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H3 @ hells gate

Post by h1sp » Tue 01 Apr , 2008 7:31 am

showing off the H3



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4K5u86F ... re=related

it does very well.

Now im Kind a wishing i didnt sell mine
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Post by Pappy » Tue 01 Apr , 2008 8:07 am

damm....rear AND front lockers....

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Post by h1sp » Tue 01 Apr , 2008 8:21 am

Pappy wrote:damm....rear AND front lockers....
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"sweet"

wonder how much a v-8 with all options (lockers, wheels, power, etc...) drives out for???
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Post by chuck » Tue 01 Apr , 2008 9:23 am

The truck is nice outfitted with the 2 lockers. I don't think this guy knows much about 4 wheeling. he says that the crawl ratio is 4:1. My guess is that when the truck is locked in low it's at least 8:1 due to the 2x transfer case ratio.

Then he says something like you'll be hard pressed to find another truck that can do hells gate. Last time I did it was in 2001. I had to use btm because I didn't have a locker. I took this picture after I got up. It's a fun climb. You have to put your right wheel on the incline too keep the truck level as you come up.

I've had this commentary and video on flashoffroad for awhile. It's the story on how a jeeper flips at the same place.

http://flashoffroad.com/movies/JeepFlip/JeepFlip.htm
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Post by h1sp » Tue 01 Apr , 2008 12:33 pm

in you photo, you guys are offal close, leaving NO room for error. :shock:

I can see it now .... a bunch of newbie's picking up the new H3 and going out to have an accident on Hells Gate. :(

(I have seen a bunch of point and push the pedal inexperience on Hummer runs) :shock:

I'm a 20 year wheeler (mostly water and mud, some hills, switch backs) and I still would not attempt Hells Gate without plenty of time on that cliff under my belt.

Its an extreme run and "you" can always say .... "you did it".

There will be plenty of people who will NEVER do that in there wildest dreams.

"I'm one" ...

got any more pic's of your runs???
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Post by Pappy » Sat 05 Apr , 2008 12:45 pm

is the front locker something that can be added to a 2006 h3?

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Post by h1sp » Sat 05 Apr , 2008 1:03 pm

Pappy wrote:is the front locker something that can be added to a 2006 h3?
i think Eaton and ARB make one.
but i would wait .... once that factory one hits the streets, a few get in accidents, you might find a factory set up on ebay.... give it 6 months to a year.
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Post by DCHUMMER » Fri 27 Jun , 2008 4:03 pm

h1sp wrote:in you photo, you guys are offal close, leaving NO room for error. :shock:

I can see it now .... a bunch of newbie's picking up the new H3 and going out to have an accident on Hells Gate. :(

(I have seen a bunch of point and push the pedal inexperience on Hummer runs) :shock:

I'm a 20 year wheeler (mostly water and mud, some hills, switch backs) and I still would not attempt Hells Gate without plenty of time on that cliff under my belt.

Its an extreme run and "you" can always say .... "you did it".

There will be plenty of people who will NEVER do that in there wildest dreams.

"I'm one" ...

got any more pic's of your runs???
Been there and did hell's I didn't think it was as bad as it looks.
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Post by chuck » Sat 28 Jun , 2008 9:01 am

you're correct. It's not difficult if you are either a good driver or can follow directions from a spotter. This jeep didn't follow directions.

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Post by FunnerHummer » Sat 28 Jun , 2008 11:21 pm

I did it with no problem. Just trusted my spotter, a well known long time Hummer owner and club board member who's name escapes me now. Hardly even looked at where I was going. It's mostly a driver skill test... either that or trust in your spotter's skills.

I saw a woman in an H2 follow up later and came really close to flipping over backwards like that Jeep. The spotter stopped her just in time. Thought I was going to have "$10,000 America's Funniest Home Video" at the time... oh well!
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Post by Rich » Mon 07 Jul , 2008 11:08 pm

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