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Year in Review

3Hummers

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Central Texas
2022...a year of no wheeling for me. Daughter postponed her wedding a couple of times and screwed up the whole year, I took a flying road trip to Florida to beat the shit out of my daughter's fiancee for putting his hands on her. ( not to worry I took $15,000.00 cash to get bailed out with ), worked way too much, bought a new 2022 3500 diesel 4x4 dually, a 1966 Corvette coupe, a 2001 Z06 Corvette, put a deposit on a 2023/24 Z06 Corvette, finished out my Corvette shop, ordered some parts for my HMMWV that I have not had time to install, order parts for my 92 H1 that I have not had time to install, have tried to run down the air suspension leak in the Scorpion with no luck so far, bought a new living quarters horse trailer for JJ and except for tracking my 2020 C8 Corvette have not even really had time to have any fun. I am hoping that 2023 has a totally different complexion than 2022 did. It isn't looking like the first quarter is going to be much different.
 

cbetts

NERD!!!
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3,177
Location
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
I spent most of the year taking care of my father. He has been in and out of the hospital and rehab facilities. He is home and stabilized for now but the dementia is creeping in.
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I managed to finally take the Battlewagon out for some off road fun in Bishop. I will need a LOT more work done to get it to climb in the altitude. The Silver Canyon switchbacks won this round.
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Mods this year were the WRX/STI control arms and roof rack. Not a whole lot. My plans for next year should be fun. I connected with an expert Subaru tuner in Australia who is going to work on some code and a new exhaust system that will give the Battlewagon the boxer growl like older STIs.
 

H3Hummer

Well-Known Member
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297
Location
LUXEMBOURG in EU
Take care of your dad 👍 wish him all the best.

This year : took off the T case and changed that dumb plastic shift fork, refreshed my front and rear drive shafts with black Hammerite , put new Dana U Joints , new CVs. Got all new breaks, pads, calipers + rotors front and rear is all new, did another protection coat to my chassis and got 5 BFG's Km3 315/75R16.
Still have the rear bearings to do but....waiting for warmer days now 🥶🥶🥶

And....my Suzuki Samurai....well it's 30 years old on 03 of January 2023 and still fine 😎.
Glad to be a tiny part of this forum 🥳🥳🥳🥳
 

06 H3

a.k.a. "The Jackal"
Messages
9,214
Location
Santa Clarita, Ca
2022...a year of no wheeling for me. Daughter postponed her wedding a couple of times and screwed up the whole year, I took a flying road trip to Florida to beat the shit out of my daughter's fiancee for putting his hands on her. ( not to worry I took $15,000.00 cash to get bailed out with ), worked way too much, bought a new 2022 3500 diesel 4x4 dually, a 1966 Corvette coupe, a 2001 Z06 Corvette, put a deposit on a 2023/24 Z06 Corvette, finished out my Corvette shop, ordered some parts for my HMMWV that I have not had time to install, order parts for my 92 H1 that I have not had time to install, have tried to run down the air suspension leak in the Scorpion with no luck so far, bought a new living quarters horse trailer for JJ and except for tracking my 2020 C8 Corvette have not even really had time to have any fun. I am hoping that 2023 has a totally different complexion than 2022 did. It isn't looking like the first quarter is going to be much different.
Jesus, I’m not gonna lie, I’d be scared if I was the fiancé. Lol. Hope 2023 is better for you Dave.
 

08H3

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1,243
Location
United States
2022 was a bit or a roller coaster on the Hummer front. It started with one H3 in the garage and ended with three. The whole saga began at end of 2021. After turning the 300,000th mile, our H3 lost compression on #3. Still honestly not sure what happened as I kind of got frustrated and lost interest. Continues to run great as a 4 cylinder and I take it out on the trails on the farm periodically just to keep it moving until I have a long term plan for it. Started shopping for another H3 to replace it. After looking at complete worn out garbage for two months, I gave up and ordered a new JLU Rubicon. After waiting several months and finding that no matter how much you want to complain about GM, Stellantis is worse. Far worse. I’ve never met a less customer centric corporation.

Ultimately cancelled the JLU order and found another 2008 H3 Adventure. It’s a Florida car, and it probably about the nicest H3 you could hope for. This is primarily my wife’s car so I made a vow not to go overboard and take it over like I had our first H3. Thought I might add some 35s, add a cast iron front, level it and call it a day. I just couldn’t fall in love with this one though. I missed the manual transmission and was just bored with the auto. Final straw was when my wife muttered “I kind of like the side steps.” I checked out at that point. I know I’ll offend some people here, but I can’t take a Hummer seriously that had steps.

Fast forward to November. Found another 2008 Adventure locally, this time with the 5 speed. It is also Boulder Gray, just like the first. Currently has a camo wrap which I am not a fan of and plan to remove next summer. Not even going to attempt it in a cold Midwest winter. I’ll transfer all the good stuff over from Hummer #1 and be a happy camper again for a while.
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