Need help, want larger wheels and tires on my H3

Asked by Dec 07, 2009 at 07:10 AM about the 2008 Hummer H3 Luxury

Question type: Car Customization

Hi, Ive been reading some posts about increasing the size of wheels and tires for a stock H3 and have a few questions. In the posts I have read that I can increase the size of the wheel/tire package up to 2-3 inches without need for a lift kit, larger breaks or any retuning. If I increase the size of my wheel from 16" to 18", I would need to find a tire with a 2" smaller side wall to keep the same diameter, is that how it works??? I want to keep the off road performance of my truck and am looking at nitto or alike pseudo knobby tires. Does anyone have any experience in sizing the tires for an already increased rim size of 18" to fit in a stock H3?

5 Answers

you can get a 3 inch lift without a kit the back get axle saddles (pirches) and make the leafs axle under not axle over. the front look for a 3 inch lift knuckle. try from an s-10, h3s are based on the s-10. wheels, go 2 inches wider then stock, and tiresgo 2 inches then stock. after all that check your lines, shafts, and balljoints. check for tire rub.once you get the right combination, it'll be a good rig.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

and tires go 2 inches taller then stock. correction to the last post

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

im doing something similar with my amc eagle.

I Have some 20x8 ULTRA Mako (243:244) (8-Lug) rims with 325:60-20 PIRELLI SCORPION tires!Even got the spare to go with it if Your Interested Email Me at dbryan1987@yahoo.com

110

I see you want to go to a 18", if its worth anything I just put Nitto's 315/75/16 on the OEM Rim. I adjusted to Torsion Bar nuts, easy to do and got the front end to match the rear in height. Looks awsome and I have several people say they cant believe I got 35's on the stock suspension, you can without a suspension lift.....

5 of 5 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

H3

Looking for a Used H3 in your area?

CarGurus has 1,750 nationwide H3 listings starting at $5,200.

ZIP:

Hummer H3 Experts

  • #1
    HummerGirl
    Reputation
    860
  • #2
    cocod
    Reputation
    850
  • #3
    PatriciaDoss
    Reputation
    690
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Hummer H2
22 Great Deals out of 1,224 listings starting at $8,995
Used Hummer H2 SUT
3 Great Deals out of 253 listings starting at $13,599
Used Hummer H3T
3 Great Deals out of 69 listings starting at $17,500
Used Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
584 Great Deals out of 63,441 listings starting at $7,900
Used Jeep Wrangler
346 Great Deals out of 20,406 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford F-150
2,951 Great Deals out of 229,855 listings starting at $1,300
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
785 Great Deals out of 39,937 listings starting at $1,900
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,669 Great Deals out of 156,861 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota FJ Cruiser
44 Great Deals out of 1,885 listings starting at $8,500
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
869 Great Deals out of 71,493 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Tacoma
540 Great Deals out of 40,783 listings starting at $2,500
Used Cadillac Escalade
271 Great Deals out of 12,124 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota 4Runner
339 Great Deals out of 29,178 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford Mustang
337 Great Deals out of 42,046 listings starting at $1,488

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Hummer H3 Luxury For Sale
6 listings starting at $13,888
2009 Hummer H3 Luxury For Sale
27 listings starting at $10,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.