Positraction limited-slip differential in 1974, at which point it assumed the G80 code.[39] The Eaton ADL featured intelligent differential control via an internal governor which monitored vehicle speed and wheel slip to know when to automatically lock and could lockup 100 percent at or below 20 mph (32 kph) increasing tractive effort. The differential lock would unlock and deactivate at speeds above 20 mph for safety reasons, such as the vehicle being on dry pavement.[40]

    Towing and payload capacity ratings for Rounded-Line C/K-Series pickups varied, depending on how they were configured. Factors such as engine and transmission combination, differential gear ratio, curb weight, and whether the pickup was two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive decided how much the pickup could safely tow or haul.

    A properly equipped C-Series half-ton class pickup could tow up to 8,000 lbs (4 tons) of braked trailer, while a properly equipped C-Series three quarter-ton or one-ton class pickup could tow up to 12,000 lbs (6 tons) of braked trailer.[41] Adding four-wheel drive reduced towing capability due to increased curb weight, which resulted from additional driveline components (transfer case, front axle, front differential, front propeller shaft, and so on) needed to facilitate four-wheel drive. A properly equipped K-Series half-ton or three quarter-ton class pickup could tow up to 6,500 lbs (3.25 tons) of braked trailer, whilst a properly equipped K-Series one-ton class pickup could tow 500 lbs more, up to 7,000 lbs (3.5 tons) of braked trailer.[41]

    Heavy-duty towing equipment was available for both C and K-Series pickups, such as the Trailering Special package (included power steering, uprated battery, and uprated generator), 7-pin trailer electrics connector, heavy-duty engine oil cooler, heavy-duty transmission oil cooler, and a weight distributing trailer hitch.[21][42]

    For the 1975 model year, the 185 hp 400 cu in (6.6 L) small-block V-8 was added to the line and there was a realignment of Chevy trim levels, along with new grilles and clear/white instead of orange front turn signals. Base models gained a passenger-side woodgrain dash accent and a new plaid upholstery pattern (which would change slightly each year until 1978).

    A new gauge to show voltage replaced the ammeter in 1976, and the engine size decals were removed from the grille during this model year.

    For 1977 models, power windows and power door locks were introduced as an optional extra. There was another round of new grilles, revised inner door panels that left less metal exposed, a four-wheel drive, full one-ton chassis was added to the lineup, and a Dana 60 was used for the front axle, as well as an electric oil pressure gauge replacing the mechanical unit. Trucks with an optional trim level, but without an additional wheel upgrade, received flatter stainless steel hubcaps, still with painted accents. This was also the only year with yellow painted trim instead of black.

    The addition of the first diesel engine of the three American automakers in a light duty pickup the 125 hp 350 cu in (5.7 L) Oldsmobile diesel V-8 began in 1978. All models got new, flatter dash trim panels, black on the lower two trims and aluminum-look on the fancier two. Base models received the flatter stainless hubcaps, and Stepsides got new squared-off taillights with built-in backup lights and side markers, while the rear fenders were smoothed out where the old side markers were.

    The 1979 models got a new grille surround that incorporated the turn signals; inside there was a new full-width "houndstooth" seat trim on base models and a (rare) fifth interior color option on the higher series called "oyster" by Chevrolet and "Mystic" by GMC (mostly white with a gray dash, carpeting and cloth). Fuel doors were added to the bed sides to hide the previously exposed fuel caps.

    For the 1980 model year, permanent four-wheel drive was discontinued on K-Series, leaving only conventional four-wheel drive. Some pickups gained a new grille, others did not; high-trim Chevys had both a new surround that incorporated near-flush square headlights and revised turn signals with a new, squarer grille pattern, while a GMC base model was entirely carryover, base Chevys had the new center section in the 1979 surround while GMCs with uplevel trims or the separate RPO V22 option had the new square-light surround with the main grille introduced in 1977. Blue interiors were a darker shade than before.

    Engines[edit]

    [43]

    Year Engine Power Torque Notes 1981–1984 4.1 L GMC 250 I-6 115 hp (86 kW) @ 3600 RPM 200 lb·ft (271 N·m) @ 2000 RPM 1983 120 hp (89 kW) @ 4000 RPM 205 lb·ft (278 N·m) @ 2000 RPM C1 1985–1986 4.3 L LB1 90º V-6 155 hp (116 kW) @ 4000 RPM 230 lb·ft (312 N·m) @ 2400 RPM 1987-1991 160 hp (119 kW) @ 4000 RPM 235 lb·ft (319 N·m) @ 2400 RPM 1981–1985 4.8 L GMC 292 I-6 115 hp (86 kW) @ 3400 RPM 215 lb·ft (292 N·m) @ 1600 RPM 1986 115 hp (86 kW) @ 4000 RPM 210 lb·ft (285 N·m) @ 800 RPM 1981–1982 5.0 L 305 V-8 130 hp (97 kW) @ 4000 RPM 240 lb·ft (325 N·m) @ 2000 RPM 2-barrel 1981–1982 165 hp (123 kW) @ 4400 RPM 240 lb·ft (325 N·m) @ 2000 RPM 1/2 Ton w/ 4-barrel 1981–1982 160 hp (119 kW) @ 4400 RPM 235 lb·ft (319 N·m) @ 2000 RPM all others w/ 4-barrel 1983–1986 165 hp (123 kW) @ 4400 RPM 240 lb·ft (325 N·m) @ 2000 RPM less than 8500# GVWR 1983 160 hp (119 kW) @ 4400 RPM 235 lb·ft (319 N·m) @ 2000 RPM over 8500# GVWR 1987-1991 170 hp (127 kW) @ 4000 RPM 260 lb·ft (353 N·m) @ 2400 RPM 1981–1986 5.7 L 350 V-8 165 hp (123 kW) @ 3800 RPM 275 lb·ft (373 N·m) @ 1600 RPM less than 8500# GVWR 1987 210 hp (157 kW) @ 4000 RPM 300 lb·ft (407 N·m) @ 2800 RPM 1981–1985 160 hp (119 kW) @ 3800 RPM 250 lb·ft (339 N·m) @ 2800 RPM over 8500# GVWR 1986 185 hp (138 kW) @ 4000 RPM 285 lb·ft (386 N·m) @ 2400 RPM 1987 185 hp (138 kW) @ 4000 RPM 295 lb·ft (400 N·m) @ 2400 RPM 1981–1982 7.4 L 454 V-8 210 hp (157 kW) @ 3800 RPM 340 lb·ft (461 N·m) @ 2800 RPM 1983–1985 230 hp (172 kW) @ 3800 RPM 360 lb·ft (488 N·m) @ 2800 RPM 1986 240 hp (179 kW) @ 3800 RPM 375 lb·ft (508 N·m) @ 3200 RPM 1987 230 hp (172 kW) @ 3600 RPM 385 lb·ft (522 N·m) @ 1600 RPM 1982–1987 6.2 L Detroit Diesel V-8 130 hp (97 kW) @ 3600 RPM 240 lb·ft (325 N·m) @ 2000 RPM less than 8500# GVWR 1982–1984 135 hp (101 kW) @ 3600 RPM 240 lb·ft (325 N·m) @ 2000 RPM over 8500# GVWR 1985–1991 148 hp (110 kW) @ 3600 RPM 246 lb·ft (334 N·m) @ 2000 RPM 1981 mid-life cycle facelift[edit]

    A mid-life cycle cosmetic facelift and mechanical refresh was carried out for the 1981 model year. In response to the recent 1979 energy crisis, the 1981 rework featured several fuel saving techniques to help make the Rounded-Line C/K-Series pickups more fuel efficient. Again, engineers turned to wind tunnels to resculpt the front end with new sheet metal, reducing areas which could hinder air flow and cause drag.[25][44] A sleeker front bow-like look emerged, similar to a ship’s bow with the front end being gently swept back from the center. New dual tier halogen headlamps became available with the Deluxe Front Appearance package.[25] Mechanical updates included more anti-corrosion techniques, reduced weight, and a new 5.0 L 305 cubic inch V-8 with electronic spark control. The 5.7 L 350 cubic inch pushrod V-8 was dropped from the half-ton class pickups, except in California where it was offered in place of the new 5.0 L 305 engine with electronic spark control, which did not meet California's emissions requirements.[25]

    A new Shift-on-the-move four-wheel drive system with two-speed dual range New Process 208 aluminium transfer case was introduced on K-Series pickups for the 1981 model year. It replaced the permanent four-wheel drive system, on pre-1980 models. The shift-on-the-move four-wheel drive system featured new automatic self locking hubs and synchronized direct high range planetary gearing, such that the truck could be shifted from two-wheel drive, to fully locked four-wheel drive at speeds of up to 25 mph.[45] Once the shift from two-wheel drive to four-wheel drive was made, the vehicle could be driven at any forward or reverse speed. Four drive modes were offered: Two High, Four High, Neutral, and Four Low. Two High gave a 0:100 torque split, with Four High yielding a locked 50:50 torque split through direct synchronized gearing. Four Low applied reduction gearing. The front and rear propeller shafts were locked at all times in Four High and Four Low. Neutral was provided for disengagement of both propeller shafts. Conventional four-wheel drive was still available with manual locking hubs.

    A new four-speed Turbo Hydra-Matic 700R4 transmission with overdrive gearing became available in 1981 for the 1982 model year. The 151 hp 379 cu in (6.2 L) Detroit Diesel V-8 was added[46] to replace the LF9 Oldsmobile diesel. Chrome front bumpers were now standard on base models.

    1985 saw the new 262 cu in (4.3 L) LB1 (with a Rochester Quadrajet carburetor in lieu of fuel injection) introduced to replace the 250 inline six (the 292 continued in production until it was officially phased out in 1990). Hydraulic clutches were introduced. Also, a new grill was used.[47] The most expensive radio was the AM/FM stereo seek/scan with cassette tape at $594.[47] A variation of the C/K series was introduced in 1985 in Brazil,[48] replacing the locally produced C10, introduced in 1964.

    R/V-Series[edit]

    For the 1987 model year, the last model year for the conventional cab pickups, the Rounded-Line C/K-Series were renamed the R/V-Series. R-Series now designated two-wheel drive, while V-Series represented four-wheel drive.[49] The name change is also found in the vehicle identification number.[50] This was done in preparation for the next generation GMT400 trucks, which were produced concurrently with the older line. The new 1988 model trucks entered production December 8, 1986 at Pontiac East, Oshawa, and the new Fort Wayne plant. The 1987 models continued to be built at Janesville, St. Louis, and Flint.[51]

    Along with the name change, came other major improvements and tweaks for the final model year of the conventional cab pickups. Single-point electronic throttle-body fuel injection (TBI) was introduced on GM's full-size pickups, with new electric fuel pumps and high-pressure fuel lines. In addition, a "smart" powertrain control module (PCM) was also introduced, which controlled the fuel injection system, fuel-to-air burn ratio, engine ignition timing, and (if equipped with an automatic transmission) the Turbo Hydra-Matic’s turbine torque converter clutch.[52] The 5.7 L 350 cubic inch pushrod V-8 was reintroduced to the order books for R-Series and V-Series half-ton class pickups, with the new TBI fuel injection system. Horsepower and torque output was increased to 210 hp, and 300 lb-ft of torque.[53]

    After 1987, R/V remained in use for the Rounded-Line one-ton crew cab pickups through 1991 (built at Janesville), chassis cab (which was phased out after 1989), and the Rounded-Line utilities (Chevrolet K5 Blazer and Suburban, built at Flint) through 1991. From the 1988 model year and onward, C/K was re-used for the fourth-generation "GMT400" design.[54]

    1979 GMC K15 Sierra Grande Regular Cab Short Bed Stepside

    Pre-facelift Chevrolet C/K

    1986 Chevrolet C30 Silverado 3+3 Double Cab conversion

    GMC Medium-Duty conventional, predecessor to the Topkick

    Sidesaddle fuel tank controversy[edit]

    The third generation of GM's full-size pickup line featured a fuel tank design that saw some criticism after the model run ended. The fuel tank was relocated from the cab to the outboard sides of one or both frame rails beneath the cab floor extending under the leading edge of the pickup box, commonly referred to as a sidesaddle arrangement. This enlarged fuel capacity from 16 up to 40 gallons depending on wheelbase and the number of tanks. This also removed the tank from the passenger compartment.

    According to a now debunked 1993 report which aired on Dateline NBC, this arrangement made the trucks capable of exploding when involved in a side collision.[55] The faked video was staged by an expert witness for hire against GM, Bruce Enz of The Institute for Safety Analysis. Enz used incendiary devices and a poorly fitted gas cap to create the impression of a dangerous vehicle.[56] It was also revealed that the Dateline report was dishonest about the fuel tanks rupturing and the alleged 30 mph (48 km/h) speed at which the collision was conducted. The actual speed was found to be higher, around 40 mph (64 km/h), and after x-ray examination of the fuel tanks from the C/K pickups used in the staged collision, it was discovered they had not ruptured and were intact.[57][58]

    Fatality figures vary wildly. A study by Failure Analysis Associates (now Exponent, Inc.) found 155 fatalities in these GM trucks between 1973 and 1989 involving both side impact and fire.[59] The Center for Auto Safety, Ralph Nader's lobbying group, claims "over 1,800 fatalities" between 1973 and 2000 involving both side impact and fire.[60] Other commentators noted that regardless of any increased risk of fire, the GM trucks had statistically indistinguishable safety records in side-impact crashes from their Ford and Dodge equivalents.[61]

    Also notable, was the fact that the sidesaddle fuel tanks themselves, were found to have a well-engineered robust design and form factor, which was highly resistant to crushing or crumpling from a side-impact.[61] The heavy-duty design of the sidesaddle fuel tanks allowed them to not only comply with, but also far exceed the U.S. government's safety standards, which specifically address the dangers of fuel tank rupturing in side collisions.[61] Studies showed that it would take about 4,000 side-impact crashes with a Rounded-Line GM pickup to get one with fire, major injury, or fatality.[61]

    In 1993 the bad publicity generated by the later debunked Dateline story spawned several class action lawsuits. As settlement GM offered owners $1000 coupons toward the purchase of a new truck with a trade-in of the old one. Even though the trucks met NHTSA 15 and 20 mph side impact crash test standards in place at the time of manufacture, GM eventually settled with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 1994 for the amount of $51 million to be used for safety programs. The fourth-generation C/K-Series pickups (1988–2001) were designed and produced well before the lawsuits, with one fuel tank inside the frame rails.

    Foreign production[edit]

    Sevel Argentina S.A. built the Chevrolet C10 in its Córdoba plant from 1985 to 1991. The gasoline version used the Chevy 250 CID engine (4,093 cc) familiar to most Latin American markets, producing 130 hp. Because of Sevel being a subsidiary of Peugeot, the C10 was also available with a 70 hp Indénor XD2 2,304 cc diesel engine, perhaps best known in the US from the Peugeot 504.

    Fourth generation 1988–2002 (GMT400)[edit] Fourth generation / GMT400 '88-'90 Chevrolet C-K 3500.jpg Overview Also called Chevrolet SilveradoGMC Sierra Production 1988–2002 Assembly Oshawa, OntarioPontiac, MichiganFlint, MichiganFort Wayne, IndianaCórdoba, Argentina Body and chassis Platform GMT400/480 Powertrain Engine 250 cu in (4.1 L) I6 (Brazil)262 cu in (4.3 L) V6305 cu in (5.0 L) V8350 cu in (5.7 L) V8454 cu in (7.4 L) V8MWM Sprint 6.07T engine (4.2L) I6 diesel378 cu in (6.2 L) diesel V8396 cu in 6.5 L turbo diesel V8 Transmission 3-speed THM-400 automatic4-speed 700R4 automatic4-speed 4L60 automatic4-speed 4L60-E automatic4-speed 4L80-E automatic4-speed SM465 manual5-speed NV3500 manual5-speed ZF 5S-42 manual5-speed NV4500 manual5-speed HM290 manual5-speed 5LM60 manual Dimensions Wheelbase 117.5 in (2,984 mm)131.5 in (3,340 mm)141.5 in (3,594 mm)155.5 in (3,950 mm) Length 194.5 in (4,940 mm)213.1 in (5,413 mm)218.5 in (5,550 mm)237.4 in (6,030 mm) Width 76.8 in (1,951 mm)77.1 in (1,958 mm) Height 73.2 in (1,859 mm)72.6 in (1,844 mm)

    Development of these trucks began around 1984 and were introduced in September 1987 as 1988 models (known as the GMT400 platform), there were eight different versions of the C/K line for 1988: Fleetside Single Cab, Fleetside Extended Cab, Fleetside Crew Cab, and Stepside Single Cab, each in either 2WD (C) or 4WD (K) drivelines. All C/K models would ride on independent front suspension. Three trim levels were available: Cheyenne, Scottsdale, and Silverado. Engines were a 160 hp (119 kW) 4.3 L V6, a 175 hp (130 kW) 5.0 L V8, a 210 hp (157 kW) 5.7 L V8 and a 6.2 L diesel V8. A 230 hp (172 kW) 7.4 L V8 was available in the 3/4-ton and one-ton trucks. To enhance durability the trucks featured extensive use of galvanized steel for corrosion resistance and a fully welded frame with a boxed front section for strength and rigidity.[62]

    4x4 front suspension[edit]

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    A drastic difference between the third-generation and fourth-generation GM trucks was the suspension; the fourth-generation GM trucks used all independent front suspensions (IFS).

    In 1989, a half-ton 2WD fleetside Sport appearance package was available with black and red bumper and body trim, and a black grille with red outlined Chevrolet emblem, chrome wheels with custom center caps, and fog lights. The 89 was a limited production run set to determine how well the "sport" package would be received by consumers in the years to follow. The Sport package was more of a trim and towing package edition as well as a few engine enhancements that weren't on available on other Chevrolet trucks of the time.

    Also in 1989, the 4x4 sport appearance package included black bumper and body trim, wheel flares, mirrors, sport grille, 16–inch cast-aluminum wheels and special "4x4" badging on the box and "SPORT" badged on the tailgate. The box and tailgate decals were flanked by red-outlined Chevy bow ties. The sport package was only offered from 1989 until 1992 as some insurance companies[who?] began to express concerns with the idea of a high-performance truck. RPO code was BYP. This model was only available with the standard cab and regular fleet-side box. Colors included white, black, and red. A Z71 off-road package was also available with skid plates and Bilstein shocks, making it the first off-road package offered by the big three automakers and a few years later Ford would make their own the FX4 package. The Work Truck (W/T) was also introduced in 1990, which featured a single-cab long bed with Cheyenne trim and new grille with black bumpers. Also in 1988 the GMC 3500 EFI with a 454 (7.4 L) was available. The 454 EFI produced 230 hp (172 kW) and 385 lb·ft (522 N·m). In 1991, the 4L80-E automatic transmission was available for the 3/4-ton and one-ton trucks. In 1992, the four-speed manual transmission was dropped and the stepside trucks were available with extended cabs. The 6.5-liter diesel V8 was also made available with a turbocharger. In 1989, a Sport package was available for the fleet side short-bed Chevrolet trucks, featuring body-colored, striped molding, body-colored bumpers,and a blacked-out grille with chrome-plated steel wheels and specialized chromed plastic center caps. The Sport package also included a standard Chevrolet Receiver hitch and stiffer rear suspension, as well as oil and transmission cooling lines and heftier brake package. Of the first 1989 Silverado sport trucks there were only 5,400 produced. The Sport was re-introduced in 1990, this time with composite headlights and different sport emblems on the bedsides. This is one of the most frequently faked looks for the Chevrolet trucks but VIN decoding will reveal if it is a true "sport" or not. 1994 models received a new front fascia, federally mandated CHMSL, many new exterior colors including a new two-tone option on the rocker panels, and new tire and wheel combinations. All 1995 models received a new interior that included a new steering wheel containing a driver's-side airbag, a new dashboard containing a more central-mounted radio, dial-operated HVAC system and an improved gauge cluster. New front door panels, and new seating were also included. Late 1995 the 1500 series and 2500 series two-wheel drive trucks were assembled with the newer 4L60E transmission and the 700 R4 was no longer used at this point. Exterior changes this year included a special two-tone paint job, available in many different varieties new gloss black folding exterior mirrors, and the door handles were changed from a smooth gloss black finish to a textured, satin finish. In 1996, a passenger-side-mounted third door was optional on extended cab models. A new range of engines was included. The "Vortec" engines meant HP increases across gasoline V6 and V8 small-block engines. The 6.2 diesel V8 was dropped.

    1997 saw a passenger-side airbag on 1500 models in order to comply with new federal regulations for light trucks. 2500 and 3500 models are exempt. This meant a slight dashboard redesign to incorporate these airbags. On models where passenger airbags weren't included, the space was occupied by a storage compartment. Also, 1997 was to be the last year the C/K Silverado would display CHEVROLET on the tailgate.

    1997 Silverado, displaying "CHEVROLET" on the tailgate

    1998 meant minor trim and badge updates as GM readied the end of the GMT-400 platform. There was some overlap in 1999–2002 model years. In response to continued fleet sales, the GMT400 trucks were produced as the Sierra Classic/Silverado Classic until the GMT400 ended production at the end of the 2002 model year. A Brazilian version of the GMT400 was produced in Brazil powered with a Chevrolet inline six, a 4.2-liter I6 MWM Sprint Turbodiesel and a 4.0L I4 NA Maxion Diesel.

    The GMT400 and G-Van were the last two platforms to utilize the traditional small-block Chevrolet V8 in the 2002 model year.

    The GMT800 platform was introduced in 1999 as the Silverado/Sierra.

    Engines[edit]

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    Engine Years Power Torque Notes 4.3 L V6 1988–1989 160 hp (120 kW) @ 4000 RPM 235 lb·ft (319 N·m) @ 2400 RPM 1990–1992 160 hp (120 kW) @ 4000 RPM 235 lb·ft (319 N·m) @ 2400 RPM less than 8500# GVWR 1993 165 hp (123 kW) @ 4000 RPM 235 lb·ft (319 N·m) @ 2000 RPM 1990 150 hp (110 kW) @ 4000 RPM 230 lb·ft (310 N·m) @ 2400 RPM over 8500# GVWR 1991–1993 155 hp (116 kW) @ 4000 RPM 230 lb·ft (310 N·m) @ 2400 RPM 1994 165 hp (123 kW) @ 4000 RPM 235 lb·ft (319 N·m) @ 2000 RPM 1995 160 hp (120 kW) @ 4000 RPM 235 lb·ft (319 N·m) @ 2000 RPM 1996–1998 200 hp (150 kW) @ 4400 RPM 255 lb·ft (346 N·m) @ 2800 RPM 5.0 L V8 1988–1994 175 hp (130 kW) @ 4000 RPM 270 lb·ft (370 N·m) @ 2400 RPM 1994–1995 175 hp (130 kW) @ 4200 RPM 265 lb·ft (359 N·m) @ 2800 RPM 1996–1998 230 hp (170 kW) @ 4600 RPM 285 lb·ft (386 N·m) @ 2800 RPM 5.7 L V8 1988–1994 210 hp (160 kW) @ 4000 RPM 300 lb·ft (410 N·m) @ 2800 RPM less than 8500# GVWR 1994–1995 200 hp (150 kW) @ 4000 RPM 310 lb·ft (420 N·m) @ 2400 RPM 1988 185 hp (138 kW) @ 4000 RPM 295 lb·ft (400 N·m) @ 2400 RPM over 8500# GVWR 1989–1995 190 hp (140 kW) @ 4000 RPM 300 lb·ft (410 N·m) @ 2400 RPM 1996–2000 255 hp (190 kW) @ 4600 RPM 330 lb·ft (450 N·m) @ 2800 RPM 6.2 L V8 N/A Diesel 1988–1989 126 hp (94 kW) @ 3600 RPM 240 lb·ft (330 N·m) @ 2000 RPM less than 8500# GVWR w/ MTX 1990 135 hp (101 kW) @ 3600 RPM 240 lb·ft (330 N·m) @ 2000 RPM 1988–1989 140 hp (100 kW) @ 3600 RPM 247 lb·ft (335 N·m) @ 2000 RPM less than 8500# GVWR w/ ATX 1990 140 hp (100 kW) @ 3600 RPM 250 lb·ft (340 N·m) @ 2000 RPM 1988–1989 143 hp (107 kW) @ 3600 RPM 257 lb·ft (348 N·m) @ 2000 RPM over 8500# GVWR 1990 150 hp (110 kW) @ 3600 RPM 265 lb·ft (359 N·m) @ 2000 RPM 1991–1993 140 hp (100 kW) @ 3600 RPM 255 lb·ft (346 N·m) @ 1900 RPM less than 8500# GVWR 1991 150 hp (110 kW) @ 3500 RPM 280 lb·ft (380 N·m) @ 2000 RPM over 8500# GVWR 1992 148 hp (110 kW) @ 3600 RPM 246 lb·ft (334 N·m) @ 2000 RPM 1993 150 hp (110 kW) @ 3500 RPM 280 lb·ft (380 N·m) @ 2000 RPM 6.5 L V8 N/A Diesel 1994–1995 155 hp (116 kW) @ 3600 RPM 275 lb·ft (373 N·m) @ 1700 RPM 6.5 L V8 Turbo Diesel 1992 180 hp (130 kW) @ 3500 RPM 380 lb·ft (520 N·m) @ 1700 RPM 1993 190 hp (140 kW) @ 3400 RPM 380 lb·ft (520 N·m) @ 1700 RPM 1994–1997 180 hp (130 kW) @ 3400 RPM 360 lb·ft (490 N·m) @ 1700 RPM less than 8500# GVWR 1998–1999 180 hp (130 kW) @ 3400 RPM 360 lb·ft (490 N·m) @ 1800 RPM 1994–1997 190 hp (140 kW) @ 3400 RPM 385 lb·ft (522 N·m) @ 1700 RPM over 8500# GVWR 1998–1999 195 hp (145 kW) @ 3400 RPM 430 lb·ft (580 N·m) @ 1800 RPM 2000–2002 195 hp (145 kW) @ 3400 RPM 420 lb·ft (570 N·m) @ 1800 RPM w/ MTX 2000–2002 195 hp (145 kW) @ 3400 RPM 430 lb·ft (580 N·m) @ 1800 RPM w/ ATX 7.4 L V8 1988–1995 230 hp (170 kW) @ 3600 RPM 385 lb·ft (522 N·m) @ 1600 RPM 1996–2000 290 hp (220 kW) @ 4000 RPM 410 lb·ft (560 N·m) @ 3200 RPM 1991–1993 255 hp (190 kW) @ 4000 RPM 405 lb·ft (549 N·m) @ 2400 RPM 454SS 8.1 L V8 2001–2002 340 hp (250 kW) @ 4200 RPM 455 lb·ft (617 N·m) @ 3200 RPM 454 SS[edit]

    In 1990, Chevrolet introduced a high-performance variant of the GMT400 under the Super Sport emblem called the 454SS. It was available only as a 2WD half-ton regular cab short box in Onyx Black only with a garnet red interior. The 454SS was powered by a 454 cu in (7.4 L) V8 producing 230 hp (172 kW) and 385 lb·ft (522 N·m).[64] A 3-speed automatic transmission (Turbo Hydra-Matic 400) and 3.73 rear axle ratio added to the truck's performance. The axle itself is unique, being a 14-bolt semi-floating unit which uses standard Chevrolet 5 on 5-inch wheels—the only factory-produced 14-bolt axle with such a wheel bolt pattern. The suspension was also upgraded with 32 mm (1.3 in) Bilstein gas-filled shock absorbers, a 32 mm (1.3 in) front stabilizer bar, and 12.7:1 fast-ratio steering gear assembly.

    Unique exterior features included a front air dam with fog lights, special rims, decals displaying "454SS" on the bed sides, red trim emblems, and black painted grille, bumpers, and mirrors. The interior was also unique with a special plush Garnet Red cloth with black trim, high-back reclining sport bucket seats, and center console.

    For 1991, a four-speed electronic automatic transmission (known as the 4L80E), 25 more horsepower, and even higher torque (405 lbs/ft at 2400 rpm) were added to the 454SS. The rear-axle ratio was als

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