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New H3 owner from Ga.

Postby sherrod833 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:39 am

I purchased a used 2008 H3 last week after trying to decide between it and the FJ cruiser. I had a 2004 Avalanche and really wanted to get back to the small suv side but wanted a solid 4 wheel drive. I have been looking around here for the normal problems and complaints, so far looks like I should do pretty good. Just wanted to say hello to everyone.
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Re: New H3 owner from Ga.

Postby Mark » Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:47 pm

Congratulations on the H3 and welcome to HXC. What are your plans for the H3 or leaving it stock? Post up some pics when you get a chance.
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Re: New H3 owner from Ga.

Postby sherrod833 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:52 pm

I want to do a mild lift and run some 33's on it. Trying to get some information on the dual battery tray that I saw on one of the other members H3 Alpha.
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Re: New H3 owner from Ga.

Postby Mark » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:58 pm

Good looking H3. You don't need any lift to run 33s. Adventure equipped H3s came stock with 33s and any H3 can run up to a 35" tire without a lift, just crank the torsion bars up a little. The dual battery tray you saw was probably the Artec Industries, just ordered my the other day. Unfortunately they no longer have the custom tops with H3 cut out.
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Re: New H3 owner from Ga.

Postby sherrod833 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:09 am

Which mount did you go with? I was wondering if their mounts are a direct drop in or if it required modification.
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Re: New H3 owner from Ga.

Postby Mark » Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:48 am

I went with their Optima group 25/35 dual tray linked below. Have not received it but don't believe there is any modification needed for it to fit. I must have gotten lucky as these come unfinished but I apparently got the last one black powder coated on clearance for $70 on Thursday.

http://www.artecindustries.com/Group-25 ... _p_94.html
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Re: New H3 owner from Ga.

Postby sherrod833 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:28 pm

Mark wrote:I went with their Optima group 25/35 dual tray linked below. Have not received it but don't believe there is any modification needed for it to fit. I must have gotten lucky as these come unfinished but I apparently got the last one black powder coated on clearance for $70 on Thursday.

http://www.artecindustries.com/Group-25 ... _p_94.html


Let me know if it fits without any modification. I called today but the person I talked with couldn't tell me if it had to be modified or not.
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Re: New H3 owner from Ga.

Postby Mark » Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:25 pm

There have been a number of people that have used them and I am not aware of any mods needed. I am not sure how quickly I will get to it but will definitely let you know if there are any. I did get an email from them today. Apparently their inventory was off and they didn't have a powder coated one to ship me which was what was on clearance. Stand up company, they offered the bare steel if I was fine with it or could refund the money. I have no issue with the bare steel and just went wit the powder coated unit because it was on clearance for the same item.
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