H1 up escalator?

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H1 up escalator?

Postby Rich » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:36 pm

Anybody ever witness an H1 go up escalator (moab) clean?

By clean I mean not relying on rocker protection or bumpers to prevent body damage. No scraping. :no:

Video evidence would be a big plus. 8)
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Re: H1 up escalator?

Postby Alec W » Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:09 pm

I’ve only seen a couple try it and they always seem to get hung up on the passenger rear quarter panel. I can’t recall seeing any video either.
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Re: H1 up escalator?

Postby Sewie » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:26 pm

I thought I found a new one. But there's an edit at the end and some guy pulling aside a strap. :where:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gylbGv0O3tg
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Re: H1 up escalator?

Postby Alec W » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:36 pm

Sewie wrote:But there's an edit at the end and some guy pulling aside a strap. :where:

And he hits the rear quarter. H1s always seem to get stuck in that first hole. Maybe there's not enough room for them to get the wheels up on the right.

I don't like that obstacle and will probably never run it, so I can't exactly talk ;)
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Re: H1 up escalator?

Postby Sewie » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:51 pm

Alec W wrote:
I don't like that obstacle and will probably never run it, so I can't exactly talk ;)



The JK will walk it. Just don't follow Phil's line. ;) :lol:
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Re: H1 up escalator?

Postby Rich » Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:59 pm

Sewie wrote:I thought I found a new one. But there's an edit at the end and some guy pulling aside a strap. :where:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gylbGv0O3tg



That one was just posted. There was some discussion on the HML a week or so ago about H1's climbing escalator clean. The guys in that video tried it after the discussion. So far nobody is saying they have seen a clean run and it gave me one of those hmmmm moments - which is why I asked here.

I think it's probably been done - but maybe not. :duh:
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Re: H1 up escalator?

Postby Alec W » Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:39 pm

Sewie wrote:
Alec W wrote:
I don't like that obstacle and will probably never run it, so I can't exactly talk ;)



The JK will walk it. Just don't follow Phil's line. ;) :lol:

It should since it not even close to a stock rig, but the driver is scared of the escalator. One regret I have is not actually wheeling it stock. I have no clue what a stock JK would be like off road or on the road for that matter.


I know the line, start left and then hang a hard right and stay high riding the wall the whole way :yup:
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Re: H1 up escalator?

Postby Rich » Tue Apr 01, 2008 11:25 pm

Alec W wrote: I have no clue what a stock JK would be like off road or on the road for that matter.


What did you think of the drive to moab? Really. ;)

About a week ago we went out to dinner and saw a black 4dr rubi lifted on 35's with black rockstars parked in front of the restaurant. It turned my wifes head as we walked past. I was like - "what the hell are you looking at"!?!?!?! :lol:
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Re: H1 up escalator?

Postby Alec W » Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:59 am

Rich wrote:What did you think of the drive to moab? Really. ;)



[flame suit on] :evil: :evil:

Honestly, on the road it was not as comfortable as the H2 mainly because the soft top and half doors are noisy. It was really windy the whole way and at some points in the drive we had to almost shout to be heard over the noise. Performance wise, we made the same time as we would have in the H2 (5 ½ hours at an average speed of about 70 MPH). The ride and seats are more comfortable than people would think and it’s easily more comfortable than say my Volvo (which gives me backache even driving it to work).

Off road it was 100X more fun than the H2. The H2 would wallow through the trails getting scraped on the sides and bashing down on the underbelly skids every couple of minutes. The Jeep was rock solid and I felt 100% more confident driving over the big obstacles, to the point of playing on all the optional ledges and harder lines (something I would never do in the H2 on hard trails). Like I said in another post, Alan and I didn’t spot each other over a single obstacle on Poison Spider/Golden Spike or Gold Bar Rim (not once).

I’m not just saying this to justify the Jeep. Kathy and Tori kept talking about the experience being more fun and Alan said exactly the same things about his Jeep. We would cruise through tricky sections and then talk about how much easier it was in the Jeeps. Both of us are actually almost pissed that we didn’t do this years ago to be honest. When I look back at the H2 days I now realize that I was kidding myself about the H2 in some respect.

With the door tops off an open Jeep it’s a totally different wheeling experience. I felt like I was having fun wheeling and looking around instead of concentrating and constantly worrying about getting get my H2 though the trail relatively unscathed. There’s no way you can relate to that unless you do both.

I’m not saying any of this to step on toes (this is a Hummer forum after all). This is just an ex H2 owners honest assessment. The H2 was an ok truck and obviously nicer to drive around town but the Jeep is hands down the winner for the type of experience and performance I currently want in a 4x4.

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Re: H1 up escalator?

Postby Rich » Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:43 pm

I asked what you thought of the drive to Moab. :x :lol:

I get what you saying about an open rig, if from nothing else than riding my dirtbike or driving my boat. It's a different experience. It's a trade off though, I can't count the times I wish I had A/C in my boat. :lol:

Theres a similar big difference between my H2 and my H1 off-roading. The H1 is much more point and shoot (which goes a long way to cover my crappy driving) :lol: and slamming down on the UCP is rare. Again, a trade off. It's not as easy to keep up with a carvan of 2's and 3's in the freeway. On the GC trip I held people up because I was overheating when they wanted to go 85mph in 110 degree temps.
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Re: H1 up escalator?

Postby H1Slantback » Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:17 pm

I'll do the Escalator any day in my H1 :evil:
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Re: H1 up escalator?

Postby H1Slantback » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:34 pm

Alec W wrote:
Rich wrote:What did you think of the drive to moab? Really. ;)



[flame suit on] :evil: :evil:

Honestly, on the road it was not as comfortable as the H2 mainly because the soft top and half doors are noisy. It was really windy the whole way and at some points in the drive we had to almost shout to be heard over the noise. Performance wise, we made the same time as we would have in the H2 (5 ½ hours at an average speed of about 70 MPH). The ride and seats are more comfortable than people would think and it’s easily more comfortable than say my Volvo (which gives me backache even driving it to work).

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I’m not just saying this to justify the Jeep. Kathy and Tori kept talking about the experience being more fun and Alan said exactly the same things about his Jeep. We would cruise through tricky sections and then talk about how much easier it was in the Jeeps. Both of us are actually almost pissed that we didn’t do this years ago to be honest. When I look back at the H2 days I now realize that I was kidding myself about the H2 in some respect.

With the door tops off an open Jeep it’s a totally different wheeling experience. I felt like I was having fun wheeling and looking around instead of concentrating and constantly worrying about getting get my H2 though the trail relatively unscathed. There’s no way you can relate to that unless you do both.

I’m not saying any of this to step on toes (this is a Hummer forum after all). This is just an ex H2 owners honest assessment. The H2 was an ok truck and obviously nicer to drive around town but the Jeep is hands down the winner for the type of experience and performance I currently want in a 4x4.

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Re: H1 up escalator?

Postby tomp » Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:48 pm

Alec, wasn't your H2 sitting on completely stock suspension?

...Just checking Bro;)
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Re: H1 up escalator?

Postby Alec W » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:22 am

tomp wrote:Alec, wasn't your H2 sitting on completely stock suspension?

...Just checking Bro;)

More or less. It was jacked up an inch or so, 37s and cheap rancho shocks so close to stock.
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Re: H1 up escalator?

Postby Alec W » Fri Apr 04, 2008 8:28 am

H1Slantback wrote:Have you had a H1? Like a Jeep but on steroids :) Nothing Else Compares! That being said I like all capable 4x4's 8)


No, never owned one. I've driven a couple of H1s on trails, but in this case I was comparing my Jeep experience to my H2, not an H1. Have you driven a lifted JK 4 door (longer wheelbase) on 37s with competition shocks in Moab?
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