The folks at GM issued a press release today regarding information about Hummer vehicles going to the SEMA show in Las Vegas and it included a segment about our project TRAILHUGGER H3 Alpha. The press release also included these smokin' cool images of the truck taken in the studio.
Since we left the truck with them a couple of weeks ago they have apparently been busy scraping off all the dead bugs, mud and other road and trail grime because the truck looks squeaky clean. Here's the text regarding Trailhugger as culled from the press release:
H3 Alpha Four Wheeler Project Trailhugger
Partnering with HUMMER, Four Wheeler Magazine built an H3 Alpha with an all-business demeanor and greater off-road capability, while retaining daily-driver comfort and fuel economy.
The project, dubbed “Trailhugger,” started by “de-glossing” the H3. That entailed painting the chrome and bright trim flat black and modifying the factory’s shiny Victory Red clear coat paint job with a special PPG flattening agent mixed with clear to give it a satin appearance. The editors also added HUMMER’s brush guard, roof lighting and rocker protection accessories.
After that, Four Wheeler swapped in a set of nitrogen-charged, 2-inch-diameter Rod Hall Racing piggyback reservoir-type performance shocks and Light Racing JounceShocks. The editors also installed a set of GT Inc. Simulock 16-inch wheels – painted flat black to match the rest of the exterior theme. They’re factory-style HUMMER wheels with a simulated bead lock accent on the perimeter. The wheels were mounted on the H3 with a set of BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 LT285/75R16 tires. The editors chose not to give the H3 a body lift, preferring to explore its capabilities with the stock ride height.
Additional modifications in the ongoing project include a Gobi Stealth roof rack with a custom, wireless remote-operated perimeter lighting system (with 10 PIAA 2100XT lamps) using components from Directed Electronics; a Warn XD9000 winch with winchline.com’s synthetic rope and hawse fairlead; DeFelice Offroad Innovations winch mount system and Up Armor skid plate.
The 5.3L V-8 is stock, but Four Wheeler added a MagnaFlow after-cat exhaust system. Most modifications and upgrades to the H3 were handled by Attitude Performance in Arlington Heights, Ill.
Progress of the Trailhugger project continues in the pages of Four Wheeler and a complementing blog: blogs.fourwheeler.com, where editor Ken Brubaker regularly writes about the H3’s upgrades and its performance as a workhorse for the magazine.
Here's the two Hummer vehicles that TRAILHUGGER will be joining at SEMA.
Hummer will also be taking this H3T called "Weekend Warrior." Its features include a 70hp bump from GM Performance Parts components; 35-inch BFG tires; Hummer Accessories 20-inch wheels; Light Racing JounceShocks; Rod Hall Racing piggyback-reservoir shocks; DBA disc brakes; and a ton of exterior and interior mods.
Another vehicle debuting at SEMA will be this H3X concept. This blingy ride has 18-inch wheels with unique finish; 35-inch tires; gobs of black chrome exterior items; clear turn signal and side repeater lenses and body-color rear bumper extensions. It also has a slew of exterior and interior mods including a distinctive Canyon Metallic color from PPG.