Reader Rides: How Overland Capable Can a Hummer H2 Become?

(photo: Joey H.)

As we continue to work on our 2003 Hummer H2 project truck with a goal of driving it to the 2018 Overland Expo West in May of this year, we receive more comments about many different Hummer models. This one comes to us from Joey H. This is what Joey writes:

The Hummer H2 has been a long time favorite of mine since it’s release in 2002. I was finally able to purchase one in 2015, years after it had become extinct. The mods quickly started with a full roof rack from Garvin wilderness and dual ladders from Gobi. For some protection, a Real Wheels over hood brush and tail light guards were added. The stock suspension was good but strengthened with Rancho shocks and steering stabilizer achieving a more responsive feedback when taking this heavy weight around the corners. 17-inch Raceline wheels wrapped with BFG KO2 tires added for better traction and stance. Rear tire carrier bags from Best Tops added extra storage with a 50-inch tool chest on top. To bring the lights up to date: led headlights, tail lights, turn signals, 30-watt roof rack lights and a hood pod seating 4 lights were installed for better visibility. Moog tie rods and stabilizer links would replace the tired and worn out ones. Overall the H2 is a very capable machine that provides plenty of room, safety, comfort and a reliable drivetrain.

What do you guys think of Joey’s rig?

Below is the latest installment of what’s happening with our H2. We made a couple of small repairs and put a new set of BFGoodrich KM2 mud terrain tires.

Andre Smirnov is an Automotive Enthusiast, Producer, Reviewer, Videographer, Writer, Software Engineer, Husband, Father, and Friend.