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Newb from Texas

Postby conny3737 » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:43 pm

I've been contemplating buying either an H3 or 4 door JK for the past month or so. This last weekend I finally found a deL I couldn't pass up. I picked up an '06 H3 with the lux package and only 53k miles. I'm in love with the car already and can't believe I didn't do it sooner. So far I've cranked the torsion bars to allow a little more room for the 33" BFG AT's. My future plans are 35's, rear SOA, front SAS along with a pair of arb's. I'll also be slowly but surely building front and rear bumpers along with rock sliders and a roof rack. Cant wait to get more acquainted with everyone.
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I also have a "H1 project" that I've been working on for the past four years. I know its not an actual H1 but hopefully I did it some justice. Specs: 12v cummins, np205, 2.5t rockwells with welded spiders (soon to be arb's), air bag suspension with 17" worth of travel per bag controlled independently from the driver's seat, 49" michelins. It pretty much goes anywhere I point it. Hope you like it.
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Re: Newb from Texas

Postby Mark » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:50 pm

Welcome to HXC and congratulations on the H3 8)

I like your other project too, looks like fun 8)
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Re: Newb from Texas

Postby Seth » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:06 am

Welcome to HXC! Great looking rigs you got there.
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Re: Newb from Texas

Postby USVibrant » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:50 am

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Welcome to HXC!
Nice looking H3!
With each passing day, you will fall more in love with your Hummer, trust me-and you may very well need intervention like me. :wall:
The H1 Project looks like a lot of fun-nice!
I have a question, what is the plate on the front with the green piece in the middle?
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Re: Newb from Texas

Postby Mark » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:14 am

USVibrant wrote:I have a question, what is the plate on the front with the green piece in the middle?

That's the pinion brake.
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Re: Newb from Texas

Postby USVibrant » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:42 pm

Mark wrote:
USVibrant wrote:I have a question, what is the plate on the front with the green piece in the middle?

That's the pinion brake.


I do now see the rotor, which has striked me to be even more curious, why a pinion brake-the only logical answer I can find is, it puts the rotor and caliper higher up under the truck then when they are mounted to the differential. This means less wear and tear from being pushed through mud and any other debris that you will encounter.

Will this one brake stop the H1 Project? And does the H1 Project still have all other brakes in place that are normally there. (Please laugh with me not at me) How does the pinion brake operate, is it seperate from all others?
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Re: Newb from Texas

Postby Mark » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:02 am

No reason to laugh, it's not like Rockwell axles details are common knowledge for everyone. They come with the pinion brake and that's it. Used to be there weren't any other options but there are now kits out there to convert to more standard style braking.
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Re: Newb from Texas

Postby USVibrant » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:12 pm

Mark wrote:No reason to laugh, it's not like Rockwell axles details are common knowledge for everyone. They come with the pinion brake and that's it. Used to be there weren't any other options but there are now kits out there to convert to more standard style braking.



Right on Mark, no reason to laugh! Your right, I am woman learning, what I do not know.

I am not understanding, why a pinion brake? Does the truck still have all normal brakes? :duh:
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Re: Newb from Texas

Postby Actionrat » Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:16 pm

I'm also a Newby from Texas. Working on an H3. Where in Texas?
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Re: Newb from Texas

Postby Mark » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:13 pm

Actionrat wrote:I'm also a Newby from Texas. Working on an H3. Where in Texas?

Welcome to HXC 8)
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Re: Newb from Texas

Postby Bellvis » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:56 pm

Welcome to HXC from CA!

More pics or vids of that H1 project!
Miss you Rich! Thank's for all the memories!
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