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    Quote Originally Posted by amrg View Post
    When you add shackles expect to get the tires closer to the body at full compression. Don't forget to take into account the compression of the bump stops at a strong bump as that adds alittle more!

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    Duly noted. I might want to add the Daystar body lift in the future. I will know when I go to test it with a forklift. Even though is tires only add on an extra inch compared to 37s I am kind of a guinea pig with this setup lol
    2008 Hummer H3 Alpha Adventure + Luxury

    Rancho 4in, 295 Nitto Terras, Road Armor Bumper, Smittybilt 10k, Gobi Stealth, RRO Sliders, Daystar 1" Body Lift, ARB snorkel, Runcool Louver, JKS front disconnects, Coverking Cordura Ballistic Seat Covers, Schwarttzy Skid Plates + Leaf Mounts + Extended Shackles, Outfitter Design Tire Rods, Optima D34, Smittybilt Storage Drawer, Cobra 29 ltd, Dual 102" Whips

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    Adding Schwarttzy Extended Shackles

    Checking in again with a lot of updates! Got to work on the truck over the weekend and got lot done and many questions I had answered so here we go. First thing I did was to add Schwarttzy's Extended Shackles that I bought months ago, but never installed. From intial impressions, these things are great! Elimates the sag in the rear if you have the rancho 4in lift kit!

    I tried to take some pics to make a "How To Install" Guide. Please note this is not an official guide or anything just thought it would be helpful.

    Pic of Shackles:


    Step #1 Jack Up The Truck In The Rear By The Frame. (DO NOT USE AXLE)
    I used the leaf spring mount to jack up the truck and put a jackstand on the frame next to the gas tank. **Try to jack up the rear of the truck only. If you jack the truck up from the middle of the frame you will lift of the whole right or left side. I am using wood blocks here becase my jack and jackstand is not tall enough.



    Step #2 Take Off The The Tire

    You can leave the other tire on for now.

    Step #3 Unclip ABS

    To be on the safe side it is a good idea to unclip the ABS so it doesn't get damaged. Just use a flat head to pop it open






    Step #5 Remove OEM Shackle and Put in New Shackle

    Didn't get many pictures of the step, but essentially what you need to do here is to remove the bolt holding the leaf spring and shackle together, then the bolt that connects the shackle to the frame. The shackle should come off pretty easily, but PLEASE BE CAREFUL! Even though the leaf springs should not have that much tension on them because of the angle they are at, know that there is always the possbility that they can shoot out at you when you take out the bolt. Make sure the springs are in a curved position and not flat.

    Now put in the new extended shackle by running connecting the shackle to the frame with the bolt you removed. Next comes the tricky part, line up the shackle with the leaf spring. You have to get he holes to match up in order to slide in the bolt. I used a car jack to help me line it up.




    Here it is when you are finished with the first (left) side:


    Step #6 Do steps 1-5 On Other Side.
    Now that you are done with one of the sides, do the same steps as listed to the other side.

    Comparision:


    Finshed Product: (Truck is Articulating In This Pic)
    Last edited by Acer4LO; 06-29-2018 at 12:27 AM.
    2008 Hummer H3 Alpha Adventure + Luxury

    Rancho 4in, 295 Nitto Terras, Road Armor Bumper, Smittybilt 10k, Gobi Stealth, RRO Sliders, Daystar 1" Body Lift, ARB snorkel, Runcool Louver, JKS front disconnects, Coverking Cordura Ballistic Seat Covers, Schwarttzy Skid Plates + Leaf Mounts + Extended Shackles, Outfitter Design Tire Rods, Optima D34, Smittybilt Storage Drawer, Cobra 29 ltd, Dual 102" Whips

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    Test-Fitting The 38in Tires

    As I have mentioned before, I bought 38 inch tires a few months ago in have been dying to try them out. So this weekend I was able to mount them on my rig, but as expected running a tire this big leads to some problems that will need to be resolved. To cut to the chase, the tires are rubbing in a few different places and I will need to make some modifications in order for them to fit.

    Front Wheel Well Rub Check
    The first thing I started off with was checking to see if the 38's would rub against the wheel well when the truck is articulating. I did this by lifting the truck up with a forlift. Note in these first tests I only hade the front tires on due to time constraints, but they should not effect the results. I found out that the tires do not rub against the wheel well at all because the front bumpstops are limiting upwards travel.







    Steering Check
    One Big problem I have right now though, is that the 38s hit the front fender flare when running 1.25in spacer. I need to run a spacer at the moment because the upper control arm rubs against the tire without a spacer. Tires just barley clear without spacer, but hit control arm. So I am kind of in a tough spot here that I will need to resolve. I am thinking of adding the Daystar body lift in order to lift up the truck more and also running a 1 inch spacer.




    Here is another shot during the daytime (Tire is turning left)



    No spacer, upper control arm rubs against tire.




    Tire does clear without spacer. It does however rub against the upper control arm when turning the steering wheel all the way.



    Close up shot: It's Close!

    Last edited by Acer4LO; 06-29-2018 at 01:03 AM.
    2008 Hummer H3 Alpha Adventure + Luxury

    Rancho 4in, 295 Nitto Terras, Road Armor Bumper, Smittybilt 10k, Gobi Stealth, RRO Sliders, Daystar 1" Body Lift, ARB snorkel, Runcool Louver, JKS front disconnects, Coverking Cordura Ballistic Seat Covers, Schwarttzy Skid Plates + Leaf Mounts + Extended Shackles, Outfitter Design Tire Rods, Optima D34, Smittybilt Storage Drawer, Cobra 29 ltd, Dual 102" Whips

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    Rear Wheel Well Rub Check
    At this point I had put on the rear tires to check to see if they would fit. They do; however they do rub against the wheel well/rear quarter panel.








    I am probably going to cut or try to bend the area highlighted in red (Below) so the tires will fit.
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    Last edited by Acer4LO; 06-29-2018 at 01:10 AM.
    2008 Hummer H3 Alpha Adventure + Luxury

    Rancho 4in, 295 Nitto Terras, Road Armor Bumper, Smittybilt 10k, Gobi Stealth, RRO Sliders, Daystar 1" Body Lift, ARB snorkel, Runcool Louver, JKS front disconnects, Coverking Cordura Ballistic Seat Covers, Schwarttzy Skid Plates + Leaf Mounts + Extended Shackles, Outfitter Design Tire Rods, Optima D34, Smittybilt Storage Drawer, Cobra 29 ltd, Dual 102" Whips

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    Spare Tire Check/Size Up
    Also needed to figure out how I was going to mount that new tire on the tailgate. So I picked up the tire with the forklift and placed it close to the rear tailgate.



    I was able to mount the tire by using the top two wheel studs to get an idea. Not sure if I am gonna do the the tire carriar mod exactly how 4speed did his mount. I think I just need to add a stud up above by adding a metal plate.






    The Tailgate is strong as heck! Holding up this tire with no problem!

    Last edited by Acer4LO; 06-29-2018 at 01:21 AM.
    2008 Hummer H3 Alpha Adventure + Luxury

    Rancho 4in, 295 Nitto Terras, Road Armor Bumper, Smittybilt 10k, Gobi Stealth, RRO Sliders, Daystar 1" Body Lift, ARB snorkel, Runcool Louver, JKS front disconnects, Coverking Cordura Ballistic Seat Covers, Schwarttzy Skid Plates + Leaf Mounts + Extended Shackles, Outfitter Design Tire Rods, Optima D34, Smittybilt Storage Drawer, Cobra 29 ltd, Dual 102" Whips

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    So that basically sums up my results from putting on the 38s. Definitely not an easy bolt-on solution, but with some additional work I will be able to run these tires!

    Things To Do:
    1.) Daystar Body lift
    2.) 1in Spacers
    3.) Cut/Bend Rear Quarter Panel
    4.) Check for rubbing when front is articulating and turning steering wheel
    5.) PCM tune
    6.) Mayhem Metal Works Steering Clamp

    Note:
    Gear ratio will remain at 4.10 because going up to 4.56 is not worth the expense. Once I get rid of that silly front diff and go SAS I will upgrade to somthing higher. Maybe 5.13s.

    Here are a few cool shots I grabbed too:




    Last edited by Acer4LO; 06-29-2018 at 01:34 AM.
    2008 Hummer H3 Alpha Adventure + Luxury

    Rancho 4in, 295 Nitto Terras, Road Armor Bumper, Smittybilt 10k, Gobi Stealth, RRO Sliders, Daystar 1" Body Lift, ARB snorkel, Runcool Louver, JKS front disconnects, Coverking Cordura Ballistic Seat Covers, Schwarttzy Skid Plates + Leaf Mounts + Extended Shackles, Outfitter Design Tire Rods, Optima D34, Smittybilt Storage Drawer, Cobra 29 ltd, Dual 102" Whips

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    The daystar is a good kit but for added clearance you could do a 1.5" to 2" body lift but you will need to get the blocks and bolts seperately. Eitherway, It looks like the body lift will make all the tire/body contact issues go away.
    A 1.5" body lift should let you clear the rear 38" spare tire too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amrg View Post
    The daystar is a good kit but for added clearance you could do a 1.5" to 2" body lift but you will need to get the blocks and bolts seperately. Eitherway, It looks like the body lift will make all the tire/body contact issues go away.
    A 1.5" body lift should let you clear the rear 38" spare tire too.

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    A 2in body lift would probably help even more, but I think I am just gonna go with the daystar kit because I don't want the body panel gaps to be that wide lol. Also I do want to modify the rear tire carrier so it sets a little bit higher for a better depature angle and in case I ever move up to 40s. (This would be after I do a SAS of course)
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    Rancho 4in, 295 Nitto Terras, Road Armor Bumper, Smittybilt 10k, Gobi Stealth, RRO Sliders, Daystar 1" Body Lift, ARB snorkel, Runcool Louver, JKS front disconnects, Coverking Cordura Ballistic Seat Covers, Schwarttzy Skid Plates + Leaf Mounts + Extended Shackles, Outfitter Design Tire Rods, Optima D34, Smittybilt Storage Drawer, Cobra 29 ltd, Dual 102" Whips

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    At 1" the gaps are not noticable at all.
    At 2" it will be but you have an aftermarket bumper so it shouldnt be a big deal relocating the mount upwards, the rear can be done too. It wilo improve your approach/departure angles even more!

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    06 H3, Birch White, Lux , Cooper AT3 35s, Borla Performance Cat-back, Bilsteins front w/ 1/2" extended stops, Hunner sleeve, Air Doc w/ K&N filter, Oem Roof lights, 55W HID Headlights and 35W Fog lights.

    09 H3 V8, LS376/480 Conversion, 3000 stall, Arctic Silver, 35s, XD Rockstar Wheels 17x8 Front 17x9 Rear, OEM Sliders, 40K External Trans Cooler, Bilstein 5160s front 5100 rear, O.D. Steering Bracket, Daystar 1" Body Lift, Borla Performance Cat-Back, custom intake pipe & K&N filter, Custom PCM tune, Pioneer DVD unit, Aurora 40" LED Light Bar, 50 W HID Headlights

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    July Wheeling

    Well to kick off July I went wheeling with WaySub at the Cliffs. Had to take off the 38s because they don't fit yet. Here are some pics!






    Got Stuck A Few Times! Really need the 38s back on!!!











    Pulled Out A JK lol



    While on the trail we came across a YJ that broke down. Guy said he was leaking trans fluid and that the Jeep caught fire. Lol WaySub Gave him a tug back to the office. It was funny the guy said "Well Now I Can't Buy a H3 Recovery Sticker"



    Everything was going well until the end of the day... It was 4pm and the park closes at 5. The two of us agreed to head back, but we were in for a suprise. It had started raining and the trail became an absolute slushfest of mud. We were in gator alley which is a part of the trail filled with deep ruts and deep puddles. Normally you can get through the stuff if you give it enough throttle, but not when its wet. Basically the two of us were winching every ten feet during a downpoor. After that most of the trail was flat dirt, but that proved to be a challenge. The dirt had gotten so wet that it felt like driving on ice. By the time we got out it was 5:10PM. Not bad. But we were soaking wet and covered in mud which wasn't fun.




    Pic of the interior when I got back:

    Last edited by Acer4LO; 07-04-2018 at 07:48 PM.
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    Rancho 4in, 295 Nitto Terras, Road Armor Bumper, Smittybilt 10k, Gobi Stealth, RRO Sliders, Daystar 1" Body Lift, ARB snorkel, Runcool Louver, JKS front disconnects, Coverking Cordura Ballistic Seat Covers, Schwarttzy Skid Plates + Leaf Mounts + Extended Shackles, Outfitter Design Tire Rods, Optima D34, Smittybilt Storage Drawer, Cobra 29 ltd, Dual 102" Whips

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    Talk about one hell of a dash cam in the last photo! Where did you get the seat covers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EndeavoredH3 View Post
    Talk about one hell of a dash cam in the last photo! Where did you get the seat covers?
    They are Coverking Seat Covers! Really high quality and way better than a "Universial" Ebay ones. I think the reason why you don't see many people running them is because they are not advertised at all towards the Hummer Community. They are a custom made to order for any vehicle type of thing. The ones I went with are the "Cordura Ballistic" Seat covers. They are pretty much waterproof. I tested it by dumping a bottle of water on the seat an the water slid right off, no absorption. They are made from this awesome material called 1000 Denier Cordura ballistic fabric. I gotta buy a roll of this stuff and put it on my headliner. On the back of the seats they have a MOLLE system so you can store stuff in pouches. They sell them for the front and back. They go anywhere from $200 to $500 ish depending on options. I went all out and got the optional Logo that says "HUMMER" and even the special spary bottle to protect the material.

    The Seat Covers I Went With:
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    2008 Hummer H3 Alpha Adventure + Luxury

    Rancho 4in, 295 Nitto Terras, Road Armor Bumper, Smittybilt 10k, Gobi Stealth, RRO Sliders, Daystar 1" Body Lift, ARB snorkel, Runcool Louver, JKS front disconnects, Coverking Cordura Ballistic Seat Covers, Schwarttzy Skid Plates + Leaf Mounts + Extended Shackles, Outfitter Design Tire Rods, Optima D34, Smittybilt Storage Drawer, Cobra 29 ltd, Dual 102" Whips

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    Daystar 1" Body Lift Install

    Last weekend I installed my daystar lift and figured I share some pics and how to do it. **THIS GUIDE DOES NOT INCLUDE HOW TO MOD THE FAN SHROUD BECAUSE I DO NOT HAVE THE STOCK ENGINE FAN, I HAVE AN AFTERMARKET ELECTRIC FAN.***



    First thing you need to do is locate all your body mount points. There are 6 total. **Note number 4 is hard to find because it is hidden by the wheel well. You need to do one side of the time. So either start by doing all 6 on the drivers side or on the passenger side. Do not try to do both at the same time.



    They look like this:



    Next break all of your mounts with a breaker bar. After that setup your floor jack with a 4x4 block on the body. Just put a little bit of force. Do not jack it up high. ***Make sure to put it on a strong part of the body.





    Take an impact an unscrew all 6 bolts.



    Up next you will need to spray them down with WD40. You need to take the OEM bolt out of the bushing and sleeve.



    After that hit the bolt with a hammer. You need to remove this OEM bolt because it will be replace with a new bolt included in the lift kit. Most of them were easy to pound out. But two of them proved to be extermely hard. Ended up having to use a blow torch to get it out.







    Once you have the new bolts ready to go you need go you need to jack up your truck from the body of course. Keep lifting the truck up until you can fit one of the Daystar pucks inbetween the top of the bushing and the body of the truck itself. Then put some lock tite on the bolt and screw it in! Besure to properly torque it a 83 ft/lbs as it says in the manual. Now do the other side and your done!

    *****Note***** I did not did have to cut/modify the fan shroud becuse I don't have one. I have an electric fan in my H3 and do not have a stock fan.

    Once you are done with the lift please make sure to check that the modification you just completed did not put strain on wires and engine components.

    While inspecting my truck, I found that one of my hoses was now rubbing up against my belt and I needed to put some metal there to refrain it from touching.


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    Rancho 4in, 295 Nitto Terras, Road Armor Bumper, Smittybilt 10k, Gobi Stealth, RRO Sliders, Daystar 1" Body Lift, ARB snorkel, Runcool Louver, JKS front disconnects, Coverking Cordura Ballistic Seat Covers, Schwarttzy Skid Plates + Leaf Mounts + Extended Shackles, Outfitter Design Tire Rods, Optima D34, Smittybilt Storage Drawer, Cobra 29 ltd, Dual 102" Whips

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    I will archive the Daystar Body lift instructions here incase anyone needs them.




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    Last edited by Acer4LO; 07-18-2018 at 10:26 PM.
    2008 Hummer H3 Alpha Adventure + Luxury

    Rancho 4in, 295 Nitto Terras, Road Armor Bumper, Smittybilt 10k, Gobi Stealth, RRO Sliders, Daystar 1" Body Lift, ARB snorkel, Runcool Louver, JKS front disconnects, Coverking Cordura Ballistic Seat Covers, Schwarttzy Skid Plates + Leaf Mounts + Extended Shackles, Outfitter Design Tire Rods, Optima D34, Smittybilt Storage Drawer, Cobra 29 ltd, Dual 102" Whips

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    Well it looks like the one inch body lift did not completely solve the problem. I am still rubbing when turn the wheels. Might need to do some trimming.

    Already have discussed this problem in another thread if you are interested: http://www.hummer4x4offroad.com/foru...-Wheel-Spacers





    The wheels also get pretty close to this peice in the front that holds the wheel well in place. That will be easy to trim though.


    Last edited by Acer4LO; 07-18-2018 at 10:41 PM.
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    Rancho 4in, 295 Nitto Terras, Road Armor Bumper, Smittybilt 10k, Gobi Stealth, RRO Sliders, Daystar 1" Body Lift, ARB snorkel, Runcool Louver, JKS front disconnects, Coverking Cordura Ballistic Seat Covers, Schwarttzy Skid Plates + Leaf Mounts + Extended Shackles, Outfitter Design Tire Rods, Optima D34, Smittybilt Storage Drawer, Cobra 29 ltd, Dual 102" Whips

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