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Upper Control Arm H3 Hummer Replaced

The 2008 Alpha H3 Hummer #WarWagon needed the upper control arm replaced because of a failing ball joint on the passenger side. Prior to shooting this video, I’d already replaced the control arm on the passenger side. When an arm gets replaced the other should be replaced too. The reason to replace both is that the Hummer needs an alignment after installation. At $100 from Amazon Prime the time an effort dictate that both should be. This isn’t the first time that control arms have been replaced on the WarWagon. 4WD parts in San Diego replace the arms less than Continue Reading → Upper Control Arm H3 Hummer Replaced

Engine Oil Analysis

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

Radio Upgrade H3 Hummer

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

2018 Gypsy Boogie

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.

Headlight Foglight H3 Hummer Upgrade

Note: It’s October 5th, 2023 and I wanted to update this post. With some new recommendations due to products not being sold and other issues. Without delay, here we go. Schwarttzy I would like to suggest three reasons to not upgrade to LED, Projector, and custom brackets for headlights and foglights. For starters, it is incredibly expensive and time-consuming for nearly the same result in the end. Secondly, there is nothing wrong with the current foglight/headlight setup. Instead, it has only to do with the temperature range, i.e. the color of light. The third and final reason, I really recommend Continue Reading → Headlight Foglight H3 Hummer Upgrade

P0430 Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold

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

Modular Tire Carrier

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

No more XM Hacking

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 provide. The two parts that I Continue Reading → No more XM Hacking

Fixing the Auxiliary Audio Input

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

H3 Hummer & SmittyBilt Winch

I had to share this photo of a customer of mine installing their brand new 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.

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