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Old 02-22-2008, 09:52 PM
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I did my first set of H2s with a 4 3/4" inch hole saw and that worked well. I posted that info back in '04 and it has worked for many of us.

I did my '08 H2s with the flush cut router bit method that someone else discovered and I like that better. It's really quick and easy. The finish size of the hole is just barely big enough and you must cut out all you can by making several passes around the hole and making sure the depth is set right. One of mine fit a little too tight and I had to go back and sand the inner surface of the hole a bit with a drum sander. Maybe the bearing was a couple thousanths under the size of the cutter. Anyway, I recommend the router method as safe, quick and easy.

As far as the weight rating is concerned, I have not found the weight rating of the H2s or the Dodge aluminum wheels. But they both have a DOT T cast into them, if that matters. I would also be careful about baking them to remove the old coating or to cure the powder coat as a temp of 550 Degrees is one of the heat treat temps for aluminum.

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Does anyone know if the 08 H2's have the same dimensions (backspacing and offset) as the older models? They did a redesign on them and was just wondering if it's only cosmetic.

I found a set of chrome 08 H2's with no tires for under $400, is that a good price?
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Does anyone know if the 08 H2's have the same dimensions (backspacing and offset) as the older models? They did a redesign on them and was just wondering if it's only cosmetic.

I found a set of chrome 08 H2's with no tires for under $400, is that a good price?
For a new set of the '08 chromed versions, yes I think that is good.

I believe they are just re-designed, and the specs should be the same.
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The '08 wheels look different but the backspacing, width and center hole ID are the same as the earlier specs. They look different and the Dodge caps must be cut a little more to fit.

They are really nice wheels.

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Here's some pictures of the silver ones.


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I don't know where you guys are getting the weight rating info but just a word of caution... Alcoa makes the H2 OEM wheels and they are selling them in the aftermarket. Only problem is they list the weight rating at 2750 lbs... a far cry from the alcoa 8 classic with 3750 lb weight rating in a 16" wheel that came stock on Ford Trucks/vans in the 90's

http://www.alcoa.com/global/en/produ...p?prod_id=1201
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Originally Posted by jamesbfishin View Post
Does anyone know if the 08 H2's have the same dimensions (backspacing and offset) as the older models? They did a redesign on them and was just wondering if it's only cosmetic.

I found a set of chrome 08 H2's with no tires for under $400, is that a good price?
I've got the 08's on my truck. Love em'. I'd ****** up the deal you found asap.
BTW pics in My Garage for anyone who wants a better look.

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Your "garage"?
Where's your garage?

You got no pics in your gallery?


PapeCAT, are you saying the specs you posted are for ALL H2 wheels?
Or are the Alcoa ones copies of the H2's or?
My front axle is 4500 pounds on a scale, wheels only rated for 2700 each would concern me...
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H2 Wheels

Whats the tire size on the H2 in that Pic ? Are you running a 2" leveling Kit ?
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Sorry, wrong forum. On Cumminsforum.com there is a "Mygarage" for pictures. I don't know how to upload pics here.

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Whats the tire size on the H2 in that Pic ? Are you running a 2" leveling Kit ?
2" leveling spacers, and 295/70/17 Nitto Terra Grapplers.
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Originally Posted by PapeCAT View Post
I don't know where you guys are getting the weight rating info but just a word of caution... Alcoa makes the H2 OEM wheels and they are selling them in the aftermarket. Only problem is they list the weight rating at 2750 lbs... a far cry from the alcoa 8 classic with 3750 lb weight rating in a 16" wheel that came stock on Ford Trucks/vans in the 90's

http://www.alcoa.com/global/en/produ...p?prod_id=1201

That is an aftermarket wheel. A completely different wheel. Not the stock Hummer wheel.
I'm still searching for the rating on the actual H2 wheels. Haven't seen it.

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Call the local Hummer dealership.

Most wheels are stamped on the backside, stating the size and weight rating.

I just checked mine and they are not marked.

I believe the number I posted is the correct figure....
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Call the local Hummer dealership.

Most wheels are stamped on the backside, stating the size and weight rating.

I just checked mine and they are not marked.

I believe the number I posted is the correct figure....
Can you tell us where you got the number for the weight rating? The H2 wheels are not marked with a weight rating, just DOT. I'm just wondering if you are guessing or if you have some specs from GM.

Also, if you do a search you'll see how to use the router and why it will not affect balancing. But machining them is a good method too if you are concerned or not familiar with a router.

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