TFLtruck team is celebrating the 2017 holiday season with a purchase of a 2003 Hummer H2. Yes, we bought arguably the most hated truck out there. Why? The H2 has a unique character and toy truck looks. We aim to turn it into a project vehicle, improve its overall off-road reliability, and take it on an overland adventure next year.
Under the hood of this H2 is a 6.0L Vortec V8 that was rated at 316 horsepower @ 5,200 rpm and 360 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm. It’s backed up by a 4-speed automatic transmission. Altogether, this is a relatively strong and reliable combination.
6.0L V8: 316 hp / 360 lb-ft of torque
The H2’s off-road specs are impressive, even if it’s front-end suspension is known to be brittle. The H2 has a 42 deg approach and a 37 deg departure angles. It rides on 12 inches of ground clearance (9 inches of differential clearance) and a 122.8 inch wheelbase. The H2 was designed to negotiate a slope of up to 31 degrees, a side slope of 22 degrees, and climb a 16-inch tall step.
This body-on-frame SUV has a GVWR of 8,600 lbs, which allows for up to 2,200 lbs of payload capability. The H2 is rated at a maximum towing rating of 7,000 lbs.
Payload: 2,200 lbs / Towing: 7,000 lbs.
Will we take this truck on the Gold Mine Hill, Cliffhanger 2.0, Ike Gauntlet towing test, and much more? You bet! We just need to wait for the snow to melt to take it on our Rocky Mountain off-road trails.
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you all!