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Old 12-28-2012, 6:38 AM
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The H2 uses the same drivetrain components as a Chevy Blazer. It's to wide and to heavy. I wouldn't trust the front axles unless I had to. Anything less than Dana 44 is going to be prone to breakage in a heavier 4x4. You can get away with a Dana 25 or 30 in a smaller jeep because they don't weigh a lot. Really depends on what your planned driving is.

In a SHTF scenario, Unimog, the bobbed Deuce pictured earlier and the older Broncos are stout but so is my Jeep Rubicon. They just don't carry much so a trailer is needed.
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The H2 uses the same drivetrain components as a Chevy Blazer. It's to wide and to heavy. I wouldn't trust the front axles unless I had to. Anything less than Dana 44 is going to be prone to breakage in a heavier 4x4. You can get away with a Dana 25 or 30 in a smaller jeep because they don't weigh a lot. Really depends on what your planned driving is.

In a SHTF scenario, Unimog, the bobbed Deuce pictured earlier and the older Broncos are stout but so is my Jeep Rubicon. They just don't carry much so a trailer is needed.
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Old 12-28-2012, 9:51 PM
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Its more then just a pimped Tahoe. See link for more info.

http://www.rockcrawler.com/reviews/h...fing/page3.asp

You know the wall in Cow Mtn, I almost went up it except I was afraid of flipping over LOL. Next time I'm going to tie a cable to the front and go up that. I'll see if I can find the pics. Only downside of the H2 for off roading is the width. But, if you don't mind scratches you can just plow your own trail
The suspension is all Tahoe and is not any stronger then one of those soccer mom rides. GM's independent front ends are not known for their off-roading strength.
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Old 12-29-2012, 6:33 PM
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I'll be rolling out in my 11' jeep rubicon 4 door. Small, but it's been reliable and gets through some rugged crap.
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Old 12-29-2012, 6:43 PM
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toyota, nissan 4x4...
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Old 12-30-2012, 12:06 AM
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I did a calculation once on what kind of mpg folks were getting in evacuation traffic out of New Orleans from Katrina. I ran across some guy who posted how much fuel he used starting w a full tank and jerry cans in the back of his truck. The numbers were startling....bases on my extrapolation of his vehicle/engine type, the fuel he said he used, the known destination he was going to, and the hours he was on the road...I calculated the guys fuel economy was at best 20-25% of his CITY CYCLE mpg. This glaring fact was one of the biggest reasons why I let go of my 4runner: range. at 17mpg...I was looking at 3.5-4.25 mile gallons. A 17 gallon tank could take me as little as 50-something miles. Big problem.
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Gas mileage depends a great deal on driving conditions. If I'm willing to drive like a grandma, I can do this in my AWD Nissan:

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Old 12-30-2012, 9:17 AM
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I burned about 1/3 of a tank last summer in 16 miles.... thru the Rubicon.

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Old 12-30-2012, 10:44 AM
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Anyone up for a local (SD) off road excursion or overnighter? Maybe get some plinkin in? Ocotillo? Superstition? One of my "classified" locations 15 minutes from Julian...?
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:45 AM
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Fully operational U.S. M-75 APC stored within a 2 mile walk from my home in a self storage unit, loaded with fuel/food/water/ammo and combat "kit". Dont ask about fuel economy but on the other hand I dont have to be in such a hurry...esp with the Semi Auto M2 mounted topside.


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Old 12-30-2012, 10:46 AM
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All this 4x4 talk lets do it. I want to get more dirt miles on the 85 Yota...
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:03 AM
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im always up for a trail ride or a day of shooting
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:17 AM
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Sweet... What kind of rig you got? Im in north county SD.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:26 AM
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Fully operational U.S. M-75 APC stored within a 2 mile walk from my home in a self storage unit, loaded with fuel/food/water/ammo and combat "kit". Dont ask about fuel economy but on the other hand I dont have to be in such a hurry...esp with the Semi Auto M2 mounted topside.

I really like your parking brake.
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