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Old 12-28-2010, 07:02 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Recon! Can't wait to see this thing in person.

The wife and I moved from Colorado out to NC about 2 1/2 years ago and keep very busy (4 wheeling). As Bebe mentioned, we run an H3 Alpha and a built TJ around all of the parks in this area. The Alpha (adv pkg) is torsion lifted on 35"s and sees its share of the trails as well.

Tons of private parks out here to flex out on. I sent Bebe a list to forward on to you about all of the places to go.


I followed your build on the other Hummer forums, love everything about your H3 man! You will draw huge crowds everywhere around here.


One more thing- if you have never wheeled in the South, you are in for a whole different experience. It is absolutely nothing like the West. Every rock out here has mud in front of it or on it. Zero traction, and crawling is a term most are are not familiar with. Everything is big axles, big tires, and big engines. The sound of a bouncing rev limiter is about the most common thing you here down here.


If you are bored, youtube the following rock parks for some video entertainment:

The Farm, NC
The Flats, NC
Devils Playground, NC
The Gulches, SC
Mountain City, TN
Windrock, TN
Harlan, KY
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Are the suspension setups one-off or jk-based and then adapted to the H3? Cool rig!
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:44 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Looking forward to wheeling in NC Redlyner. I've actually never wheeled in Cali. First vehicle was a company BMW. Hummer was my first personal vehicle and that has been a never ending project. Haven't had a chance to enjoy it. I'm very familiar with the terrain your talking about with my TJ overseas. We call it slick "soap" mud. Fun and challenging stuff

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It's made specifically for the H3. The design is not something new and original. It's used in race cars. The French manufacturer Citroen has been using it since the 50s. The new Lamborghini coming out in January also uses this system. What's neat is how they adapted it for long travel suspension. Be it on a TJ, JK or H3, It works very well and allows you to keep a low ride height if you want.
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:39 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Followed your build on HXC. Best looking H3 ever, IMO (sorry Beebs ).

We need to get your rig and Bebe's together at some point though to compare the different suspension setups.
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:58 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Followed your build on HXC. Best looking H3 ever, IMO (sorry Beebs ).

We need to get your rig and Bebe's together at some point though to compare the different suspension setups.
Thanks Sewie. You actually know how long this project has been dragging on. I would love to put my rig side by side with Bebe. That way everyone would be able to see the best of both worlds. It might even be possible if they finish it soon enough before I move out. Keep your fingers crossed.
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Very cool, I hated these "little" hummers ever since they came out, but this thing is BAD ASS! Nice job on the cage.
One question. Why no high steer, is the tie rod still on the bottom of the steering arms ?
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Old 12-28-2010, 04:22 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Very cool, I hated these "little" hummers ever since they came out, but this thing is BAD ASS! Nice job on the cage.
One question. Why no high steer, is the tie rod still on the bottom of the steering arms ?
Thanks Flatdeck. Highsteer is one of those things that have to be addressed but are not a priority. First I have to iron out many other little things that are more important. One day


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Dude, I can't wait to see this when you hit NC, its a serious build!
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:57 PM   #34 (permalink)
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That looks great, can't wait to see more pictures of it in action. The H1 Alpha we sponsored for Baja was also supporting the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Old 12-29-2010, 02:09 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Thanks John and Alex. I can't wait to put it into action. It's been a long road to get to this. Alex, Give my regards to Emil.

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Atlas project scrapped for now. Not enough time, and the one they sent was wrong. Oh well. Maybe somebody else will have tried it by the time I get back to it. This way I'll know what kind of headache we are talking about.
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Atlas project scrapped for now. Not enough time, and the one they sent was wrong. Oh well. Maybe somebody else will have tried it by the time I get back to it. This way I'll know what kind of headache we are talking about.
Bummer, well, I might be next anyway
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Old 01-03-2011, 03:26 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Make sure you talk to Advance Adapters since they probably know what the issue was. I'm finally back in Cali tomorrow. If after the SHOT Show all is done on the truck, I might be doing a run up to NorCal. Would love to stop by to see your rig.
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I am not a very active forum member here but I am on CHO 24/7 and have followed Bebe's build and read through Recon's build a while back on HXC and I would love to watch these 2 rigs wheel together! it would be insane
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Old 01-04-2011, 09:19 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Recon, I love how you have not only made a beautifully fabbed vehicle, but it is also something that is useful and can be used on the streets. To me, that is what a real 4x4 is all about. Seriously, top notch work.
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Thanks guys. Being a streetworthy 4x4 was really not a choice. It's the only vehicle we have besides my Buell. It did turn out better than I expect. The guys have been doing an amazing job. I can only take credit for the crazy idea and the technical input on things I have a lot of experience with. I'm just dying to try it out properly.
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Finally got to see my H3. Ram assist was on and so were the sway bars. You can see in the pic how it turned out.



The funny thing is the white H3T was also in for the same setup. Not every day that you see two solid axle H3s in the same place.

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Did he get his issues straightened out?

That's probably a once in a lifetime pic
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Did he get his issues straightened out?

That's probably a once in a lifetime pic
Won't know till he hits the road. Sunday will be my first true outing if all works out. Will take pics
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He needs to have a build thread...here, yes? And is Offroad Evolution on here? Have they seen your thread here?
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He needs to have a build thread...here, yes? And is Offroad Evolution on here? Have they seen your thread here?
Those are two questions only they can answer. OE knows that I have posted the build on different forums but I don't think he's gone to see it. I don't know the H3T owner. Only his truck. We've never coincided in the shop and OE is very strict about giving out other peoples info. BTW, there is another H3 that will soon be getting a solid axle conversion
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I may actually go wheeling with the owner of the H3T this Sunday. I'll definitely mention the forum to him.
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That thing is fawning sweet! I really like it, good work
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