Thinking of Buying Another Truck 4x4, Possibly H2 Hummer

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  1. grizzard2bid

    grizzard2bid Happy Camper Belt

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    Nah, I had 30Gs into Sub. It was 2012, so figured I sell it before it gets too old. IMO 30k for a second vehicle is too expensive and I do need a cheaper 2nd truck for no more than 15k.

    5.3s are decent, indeed and last into 250-300k miles easily.
    However, I've not been able to yet locate a 1500 Silverado/Sierra either crew or supercab under 12-13k with ~100k miles. I will lift the thing, so adding even a conservative investment of 3k(tires/rims/lift/steering shocks....not impossible but more like 4-5k), after paying sales tax and registering the thing, I will be in over my 15k budget.

    I would think a GM 6.0 V8 03-07 Generation would still outlive a 5.3L 07-14...... No replacement for displacement, as the saying goes? Some people commented that H2 tows better than 1500 Silverados, but it's a very anecdotal evidence.
     
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    I think the real question here is why do you not need a second truck?
     
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    For the love of all that is right and proper, don't get an H2. Those things are ugly and very dated looking.

    And if it don't have a bed, a proper bed and not those half-assed beds found on the Honda patriot , H2 and Chevy Avalanche, it ain't a truck !
     
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    I have absolutely no idea why someone would lift their truck unless it is strictly for off road use. It kills practically and looks fuckin stupid. And for the love of God do not buy and lift an H2. I would be embarrassed to drive that shit.
     
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    I actually think H2 was ahead of its time with boxy design. Trucks really went with boxy front look recently- especially Fords and Chevys. Their interiors, however 03-07 are pretty trashy, much like you would find in an Excursion. There's another relic of history people still love- people drive the shit out of those 7.3L and 6.0L diesel Excursions, which is really a short wheelbase F250 with 3rd row seating.

    I didn't seriously consider H2 until last week just looking at prices on other trucks. Regular trucks just cost more. The hate of H2 seems to have depreciated them below their actual value.
     
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    Even for off-roading only a moderate lift helps. The kind of lift featured in the OP is a detriment.
     
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    grizzard2bid Happy Camper Belt

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    Why do you think it makes a bad towing rig? I do plan on putting stiffer coils on rear axel and maybe even add a tranny cooler.
     
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    Buying a "truck" that you plan on spending even more money on to make it good at towing is just stupid. If you actually wanted a vehicle just for towing shit you wouldn't be getting a H2.
     
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    I already heave a beast of a towing truck. 2nd truck is just more fun, but still needs to look good and tow.

    I'm a bit of a renaissance man when it comes to trucks. I believe the ride can look good and still be capable.
     
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    Lift itself is not a huge detriment. It's usually the big ass tires that go onto that lift that really eat away at towing capacity.
    Most lifts under 6'' don't really affect towing capacity that much or stability. In fact, you actually have to expand the wheel track for lift, and most guys overdo it so lateral stability actually improves. I did that on my 2500 ram, but only added spacers in the rear. Thing now drives like a dually- very stable, tracks straight, and looks extra aggressive from the back.
     
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    I’d love to have an excursion for trips if they still made them with the interior of my 11 f250 and the 6.7.
     
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    So you just want to buy a H2 and trying to validate it anyway you can. Have fun wasting money of a crap vehicle.
     
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    Excursion interior is very f250ish..... literally like 2000-2006 F250ish.

    If you care about interior and towing and interior comfort than 2500 burb with leather is the way to go. Chevy 07-14 interior is very respectable.
     
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    I've not bought it yet and it's not my first choice, because it has no bed...
     
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    I have an 11 z71 ltz with lift and 35’s right now
     
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    Good truck. I'd try as hard as possible to not go to 35s on 1/2 tons. 33s will be much-much happier tranny and engine.
     
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    With the kind of lift shown on the H2 in the OP, your roll-over angle is compromised.
     

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