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    Front axle installed and all brackets welded. It's basically a copy of a JK setup but with a 3 link. JK steering box. The diff is also on passenger side which makes finding an axle harder if you don't want to get a custom axle.



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    The rear is the very unique ORE Evo-Lever cantilever suspension. It's not a JK suspension adapted. The H3 setup is too different that a custom geometry had to be engineered just for the H3. The advantage of this setup is that you have an 8" coilover laid horizontally next to the frame rails, that puts out 14" of travel. If you were to have 14" coilover, it would have to go through into the trunk space like on race trucks. It's a very trick setup thats works very well. F1 and Indy cars use this setup. Another advantage is that you have less weight on the axle bouncing around which usually creates more inertia in the suspension. It also allows less offset so the wheels don't have to hang out farther from the body.



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    This was the first time the H3 stood by itself with the new setup. It was far from done, but this is where you start seeing what works and what doesn't. Still has the OEM bumper and many other parts still need to be added.



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    On 42s and OEM brush guard installed. Good thing about having the 5x5.5 wheel pattern is that we got to play with many different wheels. 42s were way too big. They rubbed everywhere if you just turned the wheel slightly. Plus it wouldn't fit in my garage. Looks great though



    Rear view. Still no rear bumper.



    Next to a JK also on 42s.



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    Hutchinsons beadlocks with 37" IROKs installed. Currently the present setup. May upgrade down the road since the axles can handle much bigger.



    Rear view with the spare installed. Still no rear bumper.



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    I can't really tell what axles you have by the pics. Are those Dynatracs 44's or 60's?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxPF View Post
    I can't really tell what axles you have by the pics. Are those Dynatracs 44's or 60's?
    ProRock 60s. For if you weren't familiar with them, they are heavily modified 60s with the ground clearance of a 44. That's probably why it's hard to tell. Originally I was going to go with the setup on my TJ which is 60 rear, 44 front. Since the H3 has the V8 and much heavier, I figured I would play it safe with the 60s. More peace of mind on the trail.


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    Have you ever considered adding an exterior rollcage?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HUMMER INVESTMENTSINC. View Post
    Have you ever considered adding an exterior rollcage?
    Too much weight. Makes it top heavy. I am going to make something like the Aussies have, which are just some pipe around the fenders. Enough to keep it off rocks and trees.


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    I was getting ready to leave again overseas but I couldn't go without ramping it. This is 30 degree ramp. There was some minor rubbing. To stop it we would have to move both the front and rear axle 1" out. Also discovered that the JK steering setup couldn't handle to weight of the V8 H3 . Ram assist will be needed.



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    Time to get the snorkel on



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    Now it was time to make a bumper and winch mount. I knew I wanted to get a winch with 12,000 lbs pull, since all the 9,000 lbs winches would eventually burn out with the weight of the H3. When we removed the whole IFS setup, we found a huge empty space in the frame rails. Perfect for tucking a winch in there. I called my friend at Warn with the measurements, to see what we could fit in there. He got back to me telling me that the best would be the HMMWV short drum M12,000. It was powerful enough and fit perfectly in the frame rails. The winch come with it's own bumper and mounting kit made specifically for the HMMWV. When it arrived, and we started to see how it would fit, we notice that the whole HMMWV bumper/mount kit actually fit like a glove in the H3! Only difference is the side plate couldn't be bolted on, so we welded them in place. Once everything was in place, we noticed that the OEM body mounts and bumper bracket where sticking out and it looked ugly. To just hack them off, would require too much fabrication. The simpler solution was to make some brackets for the OEM fog lights. This way I would cover everything up, and at the same time have my fog lights back. Couldn't have worked out better than anything solution I could have come up with.



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    The next step was the rear bumper. I went with the ARB bumper as a compromise, because ORE had dragged their feet for so long, and their solution was far from adequate. The ARB bumper is very well made, but has no provisions for mounting the factory back-up cam. We made a hole for it. Another thing we weren't going to use is the license plate mount, since mine sits in the spare tire. Without anything there it looked ugly, so I decided to add another OEM d-ring to balance out the look. Right now it's just for looks, because we didn't have time to tie it into the frame like the OEM one on the other side.



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    Now that most of the last minute additions and fabrications were done, it was time to give it back to Duane and Bernt to finish things off to match the rest of the vehicle.



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