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hummer h1 cummins search and rescue elite series , 6 speed allison transmission 500+ wheel horse power

Saturday, January 3rd, 2015

img_47691img_4729img_4730img_4733img_4738img_4737img_4744img_4746img_4747img_4751img_4755img_4756img_4757img_4762img_4765img_4766img_4767img_4777img_4772img_4784img_4787img_4798img_4799img_4795img_4793img_4792img_4779hummer h1 cummins elite series , the most extreme cummins h1 ever built.  custom build off of a low mileage h1 chassis.  custom engine build from a 1998 dodge ram 3500 5.9l cummins motor, complete rebuild w/banks twin ram, ATS PULSE manifold, BD SUPER B turbo, #10 plate, ARP injector , ARP Head studs, Big stick camshaft, new high torque starter, balancer crankshaft, new water pump, marine style pistons, marine style bowls, new ac compressor, over $17k in just the engine build before install, head reconditioned.  Custom 4th generation reman 6 speed allison 1000 transmission , custom oem wiring harness, over $13k in receipts in the transmission build. Custom full leather interior put together from the same suppliers for Ferrari, Bentley Mercedes , no expenses spared for this build, Suede headliner, leather wrapped dash, and all trim pieces, custom auto meter gauges, egt and boost gauges as well as trans temp, installation of bio diesel fuel lines,  custom wrapped momo steering wheel, new radiator windshields, custom touch screen stereo system with amp and woofer , navigation system with back up camera, custom power ports, lights have been changed to led, custom led brake lights, turn signal,  markers, dome lights,  baja design off road led light bars 360 coverage ,6 light bars total , custom switches, alpha side mirrors ,chrome side step rail, search and rescue 10ft roof rack, heavy duty light bar, heavy duty d ring brush guard with air lift hooks and gaskets, search and rescue front bumper and winch system, search and rescue rear winch bumper system with dual ladders and rear light bar, rear spare tire carrier with full size spare and matching wheel, Fox reservoir shock system, upgraded 12k heavy duty half shafts, upgraded predator 6 piston big brake kit with 12” slotted rotors, custom paint, 5 full-size cepek 17” sim bead lock wheels with 38 toyo tires, custom ram air hood scoop, upgraded hvac ac system to most current model, level 2 sound deadening , truk led headlights, custom aluminum performance intercooler and radiator, rust preventative undercoating , frame restoration, new upper and lower ball joints, additional aux fuel tank added, 2wd/ 4wd selectable transferase , seat heaters, custom seat cushioning , viper alarm with remote start, 20% limo tint all around, all door handles powder coated and re gasketed, steel braided ctis lines, changed to all new stainless steel hardware on exterior of truck , 4″ custom stainless steel exhaust,  3″ body lift,  dynode over 500 wheel horsepower with plenty of power left , over $200k spent on this custom one of a kind build,

watch the video herehttp://youtu.be/_MkXXSN9BcY

hummer h1 “alpha interceptor search and rescue edition” duramax turbo diesel 6 speed allison transmission

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

img_46093img_4612img_4611img_4615img_4618img_4619img_4620img_4623img_4624img_4625img_4626img_4628img_4630img_4631img_4634img_4636img_4647img_4680img_4679img_4681img_4685img_46841999 hummer h1 ” alpha interceptor search and rescue edition ” 2008 lmm duramax turbo diesel with allison 6 speed transmission , 450 horse power , 900 ftlbs torque, 2 inch lift, performance aluminum intercooler, selectable 2wd and 4wd transfercase, performance aluminum radiator,  4” custom exhaust , frame conditioning, upgraded heavy duty 12k half shafts, ,raptorq cpu upgrade, custom wheels and toyo 38” tires, upgraded alpha side mirrors, search and rescue, rear bumper system with winch and dual ladders, custom roof rack , custom search and rescue front bumper with winch, heavy duty d ring brush guard, alpha big brake kit, 12” rotors,  2 x 30” rigid led light bars, heavy duty d ring air hooks, custom air scoop, full led light swap, front and rear diffs rebuilt, ctis lines updated, fox performance reservoir shock system,  leather seats, momo steering wheel custom stereo system with blue tooth and navigation , carbon fiber trim kit, more than $80k in after market upgrades

http://youtu.be/2FHgREkHwGo

hummer h1 alpha interceptor duramax turbo diesel with allison transmission 4door hardtop hmc4 with wagon shell

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

img_4300img_43011img_4302img_4303img_4304img_4305img_4306img_4307img_4308img_4309img_4310img_4311img_4312img_4313img_4315img_4314img_4317img_4321img_4324img_4320img_4323img_4333img_4334img_4326img_4319dsc000022000 hummer h1 alpha interceptor, with duramax turbo diesel engine and allison transmission, hmc4 4 door hardtop with truck bed and removable wagon shell, 25k miles on motor and transmission super clean, gray leather seats,65k miles on the chassis, 12k warn winch with synthetic line, custom heavy duty brush guard and custom rear step ladder, Gobi safari roof rack with locking storage boxes , roof top tire carrier with full size cepek wheel and new tire, custom sim beadlock cepek 17” wheels with interco 38.5” tires, custom ctis valve guards and lines, ctis system, monsoon stereo, cb radio, locking diamond plated utility box in bed, hella custom off road lights front and rear,  custom heavy duty rock rails, custom fender racks in bed, custom exhaust, all 4 seats are heated, trailer brake controller, custom radiator, 2 inch lift, dual rear ladders, tow package , mud fenders,

http://youtu.be/SBTG-gT4DhI

hummer h1 “Summit edition” duramax turbo diesel and allison transmission

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

2000 hummer h1 hmc4 with removable wagon shell, custom Duramax turbo diesel  engine and allison transmission transplant, leather seats, gobi roof rack, custom light bar with hella lights, mounted in front and in the rear, cepeck 17” rock rims with 38.5” interco tires and full size spare, custom steel braided ctis lines, monsoon stereo , cb radio, cd changer, rubber duck rock rails, 12k warn winch with synthetic line,  heavy duty brush guard, 2 inch lift, custom dual ladders, custom rear step bumper, snorkel, new radiator windshields, custom locking storage boxes,

differences between 2006 alpha and other years.

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Hummer H1 2006 Model Year Changes

Hummer H1 2006 Model Year changes.

H1 Alpha.

Final year of Civilian Production.

Powertrain and Identification Information.

  • VIN 10th Digit designating year = “6”
  • Engine: 6.6L Duramax Turbo Diesel 300 H.P. 520 lb. ft. VIN 4th digit =”P”
  • Allison Electronic 5 speed Automatic Transmission. VIN 5th digit =”H”
  • 448 ’06 Models produced “Wave 1″ ( 1/05- 5/05). + 281 produced in “Wave 2″ (starting 9/05, 1st 2006-2 Model VIN 6E226861). Total 729 ’06 models produced including 9 Border Patrol.
  • Final Decision to end civilian H1 Production made Tuesday May 9th 2006, officially announced to public Friday May 12th 2006.
Significant improvements for 2006.

Specifications Comparison
2004
2006
% Change.
Engine Size
6.5 L
6.6 L
1.5 % increase
Engine HP
205 hp @ 3400 rpm
300 hp @ 3000 rpm
46 % increase
Engine Torque
440 lbs-ft @ 1800 rpm
520 lb-ft @ 1500 rpm
18 % increase
Fuel Tanks
42 gal.
51.5 gal.
22.6 % increase
GCWR
15,300 lbs.
17,300 lbs.
13 % increase
Cruising Range
400 miles
570 miles (estimated avg.)
42.5 % increase
Acceleration Rate
0-60 in 16.5 sec.
0-60 in 13.5 sec.
18 % better
Brake Rotor Dia.
10.7 inches
12 inches
12 % larger
2006 Brochure. Cover, Specification, Component and Color pages.
2006
2004
Quieter Geared Hubs

  • Helical-cut Gear Sets to reduce “growl” during deceleration.
  • Minimize suspension “rock” at stop.
Duramax installed in H1 Alpha.
New Air Intake.
New 2-Piece Alloy wheel color.
Allison Transmission.
12″ Brake Rotors.
High Strength Half Shafts.
New 2″ Body lift and close-out Panel.
New Transmission and T-Case Shifters.
New Color Flame Red Pearl.
New Color Mystic Green.
Interior Changes for second wave of ’06 Alpha Production. Ebony/Morocco Interior Now all Ebony. 1st 2006-2 Model VIN 6E226861.
2006 Model Year Prices.
Factiry Price Sheet:
Model Code.
Vehicle
MSRP
HMDO 4 Passenger Open Top $128,374
HMDS 4 Passenger Enclosed $139,771
Destination Charge $1,025
Off-Road Adventure Package.
UPC Code Option Description O.A.P.Package.
A30 12,000 lb. Winch $2,688
B97 17″ 2 pc Aluminum Wheels GSA Tires $1,368
B16 Front and Rear E-Lockers $1,670
Total Option Package MSRP $5,726
B93 MTR Tires (Requires OAP Package) $100
TOTAL PRODUCTION COUNT BY MODEL AND COLOR. “X” Colors are “Experimental” or special order.
COLOR
FULL DOOR OPEN TOP (HMDO)
WAGON (HMDS)

Wagon Fleet Non-Duramax (KSCS)

2-Passenger Fleet Non-Duramax (KSC2)
4-Passenger Fleet Non-Duramax (KSC4)
TOTAL
BG
1
1
B25 (Gloss Black)
46
113
5
164
B30 (Black Diamond)
21
47
4
72
B34 (Metallic Black)
47
69
116
G38 (Mystic Green)
19
13
32
P33 (Pewter)
23
65
2
90
R28 (Firehouse Red)
1
2
3
R35 (Flame Red Pearl)
57
50
1
108
T32 (Metallic Sand)
10
13
2
25
W26 (Bright White)
22
38
5
1
1
67
Y27 (Competition Yellow)
27
6
1
34
X41 (Stealth Gray)
1
1
X42 (BLM Green)
11
11
X45 (Firetruck red)
1
1
X46 (Chestnut Metallic)
1
1
X47 (Desert Tan Metallic)
1
1
2
X48 (Victory Red)
1
1
Interior Ebony/Brown
167
245
20
14
2
448
Ebony
109
172
281
Leather
276
417
693
Military Cloth
20
14
2
36
TOTAL
276
417
20
14
2
729

differences hummer h1 2004

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

Hummer H1 Changes for the ’04 Model Year

Brochure.
Specifications.
Components.
Powertrain and Identification Information.
  • VIN 10th Digit designating year = “4”
  • Engine: 6.5L Turbo Diesel 205 H.P. 440 lb. ft. VIN 4th digit =”F”
  • 4L80E Electronic 4 speed Automatic Transmission. VIN 5th digit =”A”
  • Top Speed 83+ mph.
  • 252 ’04 models built.

Available Electromagnetic Locking Front & Rear Differential. Front locker new for ’04.

Upgraded 6.5L engine offers 205 h.p. and 440 lb.ft. torque. An increase of 10 hp and 10 lb.ft.

Leather now standard.

New noise absorbing compound sprayed and baked onto both the body and key components.

Improved cargo door latches.

New license plate bracket.

Improved Horn.

Horn button repositioned to center of new upgraded steering wheel.

Improved Fuel filter mounting.

Improved door straps.

Powertrain Management Computer upgraded and now located under the hood.

New Color- Metallic Black.

New Color- Metallic Sand.(’06 pictured)

Discontinued colors: Ocean Blue Metallic and Woodland Green.

Improved Rocker panel mounting.
UPC Code Option Description
O.A.P.Package.
A30 12,000 lb. Winch
$2,688
B97 17″ 2 pc Aluminum Wheels GSA Tires
$1,368
B16 Front and Rear E-Lockers
$1,670
Total Option Package MSRP
$5,726
B93 MTR Tires (Requires OAP Package)
$100
Model Code.
Vehicle
MSRP
HMCO. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “84”. 4 Passenger Open Top
$105,160
HMCS. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “84”. 4 Passenger Enclosed (Wagon)
$116,483
Destination Charge
$1,025
Off-Road Adventure Package.
2004 Model Year Prices.
TOTAL PRODUCTION COUNT BY MODEL AND COLOR. “X” Colors are “Experimental” or special order, often seen as production colors in later years.
COLOR
FULL DOOR OPEN TOP (HMCO)
WAGON (HMCS)
2-Passenger Fleet (KSC2)
4-Passenger Fleet (KSC4)
TOTAL
B25 (Gloss Black)
14
21
1
36
B30 (Black Diamond)
6
16
22
B34 (Metallic Black)
26
29
55
P33 (Pewter)
12
19
31
R28 (Firehouse Red)
7
8
15
S31 (Summit Silver)
10
11
21
T32 (Metallic Sand)
12
11
23
W26 (Bright White)
5
3
13
1
22
Y27 (Competition Yellow)
20
5
25
X21 (Safety Green)
1
1
X42 (BLM Green)
1
1
Leather
112
123
235
Military Cloth
16
1
17
TOTAL
112
123
16
1
252

hummer h1 2003 changes

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005

Hummer H1 Changes for the ’03 Model Year

Changes for the ’03 model year.
Powertrain and Identification Information.
  • VIN 10th Digit designating year = “3”
  • Engine: 6.5L Turbo Diesel 195 H.P. 430 lb. ft. VIN 4th digit =”F”
  • 4L80E Electronic 4 speed Automatic Transmission. VIN 5th digit =”A”
  • Top Speed 83+ mph.
  • Approximately 494 ’03 models built, 112 of which built specifically for the U.S. Border Patrol.
2003 Prices and Standard equipment.
2003 Specifications.

New Radio face for Monsoon Stereo.

Available Electromagnetic Locking Rear Differential.

Available Factory Heated Leather Seats.

Heavy Duty Brushguard Standard.

2003 H1 Colors.

New Color- Summit Silver.

New Color- Black Diamond.

New Interior Air Conditioning Ducts.

12 Scheduled Maintenance Services During First 36 Months Free.

Colors available in ’03:
 Firehouse Red. R28 Black Diamond. B30
Pewter Metallic. P33
Black. B25 Bright White. W26
Summit Silver. S31
Competition Yellow. Y27 Ocean Blue Metallic. L24 (01 Model Shown)
Woodland Green. G23 (00 Model Shown)
Commercial Models available in ’03: (KSCO, KSC2, KSC4 and KSCS were fleet only).
Open Top. (HMCO). VIN 6th & 7th Digits “90”. Wagon. (HMCS). VIN 6th & 7th Digits “84”.
TOTAL PRODUCTION COUNT BY MODEL AND COLOR. “X” Colors are “Experimental” or special order, often seen as production colors in later years.
COLOR
FULL DOOR OPEN TOP (HMCO)
WAGON (HMCS)
Open Top Fleet (KSCO)
Wagon Fleet (KSCS)
2-Passenger Fleet (KSC2)
4-Passenger Fleet (KSC4)
TOTAL
B25 (Gloss Black)
30
41
8
1
79
B30 (Black Diamond)
29
61
90
G23 (Woodland Green)
5
4
9
L24 (Ocean Blue Metallic)
11
3
1
15
P33 (Pewter)
15
39
54
R28 (Firehouse Red)
22
10
1
33
S31 (Summit Silver)
13
17
1
31
W26 (Bright White)
9
20
40
72
1
142
Y27 (Competition Yellow)
32
7
39
X21 (Safety Green)
1
1
X37 (Las Vegas Gold)
1
1
Cloth
44
42
86
Leather
122
161
283
Military Cloth
1
49
72
122
Vinyl
2
1
3
TOTAL
166
203
1
49
74
1
494

hummer h1 2001 changes

Monday, February 23rd, 2004

2001 Hummer Model Year Changes

2001 Hummer Model Year changes.

One of the most visible changes for the 2001 model year is the larger mirrors first seen on the 2000 Slantback. They offer enhanced visibility and are heated. 17″ alloy wheels were offered for the first time in ’01 and the Monsoon radio was available in Open Top models for the first time. The 6.5L engine supply from AM General’s new manufacturing subsidiary, General Engine Products LLC, began showing up in Hummers mid year 2001 and are distinguished by a change in the 4th digit of the VIN from “Z” to “F”. A welcome change for long time Hummer owners was a substantial upgrade to the Idler and Pitman arms. Many older Hummers have upgraded to these much improved components. Other changes included armrests on the rear seats, new door armrests and a revised dash layout.
Powertrain and Identification Information.

  • VIN 10th Digit designating year = “1”
  • Engine: 6.5L Turbo Diesel 195 H.P. 430 lb. ft. VIN 4th digit =”Z” or
    • “F” designating General Engine Products as the manufacturer (later production).
  • 4L80E Electronic 4 speed Automatic Transmission. VIN 5th digit =”A”
  • Top Speed 83+ mph.
  • 869 ’01 models built.
Significant changes for 2001.

  • Heavy duty Idler and Pitman Arms.
  • New Tan Seat fabric.
  • New Seals in Geared Hubs.
  • New Door Armrests.
  • New Beltline Window seals.
  • New Seat Pedestals.
  • Monsoon stereo with overhead speakers now available in Open Top models.
  • Optional 17″ Alloy wheels available.
  • 16.5″ Alloy wheel discontinued.
  • Armrests added to the rear seats for increased passenger comfort.
  • New larger heated power mirrors with convex insert available.
  • Dash layout enhanced for better visibility of gauges.
  • New Color: Ocean Blue Metallic.
  • W8 “Gloss White” Discontinued.
  • November 2001 Introduction of the “K” Series for fleet and government applications.
  • New Engine Assembly Manufactured by General Engine Products LLC. Enhanced engine block- Turbo Diesel Engines with block castings before May 1999 are susceptible to #8 cylinder cracks. Most frequently the first symptom of a cylinder crack is coolant being forced out of the cooling system causing the “check coolant” light to illuminate. Many engines have been replaced with blocks of the same design. Even though the enhanced blocks were first produced in May 1999 it took some time before they made their way through the system and into Hummers as either original equipment or for replacement. Even Hummers produced in 2000 are likely to have the pre-May 1999 block casting. There is a casting number on the right rear of the block under the cylinder head which should be E_99 (May 1999) or later. Unfortunately the codes changed through the years so identifying the enhanced blocks is even more difficult. Later blocks also use metric bolts to attach the bell housing but it is unclear whether this clearly identifies an enhanced block. Although enhanced blocks were installed in Hummers produced before the engine manufacturer change to General Engine Products (GEP), the easiest way to make sure a Hummer left the factory with an enhanced block is to check the 4th digit of the VIN on 2001 and later 6.5L turbo diesels. If the 4th digit is an “F” the engine was produced by GEP and is sure to have the enhanced block from the factory.
New Dash.
Open Top Monsoon.
17″ Wheel.
Rear Armrests.
Heated Mirrors.
’01 Specifications, options & Prices:
Available colors:
Ocean Blue. New Color for ’01. Pewter Metallic.
Competition Yellow. Candy Apple Red.
Black. (B9) Bright White. (W14)
Woodland Green. (’00 shown)
Silver Metallic. (S15) (’00 with ’01 wheels shown)
Mesa Dusk. (’99 shown)
Body Styles Available in ’01:
HMCS. 4-Passenger Wagon HMC4. 4-Passenger Hard Top (last year).
HMCO. 4-Passenger Full Door Open Top. XLC2. 2-Passenger Hard Top Enlarged Cab. (last year). ’95 shown.
TOTAL PRODUCTION COUNT BY MODEL AND COLOR. “X” Colors are “Experimental” or special order, often seen as production colors in later years.
COLOR
FULL DOOR OPEN TOP (HMCO)
WAGON (HMCS)
HARD TOP (HMC4)
2-Passenger Fleet (KSC2)
2-PASS. ENLARGED CAB (XLC2)
TOTAL
B9 (Gloss Black)
64
125
20
1
210
C22 (Mesa Dusk)
6
15
1
22
G23 (Woodland Green)
21
24
1
46
L24 (Ocean Blue Metallic)
45
32
2
79
P33 (Pewter)
53
99
12
164
R19 (Candy Apple Red)
40
37
8
1
86
R37
1
1
R7 (Gloss Red)
1
1
1
3
S15 (Silver)
15
27
4
46
W14 (Bright White)
36
60
8
104
W41
1
1
Y20 (Competition Yellow)
58
33
6
1
98
X02 (Safety Green)
1
1
X21 (Safety Green)
2
2
X40 (Marine Corp Red)
6
6
Tan Interior
83
110
19
212
Gray Interior
255
344
52
1
5
657
Cloth
259
424
58
3
744
Military
1
1
Vinyl
79
30
13
2
124
TOTAL
338
454
71
1
5
869

hummer h1 2002 changes

Monday, February 23rd, 2004

hummer h1 2000 changes

Sunday, February 23rd, 2003

2000 Hummer Model Year Changes

2000 Hummer Model Year changes.

A welcome change for 2000 was the reintroduction of the 2-piece steel wheel available again for the first time since early 1996. The two piece wheel offers a beadlock that locks both beads of the tire. The 1-piece wheel offered in ’96 thru ’99 had a bead lock that only locked one bead. Another problem with the 1-piece steel wheel was that many were not completely straight from the Original Equipment Manufacturer. Also new for 2000 were optional 1-piece alloy wheels, the first alloy wheels ever offered as a factory option. Contrary to what was shown in the 2000 Brochure, 17″ alloy wheels were not available until 2001 and 17″ 2-piece alloy wheels weren’t available until 2002. Also new for 2000 was the Factory Slantback with rear hatch. Because of production difficulties, only 40 of the Slantbacks were built. The Slantbacks were not available until the end of the model year and featured the 2001 larger heated mirrors. The mirrors are a welcome feature to combat the Slantbacks large blind spots.
Powertrain and Identification Information.

  • VIN 10th Digit designating year = “Y”
  • Engine: 6.5L Turbo Diesel 195 H.P. 430 lb. ft. VIN 4th digit =”Z”
  • 4L80E Electronic 4 speed Automatic Transmission. VIN 5th digit =”A”
  • Top Speed 83+ mph.
  • 1,333 ’00 models built.
Significant changes for 2000.

  • 2-piece steel wheel available again for first time since early ’96. Updated version with regular hex nuts, special 5-sided socket no longer needed to disassemble.
  • Factory Aluminum Alloy wheels available for the first time, available as running change early production.
  • New Slantback Model available late in model year 2000.
  • New longer life brake pads nearly double expected life, reduced vibration and noise.
  • Axles have tighter tolerances and reduced vibration.
  • New Cowl Harness.
  • Optional Dark tint rear windows.
  • New front console.
  • New glow plugs and controller, glow plug malfunction now triggers “Check Engine” light.
  • New smaller right side crash pad.
  • New radio; different appearance and Weather Band now included.
  • New CD Changer.
  • New Deluxe Rearview mirror with auto-dimming feature, cancels in reverse gear.
  • New seat fabric.
  • New rear console with cup holders.
  • Rear console mounted radio controls.
  • Speedometer with trip meter.
  • New color Metallic Pewter.
  • New color Woodland Green.
  • Night Storm Color Discontinued mid ’99
  • Enhanced engine block- Turbo Diesel Engines with block castings before May 1999 are susceptible to #8 cylinder cracks. Most frequently the first symptom of a cylinder crack is coolant being forced out of the cooling system causing the “check coolant” light to illuminate. Many engines have been replaced with blocks of the same design. Even though the enhanced blocks were first produced in May 1999 it took some time before they made their way through the system and into Hummers as either original equipment or for replacement. Even Hummers produced in 2000 are likely to have the pre-May 1999 block casting. There is a casting number on the right rear of the block under the cylinder head which should be E_99 (May 1999) or later. Unfortunately the codes changed through the years so identifying the enhanced blocks is even more difficult. Later blocks also use metric bolts to attach the bell housing but it is unclear whether this clearly identifies an enhanced block. Although enhanced blocks were installed in Hummers produced before the engine manufacturer change to General Engine Products (GEP), the easiest way to make sure a Hummer left the factory with an enhanced block is to check the 4th digit of the VIN on 2001 and later 6.5L turbo diesels. If the 4th digit is an “F” the engine was produced by GEP and is sure to have the enhanced block from the factory.
’00 Specifications, options & Prices:
Available colors:
Woodland Green. New color for 2000. Pewter Metallic. New color for 2000.
Mesa Dusk. Candy Apple Red.
Competition Yellow. White. (W8)
Bright White. (W14)
Silver Metallic. (S15)
Black. (B9)
Body Styles Available in ’00:
HMCS. 4-Passenger Wagon. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “84”
HMSB. 4-Passenger Slantback. (only year available). Beware of Imitations , VIN 6th & 7th Digits “91”
HMCO. 4-Passenger Full Door Open Top. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “90”
HMC4. 4-Passenger Hard Top. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “83”
XLC2. 2-Passenger Hard Top Enlarged Cab. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “89”
TOTAL PRODUCTION COUNT BY MODEL AND COLOR. “X” Colors are “Experimental” or special order, often seen as production colors in later years.
COLOR
FULL DOOR OPEN TOP (HMCO)
WAGON (HMCS)
HARD TOP (HMC4)
SLANTBACK (HMSB)
2-PASS. ENLARGED CAB (XLC2)
TOTAL
B9 (Gloss Black)
91
180
53
9
2
335
C22 (Mesa Dusk)
20
35
9
3
67
G23 (Woodland Green)
46
77
20
5
148
L20 (Ocean Blue Metallic)
1
1
P17 (Burgandy Metallic)
1
1
P33 (Pewter)
63
108
12
5
1
189
R19 (Candy Apple Red)
48
52
16
6
2
124
S15 (Silver)
14
43
17
3
77
W14 (Bright White)
37
103
24
4
1
172
W8 (Gloss White)
5
9
3
17
Y20 (Competition Yellow)
100
58
14
4
1
177
X20 (Gloss Red R7)
4
4
X33 (Pewter)
6
10
2
18
X34 (Indigo Blue)
1
1
X35 (Int. Harvester Red)
1
1
Tan Interior
175
248
64
16
503
Gray Interior
255
429
109
24
13
830
Cloth
345
632
156
39
6
1178
Vinyl
85
45
17
1
7
155
TOTAL
430
677
173
40
13
1333

hummer h1 1999 changes

Saturday, February 23rd, 2002

1999 Hummer Model Year Changes

1999 Hummer Model Year Changes.

1999 saw some significant changes for the Hummer. Government regulations required the Hummer (which is a class III Truck) to have ABS for the first time. Unfortunately the Torsen differentials and the Brake/Throttle Modulation (BTM) Technique that made them so effective off-road were not compatible with the required Anti-lock Braking System. The solution to keeping the Hummer’s Off-road prowess and complying with the regulations was Torque Trac 4 or TT4. This electronic system preforms a version of BTM but without driver participation. When wheel spin is detected, brake is automatically applied to the spinning wheel and torque is transferred to the wheel with traction. The new Torsen II differential works much the same as the old Torsen but with less torque bias. Manual BTM still works on the ’99 Hummers but is not as effective because of the lower torque bias. Some owners love the TT4 system while others prefer the old system of manual BTM .
Powertrain and Identification Information.

  • VIN 10th Digit designating year = “X”
  • Engine: 6.5L Turbo Diesel 195 H.P. 430 lb. ft. VIN 4th digit =”Z”
  • 4L80E Electronic 4 speed Automatic Transmission. VIN 5th digit =”A”
  • Top Speed 83+ mph.
  • 831 ’99 models built.
Significant changes for 1999.

  • 6.5L Turbo Diesel Standard. 6.5L NA Diesel no longer available.
  • First Year for Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • First Year for TT4 Traction control system. TT4/ABS Video Click Here.
  • New Wiring Harness.
  • New fuse relay center.
  • CTI pump moved to new location.
  • Accessory fuse panel added.
  • New Power Steering Pump & reservoir.
  • New Power Steering Cooler.
  • New Water Pump.
  • Torsen II differentials.
  • New halfshafts with tone ring for detection of individual wheel speed.
  • New 4 Button remote entry.
  • New heated windshield glass.
  • New larger winshield washer reservoir.
  • New Color Night Storm.
  • New Color Mesa Dusk.
  • Green Metallic discontinued.
Valuable upgrades to look for in a ’99.

  • Although steering components were upgraded several times by ’99, the factory “Problem Solver” Idler and Pitman arms introduced in later years are much more durable than those on a ’99.
  • Enhanced engine block- Turbo Diesel Engines with block castings before May 1999 are susceptible to #8 cylinder cracks. Most frequently the first symptom of a cylinder crack is coolant being forced out of the cooling system causing the “check coolant” light to illuminate. Many engines have been replaced with blocks of the same design. Even though the enhanced blocks were first produced in May 1999 it took some time before they made their way through the system and into Hummers as either original equipment or for replacement. Even Hummers produced in 2000 are likely to have the pre-May 1999 block casting. There is a casting number on the right rear of the block under the cylinder head which should be E_99 (May 1999) or later. Unfortunately the codes changed through the years so identifying the enhanced blocks is even more difficult. Later blocks also use metric bolts to attach the bell housing but it is unclear whether this clearly identifies an enhanced block. Although enhanced blocks were installed in Hummers produced before the engine manufacturer change to General Engine Products (GEP), the easiest way to make sure a Hummer left the factory with an enhanced block is to check the 4th digit of the VIN on 2001 and later 6.5L turbo diesels. If the 4th digit is an “F” the engine was produced by GEP and is sure to have the enhanced block from the factory.
’99 Specifications, options & Prices:
Available colors:
Mesa Dusk (C22). New Color for ’99. Night Storm (B21). New Color for ’99
Competition Yellow (Y20).
Candy Apple Red (R19).
Silver Metallic. (S15) White. (W8)
Black. (B9) Bright White. (W14)
Although most factory custom colors show up on emergency vehicles and as factory tests, custom colors were available on all Hummers for an additional $1,000 charge. Below is an example of a Hummer with a factory experimental color (X), Cactus Green. Cactus Green never made it into full production.
Body Styles Available in ’99:
HMC4. 4-Passenger Hard Top. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “83”
HMCS. 4-Passenger Wagon. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “84”
XLC2. 2-Passenger Hard Top Enlarged Cab. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “89”
HMCO. 4-Passenger Full Door Open Top. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “90”
TOTAL PRODUCTION COUNT BY MODEL AND COLOR. “X” Colors are “Experimental” or special order, often seen as production colors in later years.
COLOR
FULL DOOR OPEN TOP (HMCO)
WAGON (HMCS)
HARD TOP (HMC4)
2-PASS. ENLARGED CAB (XLC2)
TOTAL
B21 (Nightstorm)
11
27
7
1
46
B9 (Gloss Black)
69
147
44
3
263
C22 (Mesa Dusk)
38
65
15
1
119
R19 (Candy Apple Red)
34
50
14
3
101
S15 (Silver)
12
33
12
1
58
W14 (Bright White)
28
58
15
15
116
W8 (Gloss White)
9
7
2
1
19
Y20 (Competition Yellow)
49
27
11
87
X02 (Safety Green)
1
1
X20 (Gloss Red R7)
5
5
X28 (Green )
1
2
3
X29 (Gloss Green (G10) )
1
2
3
X30 (Blue)
6
6
X31 ( Firetruck Red)
1
1
X32 (Green)
1
1
X33 (Pewter)
1
1
Tan Interior
114
165
35
314
Gray Interior
138
261
85
33
517
Cloth
220
401
108
20
749
Vinyl
32
25
12
13
82
TOTAL
252
426
120
33
831

hummer h1 1998 changes

Friday, February 23rd, 2001

1998 Hummer Model Year Changes

1998 Hummer Model Year Changes.

With major changes for ’97 and ‘97.5 there were relatively few changes for 1998. Several changes were made towards quieter operation, differential gear ratios were changed so engine revs would be lower at highway speed, geared hubs were made quieter , the cooling fan and clutch were changed and an insulated top was added for Open Top Models. Although all these items help make the 1998 quieter, the difference over the 1997 model is not dramatic. Two new colors were added for 1998, Candy Apple Red, which replaced Gloss Red, proved very popular and Competition Yellow which replaced the harder to match Fly Yellow of 1997.
Powertrain and Identification Information.

  • VIN 10th Digit designating year = “W”
  • Engine: 6.5L Diesel 170 H.P. 290 lb. ft. VIN 4th digit =”Y” 36 produced.
  • Optional Engine: 6.5L Turbo Diesel 195 H.P. 430 lb. ft. VIN 4th digit =”Z” 909 produced.
  • 4L80E Electronic 4 speed Automatic Transmission. VIN 5th digit =”A”
  • Top Speed 83+ mph with Turbo.
  • 945 ’98 models built.
Significant changes for 1998.

  • Axle ratio changed from 2.73:1 to 2.56:1 on Turbo Diesel Models lowering engine revs at highway speeds. Non-turbo models remained at 2.73:1.
  • Rear cargo doors added to central locking system.
  • Cam style camber adjustment early running change. Before cam adjusters, Hummer alignments were done by the dealer in the first 1,000 miles after delivery. With the cam adjusters initial alignments were done at the factory. New cam adjusters make alignments easier but are easier to knock out of spec. Some Hummer owners who use their Hummers off-road have retrofitted the earlier style shim adjusters.
  • New insulated top on Open Top Models.
  • New finishing on geared hubs to make them quieter.
  • New fan clutch comes on at higher temperature and new 8 blade cooling fan offers quieter operation. VIN 180123 and above.
  • New Color Candy Apple Red replaces Gloss Red.
  • New Color Competition Yellow replaces Fly Yellow.
  • Burgundy Metallic no longer available.
Valuable upgrades to look for in a ’98.

  • Although steering components were upgraded several times by ’98, the factory “Problem Solver” Idler and Pitman arms introduced in later years are much more durable than those on a ’98.
  • Enhanced engine block- Turbo Diesel Engines with block castings before May 1999 are susceptible to #8 cylinder cracks. Most frequently the first symptom of a cylinder crack is coolant being forced out of the cooling system causing the “check coolant” light to illuminate. Many engines have been replaced with blocks of the same design. Even though the enhanced blocks were first produced in May 1999 it took some time before they made their way through the system and into Hummers as either original equipment or for replacement. Even Hummers produced in 2000 are likely to have the pre-May 1999 block casting. There is a casting number on the right rear of the block under the cylinder head which should be E_99 (May 1999) or later. Unfortunately the codes changed through the years so identifying the enhanced blocks is even more difficult. Later blocks also use metric bolts to attach the bell housing but it is unclear whether this clearly identifies an enhanced block. Although enhanced blocks were installed in Hummers produced before the engine manufacturer change to General Engine Products (GEP), the easiest way to make sure a Hummer left the factory with an enhanced block is to check the 4th digit of the VIN on 2001 and later 6.5L turbo diesels. If the 4th digit is an “F” the engine was produced by GEP and is sure to have the enhanced block from the factory.
’98 Specifications, options & Prices:
Available colors:
Competition Yellow. New Color for ’98
Candy Apple Red. New Color for ’98
Green Metallic. (G10)
White. (W8)
Silver Metallic. (S15)
Bright White. (W14)
Black. (B9)
Although most factory custom colors show up on emergency vehicles and as factory tests, custom colors were available on all Hummers for an additional $1,000 charge. Below is an example of a Hummer with a factory experimental color, Cactus Green. Cactus Green never made it into full production.
Body Styles Available in ’98:
HMCS. 4-Passenger Wagon. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “84” HMC4. 4-Passenger Hard Top. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “83”
HMCO. 4-Passenger Full Door Open Top. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “90” XLC2. 2-Passenger Hard Top Enlarged Cab. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “89”
TOTAL PRODUCTION COUNT BY MODEL AND COLOR. “X” Colors are “Experimental” or special order, often seen as production colors in later years.
COLOR
FULL DOOR OPEN TOP (HMCO)
WAGON (HMCS)
HARD TOP (HMC4)
2-PASS. ENLARGED CAB (XLC2)
TOTAL
B9 (Gloss Black)
74
136
40
8
258
G10 (Gloss Green)
26
54
17
1
98
R19 (Candy Apple Red)
62
92
17
2
173
S15 (Silver)
22
56
11
89
W14 (Bright White)
29
68
17
16
130
W8 (Gloss White)
38
24
7
7
76
Y18 (Fly Yellow)
2
2
4
Y20 (Competition Yellow)
53
27
11
1
92
X02 (Safety Green)
1
1
X06 (Chrome Yellow)
2
2
X13 (Bright Green)
1
1
X17 (Smokey Carmel (Mesa Dusk))
1
1
2
X19 (Military Style Green)
2
2
X20 (Gloss Red R7)
4
8
12
X21 (Safety Green)
1
1
X22 (Brilliant Blue)
1
1
X24 (Tan)
1
1
X26 (Dark Slate (Nightstorm))
1
1
X27 (Deep Amethyst)
1
1
Tan Interior
144
179
49
372
Gray Interior
163
286
78
46
573
Cloth
271
435
109
12
827
Vinyl
36
30
18
34
118
Deluxe Trim
307
465
127
33
932
Fleet Trim
13
13
NA Diesel
24
4
8
36
Turbo Diesel
253
423
112
36
824
Turbo Diesel (CA)
30
42
11
2
85
TOTAL
307
465
124
46
945

hummer h1 1997 changes

Sunday, February 23rd, 1997

1997 Hummer Model Year Changes

1997 Hummer Model Year Changes.

There were significant changes for the 1997 model year. All 1997 models came with a sound proofing package that reduced interior noise significantly, and turbo diesel engine changes that increased power 5 hp and 45 lb.ft. torque over the previous years model. The power increases on the turbo are enough that they are noticeable. Power output for the Turbo model Hummers remained consistent from ’97 through the 2003 model year. The N/A Diesel was still available in ’97 but the Gas engine was not available after the 1996 model year. Along with improved ventilation, the 1997 model also offered optional heated windshields to combat windshield frosting which can be a problem on earlier models. Mid year changes were significant enough that the later 1997 Hummers are referred to as “1997.5” models (the factory referred to them as 1997-2 models). The first “1997.5” has a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) of VE176477 (last 8 digits). Changes for 1997.5 included a much improved HVAC system that was both much more efficient and easier to service and the new Monsoon stereo system with overhead console. 1997 and especially 1997.5 models have many features and refinements which make them favorite years for many Hummer enthusiasts.
Powertrain and Identification Information.

  • VIN 10th Digit designating year = “V”
  • Engine: 6.5L Diesel 170 H.P. 290 lb. ft. VIN 4th digit =”Y” 129 produced.
  • Optional Engine: 6.5L Turbo Diesel 195 H.P. 430 lb. ft. VIN 4th digit =”Z” 1,080 Produced.
  • 4L80E Electronic 4 speed Automatic Transmission. VIN 5th digit =”A”
  • Top Speed 83+ mph with Turbo.
  • 1st “1997.5” VIN VE176477.
  • 1209 ’97 models built.
Significant changes for 1997.

  • Increased horsepower and torque on Turbo Diesel engine. Compression ratio went from 21.5:1 in 1996 to 20.2:1 in 1997. Engine also now features an oil spray piston cooling system.
  • For 1997 both turbo and non-turbo diesel models are equipped with integrated power steering pump and reservoir.
  • Complete redesign of the exhaust system from the crossover pipe to the tailpipe. The new design incorporates a one-piece heatshield with added stiffeners to reduce exhaust resonance.
  • Heavy Duty rear bumper standard.
  • Black High Gloss Wheels.
  • Black Grille with High Gloss Black Underbody and Bumpers.
  • Different Seat Fabric and sew style pattern.
  • All seat adjustments moved to front of seat (some adjustments moved back to sides on later model years).
  • Low coolant and glow plug monitoring lights added on dash.
  • Sliding rear window on HMC4 and XLC2 now standard.
  • Deluxe Interior now standard.
  • Air intake Scoop for improved ventilation .
  • New Rear Scupper valves improve ventilation.
  • All vehicles meet new high speed fuel filling (CARB) requirement.
  • New style water crossover for non-turbo engine.
  • Additional bleeder valves added to radiator where overflow hose attaches to radiator.
  • Surge tank redesigned.
  • Shroud-mounted style power steering oil cooler now on non-turbo diesels also.
  • Turbos and non-turbos now have common accessory drives.
  • Heated Windshield option.
  • “6.5L Turbo” badges added on turbo models.
  • Shifter boot cover for increased boot protection and reduced heat and noise.
  • New Color Fly Yellow (only year for Fly Yellow, slightly darker “Competition Yellow” ’98 on)
  • Tan and Blue Metallic dropped for ’97.
  • VLCO Half Door Open Top and VLC2 2-Passenger regular cab no longer available.
  • HVAC Changes 1997.
    • Newly designed auxiliary unit with angle-mounted louvers.
    • Same compressor on turbo and non-turbo diesels.
    • Improved air ducting.
    • Blower motor revision to push rather than pull heat and A/C through HVAC system.
    • Revised close-out dash panels to provide more air distribution to the floor vents.
  • Additional changes for ‘97.5
    • Enhanced HVAC system with increased efficiency and easier serviceability (in addition to changes listed for 1997 above).
    • Monsoon radio available with overhead console.
Change illustrations:
Valuable upgrades to look for in a ’97.

  • ‘97.5 Style HVAC system. About a $4,500 to $5,000 upgrade. Much improved Heating and cooling and new unit is more easily repaired than earlier sealed units. Make sure heater core is not leaking on non-upgraded HVACs. Expensive upgrade to ‘97.5 specs is factory recommended solution to this problem.
  • Although steering components were upgraded several times by ’97, the factory “Problem Solver” Idler and Pitman arms introduced in later years are much more durable than those on a ’97.
  • Small rubber plug in Transfercase sometimes shrank due to heat and fell out, slowly draining Transfercase. Later designs solved this problem. Some owners tapped the hole and replaced the rubber plug with a metal one. There was a recall on some ’97 models that replaced this plug.
  • Enhanced engine block- Turbo Diesel Engines with block castings before May 1999 are susceptible to #8 cylinder cracks. Most frequently the first symptom of a cylinder crack is coolant being forced out of the cooling system causing the “check coolant” light to illuminate. Many engines have been replaced with blocks of the same design. Even though the enhanced blocks were first produced in May 1999 it took some time before they made their way through the system and into Hummers as either original equipment or for replacement. Even Hummers produced in 2000 are likely to have the pre-May 1999 block casting. There is a casting number on the right rear of the block under the cylinder head which should be E_99 (May 1999) or later. Unfortunately the codes changed through the years so identifying the enhanced blocks is even more difficult. Later blocks also use metric bolts to attach the bell housing but it is unclear whether this clearly identifies an enhanced block. Although enhanced blocks were installed in Hummers produced before the engine manufacturer change to General Engine Products (GEP), the easiest way to make sure a Hummer left the factory with an enhanced block is to check the 4th digit of the VIN on 2001 and later 6.5L turbo diesels. If the 4th digit is an “F” the engine was produced by GEP and is sure to have the enhanced block from the factory.
’97 Specifications, options & Prices:
Available colors:
Red. (R7)
Fly Yellow (Y18) (new for ’97). ’97 only year for Fly Yellow
White. (W8)
Burgundy Metallic. (P17)
Bright White. (W14)
Green Metallic. (G10)
Black. (B9)
Silver Metallic. (S15)
Although most factory custom colors show up on emergency vehicles and as factory tests, custom colors were available on all Hummers for an additional $1,000 charge. Below is an example of a ’97 with a factory experimental color. Pictured is the only Cactus Green Hummer produced in 1997. Cactus Green was an experimental color that never made it into full production.
Body Styles Available in ’97:
HMC4. 4-Passenger Hard Top. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “83”
HMCS. 4-Passenger Wagon. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “84”
XLC2. 2-Passenger Hard Top Enlarged Cab. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “89”
HMCO. 4-Passenger Full Door Open Top. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “90”
TOTAL PRODUCTION COUNT BY MODEL AND COLOR. “X” Colors are “Experimental” or special order, often seen as production colors in later years.
COLOR
FULL DOOR OPEN TOP (HMCO)
WAGON (HMCS)
HARD TOP (HMC4)
2-PASS. ENLARGED CAB (XLC2)
TOTAL
B9 (Gloss Black)
43
154
56
30
283
G10 (Gloss Green)
34
105
35
23
197
G5 (Flat Green)
2
2
P17 (Burgandy Metallic)
9
16
10
35
R7 (Gloss Red)
34
53
42
23
152
S15 (Silver)
20
79
27
2
128
T11 (Gloss Tan)
1
1
W14 (Bright White)
23
102
47
17
189
W8 (Gloss White)
31
32
24
3
90
Y18 (Fly Yellow)
49
37
23
11
120
X02 (Safety Green)
1
3
4
X13 (Bright Green)
1
1
2
X14 (Dark Red)
1
1
X15 (Candy Apple Red)
2
1
3
X16 (Cactus Green)
1
1
X17 (Smokey Carmel (Mesa Dusk))
1
1
Tan Interior
123
255
116
494
Gray Interior
122
325
153
115
715
Cloth
216
537
245
55
1053
Vinyl
29
43
24
60
156
Deluxe Trim
245
580
269
100
1194
Fleet Trim
15
15
Turbo Diesel
186
484
187
60
917
Turbo Diesel (CA)
35
86
35
7
163
NA Diesel
24
10
47
48
129
TOTAL
245
580
269
115
1209

hummer h1 1996 changes

Friday, February 23rd, 1996

1996 Hummer Model Year Changes

1996 Hummer Model Year Changes.

1996 was the first year that a Hummer was offered from the factory with a Turbo Diesel engine. The Turbo engine is significantly more powerful than the non-turbo diesel or the gas engine and the extra power was a welcome addition. Although GM produced a Turbo version of the 6.5L Diesel well before 1996, it wasn’t until they moved the turbo to the valley of the cylinders for use in their full sized vans that it was able to fit in the Hummer. 1996 was the only year that 3 engine options were available for the Hummer and the last year the gas engine was available. The addition of a 17 gallon auxiliary fuel tank behind the rear bumper was also a welcome improvement. Approximately 1,374 1996 Hummers were produced making it the second highest production year.
Powertrain and Identification Information.

  • VIN 10th Digit designating year = “T”
  • Engine: 6.5L Diesel 170 H.P. 290 lb. ft. VIN 4th digit =”Y” 314 produced.
  • Optional Engine: 5.7L Gas 190 H.P. 300 lb. ft. VIN 4th digit =”D” 214 produced.
  • Optional Engine: 6.5L Turbo Diesel 190 H.P. 385 lb. ft. VIN 4th digit =”Z” 846 produced.
  • 4L80E Electronic 4 speed Automatic Transmission. VIN 5th digit =”A”
  • Top Speed 83+ mph with Turbo.
  • 1,374 1996 Models Produced.
Significant changes for 1996.

  • Availability of Turbo Diesel engine.
  • 17 Gallon Auxiliary fuel tank.
  • Body lift to accommodate taller Turbo Diesel and auxiliary fuel tank.
  • Added clock.
  • In-dash Tachometer standard.
  • New Gauges and instrument panel changes.
  • New trailer hitch. Old hitch cannot be used with new auxiliary fuel tank.
  • Changed fuel cap on diesel from plunger type to more typical screw in cap.
  • Changed fuel sender.
  • Common keys. One key works both door and ignition.
  • Available deluxe rearview mirror with compass and temperature.
  • Available Detroit Locker rear differential.
  • New one piece wheel with available beadlock and runflat replaces 2-Piece wheel. Running change Spring 1996.
  • New composite beadlock for 1-piece wheel. Only locks one bead where previous rubber beadlock on 2-piece wheel locked both beads.
  • New 2-piece Runflat for 1-piece wheel. If not installed correctly 2-piece runflat much more likely to shift and throw off balance than previous design.
  • “Fly-by-wire” electronic throttle on Turbo models.
  • Electronic Fuel Injection Pump. Optical sensor on pump can be sensitive to farm fuel.
  • Locking style Transmission dip stick.
  • Revised fill tubes and new transmission electrical harness.
  • Higher grade steel used for some internal parts in transfercase to accommodate the higher torque output of the turbo diesel.
  • Shift control housing upgraded with addition of new boot and improved shift arms.
  • Last year for Half Door Open Top (VLCO).
  • New CTI compressor, solenoid air control valves, dash mounted electric selector switch and stainless air lines. Earlier plastic airlines would sometimes melt when routed near brake components.
  • Cooling system upgrades included; additional airflow slots in hood grille, new ten blade cooling fan, new fan clutch, and foam barrier insulation around radiator.
  • ’96 turbo diesels have dual thermostat cooling system.
  • First ’96s not available with HD rear bumper but HD bumpers made available again mid year (smart move). HD bumper became only rear bumper available from ’97 on.
  • Higher grade steel used for some axle and shaft components to accommodate the higher torque output of the turbo diesel.
  • New power steering pump.
  • Instrument panel dash pad now provides a driver side heat and A/C vent.
  • New engine cover with larger glove box, dual lighters, dual ashtrays, 12 volt power source and new cup holders.
  • Plum and Gloss Blue colors no longer available.
  • New Colors Burgundy Metallic and Blue Metallic.
  • White Top on Open Top models no longer available.
  • HVAC changes for ’96 include; A/C compressor and hoses (turbo only), Heater-A/C controls, air ducts, and new vacuum operated heater shut off valve.
Illustrated interior changes:
Valuable upgrades to look for in a ’96.

  • ‘97.5 Style HVAC system. About a $4,500 to $5,000 upgrade. Much improved Heating and cooling and new unit is more easily repaired than earlier sealed units. Make sure heater core is not leaking on non-upgraded HVACs. Expensive upgrade to ‘97.5 specs is factory recommended solution to this problem.
  • Although steering components were upgraded several times by ’96, the factory “Problem Solver” Idler and Pitman arms introduced in later years are much more durable than those on a ’96.
  • Small rubber plug in Transfercase sometimes shrank due to heat and fell out, slowly draining Transfercase. Later designs solved this problem. Some owners tapped the hole and replaced the rubber plug with a metal one.
  • Some owners have added the ’97 style scupper valves and air intake scoops to aid in ventilation and to improve air flow and defrosting. Windshield frosting is a common problem before heated windshields and enhanced ventilation became available in ’97. You may also find some earlier Hummers that have had the heated windshields added which is a costly upgrade.
  • Shifter boot would become hot and tear allowing hot air from under the vehicle to enter the cabin. Although the ’96 has an improved boot, the ’97 style shifter boot cover helps this problem.
  • Enhanced engine block- Turbo Diesel Engines with block castings before May 1999 are susceptible to #8 cylinder cracks. Most frequently the first symptom of a cylinder crack is coolant being forced out of the cooling system causing the “check coolant” light to illuminate. Many engines have been replaced with blocks of the same design. Even though the enhanced blocks were first produced in May 1999 it took some time before they made their way through the system and into Hummers as either original equipment or for replacement. Even Hummers produced in 2000 are likely to have the pre-May 1999 block casting. There is a casting number on the right rear of the block under the cylinder head which should be E_99 (May 1999) or later. Unfortunately the codes changed through the years so identifying the enhanced blocks is even more difficult. Later blocks also use metric bolts to attach the bell housing but it is unclear whether this clearly identifies an enhanced block. Although enhanced blocks were installed in Hummers produced before the engine manufacturer change to General Engine Products (GEP), the easiest way to make sure a Hummer left the factory with an enhanced block is to check the 4th digit of the VIN on 2001 and later 6.5L turbo diesels. If the 4th digit is an “F” the engine was produced by GEP and is sure to have the enhanced block from the factory.
’96 Specifications, options & Prices:
Available colors:
Blue Metallic. New for ’96. Only year for this color. Red. (R7)
Burgundy Metallic. (P17) New for ’96. Tan. (T11)
Green Metallic. (G10) White. (W8)
Silver Metallic. (S15) Bright White. (W14)
Black. (B9) ’92-’96 Color Codes. <<<
Although most factory custom colors show up on emergency vehicles, custom colors were available on all Hummers for an additional $1,000 charge. Below is an example of a ’96 with factory custom color. Yellow was not an official factory color until ’97, the ’96 pictured is the only Yellow ’96 Wagon produced.
Body Styles Available in ’96:
HMC4. 4-Passenger Hard Top. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “83”
HMCS. 4-Passenger Wagon. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “84”
HMCO. 4-Passenger Full Door Open Top. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “90”
XLC2. 2-Passenger Hard Top Enlarged Cab. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “89”
VLC2. 2-Passenger Hard Top. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “82”
VLCO. 4-Passenger Half Door Open Top. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “85”
TOTAL PRODUCTION COUNT BY MODEL AND COLOR. “X” Colors are “Experimental” or special order, often seen as production colors in later years.
COLOR
FULL DOOR OPEN TOP (HMCO)
WAGON (HMCS)
HARD TOP (HMC4)
OPEN TOP (VLCO )
2-PASSENGER (VLC2)
2-PASS. ENLARGED CAB (XLC2)
TOTAL
B9 (Gloss Black)
51
133
58
3
3
248
G10 (Gloss Green)
31
108
66
1
2
2
210
G5 (Flat Green)
1
1
2
L16 (Blue Metallic)
8
28
20
2
2
60
P17 (Burgandy Metallic)
12
43
17
72
R7 (Gloss Red)
32
78
40
11
23
184
S15 (Silver)
20
74
33
1
5
4
137
T11 (Gloss Tan)
7
27
15
2
43
11
105
W14 (Bright White)
28
114
52
14
33
241
W8 (Gloss White)
18
47
21
5
9
100
X02 (Safety Green)
1
5
6
X03 (Fly Yellow)
6
1
7
X12 (Lime Green)
2
2
Tan Interior
104
313
167
6
85
76
751
Gray Interior
109
341
156
2
2
13
623
Cloth
175
579
281
4
46
51
1136
Vinyl
38
75
42
4
41
38
238
Deluxe Trim
212
653
304
6
3
41
1219
Standard Trim
1
1
19
2
84
48
155
TOTAL
213
654
323
8
87
89
1374

hummer h1 1995 changes

Thursday, February 23rd, 1995

1995 Hummer Model Year Changes

1995 Hummer Model Year Changes.

1995 was the first year that a Hummer was offered from the factory with a gas engine. The gas engine is significantly quieter than the diesel and offered a reliable addition to the Hummer line. The disadvantages to the gas engine included lower fuel economy and decreased fording ability. 1995 was the highest production model year for the H1 with approximately 1,432 built, 553 or about 39% of which were gas models.
Powertrain and Identification Information.

  • VIN 10th Digit designating year = “S”
  • Engine: 6.5L Diesel 170 H.P. 290 lb. ft. VIN 4th digit =”Y”
  • Optional Engine: 5.7L Gas 190 H.P. 300 lb. ft. VIN 4th digit =”D”
  • 4L80E Electronic 4 speed Automatic Transmission. VIN 5th digit =”A”
  • Top Speed 83 mph.
  • 1,432 1995 Models Produced. Highest production of any year.
Significant changes for 1995.

  • 5.7L Gas Engine available for first time. Quieter than Diesel but fuel economy suffers.
  • Tachometer offered as standard on Gas Engine models and as an option on Diesels.
  • Moved “B” bar in roof back. Provides more front headroom.
  • Added Hood lock with interior release.
  • Added bracing and mounting points for Aux seat option. Bracing also on very few very late model ’94s.
  • Dual rear “ambulance ” doors replace tailgate. Tailgate as on ’94s still available, but only 25 ’95s are built with the $205 optional tailgate.
  • New Ball joints. You will see this often. Many gradual improvements through the years.
  • Added heat shields. Almost all early Heat shields cracked and rattled at some point. Gradual improvements eventually eliminated this problem.
  • New Brake Proportioning Valve.
  • New wider arm rests.
  • New Heavier Center Link.
  • New control arms.
  • New Tie Rods.
  • New Pitman and Idler arms. You will also see many changes here through the years. Still a weak link for a few more years.
  • New Battery Vendor.
  • New fuel tank vent on Gas models. Important upgrade. Early Gas model tanks swelled and rubbed on driveshaft before new vents installed.
  • New Standard GVW Springs.
  • New Vanity mirror sunvisor.
  • Factory CD Changer available for first time.
  • Rear Defrost available on Hard Top and 2-Passenger models.
  • Aluminum Rocker Panel Protection. Lighter and do not rust when scratched but not as strong as steel. Steel “rockers” still available as factory option through ’95.
  • Aux. A/C no longer separate option, comes standard with A/C package.
  • New Color “Bright White”.
  • New Color “Silver Metallic”.
Valuable upgrades to look for in a ’95.

  • ‘97.5 Style HVAC system. About a $4,500 to $5,000 upgrade. Much improved Heating and cooling and new unit is more easily repaired than earlier sealed units. Make sure heater core is not leaking on non-upgraded HVACs. Expensive upgrade to ‘97.5 specs is factory recommended solution to this problem.
  • Gas Tank vent update on Gas models. If not done Tank can swell and rub driveshaft.
  • Accelerator pedal rod update. Early rods corroded.
  • Although steering components were upgraded in ’95, later ball joints and the factory “Problem Solver” Idler and Pitman arms are much more durable than those on a ’95.
  • Small rubber plug in Transfercase sometimes shrank due to heat and fell out, slowly draining Transfercase. Later designs solved this problem. Some owners tapped the hole and replaced the rubber plug with a metal one.
  • Some owners have added the ’97 style scupper valves and air intake scoops to aid in ventilation and to improve air flow and defrosting. Windshield frosting is a common problem before heated windshields and enhanced ventilation became available in ’97. You may also find some earlier Hummers that have had the heated windshields added which is a costly upgrade.
  • Shifter boot would become hot and tear allowing hot air from under the vehicle to enter the cabin. The ’97 style shifter boot cover helps this problem.
’95 Specifications, options & Prices:
Available colors: ’92-’96 Paint Codes: Body Styles:
New Color for ’95.
HMC4. 4-Passenger Hard Top 353 built. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “83”
VLCO. 4-Passenger Half Door Open Top 52 built. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “85”
New Color for ’95.
HMCO. 4-Passenger Full Door Open Top 260 built. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “90”
HMCS. 4-Passenger Wagon 608 built. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “84”
XLC2. 2-Passenger Hard Top Enlarged Cab 91 built. VIN 6th & 7th Digits “89”
VLC2. 2-Passenger Hard Top 68 built.VIN 6th & 7th Digits “82”
TOTAL PRODUCTION COUNT BY MODEL AND COLOR. “X” Colors are “Experimental” or special order, often seen as production colors in later years.
COLOR
FULL DOOR OPEN TOP (HMCO)
WAGON (HMCS)
HARD TOP (HMC4)
OPEN TOP (VLCO )
2-PASSENGER (VLC2)
2-PASS. ENLARGED CAB (XLC2)
TOTAL
B9 (Gloss Black)
48
109
61
7
2
5
232
G10 (Gloss Green)
52
139
68
12
12
6
289
G5 (Flat Green)
1
1
L12 (Gloss Blue)
9
23
16
6
2
1
57
P13 (Plum)
12
23
12
2
3
52
R7 (Gloss Red)
56
66
63
10
16
19
230
S15 (Silver)
24
64
29
1
118
T11 (Gloss Tan)
3
20
20
7
4
8
62
W14 (Bright White)
31
78
42
3
11
29
194
W8 (Gloss White)
24
81
39
5
15
19
183
X02 (Safety Green)
1
1
X03 (Fly Yellow)
1
1
2
X04 (Brilliant Blue)
1
1
X05 (Cape Canavral Red)
4
4
X06 (Chrome Yellow)
1
1
X07 (Bright Silver)
1
1
X08 (Medium Blue Metallic)
1
1
X09 (Bright Blue Metallic)
1
1
X10 (Medium Burgundy Metallic)
1
1
X11 (Bright Burgundy Metallic)
1
1
Tan Interior
148
308
208
47
67
82
860
Gray Interior
112
300
145
5
1
9
572
Cloth
211
512
272
32
26
32
1085
Vinyl
49
96
81
20
42
59
347
Deluxe Trim
258
602
341
32
9
22
1264
Standard Trim
2
6
12
20
59
69
168
Black Top
106
5
111
Tan Top
142
45
187
White Top
12
2
14
TOTAL
260
608
353
52
68
91
1432