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    How did the H3 Alpha compare to the regular H3?
    Objects in mirror are losing

    2003 Chevy Silverado Z71, 5.3L, K&N 57 series, 2.5'' Flowmaster Super 10 series dual exhaust , Corvette Servo, McNew Automotive Dyno tune, SS gauge cluster, Extang Trifecta Tonneau, Pacesetter shorty headers, Goodmark cowl hood, Sony Xplod speakers, Kenwood DDX-470 exhaust tips, 16" Ultra Badlands polished wheels, Pirelli Scorpion ATR .

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    As a H3 owner, the alpha is better for towing, especially in mountainous states, but off-road, not advantage. I have the 5-cyl and it has never failed, but towing a good size popup in the mountains can make it strain since the trans downshifts and remains in 2nd for a long period of time. (Example, Eisenhour tunnel climb coming out of Denver....2nd gear all the way. Oil temps hit 270; trans temps (prior to an added air cooler) hit 230 (with cooler it keeps it down to below 215)...summer driving. One of the reasons for my Silverado purchase.

    Hummer is pretty much relegated to off-roading now.

    And I paid about 36K, with a Sticker of around 41K for my 2008 H3, equipped with the off-road package (4:1 t/case, rear e-locker, 33" tires, stiffer shocks) and the lux package (leather, wheels, monsoon...etc.) and some other options.

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    You have the hummer H3 still?

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    Yes. Used around town and for off-road trips. This is Jeep safari week in Moab; next week is Hummer week.

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