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WK2 on a hummer test track?

So even though my hummer dealership is not longer open they still have a test track out back that is accessible. Just curious what your thoughts are, will my overland make it through? The one at our dealership is not quite as cool looking as the one below, but i think it's built to similar specs.



I'll probably have to try it at some point, but I figured I would see if anyone else has done it yet. The same question could be posed about the Land Rover test tracks.

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Old 03-12-2011, 07:28 PM
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Re: WK2 on a hummer test track?

The only way to tell is if you try... I am not sure about how the clearance on the WK2's would do in the beginning part. It could easily handle the second part though..
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Re: WK2 on a hummer test track?

a land rover dealer that closed near me had the same thing and i took my WK over it. i took the skirts off first to give it more clearance. dont know how to wk2 compares in that part, but you should be fine.
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Re: WK2 on a hummer test track?

Do it!
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Re: WK2 on a hummer test track?

Better yet, someone needs to get an overland on a land rover dealership's off road track.



Went for a ride this weekend at Land Rover Scottsdale in a Range Rover and LR4. One thing missing from the video. There is a offshoot on the track where you go around the outside of what essentially is a cone with the top chopped off. Wheel around it with 3 wheels at a 30+ degree angle.
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Re: WK2 on a hummer test track?

That Hummer one looks pretty crazy, the approach and departure angles look pretty steep. I wonder how many trampled fish they need to clean out of that water element?
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Re: WK2 on a hummer test track?

i think the angles are the only good thing on a hummer ;-)
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Re: WK2 on a hummer test track?

Semi-Success!

I warmed up on the Land Rover test track and had no problem. I kept the lower front bumper on and used rock mode and lowered it to OR1 because I was a little worried about the side angle part. The hill decent control worked well to slowly ease me through. One complaint would be that even with it is 4 low I had to give it gas far more often then I had to in my 2003 Range Rover.(I have the hemi)

After the confidence boost that came from dominating the Land Rover course, I headed over to the Hummer track. I used 4 low, OR2, and the auto setting for this one. I was able to get up the step at the beginning without removing the lower front bumper with about 3/4" to spare. On our track, the mougels came next and I floated right over those, although it was a bit scary rocking around on two wheels. Then came the rollers that make all but the driver's rear tire slip, that wasn't even a challenge. The water fording obstacle was next, but not much of an obstacle since it was empty. Then came the 60 degree climb that leads down into the V notch. This is where I lost my nerve as I saw several scrape marks going in and out of the notch where lesser vehicles have failed. I didn't want to risk that part with the lower front bumper on and no spotter.

Although I didn't make it all the way, I feel confident in saying that the WK2 can hold its own against the Land Rover/Range Rover lineup and H2 and H3 crowd.
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Re: WK2 on a hummer test track?

That's awesome. We need a video next!!
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Re: WK2 on a hummer test track?

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So even though my hummer dealership is not longer open they still have a test track out back that is accessible. Just curious what your thoughts are, will my overland make it through? The one at our dealership is not quite as cool looking as the one below, but i think it's built to similar specs.



I'll probably have to try it at some point, but I figured I would see if anyone else has done it yet. The same question could be posed about the Land Rover test tracks.

The first one is decent although it should have wrapped around instead of having to go back. The second one (LR) is cheesy and the same setup the local dealer has. That's about the most "off-roading" most of their clients would ever do.

I still kick myself that I didn't pick up a 2009 H2!

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Re: WK2 on a hummer test track?

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Better yet, someone needs to get an overland on a land rover dealership's off road track.



Went for a ride this weekend at Land Rover Scottsdale in a Range Rover and LR4. One thing missing from the video. There is a offshoot on the track where you go around the outside of what essentially is a cone with the top chopped off. Wheel around it with 3 wheels at a 30+ degree angle.
Now that is a nice non-dirt track! The water doesn't look too deep and guessing it's less than a foot but more like 8"?
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Re: WK2 on a hummer test track?

X2 on the video. That would be a great one to see.
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