In the comfort zone, Katzkin Tuscany Midnight leather and Royal Suedezkin seat covers, embroidered in the DSO and Katzkin corporate logos, replace the factory offerings. To add to the effect, an Alliance Technologies thick ring steering wheel in titanium and black is at hand for driver control. Defenderworx outfitted the interior in their wares too. Everything from the shifter knob to the interior grab handles, the seat control bezels to the doorsills, and even the foot pedals, are CNC billet aluminum goodies. Entertainment from show to show is provided by a full multimedia system. An Eclipse double-din touch screen navigation head unit fits in the stock location thanks to Scosche and orchestrates the whole ensemble. Audiovox screens in all the headrests and a 15-inch monitor on the cargo door make sure passengers have something to look at also. All together from there the system's power stems from three Eclipse amplifiers. Two Eclipse component speaker sets see duty from the front doors, while two other pairs of integrated speakers throw sound from the rear passenger doors and cargo door. Bass fill-in is from two 10-inch Eclipse Titanium-series subwoofers firing from the cargo area. Tsunami Fishman grilles protect the subs from damage while Tsunami power cables light the fires from dual yellow-top Optima batteries and a 40-farad capacitor. The entire Liquid Trends fiberglass subwoofer enclosure and cargo area were wrapped in Katzkin Tuscany Midnight leather to match the rest of the interior's motif.
Defenderworx's kick-butt billet apparel adorns much of the H3's interior and exterior.
Maxum's $13,995 entry-level 1800 MX resides out back on a converted trailer from Kustom Trailer and Welding. KTW changed the factory single-axle trailer into a dual-axle trailer replete with extended fenders to match. Also, to allow the H3's cargo door to open with the trailer on the hitch, the trailer's neck had to be extended for clearance. All the incandescent lighting on the trailer was removed in favor of LED lights. MHT DUB Shoreline wheels in 19-inch sizing roll BFGoodrich 245/40ZR19 T/A KDW rubber. Matching Auto Air "Hot Rod Sparkle White" covers the trailer and is protected from road debris with a Star Shield Armor clear bra.
The boat itself was stripped down and painted to match the H3 before the flurry of aftermarket accessories went on. Wake Air provided one of their Slider towers fully rigged with its Iron Cross wakeboard rack, stainless five-lamp light bar, and billet mirror mount. Rockin' the water while doing crazy flips is a necessity, so Eclipse was again called upon for stereo nirvana. In the dash is a CD head unit sending signals to two Eclipse amplifiers under the driver's well. Outwards, like an explosion, the sound runs through Tsunami cables to ten Eclipse integrated speakers, six of which are parked in a custom Liquid Trends enclosure hanging from the Wake Air tower. A single titanium subwoofer is fit under the passenger well. All electrical is from two blue-top Optima batteries. The Vortec 3.0L Mercruiser-powered 1800 MX was reassembled with matching interior wrapped in blue and white marine-grade vinyl.
Definitely an outstanding representation of the abilities these teams possess, they managed to turn inexpensive into art. With the fast-growing water action sports market, these vehicles are right up there on the need-to-have scale due to their diminutive cost and gutsy power. Pricing on the two vehicles is well within everyone's reach, and with some slight upgrades either can stand alone with the best of them. For more information on where you can see the water action tour yourself and get a glimpse of these trick toys, head over to www.dsoeyewear.com to find out when they're scheduled to stop in your town.