SEMA 2008 Preview: Hummer H3T Weekend Warrior


The all-new 2009 Hummer H3T is getting the full OEM and aftermarket up-fit treatment for SEMA. The hard part was selecting which kit to add to the H3T from the 82 genuine GM parts and 14 third-party suppliers available to transform Hummer's new pickup into an H3T Weekend Warrior.

The donor platform is a 5.3-liter, V-8-powered H3T Alpha, rated at 300 horsepower and 320 pounds-feet of torque. Hummer's engineers replaced the stock cylinder heads with heads from a Corvette's 6.0-liter LS2 V-8, plus they added a higher-lift camshaft to gain 70 more horses from the motor.


The factory wheels have been swapped for seven-spoke 20-inch rims and 35-inch-tall BF Goodrich Baja T/A tires. Rod Hall Racing is supplying 2-inch diameter piggyback reservoir shocks, and Light Racing is providing its race-quality JounceShocks to make the Weekend Warrior an ideal pre-runner/desert-chase truck. DBA is supplying high-performance disc brakes.

A KTM 450 SX-F dirt bike sits in the cargo box in case the desert trails get a bit too narrow.


When will we be able to get a diesel model of the h3t?

Between the high cost of diesel hardware and GM trying to sell Hummer for cash as quick as possible, the odds of a diesel H3T going on sale in the U.S. are worse than the Chicago Cubs winning the World Series.

The only diesel-powered H3s will be sold overseas, where the emissions rules aren't as tough as here.

I don't care for the looks of the H3T's ,but from talking to Mike about the fun he had with it, it sounds like a pretty capable truck. (oh, and the color of that one matches the color of mine, so it would be a nice wicked stepchild for my truck.)

I love the look of the H3T and its capabilities. Its price tag really sux though.

hey watch the Cubs talk. I think they have a much better chance of winning the Series than Hummer getting a diesel.

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