Picking out the Best Hummer H3 Lift Kit
We’re back with another installment of our series of lift kit buying guides, and this time we want to bring you our knowledge on what you’ll find when it comes to a Hummer H3 lift kit. The last iteration of the beloved SUV models before the series was discontinued, the Hummer H3 is an excellent vehicle to lift, bringing even more height and style to a vehicle that already has plenty. Though it’s a popular candidate for lift kit installation, that doesn’t mean it’s always easy to figure out the right kit for your vehicle.
If you need a place to get started on your search, take a look at the products we’ve recommended on this list. We have included a variety of different options and we think you’ll find something that fits your circumstance. After our list of recommended products, we’ve put together a buying guide that will help you determine which is the right option for you.
So for now, sit tight, check out all the products we’ve included in our recommendations, and get ready to be installing your very own lift kit (or getting the help of a professional) in just a short time.
WULF 1-3″ Front 3″ Rear Lift Kit for 2006-2010 Hummer H3 4WD (ASIN – B07DD2WV3R)
The first choice on our list is a bolt-on Hummer H3 lift kit that fits on 2006-2010 4WD models. The kit features adjustable front lift torsion keys, 3″ rear lift shackles, and a set of ProComp extended shocks for good measure. WULF is a brand with a reputation for great customer service, and the lifetime warranty that comes included with this product makes us believe in that even more. If you’re looking to get an at-home lift kit without spending upwards of $1000, this is a great choice for your Hummer. Just be sure to check out some video tutorials of installation online to learn if this is a job you can do at home, or if you need the help of a professional.
Rough Country 920 Kit 2.5″ Front Leveling Lift Kit (ASIN – B008RFHFQM)
Perhaps the most popular budget brand of lift kits out there is Rough Country, and despite their surprisingly reasonable prices, you get more than what you pay for out of it. If you’re dealing with sagging front end suspension on your Hummer and you want to bring it back to a more aggressive look, take a look at this 2.5 inch leveling kit that will fix you right up.
Installation is relatively simple for experienced mechanics, and may even be possible for newcomers to learn provided they have the right tools. The kit consists of both a torsion bar key spacer and lifted rear shackle, helping you fix suspension issues that can be a huge drag. If you want to get your front end raised up, check out this product today.
Supreme Suspensions 1-3″ Front + 2″ Rear Lift Kit for Hummer H3 4WD (ASIN – B00HV2KMMQ)
Supreme Suspensions is one of our favorite manufacturers of lift kits, and we’re a big fan of this model made for the Hummer H3 4WD. Consisting of two torsion keys and two lift shackles, you’ll have the ability to raise your rear suspension by two inches and adjust your front suspension between one to three inches to match it up. That allows you to simultaneously raise the height of your ride, allowing for larger custom tires and better off-roading, as well as fix uneven suspension, a problem that plagues many drivers. That, along with the reliable quality of the product, makes this one of our favorite models that can be found on today’s list.
Supreme Suspensions 1″ to 3″ Adjustable Front Steel Torsion Keys for 2006-2010 Hummer H3 4WD (ASIN – B00K0WLV8I)
Up next we have a different take on the last Hummer H3 lift kit. If you are only in need of a way to raise up your front suspension, you can purchase the set of front torsion keys on their own and adjust it to your liking. This is a great easy fix for those who have suspension issues that have been bugging them, allowing you to take care of the problem in just a few short hours. We love the quality of Supreme Suspensions goods, so you can be sure you’re getting a whole lot of durability when you buy from them. Check these out if you want to get rid of that odd looking droop towards your front end!
Daystar Hummer H3 2″ Leveling Kit (ASIN – B003X1XKTG)
Another popular Hummer H3 lift kit brand is Daystar, and is a great way to lift your entire body slightly and level out the front end with the rear. If you want to move up a size in tires and fix uneven suspension, why not kill two birds with one stone and purchase this Daystar kit? Installation is as easy as most of the other options available here, which is to say: do-able for those who know what they’re doing, and learnable for those who don’t. We still recommend contacting a professional for help if you don’t want any costly mistakes, as they already know what needs to be done. However, no matter what form the process of installation takes, we think you’ll be quite happy with the end result when you buy this leveling kit.
Heavy Metal Suspensions 2006-2010 Hummer H3 4WD 1″ – 3″ Front Torsion Keys + 2″ Rear Lift Shackles High Strength Carbon Steel Lift Kit (ASIN – B011ALLYTS)
The final Hummer H3 lift kit we’ve decided to include on our list comes from Heavy Metal Suspensions, and features an adjustable front end lift along with a two inch rear lift, once again allowing you to even out suspension and lift at the same time. Like some of the other options on our list, the kit consists of front torsion keys and rear shackles, but we always like including a variety of different options in case you have some brand loyalty towards one manufacturer or another. With high-grade steel materials, we’re confident that you can rely on these parts without having to worry, and they even offer a telephone hotline to ask for help during installation! This is a great choice, and despite it’s place at the end of our list, still comes highly recommended.
Hummer H3 Lift Kit Buying Guide
Now that you’ve had an opportunity to take a look at some of the different products available, we’d like to talk to you about what you should look for while you shop. Compared to many other vehicles out there, the Hummer H3 doesn’t have a whole lot of variance when it comes to configuration. The vehicle only comes in 4WD, and the underbody is pretty much the same in each model year. If you see a kit that says it will be able to fit on an H3, you shouldn’t have to look into it too much deeper than that.
However, where you want to start paying attention is when it comes to what type of lift kit you are purchasing. On a basic level, you will first want to determine whether you need a standard lift kit, a leveling kit or a combination of the two. A regular lift kit will raise the entire suspension of your vehicle by the same amount, while a leveling kit will only raise one end in an effort to even out suspension. If you would like both, there are a number of combination options out there that can achieve both.
There are also many different types of kits that you can find. If you are buying a kit on your own from a website such as Amazon, you should expect to see more budget lift kit options as opposed to all-out high quality full suspension lift kits. These budget brands are perfectly okay, but you should keep your expectations managed and not assume that they are going to perform more than what is in the product description. You should always remain aware that the installation of these products can be quite difficult for those who don’t already know what they are doing, which is why we recommend checking out some video tutorials like the one above. Make sure you find a tutorial that covers the specific kit you bought, otherwise the information may not apply. If you’d like to find out more about full suspension lift kit options, get in touch with us at Ultimate Rides today.
We can also help you out when it comes to installing a kit. We are experts when it comes to lift kits here at Ultimate Rides. In addition to selling vehicles, we have our very own service center where we customize and build vehicles all the time. We also perform repairs and upgrades, such as the installation of a kit for you. If you live in our area, or would like to bring your car into us for any other reason, please feel free to reach out by calling us at 815-634-3900. We are located at 38 W. Division St., Coal City, IL 60416.
We hope this guide contained helpful information in your Hummer H3 lift kit shopping journey. There are so many different options available out there that it can very quickly begin to feel overwhelming. We make these guides in an attempt to help customers find the best products available without wasting a bunch of their time on a long search. With the list of recommended products along with all the information contained in our buying guide, we hope you feel ready to go out and purchase the right lift kit for your Hummer H3. With the right lift kit, you’ll be able to enjoy greater road visibility, improved off-road driving, larger custom tires and one tough looking vehicle. Join in on the rising trend and get yourself one today!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: After installing a lift kit onto my Hummer, is there anything else I need to do?
A: Yes, it is always recommended any time you install a lift kit that you take your vehicle in for an alignment afterwards. The installation of a kit can have a serious effect on your steering column, and that is something you want to get taken care of as soon as possible after installing.
Q: How long should I expect installation to take?
A: This can vary from kit to kit, as well as depending on your experience level. For an experienced backyard mechanic, you can expect installation to take anywhere from 2 to 8 hours depending on the kit. For those without much experience, you may want to prepare to expect it to take even longer. Much of the length of time depends on what kind of kit you got, so pay close attention to customer reviews and the average installation time in the product description.
Q: Can I expect any of these kits to have an effect on my ride?
A: Since you’re going with a lower-priced brand, it is possible that there will be an effect on the way your vehicle feels. It could have a bouncier feel to it, but it usually is no more annoying than that. If you are having serious problems with your vehicle after installing a lift kit, it is recommended you get in touch with a professional to learn more about the cause of the issue.