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    Year in Review

    I bought my truck in March 2010, started looking at forums around July, & started working a build around November 2010

    For 2011, my first full year with the T has resulted in:

    Modifications to include beefed up transmission, 4:56 front & rear diffs, RCV CV joints, front winch & winch mount, dual batteries, gobi rack & lights; improved shocks, sway bars.....you get the picture

    5 offroad trips - 2 training at Rausch Creek, 2 offroading & socializing at Rausch Creek, and 1 offroading trip in Maine, multiple uses of the T to get to/from some muddy hunting areas.

    Broke - 2 CV shafts, 2 tie rods, 1 front diff, 1 rear brake line & bracket

    And - I've met about 16 great folks who love to offroad

    We'll see what 2012 brings but it should be pretty fun.

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    What about your year in review?

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    Great thread!

    2011 was the year where I parted ways with my first Hummer, my 2008 H3 Alpha Adventure, and got my 1997 HMCS Turbo Diesel. I enjoyed 2 fantastic trips to Moab in the H1 with amazing wheeling and great friendships, new and old. I also went on several amazing local wheeling trips, some turned out to be a lot longer than anticipated but as always they turned out to make great memories.

    I still haven't broken anything on the trail, although I got close in the H3. Knock on wood things will stay that way.

    I hope 2010 brings more of the same: Great wheeling adventures with my friends and more amazing memories.

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    Wow! Busy year for the T. How many of those broken parts occurred at once?

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    ...hunting areas.
    Hypothetical hunting?

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    Love this!

    For me 2011 brought about my first real off road experience in nov.
    Started to get deeper into the forums and build up my H3 knowledge.
    Found this wonderful H4O site
    and met some of the great ppl behind it.

    2012 will hopefully bring about some more accessories to the 3 and some more wheelin

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    Excellent recap kflips! I look forward to meeting/wheeling with you in 2012 maybe RC in April!

    I have already met and rode your rig.

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    Got my H3 in July 2010. Made 3 trips to Rausch Creek this year with no broken parts (must not have pushed hard enough). I met some great people along the way. After the first trip, I learned it was time to stock up on skids/UCP. Rock rails are next.

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    RC in April.... I like the sound of that.

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    Love this thread idea!!!!!

    Year in review for 2011

    I hit my third year of owning the H3 this october. This year was great and learned alot and really became obsessed with wheeling and tinkering.

    I broke:
    1 front diff
    1 tie rod
    1 halfshaft
    I ran:
    Gorman trails about 5-8 times
    Dry canyon trail 4 times
    Miller jeep trail 1 time
    Gold mountain 1 time
    Sluice box obstacle 6 times
    Wheeler ridge 1 time
    Bishop trail on Sunday (forgot name) 1 time
    Last chance canyon 1 time
    Drinkwater flats 4 times
    Rowher flats 2 times
    Local trails in castaic atleast a dozen times
    Snow run in frazier (forgot name) one time
    there's more that I am forgetting that I will eventually remember.
    All these trails were between easy and difficult

    Damage: front door and rear driver door, fender 2 times bumper got destroyed lol

    This year in mods:
    Gobi rack, 2nd spare, 4 Piaa lights, rear locker, strengthen UCP, new cb antenna, rocky road sliders, custom skid, painted emblems, rims and grille. Rancho lift before 2012! There's more but escaping me

    Future:
    I want to thank alot of the socal members, tim, Bebe, recon and everyone on here for a great year. I was pushed to learn from the best and even got into welding and fabrication. I even learned alot about motors and drivetrains! I hope this next year to get bumpers and a diff upgrade from stock. I hope to tackle tougher trails and continue to learn. Ill probably hit 100k miles in 2012 too

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    Hmmm . . .

    Not too many mods to the truck since most were in place already. Did install the tomp rear skids, extra protection welded onto the UCP, finally got some KM2s, tinted the windows so dark I can't see out the back at night, and started this little hangout for the best HUMMER fans out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alrock View Post
    Hmmm . . .

    Not too many mods to the truck since most were in place already. Did install the tomp rear skids, extra protection welded onto the UCP, finally got some KM2s, tinted the windows so dark I can't see out the back at night, and started this little hangout for the best HUMMER fans out there.
    Definitely liking what alrock did this year!!!

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    Not much added to my truck this year:

    • 35" BFG KM2 Tires
    • Defender Rack
    • Pep Boys Driving Lights
    • Flip-up license plate mount for the rear

    Ran a lot of trails though:
    • Hungry Valley SVRA- 3 times
    • Last Chance Canyon - 2 times
    • Bishop - 2 times
      • Silver Canyon
      • Wyman Canyon
      • Wheeler Ridge
      • Elderberry Canyon
    • Big Bear
      • Gold Mountain
      • John Bull (Denied access at the Gatekeeper)
    • Cleghorn/2N17X
    • Anza Borrego (ride along with Zach)

    I managed to not break anything this year but it was not from lack of trying. One run in Hungry Valley did result in a dent in the left rear door and a LOT of deep pinstrips across the entire truck.

    I am really looking forward to next year!
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    Really good year. Two trips to Moab, ran John Bull, 2N17X, Last Chance Canyon, Gold Mountain, Cleghorn and a few others. As always the association with some great people on the trails and the forum is the real highlight of the year. Looking forward to doing it all again with this ever expanding great group in 2012. I think all I broke was a tire on Gold Mountain.
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    It was a great year since I finally got to try my truck out after all these year of working on it.


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    It was a good year, bought the 3 in february. Was able to do 7 off road trips with the group out here.

    Looking forward to what next year brings.

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    16! Got me smoked on that one.

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    Had a great year wheeling, met a lot of new people and joined the best Hummer forum around.

    Trails run
    Anza Borrego 2x

    Big Bear
    Snow run 2x
    Gold Mountain 2 3/4 the 3/4 wasn't by choice
    John Bull broke a half shaft

    Cleghorn 2x lost a rear ring gear
    2N17x
    Hungry Valley 2x
    Silverado Canyon 1x
    Trabuco canyon 1x

    Bishop
    Wheeler Ridge 3x
    Silver Canyon 2x

    Last Chance Canyon 2x
    Mall Crawling a few times

    Looking forward to meeting new people in 2012 and wheeling with the great group we have here in So Cal
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