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    Geez, I enjoy going through this thread because of the pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H3Hummer View Post
    dude, what a beast
    Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by H3Hummer View Post
    dude, what a beast
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    Geez, I enjoy going through this thread because of the pictures.
    Thank you!
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    "H3 front axles are like drunk cheerleaders....just use em until they get mouthy...then toss em and get another." -anonymous


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    Ok, so I am back from my Hammers trip. What a week!


    It was carnage filled unforunately but that is part of the game. I also had a few firsts on carnage.


    The past 3-4 years I feel most times out at the hammers I dont get to wheel much and do a ton of wrenching on rigs. This trip I was going with two guys who have dialed rigs and figured we would knock out trails, and this time I was the broken guy. In terms of issues, I haven't broken a locker in over 5 years....this trip that happened.


    I have never broken a main leaf, that happened. I have never ever broken a link bracket off the frame, that happened. I have never exploded a johnny joint, that happened. Lots of firsts....but, I am now going to build my rig even better then before.


    Day 1:We ran Sunbonnet, Highway 19, Highway 20 and Resolution. No carnage. Just a flat out awesome day.


    The first obstacle on the left on Sunbonnet I was told was a tough one and a few struggled in the past to get it but I walked it with ease, and so did everyone else. It must have gotten easier, or we took a new line that just worked. I then took a few other optional lines and made them. I was stoked on how the Hummer was working!


    There are plenty of tight spots on these trails and I have said it a million times but I will say it again. Without the cage work, I would have a raisin. Instead it just slides on the tubes.














    A crazy windstorm blew through. We couldn't see for ****. It is crazy how the went from beautifiul, to crazy wind, to rain, to hail and then back to windy and eventually nice again a day later.





    We went back to the house, which I have never rented a house at the hammers but man is it much nicer then tent camping! It is nicer then RV camping just for the fact that you have a concrete pad to work on stuff.


    Day 2: The day from hell, Outer limits. I have attempted to run Outer Limits 4-5 times and each time someone broke and we turned around.


    This time we got through but not without issue.


    We took a way to Outer Limits I have not gone before so that was cool. It was the way through Emerson dry lake bed. It was so smooth and flat you could drive however fast you wanted! It was so much fun.








    Got to see an old mine.





    and before you know it, we are on outer limits with carnage.
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    "H3 front axles are like drunk cheerleaders....just use em until they get mouthy...then toss em and get another." -anonymous


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    Day 2 Continued:



    About hafl way up the trail the white 80 series has an issue, his rear 4 link was failing. So we pull out his battery powered mig flux welder and get to fixing it. It took a couple hours. Before moving again the gold jeep realizes his upper 4 link heims are backing out. They backed out enough to waste teh threads so we welded that too. At this point the battery powered welder is dead so we run it off my premier power welder 110 outlet. That was a life saver.


    After we fix those 2 rigs I check under my rig and notice my 3 link bracket on the frame side is cracking.


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    In red is where the crack started, I was shocked it was cracking 1/4 plate in the middle of the bracket, not even close to any welding surface on the bracket. Then it starting peeling off the frame where the blue circle is.


    So we welded it back up and kept moving.


    In the end, like a dumbass, we realize the main issue is lack of axle side seperation causing a ton of stress on the frame. I just re welded the bracket on the axle ( bent it in a previous post) and I put it angled further back then last time, when angled and drooping out it basically kills seperation and puts load on the frame.





    But we continue....





    A ways up the trail I end losing my 3rd link bracket again, this time pushing up and peeling off the frame. So we stop and basically have to weld as much reinforcement on the bracket as possible. We added about 6 pieces of steel to reinforce it. It took hours and we got back to the house after midnight.


    Day 3: We started day 3 slow since it was such a long day/night on the trail. We decide to go run Wrecking ball. It was fun and I had no issues on it until the waterfall. I have never been able to get up the waterfall without a winch. I was walking up it! No backing up, nothing, a true one shot but my tire was wedged behind a huge boulder. Instead of being smart and backing up I just continued forward. Since my rear axle is strong and surprisingly my welds from my first welding project (the spring over) all held and my main leaf broke!!!





    First order was to get the anti wrap bar back in place and reattach the driveshaft.





    Then reverse winch the axle back in place.





    Then back to welding....





    Gotta love flux core fixes....but it held and we got back to the house by 10pm.


    Day 4:
    It started with replacing my main leaf as I had a spare.





    Good as new....





    Other then being an idiot driver, how could I be mad, that leaf came on the H3 from the factory in 2005.
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    "H3 front axles are like drunk cheerleaders....just use em until they get mouthy...then toss em and get another." -anonymous


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    Day 4 continued....


    So we ran spooners canyon with no issue and then headed over to Sledge. Sledge is ****ed and has been for about a year and a half. So I go first and hit the plaque, no issues up to the plaque and last time I made the plaque but this time I couldnt get it. So I winched up but being so bound even when winching I wrecked my flex joint.





    I rebuilt these 2 months ago and they were tight but I was so bound it bent the threaded adjuster and ripped it out of the joint and ruined the poly bushing. Something had to give....so I backed out and the group continued on sledge, I drove back down the trail.


    Even then, hi lifting while winching was needed and after the plaque line was just as ****ed. Sledge is just a mess right now.








    So Day 5: The Hummer is down and hurt, we swap out a flex joint for a barnes enduro joint that is used but still very tight. We load up the suspension at the house and it is flexing the pretty fresh joint.


    Between that, recracking on the bracket and a locker that started giving me issues I threw in the towel on day 5 and rode passenger on some of the easier trails and part of SOS.


    Day 6: we hit the road and head home. I got home around 1am sunday Morning.


    So now what?


    It is time to rebuild! I learned a lot. A few things.


    Gone are the days of Johnny Joints. I am not even trying ruffstuff or barnes heims. I am going with FK race car heims used in Trophy trucks and Ultra 4 cars. I run 9/16th bolts on the johnny joints, they are gone too. I am going 5/8 bolts.


    Locker, I am pist about that, I have been beating on that Eaton 4 pin locker for 4 years with no issue but it broke before a stock D60 35 spline shaft did?! Wtf? I am pulling it out looking for parts and will give it one more try. If not ARB or Grizzly locker.


    3 link. I have less seperation then I ever have before due to a mis step on my part. At the minimum I need to cut the bracket off and get the same seperation as I used to have but really I need to do more. So I will aim for more seperation due to the bigger tires.


    The leaf is fixed and that was just dumb ass driving. I think long term is linking the rear. Short term is nothing, just dont be stupid. I may look for some military wrap springs.


    They say life is a breeze on 43's and it is. When working, the Hummer kicked ass! It walked things it struggled on but 43's do the opposite of making life a breeze for suspension and drivetrain components. My setup with 40's was dialed and bomb proof but I had to do 43's so let the upgrades begin. I will be pulling it all apart soon to get this ball rolling.
    Squeaky3: 06 H3 ALPHA D70 front/Eaton HO72 rear 5.13 gears, custom crossmember for long arms, lockers, 4:1 T-case, v8 swap, hybrid cage, Warn 12k Custom bumpers....do it all vehicle

    "H3 front axles are like drunk cheerleaders....just use em until they get mouthy...then toss em and get another." -anonymous


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    Bad ass pics of your trip can't wait to see your rebuild project on that beast


    God did build all the mountains for Hummers

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    06 H3's Squeakin H3 Build

    I got the axle out last night. The last time I completely pulled an axle out from under the Hummer was probably in my parents driveway back in like 2017. So I canít bitch....itís been a good run with this axle and an even better run with the 3 link.

    Iím now looking to do a 6L80E swap while I have it all out and trying to figure out who to use.

    I have talked to true blue Motorsport, zero gravity performance and the guy who did my original V8 harness swap, Jamie.

    They all have different approaches on how to do it and I am not sure whatís best. Iím not in total uncharted territory as I know @atvspeed4 and t0mills have done it but t0mills is MIA. I will probably give atvspeed4 a PM.


    The feeling I have now is like when I was told I couldnít do a DIY V8 swap back in the day. ďThe firewall wonít let it fitĒ ďthis wont work, that wonít workĒ in the end it all worked out. I am glad someone has already done this in the past so I know itís possible.
    Squeaky3: 06 H3 ALPHA D70 front/Eaton HO72 rear 5.13 gears, custom crossmember for long arms, lockers, 4:1 T-case, v8 swap, hybrid cage, Warn 12k Custom bumpers....do it all vehicle

    "H3 front axles are like drunk cheerleaders....just use em until they get mouthy...then toss em and get another." -anonymous


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    I have lots of updates!

    First of all I will say, just stick with 40's LOL....These damn 43in AG tires wreck havoc on your rig. I needed more axle seperation, I was on the edge with 43's and my quick fix made it worse before the hammers trip, with 40's it was fine, with 37's it was fine but with 43's that grab everything it needed some help. I trimmed the motor mount to get the link up higher, I had to move brake line and engine harness routing to get the link higher but it is done. I made massive gussets/trusses for the 3rd link bracket. I moved the lower links lower, I now have 10.25in of axle seperation which will greatly reduce the load to the brackets.

    I did a lot of "re-do" work on the hummer too. I think it will be best to make a video and just post it here.

    -Chris
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    "H3 front axles are like drunk cheerleaders....just use em until they get mouthy...then toss em and get another." -anonymous


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    Quote Originally Posted by 06 H3 View Post
    I have lots of updates!

    First of all I will say, just stick with 40's LOL....These damn 43in AG tires wreck havoc on your rig. I needed more axle seperation, I was on the edge with 43's and my quick fix made it worse before the hammers trip, with 40's it was fine, with 37's it was fine but with 43's that grab everything it needed some help. I trimmed the motor mount to get the link up higher, I had to move brake line and engine harness routing to get the link higher but it is done. I made massive gussets/trusses for the 3rd link bracket. I moved the lower links lower, I now have 10.25in of axle seperation which will greatly reduce the load to the brackets.

    I did a lot of "re-do" work on the hummer too. I think it will be best to make a video and just post it here.

    -Chris
    Can't wait to see it. Man, For me, just be on 40" would be magic, even if i had possibility to put 37" on legal here , I would be happy. Impossible to do those mods here.


    God did build all the mountains for Hummers

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    https://youtu.be/EXN8e4RWAGU

    Attached is the video, I have it set on ďprivateĒ so only people with the link can view it aka people on here. Itís 23min long and I ramble and just go over some history. I also talk slow....so thatís why itís so long. Itís a combination of history of the hummer and changes along with some minor tech on axle separation that may be of useful information to you.

    I also attached some screenshots on how to ďspeed upĒ the YouTube video for those that donít know it exists.

    Hit the 3 dots in the top right corner then playback speed and I usually set videos to 1.5-1.75x that will bring the video down to 13-15 min.

    I hope this video is informative to you and if your contemplating a SAS this info can shed some light.







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    I’ve been wondering on this. I have about 9.5” of separation on mine and I’ve been wanting to bring my lower points up. Based off your experience, it sounds like I should also be looking at raising my upper with that and probably modifying my motor mount to at least keep what separation I currently have. Thanks tor sharing your knowledge.

    Ď09 H3 Alpha / SAS / Adventure / Lux

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korby7 View Post
    Iíve been wondering on this. I have about 9.5Ē of separation on mine and Iíve been wanting to bring my lower points up. Based off your experience, it sounds like I should also be looking at raising my upper with that and probably modifying my motor mount to at least keep what separation I currently have. Thanks tor sharing your knowledge.
    With 37s-40s Iíd say 9.5in is more then enough.

    Iíll also note in the video I said the 2 ways to get more separation is to lower the lowers or raise the uppers. In order to do that I mentioned the way I went about it which is trimming the motor mount. You can avoid that if you donít want to trim the motor mount by limiting up travel or raising ride height, or a combo of both. If you donít want to gain ride height or lose up travel then you gotta start chopping. The best thing to do first is to pull the coils and put the axle to full bump (either shocks bottoming out or bump stops bottomed out, should be around the same time) and see where your at. You might be able to get more with the existing setup.

    Lastly, you can look at separation changes through travel, you may be at 9.5 at ride height but more or less at full bump or full droop. You just want to avoid major changes through the travel. With your tire size Iíd imagine your good to go! I was for years until 43s
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    "H3 front axles are like drunk cheerleaders....just use em until they get mouthy...then toss em and get another." -anonymous


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    Any chance you can get a side by side photo with another H3, stock or with only a torsion bar crank?


    I would really like to see the difference, it is and should be obvious by simply looking at the videos and photos your truck is Ďslightlyí not stock.


    But inquiring minds want to know, how much?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bowser-II View Post
    Any chance you can get a side by side photo with another H3, stock or with only a torsion bar crank?


    I would really like to see the difference, it is and should be obvious by simply looking at the videos and photos your truck is Ďslightlyí not stock.


    But inquiring minds want to know, how much?


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    Iíll try and get some pics next to a stock H3, I usually see a couple at KOH
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    "H3 front axles are like drunk cheerleaders....just use em until they get mouthy...then toss em and get another." -anonymous


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