2006 HUMMER H3 Off-road (Bhummer)
Last updated Oct 19, 2008
Bought new in Saudi Arabia - extensive desert off-roading in the Middle East.
Established beyond a doubt that this vehicle was not designed for off-road use.
Not competitive with Toyota FJ (old or new versions!) or Nissan Patrol/Pathfinders, all of which are in the same price range.
Over $10,000 in warranty repairs to date.
3.2 L straight 5 / automatic transmission
Top speed 140 kms/h downhill
Heavy duty belly pan, rocker protectors, uncomfortable seating, poor use of interior space, extremely limited storage space, dinky gas tank but they were off-road-savvy enough to throw in auto-dimming rearview mirror and malfunctioning tire pressure monitoring system.
Seriously, who hired those designers?
I should talk - I bought the thing...
Air raid induction system
Poweraid throttle body spacer
Mechanical fan replaced with twin electric fans
Home-made rear door step, rear side window protectors and tail light grills
Modified factory brush guard
Home-made interior cargo grill
Additional grab handles installed in front
Storage box welded under rear passenger seat
Cooler installed into centre console.
Scan Guage trip computer, Garmin GPS.
No bling - all excess chrome blacked out.
Yokohama Geolander tires
Stock jack replaced with hi-lift manual jack and 6 ton bottle jack.
Warn winch installed into front bumper.
Additional 12v outlet installed in rear cargo space.
Additional cargo tie downs installed in rear cargo space.
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