In Fort Wayne, Indiana the company called Blackstone Laboratories tests the oil from customer’s engines to provide “easy-to-use, understandable, and accurate oil analysis.” Recently, I sent in a sample of oil from my Alpha H3 Hummer 5.3L V-8 engine to check on the condition of the engine. The #WarWagon has over 200,000 miles on the odometer. Which is why I’d like to know if the engine is functioning well or could use some maintenance. The process of collecting a sample of oil is effortless. Prior to changing the oil, have Blackstone Laboratories send out a kit to collect a sample Continue Reading → Engine Oil Analysis
How to upgrade the H3 Hummer radio and sound system to be more than adequate is incredibly easy. First, the vehicle needs to have Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. This way the head unit has hands-free access to phone calls, turn-by-turn directions, and more importantly the music or podcasts on the phone. Be it YouTube Music, Spotify, Apple Music, or any of the many other services available. Second, there is a necessary adapter that Crutchfield sells for both the subwoofer equipped H3 Hummer or the H3 Hummer without the subwoofer. To know if the Hummer has a subwoofer, open up Continue Reading → Radio Upgrade H3 Hummer
When the summer season is coming to an end, but before the cold weather hits, we get together for a renegade skydiving party. Having commandeered an airplane, we jump out over this beautiful lake and proceed to party all night until the sun comes up. Join us on the adventure as we have fun at this amazing lake house retreat and get pumped for the 2020 spring season.
Today I’m suggesting upgrading the H3 Hummer headlights to the $9.12 EVO Formance H13 93419 Spectras and the foglights to the $11.90 CK FORMULA H10 Halogen Bulbs instead of those expensive time-consuming LEDs, HID, and Projectors. The reason why I suggest these light bulbs is because I believe that form always follows function. Implying I won’t just bolt a part on my Alpha because it looks cool. The part has to solve a problem that is limiting me from obtaining my goals. My ultimate goal off-road is to go further on the trail and have as much fun as possible. Continue Reading → Inexpensive Headlight Upgrade for H3 Hummer
The other day the engine light came on in the 2008 H3 Hummer Alpha with the 5.3L V8. I took out my handy scan tool and checked the error code with the Android App Torque Pro to see what’s up. Fault code: P0430 Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 2) After some Google-ing, I found a lot of people on the Hummer Forums immediately changing out the catalytic converter. I’ve never had a bad catalytic converter on any of the vehicles owned. However, I have replaced a bunch of 02 sensors over the years. This is why I choose to Continue Reading → P0430 Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold
Yesterday, I got the next revision in the development of the Modular Tire Carrier that I have been working on for the H3 Hummer. An H3 Hummer Modular Tire Carrier is for creating an easy solution for bolt-on common off-road accessories. The most important accessory is the Hi-Lift, an off-road jack that is commonly found on farms that have many purposes and great utility off-road recovery. I’ve been stuck in the mud a time or two and the only solution to getting out is a shovel, specifically a mini round point shovel with a good handle. While we’re at it Continue Reading → Modular Tire Carrier
As the title implies, I can no longer produce the H3 Quick n’ Simple Auxiliary Audio Input and the short run of Bluetooth capable version. The featured image is an image of the part that I can no longer purchase because it is out of production. But do not worry, I was aware of running out of these parts long ago and have been preparing for just this case. In fact, I think these new parts in combination will result in an even better experience than what Quick n’ Simple Auxiliary Input could ever povide. The two parts that I Continue Reading → No more XM Hacking
Where to begin… The “H3 Hummer Quick N’ Simple Auxiliary Audio Input” that I’ve been shipping for the last few months has been having quite the influx of issues. Quite a bit more than what I consider acceptable. The issues of been wires breaking, static in the radio, no audio and etc. Which is why I’ve changed the design of this Audio Input for the better. Above is a photo of the newly designed printed circuit board for the auxiliary audio input. This PCB is designed to fix every issue that all of the customers have been running into. It Continue Reading → Fixing the Auxiliary Audio Input
I had to share this photo of a customer of mine installing their brand new Schwarttzy.com Hidden Winch Mount for the H3 Hummer and SmittyBilt H20 10,000lb winch. This guy is living it up with that Alpha 5.3L V8 and brand new winch. Note that I recommend getting a Hawse Fairlead like this one from X-Bull so that it fits neatly in the bummer. Once you have a winch, your never stuck… it’s just a matter of time. If you have any questions or comments be sure to contact me using the form here.
Last Wednesday I purchased a 2008 H3 Hummer Alpha. I didn’t want to purchase another H3, but being able to tow my travel trailer is what ultimately forced me to. As a skydiver by trade, I follow the warm weather to maximize my earnings. Only I had a problem. I wasn’t giving up my Luxury Package. I wasn’t giving up my Adventure Package. And I had to have the V8. Which meant I was looking for one of the most desirable true off-road SUVs with a V8 engine from the factory. Let me back up a bit here. The factory Continue Reading → Alpha H3 Hummer