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Old 08-01-2007, 07:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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H3 Alpha Review

Hey All-

I found a cool Video that has some awesome H3 Alpha climbing footage! Has anyone driven the Alpha? Is it a lot more powerful then the regular H3? Well, I put the link to the video below if anyone's interested. Enjoy!

http://community.myride.com/kickapps...DEO&as=3898&b=
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 08-02-2007, 09:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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My boss was at the press realease..said they got the H3 right with the Vortec ...

Heres a vid he took

http://www.rockcrawlertv.com/user_vi...il.php?mId=808
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Old 08-03-2007, 01:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I drove one Tuesday. I have an 07 so I like the 3.7 over the 3.5 but the 5.3 v-8 is overkill. MPG 13/16 I would buy a used H2 for the same money as an H3 Alpha. very tourqey off road and plenty of giddy up off the line in town. The weight distrubition is now off with the bigger block up front but the on road ride is smoother and much quieter. i will stick with my 3 tillthe 4 or H3 pick-up comes up.
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Old 08-03-2007, 05:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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jeez! the traction control is ridiculous! i hate how you have to stand on it and get the tires spinning before the traction control kicks in. that seems like a sure fire way to launch up something and either break parts or loose control. very counter intuitive compared to wheeling with proper locking differentials. why can't they come up with a good front locker?

however finally getting a V-8 in the H-3 is awesome! kudos for that GM
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I like it. All I can say is hopefully Chrysler will GET A FRIEKING CLUE and put a V8 in a wrangler.

Kudos to GM for actually LISTENING to what their customers want. I personally wouldn't pay $35k for a suped up colorado, but at least with a v8 the cost might be justified. It is after all a Hummer right?

Lol I just watched the second video, that traction control is kinda F'ed up. Let's spin for about 15 seconds and then lock and launch!!!!

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Old 08-07-2007, 03:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yes, I drove one (a year ago). As for the TC, I never noticed, then I didn't try to spin the wheels However, sounds like a possible calibration change could cure the problem.
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$40,000 though

I do like the idea of a V8 though
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I drove one Tuesday. I have an 07 so I like the 3.7 over the 3.5 but the 5.3 v-8 is overkill. MPG 13/16 I would buy a used H2 for the same money as an H3 Alpha. very tourqey off road and plenty of giddy up off the line in town. The weight distrubition is now off with the bigger block up front but the on road ride is smoother and much quieter. i will stick with my 3 tillthe 4 or H3 pick-up comes up.
Base price for the H2 is $55k for 2008....Where are you getting an H2 for the same price as an H3 Alpha!?
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Base price for the H2 is $55k for 2008....Where are you getting an H2 for the same price as an H3 Alpha!?

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I drove one Tuesday. I have an 07 so I like the 3.7 over the 3.5 but the 5.3 v-8 is overkill. MPG 13/16 I would buy a used H2 for the same money as an H3 Alpha. very tourqey off road and plenty of giddy up off the line in town. The weight distrubition is now off with the bigger block up front but the on road ride is smoother and much quieter. i will stick with my 3 tillthe 4 or H3 pick-up comes up.
Used H2's can be had on the cheap with gas at $3+ per gallon.
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