Hum V's aren't what they used to be. Look at the pic posted by fordman. You can see the independent rear suspension. The new Hummers have a solid rear axle which in fact looks like a GM 10 bolt! GM has once again taken a heavy duty vehicle, and turned it into a glorified mini van. The fools that can afford them have no clue what they are actually buying now. The one I saw yesterday had aluminum wheels on it, I guess GM dropped the gear reduction units on the hubs. I wonder if they dropped the in cab tire pressure control too? I would also imagine they went to CV joints on the front axle now too, instead of U joints and driveshafts (much like the Corvette 5 link rear suspension driveshafts Hummer used to have in the front and rear). I also assume the 37" Armstrong tires aren't "stock" anymore. I would also guess that the suspension doesn't have 1/2 the travel it used to. They sure don't have 17" of ground clearance anymore either!
Hey, at least they still have the D rings on the bumpers so they "look" like they could be dropped out of cargo planes with parachutes!