Also grabbing your attention is the multitude of exterior body refinement in the form of billet pieces, uses of carbon fiber, painted-to-match components, and fabricated add-ons. These include a custom billet grille, rear bumper billet trim, billet covers over the rear taillights, side marker and rear roof lights trimmed out in billet, and billet pull handles to open the front door. All of these pieces were supplied by B-Cool Billets. Additionally, Santini Paint and Body Werks in Westminster, California, sanded all the plastic trim pieces and painted them to match the H2's yellow hue. Other body mods include Kodiak Sidewinder electric steps, an American Outfitters stainless steel wraparound front bumper to replace the plastic factory piece, Hummer H2 Bi-Xenon projector headlights with stage-two bulbs from HIDS-4Less, an electric billet gas cap door from Profit, and an array of LED lighting with controllers by Varad. Setting everything off is a carbon-fiber hoodscoop and hood caps from Kasad. Chrome-plating is also abundant and was provided by Anaheim Plating.
The H2's 6.0L V-8 powerplant also benefits from a number of aftermarket pieces, including a Volant cool air intake and mass airflow sensor, and a Nology Hot Wire ignition set and Beru spark plugs provide a sparkier spark. A stainless after-cat exhaust system from MagnaFlow takes care of spent exhaust gases, and the drivelines have been reworked by J.E. Reel. To beef up braking chores, a set of Power Slot rotors were also added to the mix.
Step into the interior of the H2, and you're greeted by more aftermarket wizardry, the most impressive of which is a dazzling audio/video system. For style and comfort, the H2 was turned over to the crew at Gomez Custom Upholstery, in Walnut, California, where they applied their solid expertise. The headliner is stitched in black suede, and the H2's seats are stitched in black suede with special designer touches. The dash and console trim are painted in black lacquer, and the pillar posts and speaker enclosures are stitched up in tan leather. The real stars of the interior show, however, are the audio and video components. Orchestrating the entire system is a Panasonic CQ-DS8024 Ghost Face head unit, which sends signals to a four-pack of Crossfire amps - two VR1000D 1,000-watt units and two VR404 four-channel 400-watt amps. Crossfire crossover units in the front and rear are also included in the mix. The tunes are played from four Crossfire component sets - mids and tweeters - located in the front and rear doors. Four ED 312D Crossfire subwoofers provide the bass, which are nestled in their own custom enclosure. All enclosures were custom molded by Precision Auto Sound. Additional audio components include Scosche battery terminals and power distribution blocks, and the entire H2 is wired with S12 series speaker cable. The entire system was expertly installed by Precision Sound, in Chino Hills, California. On the video side, the H2 is home to five Eiger Vision 10.5-inch flip-down screens and an Eiger DVD player. A custom game controller was built by Precision Sound. Lastly, a hitch-plug camera is on call to provide video information at the rear of the H2, which is displayed on a dash-mounted color monitor.
When seen in its entirety, the H2 is a stunning piece of aftermarket ingenuity and quality workmanship. However, you really begin to appreciate this vehicle the more you look at the details, and this H2 is chock full of details. So, grab a ladder, hoist yourself in, and travel with Manny and his H2 down the yellow trick road.