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1990 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Specs

by Jonathan Lister

The 1990 Chevy Silverado 3500 is also known as the C/K 3500. For this model year Chevrolet made several improvements to the pickup truck line, from offering a wider array of vehicle sizes and engine options to offering different drivetrains to better appeal to drivers looking for more towing power.

Engine and Power Ratings

The standard engine for the 1990 Chevy Silverado 3500 Pickup is a 7.4-liter V-8 engine with 454 cubic inches of displacement. Horsepower for the engine measures 230 with a maximum torque rating of 385 ft.-lbs. Bore and stroke measures 4.25 inches by 4.00 inches with a compression ratio of 7.9-to-1. The engine is gasoline operated and aspirates normally.

Transmission and Brakes

A three-speed automatic transmission is standard on this model with no other transmission options available. The 3500 pickup is a front-wheel drive vehicle with front and rear disc brakes for greater stopping ability. An anti-lock brake system is included as a standard feature to ensure brakes do not lock up under towing or bad weather conditions. The Silverado for this model year lacks available air-bags, traction control and stability control.

Dimensions and Towing Capacity

Overall length of the regular cab vehicle measures 212.6 inches with a wheelbase of 131.5 inches. Overall width and height measure 76.8 inches and 70.4 inches. Curb weight sits at 3,849 lbs. Standard acceptable payload for this model of the Silverado 3500 is 2,412 lbs. Seating capacity is three with a front head room of 39.9 inches and a front leg room of 41.7 inches.

About the Author

Jonathan Lister has been a writer and content marketer since 2003. His latest book publication, "Bullet, a Demos City Novel" is forthcoming from J Taylor Publishing in June 2014. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Shippensburg University and a Master of Fine Arts in writing and poetics from Naropa University.

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