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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-21-2004, 12:09 PM
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JEEP YJ VS HUMMER H2

Would anyone like to compare the capabbilitys, my freind disagrees that the YJ is a much better off road vehicle.
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Re: JEEP YJ VS HUMMER H2

Stock YJ ? Built YJ ? How Built ?


Thats a loaded question.

If it's a stock YJ, then it's got a few benefits right off the bat.

1)It'll actualy fit on some trails.
2)Depending on the year of the YJ it'd have a very reliable transmission, and depending on the model it'd probably have the 4.0L. Which half of the people on this bbs have no problem with.

A built YJ really there is no question:

Best example would be H8Monday's YJ. It's probably the most built on here.

What are some of the argueing points FOR the H2?

Independant suspension?
The engine is really weak for it's size.
The axles arent anything special.
It's deffinitly not the original Hummer anyway.

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Re: JEEP YJ VS HUMMER H2

Hummer is too heavy for it's engine and axles. Also, search around for the H2 video of a guy taking one up a rock trail. Very mild trail but the weight of the H2 in 4wd snaps a front tie rod.
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Look at price too! A used '95 YJ cost about $8500 and a used '03 H2 still costs over $45k!
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Re: JEEP YJ VS HUMMER H2

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my freind disagrees that the YJ is a much better off road vehicle.

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Well lets see, the Jeep has always been seen in adds as being in a rough off road location.

The H2 has always been shown in a wide open FLAT location with a little water..

Seems to me that the manufactures know their products capabilities.

The Jeep is a Jeep. Very Good OffRoad

The H2 is a Chevy truck with a cool (heavy) body on it, need I say more [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] Poor OffRoad

The Hummer on the other hand is a very good off road vehicle and to put the word Hummer and H2 together is an oxymoron [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: JEEP YJ VS HUMMER H2

my experiences in the corps with the original hummer weren't all that great, i'd still rather have a jeep for real offroading capability. no question when it comes to the H2, that thing is a Tahoe with an extra ton of junk strapped and bolted to it and is next to worthless in anything but a small puddle or a gravel road. It doesn't even have the "COOL" value that the original hummer had going for it, it's just ugly.

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Re: JEEP YJ VS HUMMER H2

Where's that guys comparison with the toy jeep and Humvee?
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Careful veitcha, H8 doesn't refer to his jeep as "built"....it's "sensibly modified"!

LOL, I love that expression!
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Re: JEEP YJ VS HUMMER H2

Yes, do a search on H2 and you will find the video of the H2 that breaks on a trail that a stock Corvette could handle. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
There was also that photo spread of the lady that tried to jump her H2 over the statue and destroyed it. [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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Re: JEEP YJ VS HUMMER H2

Jeep, hands down, provided the same person is driving it through the same course.

I measured them, and my '95 Trooper on 31's with the stock suspension has more clearance than the H2 on 37's. I laughed all the way out of the stealership at what a POS it was.

I got "humbled" one day by a guy in a stock CJ-3A with 1/2 bald 225 street tires, so driver skill is 80% of wheeling anyway.
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