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    Family New Member, Soon to be 1st H3 Owner

    Hey everyone, it looks like we have a really healthy community here, and I'm excited to be a part of it! Previously I've have owned a few jeeps (TJ & JK) and a Ram2500 cummins (with all kinds of goodies), but now I'm thinking of making the jump to the H3.

    If this info below is not welcome in the "New Member" section please ignore and flame me.

    This may be a little off track (Fresh burns welcome for this n00b), but I wanted to ensure I'm not missing anything when looking at some used H3's. From what I understand the sunroof's will leak once the drain lines get clogged (saw the fix thread, so no worries here). However, I'm not really clear what else to keep in mind (transmission, engine, suspension issues, etc..).

    I have my eye on one 2008 H3 Alpha, though it has a rebuilt title (driver's side front fender, and grille replaced). the others are all 06 or 07 H3 5cyl. Most have between 100K-140K miles on them. I figure as long as I can make it last a few years that will be fine. Thinking about attempting a 5.3 swap after the H3 dies (if 5cyl.). I digress.

    It's great to be here!

    A little about me:
    I hail from South Carolina, married (no kids yet), I have worked in Senior Healthcare and currently in Ethics and Compliance. If anyone needs advice about care options for their parents or grandparents let me know. Not selling anything just giving free advice. I'll talk trucks, guns, or fishing until the cows come home!


    Are there any Carolina boys here?!

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    Re: New Member, Soon to be 1st H3 Owner

    Hello,

    On the Alpha. No insurance company will total a 2008 H3 Alpha for "driver's side front fender, and grille". More had to be damaged than just that. I would dig deeper into it if that is the one you want.

    If you plan on wheeling it, might as well buy an Adventure package rig. Verify the rear locker and 4:03 to 1 tcase. Some list theirs as adventures but they are not!
    A Little info I put together. Hope this helps!

    2006 H3 Base Engine 3.7L I5
    Option Packages:
    Base-Cloth/standard radio/Black accents / 265/75R16(32)
    Adventure-Cloth/Black accents/4:1 transfer case/Rear Locker/ 285/75R16(33)
    Lux-Leather/Chrome/Monsoon
    Option Package Combinations:
    Base w/Adventure, Lux w/Adventure

    2007 H3 Base Engine 3.7L I5
    Option Packages:
    Base-Cloth/standard radio/Black accents/ 265/75R16(32)
    Adventure-Cloth/Monsoon radio/Black accents/4:1 transfer case/Rear Locker/ 285/75R16(33)
    Lux-Leather/Chrome/Monsoon
    Option Package Combinations:
    Base w/Adventure, Lux w/Adventure

    2008 H3 Base Engine 3.7L I5 Optional Engine: 5.3L V8 (Alpha only)
    Option Packages:
    Base-Cloth/standard radio/Black accents/ 265/75R16(32)
    Adventure-Cloth/Monsoon radio/Black accents/4:1 transfer case/Rear Locker/ 285/75R16(33)
    Lux-Leather/Chrome/Monsoon
    H3X-Leather/Chrome/18" wheels/Monsoon/Square Chrome Brushguard/ body color hard spare cover/ 265/65R18(32)
    Alpha-Leather/Chrome/Monsoon radio/Cast Iron Front Diff
    OffRoad(only on Alpha) 4:1 transfer case/Rear Locker / 285/75R16(33)
    Option Package Combinations:
    Base w/Adventure, Lux w/Adventure, Alpha/OffRoad

    2009 H3 & H3T Base Engine 3.7L I5 Optional Engine: 5.3L V8 (Alpha and Championship Edition only)
    Option Packages:
    Base-Cloth/standard radio/Black accents/ 265/75R16(32)
    Adventure- Cloth/Monsoon radio/Black accents/4:1 transfer case/Front & Rear Locker//Cast Iron Front Diff/ 285/75R16(32)
    Lux-Leather/Chrome/Monsoon
    H3X-Leather/Chrome/18" wheels/Monsoon/Square Chrome Brushguard/ 265/65R18(32”)
    Championship Edition- V8, Cloth/Monsoon/Red Shocks and Brake Calipers/Hood Sticker/ 285/75R16(33)
    Alpha-Leather (Cloth optional on H3T)/ Chrome (Black optional H3T)/Monsoon radio/Cast Iron Front Diff
    OffRoad(only on Alpha)-4:1 transfer case/Front & Rear Locker/ Cast iron front diff/ 285/75R16(33)
    Option Package Combinations:
    Base w/Adventure, Lux w/Adventure, Alpha/OffRoad, H3X/Alpha, Championship Edition, Alpha/Base(H3T only)

    2010 H3 & H3T Base Engine 3.7L I5 Optional Engine: 5.3L V8 Flex Fuel (Alpha only)
    Option Packages:
    Base- Cloth/standard radio/Black accents/ 265/75R16(32)
    Adventure- Cloth/Monsoon radio/Black accents/4:1 transfer case/Front & Rear Locker/ /Cast Iron Front Diff
    Lux- Leather/Chrome/Monsoon
    Alpha-Cloth (Leather optional)/ Black Accents (Chrome optional)/Monsoon radio
    OffRoad(only on Alpha)-4:1 transfer case/Front & Rear Locker/ Cast iron front diff/ 285/75R16(33)
    Option Package Combinations:
    Base w/Adventure, Lux w/Adventure, Alpha/OffRoad, Alpha/Base(H3T only)

    All H3/H3Ts with the I5 have 4:56 gears (F&R) / All H3/H3Ts with the V8 (Alpha) have 4:10 gears (F&R)
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    Re: New Member, Soon to be 1st H3 Owner

    Thanks for the info, MUTAINT!
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