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Bulwark_
04-09-2005, 11:07 PM
Just a little something that happened earlier today. I thought it was quite funny! Unfortunately I didn't see the Hummer get stuck, but here's what happened.

First he went in and got out no problem, then decided to try again! Oops!! hehe... guess not.

So, in the first picture, it's hard to make out because my camera is not that great, the back end of the hummer is buried almost up to the tire. Actual fact, there's only a few inches of tire visible on the rear left. Also note, there's a FORD off to the right, and a DODGE lined up ready to hook on.

I'm pretty sure the FORD could have done the trick, but I was quite impressed with the DODGE's performance! In the second picture, you see the final outcome as the DODGE pulled the Hummer out of humiliation!

A few minutes after the deed was done, the guy with the DODGE took off. I'm assuming he immediately went home to call all his buddies to tell his story! Which I don't blame him, I would have done the same!! I bet pulling the Hummer out totally just made his day. But the guy in the Hummer had to go home with his tail between his legs.

Now here's could have happened... I'm assuming the guy in the Hummer had no clue about traction control. I mean, you get stuck, give too much gas, try the old rock back and forth... That doesn't always work and sometimes you end up going down deeper, which is what happened. Now here's a neat little trick that would have saved his dignity. Press firmly on the brakes, give it some gas, maybe 1000 or 1500 rpms. Slowly release the brakes until your wheels just start turning, and HOLD IT!! Man he would have been out of the hole in seconds. Oh well, was a good laugh!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://img151.exs.cx/img151/4914/hummer11le.jpg

http://img151.exs.cx/img151/3297/hummer22td.jpg

Bulwark_
04-09-2005, 11:07 PM
Just a little something that happened earlier today. I thought it was quite funny! Unfortunately I didn't see the Hummer get stuck, but here's what happened.

First he went in and got out no problem, then decided to try again! Oops!! hehe... guess not.

So, in the first picture, it's hard to make out because my camera is not that great, the back end of the hummer is buried almost up to the tire. Actual fact, there's only a few inches of tire visible on the rear left. Also note, there's a FORD off to the right, and a DODGE lined up ready to hook on.

I'm pretty sure the FORD could have done the trick, but I was quite impressed with the DODGE's performance! In the second picture, you see the final outcome as the DODGE pulled the Hummer out of humiliation!

A few minutes after the deed was done, the guy with the DODGE took off. I'm assuming he immediately went home to call all his buddies to tell his story! Which I don't blame him, I would have done the same!! I bet pulling the Hummer out totally just made his day. But the guy in the Hummer had to go home with his tail between his legs.

Now here's could have happened... I'm assuming the guy in the Hummer had no clue about traction control. I mean, you get stuck, give too much gas, try the old rock back and forth... That doesn't always work and sometimes you end up going down deeper, which is what happened. Now here's a neat little trick that would have saved his dignity. Press firmly on the brakes, give it some gas, maybe 1000 or 1500 rpms. Slowly release the brakes until your wheels just start turning, and HOLD IT!! Man he would have been out of the hole in seconds. Oh well, was a good laugh!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

http://img151.exs.cx/img151/4914/hummer11le.jpg

http://img151.exs.cx/img151/3297/hummer22td.jpg

TheFastFreddie
04-09-2005, 11:17 PM
Well it is a H2 not the real thing. I got pictures of when I was in the army when I flooded my First Sergeants HMMV. Nothing like chest high water to make his day. I spent days changing tranmission fluid and engine oil trying to get all the water out. They ended up giving me a new engine which took 4 months. Looking at the pictures it doesn't look like he should of got stuck but the Army Hummers are very heavy (5500-6500lbs empty) and will sink like a DC U-Boat in swampy areas. I have no clue what these suburban Hummers can do though.

Bulwark_
04-09-2005, 11:21 PM
Well even when I was looking out from my back deck, I don't how he managed to get stuck like that either. The guy must have been some embarrassed! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif He should have been able to get out himself. I guess they don't make 'em like they used too?!

Oilburner_TAW
04-09-2005, 11:31 PM
That H2 is as much a hummer as either of those pickups. A real HMMV is basically unstoppable.

REMillers
04-09-2005, 11:38 PM
Nice.

But as said earlier the H2 is not a Hummer. In fact it is nothing but a GMC/Chevy pickup. There is nothing in on the H2 that is in common with the H1 which has some to do with the HMMWV.

Bulwark_
04-09-2005, 11:46 PM
Well it seems this guy thought he was unstoppable! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Unikhorne
04-10-2005, 12:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Now here's a neat little trick that would have saved his dignity. Press firmly on the brakes, give it some gas, maybe 1000 or 1500 rpms. Slowly release the brakes until your wheels just start turning, and HOLD IT!! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
This seems weird to me. What's the point of braking and giving gas at the same time? You'll just stall the engine.
Unless...
Are you talking about manual or automatic transmission?

Iridium_Layer
04-10-2005, 12:25 AM
Calling that piece of poop wannabe 4x4 H2 a hummer is an insult to the military. It's just General Motors rather successful attempt at parting a bunch of overpaid idiots with their money. The H2 is nothing more than a 3/4 ton Suburban with boxy sheet metal that has all the off road prowess of a toy tonka truck. Add a few bolt-on goodies and even more useless non-functional military looking gizmos to the too-thin sheet metal, and you get the attention of the brain dead soccer moms and taste challenged real estate agents everywhere. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif

A true Hummer (humvee) is made by American General and can go just about anywhere (that is wide enough to allow it). They are rugged, vicious beasts that can climb just about any wall and go right through those that it cannot. The girlie H2 and soon to be released H3 have straight axels right off any Chevy truck and a simple box frame that is virtually identical to chevy's cheapest work trucks. Nothing special there. A True Hummer is fully independant suspension, diesel driven, and just plain awesome.

I bet that fool that owns that H2 girlie hummie will regret paying his rediculous monthly payment this month....

maybe if he is smart, he will trade in that toy, take the 50 grand depreciation, and go buy himself a more useful dodge or perhaps if he really wants to go off-road a nice Jeep! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

InfectiousDust
04-10-2005, 12:33 AM
Believe it or not, this kind of thing happens all the time. In fact, this story doesn't surprise me one bit, because I've heard of it, and seen it, so many times.

I've seen more Jeeps pulling Hummers out of mud than the other way around. The vehicle may have good ground clearance, but it is far too heavy and not nearly nimble enough to handle challenging offroad conditions. This is especially true for the H2, but honestly I've seen this happen even more times with the H1(H2 is newer of course). Even the H1 is a far cry from the military version, however.

BONFLECK
04-10-2005, 12:43 AM
I'm suprised the guy took it off road at all. The arrogant F'ckers that drive their H2 ***** extensions in my neck of the woods wouldn't have a clue how to drive offroad. Most of them have those ridiculous 40" spinning chrome wagon wheels. That and if they were serious about going off road, they could have bought a real one (original H1) for a lot less $$$.

TheFastFreddie
04-10-2005, 01:01 AM
Actually the H1 is about 50k to 85k more expensive than the H2. Thats problably why you see so many on the roads. H1 Hummer runs from about 105k and up while the H2 runs about 60k. I was in the Army during the mid-late 90's and I can assure you our HMMVs were junk. Mostly because of Clinton and budget cuts to the military. We were lucky to have a heater and seat cushions and I was in a combat unit(11H or Heavy Weapons Infantry).

ZG10_Oiink
04-10-2005, 01:35 AM
As a former Hummer driver i have to make a comment. That is the worst piece of junk i ever have driven off road. In this i have to say that the ones i have been driving have been refittet by Movag millitary upgrade...but still......i take a Ô┬┤Mercedes Gelendewaggon any day over a Hummer......its to big to anything else but a dessert......

mickalos
04-10-2005, 05:08 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BONFLECK:
I'm suprised the guy took it off road at all. The arrogant F'ckers that drive their H2 ***** extensions in my neck of the woods wouldn't have a clue how to drive offroad. Most of them have those ridiculous 40" spinning chrome wagon wheels. That and if they were serious about going off road, they could have bought a real one (original H1) for a lot less $$$. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
They could of bought a range rover for even less.