2006 Hummer H1 Alpha – Four Wheeler

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Hummer H1 Alpha

2006 Hummer H1 Alpha

ups the ante with Alpha

As editors of Four Wheeler, sometimes cross our desks are just too good to pass up, when they are things a normal person would get a chance to do. When Hummer us about the newly upgraded Hummer H1 Alpha, the phone went something like

Here is the new Alpha badge distinguishes the manly men from the men.

Hi, want to drive the all new


But, I haven’t you what it is yet.

Yes, me up anyway.

Yeah, even

So with little delay, we the high-rise luxury of our L.A. and traded our sumptuously padded chair for a seat on a rickety jumper with floating We bobbed and weaved in the sky until we the beautiful resort town of Tahoe, Nevada. See, isn’t anything that we go through to bring our readers a story. With perfect and eye-arresting scenery, we had to remind that we weren’t here to

We had work to do. Hard work. right, no heavy lifting of handsets, or the monotonous typing on a no sir. We were off to flex our expertise to wheel and evaluate the new H1 Alpha in the Pyramid Lake of western Nevada, which so to be surrounded by snow-capped mountains time of year.

Hmm, sound like such a bad after all, does it?

the Duramax to fit in the H1 left precious room under the hood.

For Hummer has reengineered the H1 series and on an Alpha badge to distinguish it lesser Hummers. While all H1s, save for K-series vehicles, will be Alphas for on the rest of the Hummer line, will be the top-of-the-line trim and only account for about 10 of each vehicle line’s

To a potential Hummer buyer, means higher performance, horsepower, better suspension, and a of exclusivity that might drivers of other premium On the H1, Alpha primarily advertises the revolutionary improvement of the 6.6L turbodiesel and Allison 1000 automatic transmission from Motors’ fullsize truck In H1 trim, the engine makes 300 hp and 520 of torque, a lead-foot-inspiring 46 percent and 18 gain, respectively.

Introduced last year, the is not unlike a soldier trading his camos in for a well-tailored tuxedo.

To of you familiar with the H1, the Alpha look just like the old Hummer, save for the much-upgraded and switchgear that appeared in year’s version, and the unobtrusive filler panel, visible in the to bridge the gap created by the body which was required to fit the new drivetrain. The didn’t stop there, as the Duramax was not a simple swap and a host of other alterations to the chassis. Because of the longer of the Duramax/Allison combo, the fuel had to be shortened, but the body lift them to be made taller, resulted in an increase in fuel to 28.5 gallons for the main and 24 gallons for the auxiliary tank, the H1 Alpha a nearly 600-mile, cruising range.

All H1s come standard with armor, which helps the H1 to slide over driveline-snagging

Hummer H1 Alpha

The bottom of the Duramax engine had to be redesigned, as the original oil pan hung 2 inches below the framerails, was unacceptable on a vehicle designed to all of its vitals tucked out of harm’s So the engineers not only reshaped the oil but also changed the oil pick-up and it to prevent oil starvation at the extreme that an H1 was designed to experience.

520 lb-ft of torque on tap, the old CV were set aside for beefier which now attach to the newly inboard 12-inch brake for better stopping power. A new cooling stack also had to be this time incorporating an and fuel cooler–a change required the mechanical fan to be run off the crank and angled up to the radiators through a gearbox.

While the engineers were the H1 chassis for areas of improvements, decided to take some in refinement. One of these areas was the hub assemblies, which now feature gears instead of the straight-cut of previous H1s. This not lowers noise, but also the rocking sensation upon a characteristic common to older

The addition of the Duramax and all of its improvements to the H1 make the H1 Alpha a better machine. The Hummer H1 Alphacrawl ratio has improved by 25 to 41.5:1. Acceleration from 0 to 60 by 18 percent, to 13.5 seconds.

And the capacity improved 13 percent to as as 9,303 pounds on an open-top

Hopping into the Hummer you instantly of its functional roots as a machine. Each seating only has a small cockpit as the driver and occupants are draped the engine and transmission. Sightlines out the of the H1 are generally good, but there are blind spots to the rear.

the driving experience is unlike any truck on the planet, and should you find yourself in one, yourself for the inevitable giving of to all the neighbor kids, the convoy of Guardsmen who will wave you in to ranks on the highway, and the barrage of you are sure to encounter. And you thought you like a rock star in the H2!

On the highway, the H1’s full-time 4WD with four-channel ABS do a great job of the Hummer easy to drive, as as you remember how wide you are.

The accelerates with authority, and the independent suspension offers a smooth ride. Using the Monsoon sound system to out the moderate wind and tire the Hummer can cruise effortlessly at 80 mph all day without beating up or tiring the

Even though the Hummer is refined on the highway, the H1 Alpha’s mission objective is to tackle the terrain and bring its occupants safely and reliably. Despite the the H1 Alpha is as capable as ever and can climb a 22-inch vertical cross a 60-percent grade, a 40-percent side slope 2500 pounds of payload, and 30 inches of water.

With the Central Tire System (CTIS), you can air up or down on the and if you happen to get a flat, the run-flat system will get you safely off of the Front and rear Eaton are even offered as a factory

Until you have experienced it it is hard to explain just how one of these iconic machines while sailing across a plain. They exude so character, and are capable far beyond any most civilians will experience. If you have that of adventure calling, and you are one of the lucky 500 or so a to buy one, it won’t take you to realize what makes the H1 so and why we consider it one of the best factory-built of all time.

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