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Mark you calender, Sept. 29 for “Maxx’s Ring of Fire” and “Touch a Truck”

Last year was a huge success, and we want to top that this year.

So spread the word…we know how great the Hummer family is when it comes to helping out the community and particularly when it comes to children’s needs, so we are reaching out to you once again to spread the word and to help ‘Max’s Ring of Fire’.

This year Maxx’s Ring of Fire and Touch a Truck will be at Qualcomm Stadium.   For the 4th annual Touch a Truck and 3rd annual  MaxRun 5K benefiting kids fighting cancer.   Together we can all do more for our kids with cancer, as well as give San Diego a way to support kids fighting cancer during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (September).

Last year, Max’s  Run and Touch a Truck was a huge success!!  ‘Touch a Truck’ raised over $40K to fight childhood cancer.    This year they will have the run ending up at Qualcomm where Touch a Truck will take place.

We are looking forward to having NSW and MARSOC at Touch a truck this year. The kids will get the chance to see LTATVs, Swift boats, 5 Ton and 7 Ton vehicles, they will also have MATVs.  There will be more exciting events to be announced closer to the event.

Don’t miss out, last year was so much fun.  The kids were able to climb all over the vehicles and see them up close.  This year is going to be bigger and better.

Please mark your calendars for September 29  Qualcomm Stadium 10-3

We hope to see you there!

Please visit  http://www.maxsringoffire.org/  for more information.  And don’t forget to check in here we will keep you updated.

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Laser Tag

You really shouldn't look down the barrel

The Predator Crew got together for a fun time at Invasion Laser Tag…What a great time!!! The guys were running around getting out all of their frustrations.

We really had a great time, Thanks Invasion Laser Tag!!

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An Afternoon at K1

All the crew at Predator got treated to an afternoon at K1, great way for the guys to blow off some steam and come together. The race was on and the everyone had a great time. Thanks Ryan, nothing better then pizza and racing!

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Meet the guys in Fabrication

Eric, Josh, Ken, Curtis and Julio are our fabricators. They are amazing at what they can do. Not only do they fabricate the products that Predator is known for but if a customer has something different or Ryan comes up with a new idea, they are the people that turn the idea into the end product.

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Hummer Club Run



If you missed the Hummer Club run Feb. 24 thru the 26th, you missed out on a lot of fun.

Predator Motorsports had some of their Off Road Tactical Team available to give instructions and guide the participants. They were able to learn a few things that they didn’t realize they could do. We want to Thank everyone that participated, on behalf of the Wounded Warrior foundation. We would also like to Thank Borrrego and the Anza Borrego State for all their hospitality.


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Tech Notes From Dan: FSD / PMD

In 1994 GM came out with the 6.5 turbo diesel engine. This is roughly the same engine used in the Hummer (H1) from 1996 to 2005. Here at Predator we get a lot of calls from people that are having trouble with their engines. The main complaints seems to be a rough running engine, will not start after shutting down, dies as they are driving along, etc. The list goes on and on. Usually we ask if they are getting a check engine light and if so, do they know what code is coming up (this usually takes a Tech2 Scanner to analyze). If you go to a dealer and he gets a code of 1216, 1217 or 1218, they will probaby tell you that you have a bad fuel injection pump and you need to replace it. This is because in the repair manual, these codes relate to the injection pump. In 99% of the time you have a good pump and a bad Fuel System Driver (FSD), also known as a Pump Mounted Drive (PMD) which is mounted directly on the side of the injection pump. There is no single code to differentiate between a bad fuel injection pump or a bad PMD. If you elect to have the injection pump replaced, this will usually fix the problem because in the overhaul of the pump a new PMD is installed. This will usually cost around $4,000.00. The real problem is in the design.

GM decided to mount the PMD on the side of the injection pump where it would be cooled by the fuel going into the injection pump. It sounds good and works most of the time in the pick up truck lineup however in the Hummer, the engine lacks airflow over the top of the engine. Additionally, the PMD unit is heat soaked as soon as the engine is turned off . So by changing the injection pump you are still faced with the same design flaw. It isn’t “IF” it fails but “WHEN” it fails. Several years ago I was in Indiana at a Hummer home coming and got to talk to one of AMG instructors who told me he always carries a spare PMD in his pocket when he goes off-roading. He said it has saved him many times. The real solution on the market is a PMD Isolator Kit which relocates the PMD onto a heat sink. There are a number of units on the market that accomplish this however most all are designed for the GM Pick Up Truck and don’t actually relocate it away from the engine. This is ok for GM Trucks however with our lack of airflow across the engine, it is a serious problem for the heat sink to disipate the heat it absorbs. When we began R&D for a solution for the H1 Hummer, we looked at a number of options before coming up with our system. We did not like the cooling fins because they tend to clog up in dirt and mud. Also we see the same problem occurring if you mount the new PMD inside the engine bay.

The solution for us was to relocate the PMD onto a flat plate heat sink and relocate it in the fender well area, far away from the engine. This solution has proved to add many years of trouble free service to the H1 lineup. If you suspect a bad PMD, shoot us a call and we will be happy to help you diagnose the problem over the phone.

Dan Wilson

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Palm Canyon Wounded Warrior Run with the Hummer Club

We invite all Hummer owners to come participate with The Hummer Club and Predator Motorsports for the: Palm Canyon Wounded Warrior Run February 24, 25 & 26 2012 in Borrego Springs, CA 92004 for more information please contact John Herr chicagoan@vcweb.org 619-905-1965

This is going to be a great event, Predator Motorsports will have our Off Road Training instructors out to enjoy and supervise.  Please come out and support this great cause, let’s show our support for the Wounded Warriors!!

You can register online at http://www.thehummerclubinc.com

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Bullrun 2011

Predator Inc. has teamed up with the Bullrun for 2011 as well as “The Dudesons” and MTV for an 8 episode show airing in the fall on MTV.

The new MTV Show will chronicle the life of The Dudesons racing across the U.S. from Las Vegas to Miami in a fully custom Predator Duramax H1 Hummer for the Bullrun Rally.

The race left Las Vegas on Friday 7/8/11 and will end one week later in Miami Florida on 7/15/11.

Watch for more updates as The Dudesons conquer the Bullrun in their Special Edition Predator H1 Hummer!

Fore more information check it out at:





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