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I ran across this video today. I can't believe the molehill this guy got his Hummer stuck on. I think I could have driven over that with my daughter's Sentra. I thought I had heard that an H3 was supposed to be an off-road vehicle... Well I guess you could say the Mall is off the road. I guess.

YouTube - an offroading hummer accident
 

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That's funny, I dont care who you are :)
 

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High center is high center no matter what vehicle your driving. Also the idiot driving has more to do with it.

H3 has only 1/2" less ground clearance than the FJ. I would venture to say that with the same driver he would have got an stock FJ stuck there too.
 

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I went over a snow bank like that in a Ford Contour(rental) to avoid paying for parking. The snow was over the rail.

With skills like that, he could get an FJ stuck there also.
 

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High center is high center no matter what vehicle your driving. Also the idiot driving has more to do with it.

H3 has only 1/2" less ground clearance than the FJ. I would venture to say that with the same driver he would have got an stock FJ stuck there too.
x2 This was driver error causing him to high center. The FJ would have done the same if driven the same.
 

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I'll bet 95% or more of H2s and H3s have never been offroad.

Same could be said about FJ, Z71, Range Rover...


On edit: My FJ hasn't been off-road....yet. LOL
 

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I don't think the H3 is all that "bad" of an offroad vehicle, but if you try and climb a steep bump, high enough to "high center" you, any vehicle will get stuck. He would have been fine with a little more momentum.
 

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High center is high center no matter what vehicle your driving. Also the idiot driving has more to do with it.

H3 has only 1/2" less ground clearance than the FJ. I would venture to say that with the same driver he would have got an stock FJ stuck there too.
It's a given that if he had approached at an angle he probably would have never had a problem.

I have gone straight over bumps and crests that are much more severe than what I see in that video. And, I have high centered on some and just scraped off of them. He probably got one wheel light, spun it, and it was all over. Active traction control (not to mention RR locker, and locking transfer case) would have cured that. Also, ground clearance is only one factor. What is the break-over angle on the H3? I would guess it is less than the FJ.
 

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It's a given that if he had approached at an angle he probably would have never had a problem.

I have gone straight over bumps and crests that are much more severe than what I see in that video. And, I have high centered on some and just scraped off of them. He probably got one wheel light, spun it, and it was all over. Active traction control (not to mention RR locker, and locking transfer case) would have cured that. Also, ground clearance is only one factor. What is the break-over angle on the H3? I would guess it is less than the FJ.
There is a 2.4 degree difference in breakover angles, to the FJ's advantage.

The H3 has active traction control, locker and 4:1 low gear transfer case.

Still dont understand how the vehicle had anything to do with it. But I guess you see more in the video than I do.
 

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I was always under the impression that H3's were kings of offroading with the adventure package? I won't knock at all the h3, because it was actually my first choice over my fj to be perfectly honest(I know, let the flaming begin). This in the geek world would be a PEBKAC(Problem exists between keyboard and chair) issue ...

I love the h3's, and I love the FJ a wee bit more given I'm now the proud owner of one :)

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He probably got one wheel light, spun it, and it was all over. Active traction control (not to mention RR locker, and locking transfer case) would have cured that. Also, ground clearance is only one factor. What is the break-over angle on the H3? I would guess it is less than the FJ.
He probably posed for the video. The H3 isn't even running. I bet they drove off.
 

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Same could be said about FJ, Z71, Range Rover...


On edit: My FJ hasn't been off-road....yet. LOL
I have to disagree with the FJC portion of that, unless you're strictly talking 2WD FJCs.

I'd be willing to bet a larger percentage of 4x4 FJCs have been offroad than H2s or H3s.
Most people, like the driver in this video, buy H2s and H3s as mall crawlers.
 

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The Hummers belong on at the mall parking lot with their 20" rims. Can't say same for the AM Humvee though.:armed:
 

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PLEASE look at the second video in the menu after the first one plays. The dude drives and h2 and just rolls it onto it's side. haha
 
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