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So yesterday Im working with my friend and we see a old school h1 drivin down the road...I then proceed to tell him that the h2's & h3's are a disgrace to the hummer name. He thinks they're badass because he read in a petersons magazine that it had good reviews offroad and that it could go through way more shit than my truck. Hes the type of guy that will just talk out of his ass to win an argument. I asked him what does the h2 have that my truck doesn? He said "bigger beefier suspension". I didn' even bother askin him to elaborate but I just think they're soccer mom vehicles no more capable offroad than my Z, granted the fact they come with 35's on them. The whole conversation kinda pissed me off enough to actually ask yall who really knows. So i'd like to hear some of yalls expert opinions
 

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I think I read that Peterson's article back in the day, and they did give it good reviews off-road. Hummer's have a bigger engine, and a 3/4 ton drivetrain iirc.... so technically it is "stronger" than your pick-up on paper I guess. It seems most people hate them with a passion, so be prepared for some biased responses to your question.
 

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35 baldterrains, 9.5 rear, 9.25 front, shorter wheelbase, better approach/departure/breakover, coil 5 link rear, better engine/trans. I believe they are locked also.
 

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But the Z71 trucks SAY offroad on them so they gatta be good right? I mean why else would they call it an offroad package?
 

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offroad capabilities come from the driver. put some dumbass in a new hummer and a more experienced driver in a new Z and see who makes it where.
 

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i've seen a couple videos of them breaking tierods pretty easily
I saw that exact same video! I guess thats where I got the idea that they were meant to pick up the kids from the soccer game. I'm not even trying to say that a Z71 itself is even capable "offroad" but all I know about the h2 is it has IFS so it could only be so much better than a z.
 

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They are open up front. If your truck was locked in the rear and geared, I'd bet $$ on yours because of frame clearance and tires.
 

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Look at the approach angle and tires of a stock Z71. I can't believe there's even a question, H2 or H3 are superior to a stock Z offroad.

It's not even a matter of IFS- it's design.

However I'm confident that I've got my truck setup to beat a stock H2- hands down. So for the money a built Z could win and have money left over.
 

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H3, FTW!

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all im tryin to say is H2 is joke compared to Hummer. It may have 3/4 ton susp and all that but I never see people wheelin em'. Only vid I saw some dude snapped the tie rod going over some rocks.
 

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I've seen plenty of vids of H2s wheeling and not breaking anything. I've also seen vids of stock trucks breaking while wheeling. :shrug:
 

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all im tryin to say is H2 is joke compared to Hummer. It may have 3/4 ton susp and all that but I never see people wheelin em'. Only vid I saw some dude snapped the tie rod going over some rocks.
H2 crowd is not typical, how many escalades/range rovers/etc do you see wheelin?

where are your pics?
 

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I've seen plenty of vids of H2s wheeling and not breaking anything. I've also seen vids of stock trucks breaking while wheeling. :shrug:
W3RD.

What does the owner/driver have to do with the vehicles capabilities? Should all the sports cars that sit in garages be labeled as slow?

The tie rod video shows a mix of driver error and a weak link. Since the front end is essentially the same in the Z, you can't expect it to fair any better in the same situation. With these trucks, if you see one tire not spinning and you keep laying into the throttle, expect carnage.
 

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W3RD.

What does the owner/driver have to do with the vehicles capabilities? Should all the sports cars that sit in garages be labeled as slow?

The tie rod video shows a mix of driver error and a weak link. Since the front end is essentially the same in the Z, you can't expect it to fair any better in the same situation. With these trucks, if you see one tire not spinning and you keep laying into the throttle, expect carnage.
That tie rod breakin H2 didn't have me as a spotter, that was it's downfall. :crazy:
 
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