The Gladiator returns...

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Post by olyelr » Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:39 pm

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Post by OffroadTreks » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:08 pm

I watched the reveal today, and I'm in love with this thing. Really in love with it. Going to be a hard choice between this and the Wrangler after we move this summer. Either way, I know we're getting back into a Jeep.
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Post by Low_Sky » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:03 pm

Are they going to weld the frames with the same far-sighted robots as the Wranglers?


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Post by TankerZak » Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:45 pm

I like it. Not for me but I like it.

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Post by DamageWagon » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:43 am

Low_Sky wrote:Are they going to weld the frames with the same far-sighted robots as the Wranglers?


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Post by Retired BLM Rig » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:32 am

Surely if they're going to give this 33" tires and an option for 35's, they have to come out with a bigger stock tire and lower gears for the PW.

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Post by RustyPW » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:22 am

Wonder if it will come with a 2 door cab, and a 2 door extended cab?
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Post by Bill2014 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:16 am

That Gladiator Rubicon model with 35's, and the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel turbocharged V-6 engine with start/stop and 8-speed transmission is a sweet little truck. Perhaps a little easier to maneuver on switchbacks and tighter trails than our bus-sized Power Wagons! :duel:
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Re: The Gladiator returns...

Post by Reloaderguy » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:57 am

Well, it has a truck bed and that's something I guess.

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Post by 04Ram2500Hemi » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:31 am

These trucks are going to sell like hotcakes. I don't think it's a vehicle for me, but I really like it. They basically took the AEV Brute and made it affordable and with a full FCA backed warranty.
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Post by Reloaderguy » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:56 am

04Ram2500Hemi wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:31 am
These trucks are going to sell like hotcakes. I don't think it's a vehicle for me, but I really like it. They basically took the AEV Brute and made it affordable and with a full FCA backed warranty.
Just like the LJ, Jeep fucked up the departure angle.

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Post by olyelr » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:05 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:56 am
04Ram2500Hemi wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:31 am
These trucks are going to sell like hotcakes. I don't think it's a vehicle for me, but I really like it. They basically took the AEV Brute and made it affordable and with a full FCA backed warranty.
Just like the LJ, Jeep fucked up the departure angle.
Theres really only one way to fix that. Shorten the bed up to about 2 feet long. Or extend the wheel base another 2-3 feet.
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Post by Reloaderguy » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:17 pm

olyelr wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:05 pm
Reloaderguy wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:56 am
04Ram2500Hemi wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:31 am
These trucks are going to sell like hotcakes. I don't think it's a vehicle for me, but I really like it. They basically took the AEV Brute and made it affordable and with a full FCA backed warranty.
Just like the LJ, Jeep fucked up the departure angle.
Theres really only one way to fix that. Shorten the bed up to about 2 feet long. Or extend the wheel base another 2-3 feet.
I don't think a serious Jeep truck buyer would complain about a 4' bed since a serious Jeep truck buyer isn't a serious truck buyer. May as well buy a ZR2 with that mile long departure angle.

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Post by AlaskaTRX » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:29 pm

Bill2014 wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:16 am
That Gladiator Rubicon model with 35's, and the 3.0-liter EcoDiesel turbocharged V-6 engine with start/stop and 8-speed transmission is a sweet little truck. Perhaps a little easier to maneuver on switchbacks and tighter trails than our bus-sized Power Wagons! :duel:
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Post by Bill2014 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:37 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:17 pm
olyelr wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:05 pm
Reloaderguy wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:56 am


Just like the LJ, Jeep fucked up the departure angle.
Theres really only one way to fix that. Shorten the bed up to about 2 feet long. Or extend the wheel base another 2-3 feet.
I don't think a serious Jeep truck buyer would complain about a 4' bed since a serious Jeep truck buyer isn't a serious truck buyer. May as well buy a ZR2 with that mile long departure angle.
And stick a 3 foot long bike carrier in the rear receiver... :rofl:
It will scrape just leaving the driveway!
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Post by OffroadTreks » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:21 pm

Reloaderguy wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:17 pm
Reloaderguy wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:56 am
Just like the LJ, Jeep fucked up the departure angle.
I don't think a serious Jeep truck buyer would complain about a 4' bed since a serious Jeep truck buyer isn't a serious truck buyer. May as well buy a ZR2 with that mile long departure angle.
God damn do you ever tire of being a negative nacy?

It's the best departure angle in the mid-size lineup.

Colorado ZR2 - 30 degrees of approach and 23 degrees of departure angle
Tacoma TRD Pro - 29 degrees of approach and 23.5 degrees of departure
Jeep Gladiator - 40.8-degree approach angle, a 25.0-degree departure angle

So what it's not 37 inches like the Wrangler. What's the departure of the Power Wagon again??? :poke:

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Post by Reloaderguy » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:42 pm

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Post by Bill2014 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:09 pm

How's this for departure angle????

Does your ass end rub on your Lawn when you exit your driveway?

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Post by AlaskaTRX » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:18 pm

BoldAdventure wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:21 pm
Reloaderguy wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:17 pm
Reloaderguy wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:56 am
Just like the LJ, Jeep fucked up the departure angle.
I don't think a serious Jeep truck buyer would complain about a 4' bed since a serious Jeep truck buyer isn't a serious truck buyer. May as well buy a ZR2 with that mile long departure angle.
God damn do you ever tire of being a negative nacy?

I'm going to change your username from ReloaderGuy to GrumpyCat as it suits you better.
lol... and don’t forget to update the avatar!!!
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Post by Bill2014 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:48 pm

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Post by Low_Sky » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:30 pm

olyelr wrote:
Reloaderguy wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:56 am
04Ram2500Hemi wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:31 am
These trucks are going to sell like hotcakes. I don't think it's a vehicle for me, but I really like it. They basically took the AEV Brute and made it affordable and with a full FCA backed warranty.
Just like the LJ, Jeep fucked up the departure angle.
Theres really only one way to fix that. Shorten the bed up to about 2 feet long. Or extend the wheel base another 2-3 feet.
GM already figured that out.
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Post by olyelr » Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:46 pm

Hahahahahahaha. Looks like they chose the two foot box option instead of a long wheel base.




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Reloaderguy wrote:
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Change my username to "GetOffMyLawn".
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AlaskaTRX wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:18 pm
BoldAdventure wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:21 pm
Reloaderguy wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:17 pm



I don't think a serious Jeep truck buyer would complain about a 4' bed since a serious Jeep truck buyer isn't a serious truck buyer. May as well buy a ZR2 with that mile long departure angle.
God damn do you ever tire of being a negative nacy?

I'm going to change your username from ReloaderGuy to GrumpyCat as it suits you better.
lol... and don’t forget to update the avatar!!!

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RustyPW wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:17 pm
AlaskaTRX wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:18 pm
BoldAdventure wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:21 pm


God damn do you ever tire of being a negative nacy?

I'm going to change your username from ReloaderGuy to GrumpyCat as it suits you better.
lol... and don’t forget to update the avatar!!!

ED83E931-027A-4272-9452-D8ADBEE58ED6.jpeg
Yep! That's him. :rofl:
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