2005 Hummer H2 - Tag-Teamed Sut
SMA And Fox Team Up On An H2
SMA is the design and manufacturing guru of Hummer accessories, and Fox Racing is a dominant leader in the realm of motocross apparel and racing shocks. When two companies that are pretty savvy about giving people what they want put their heads together on a project, you can bet the results will be ground-breaking. When SMA teamed with Fox for the special edition H2, the goal was to create a new, unique style that combined elements of pure aggression, luxurious pride, and not-so-quiet sophistication. The end result speaks for itself. The SMA Fox 360 H2 does not disappoint.
Making its public debut at the X Games in August 2004, the H2 also made appearances at the Off Road Expo in October and SEMA in November. The truck is striking in its color scheme alone: The two-tone metallic-pewter and Lamborghini Murcilago Orange is bold on the H2's rugged body. The lines were softened slightly by the guys at Orlando Auto Body, who smoothed and painted the moldings and bumpers. The exterior is decked-out with several of SMA's popular, all-purpose accessories including a black, powdercoated brushguard, an ultra-high-quality roof rack system, and a roof-mounted lightbar. The billet aluminum grille, door handles, and fuel ring are finished in SMA's titanium coat providing a classy touch with a show-quality feel. On the hood, a 15.5x37-inch panel insert proudly displays the Fox Racing logo.
The H2's factory suspension is already designed for all-terrain functionality, so this model has just a few extras. Height is added with a Rancho 4-inch suspension lift. Rancho adjustable shocks provide a smoother ride on and off the road, while SMA's billet control arms add functionality and style. The team also installed a Hellwig sway bar to maintain even weight distribution on harsh surfaces. Weld's steel alloy Commando wheels and tough BFGoodrich tires are the final jewels of the H2's all-terrain package.
The original ebony interior now sparkles with SMA's billet products in a titanium finish. The shift knob, gauges, vent trim rings, pedals, and doorsills are constructed of SMA's 6061 T-6 aircraft billet aluminum. The Fox Racing logo, emulating quality under the most extreme conditions, appears throughout the interior on the door buckets, doorsills, headrests, and instrument panel.
Sound Xpressions in Phoenix was in charge of installing the audio/video system. The entertainment system is designed to provide the latest amenities without taking away from the space and functionality of the vehicle. You won't find speakers where the seats should be, because these H2s are made to be driven and enjoyed. The system includes high-quality Rockford Fosgate components and a DVD player. The Rockford source unit provides a 7-inch in-dash screen and built-in TV Tuner. VizuaLogic headrests replace the factory units for the benefit of the backseat passengers. So there would be no lack of entertainment, the team added a Sirius satellite radio for access to 120 commercial-free channels. Two 10-inch Rockford Fosgate subwoofers hide out in a custom wood and fiberglass enclosure under the rear seats. The box was designed and placed to allow proper function of the midgate. Extra audio power is provided by two Rockford Fosgate amplifiers.
The standard '05 H2 is powered by GM's 6.0L V-8 engine, generating 325 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque, but as with the rest of the vehicle, the engine was beefed up to make it really haul. For a little extra punch on the pedal, SMA and Fox installed a Magnuson Radix intercooled supercharger system. The extra horses are handy, whether you're off-roading, or towing your boat to the river. Magnuson's supercharger kits are the most efficient forced air induction systems on the market, and they're designed specifically for long-term use. Also installed are SMA's aftermarket cold-air intake and B&B exhaust. The upgraded engine now puts out 500 hp and 540 lb-ft of torque.
SMA and Fox will produce a total of 500 upgraded H2s, split between two versions-the 360 and the 180. Either is available in the SUV or SUT form. Both the 180 and 360 carry loads of SMA- and Fox-brand accessories. All of the H2s will be numbered, each carrying its number on a billet aluminum plaque mounted on the dash. The primary difference between the two versions is a supercharger/suspension lift option. With the 180, you get neither; with the 360, you get one or the other. SMA and Fox couldn't decide and installed both on this one. But, you can do whatever you want when it's your brainchild.