The Gladiator returns...

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Re: The Gladiator returns...

Post by OffroadTreks » Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:12 pm

Bill2014 wrote:
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May want to label this "Not safe for Work" :D
Your workplace should be more inclusive. :thppt:

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Re: The Gladiator returns...

Post by 13BlkPowerWagon » Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:49 pm

Well, getting past the derailment...

In 2021, when I can buy a Diesel Gladiator Rubicon used (or new if the resale is as crazy high as the Wrangler's are), one of these will likely be replacing the PW. Fuel economy alone will probably pay for itself!

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Re: The Gladiator returns...

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Re: The Gladiator returns...

Post by Bill2014 » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:51 pm

RustyPW wrote:
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:lol:
Rusty, I notice that one of those "services 2 miles" men is wearing a skirt in your derailment attachment :twisted:
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Re: The Gladiator returns...

Post by RustyPW » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:01 pm

Bill2014 wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:51 pm
RustyPW wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:34 pm
:lol:
Rusty, I notice that one of those "services 2 miles" men is wearing a skirt in your derailment attachment :twisted:
They should up date it with a gender X. Wonder what that would look like? So what would be 3 figures on the sign.
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Re: The Gladiator returns...

Post by OffroadTreks » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:12 pm

RustyPW wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:01 pm
Bill2014 wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:51 pm
RustyPW wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:34 pm
:lol:
Rusty, I notice that one of those "services 2 miles" men is wearing a skirt in your derailment attachment :twisted:
They should up date it with a gender X. Wonder what that would look like? So what would be 3 figures on the sign.
There are 13 genders you bigot!! Get with the times!!! :popcorn:

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Re: The Gladiator returns...

Post by olyelr » Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:55 pm

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There are 13 genders you bigot!! Get with the times!!! :popcorn:

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Re: The Gladiator returns...

Post by RustyPW » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:53 pm

BoldAdventure wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:12 pm
RustyPW wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:01 pm
Bill2014 wrote:
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:51 pm


Rusty, I notice that one of those "services 2 miles" men is wearing a skirt in your derailment attachment :twisted:
They should up date it with a gender X. Wonder what that would look like? So what would be 3 figures on the sign.
There are 13 genders you bigot!! Get with the times!!! :popcorn:

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Re: The Gladiator returns...

Post by TwinStick » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:11 pm

Haters are gonna hate.

I like it. But.........I just built a 4dr Rubicon online. Pretty loaded but not every option......$59,020 !!! So, I can't imagine what the diesel pickup will go for in a Rubicon pkg, loaded up.

I think it is really cool that the doors can be removed & windshield folds down. Tube doors are another $1200 probably. As far as departure angle on the ZR2, I only had to move my trailer hitch ball down 1 notch. So, that is within an inch of my PW hitch height. Helper springs & a front level kit will make it the same. For hardcore off road, almost every vehicle has to be modified in one way or another, even PW's.
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4Runner was a GREAT vehicle but could not even tow our 6x10 enclosed utility trailer comfortably, even when it was empty-ish.

It was time. Truck was still leaking BADLY every time it rained or snowed & melted. It was leaking at every single gasket (rear window, front window, all 4 doors). You could sit inside & watch it run down the inside of windshield, rear window & drip off the upper side door beams. It was molding on the inside & starting to stink. Needed new steering gearbox, shocks, new upgraded T-style steering, tires, brake lines, d/s manifold bolts that are barely recognizable due to rust-removed & replaced. Everyone around here would not even touch em once they looked at them.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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Re: The Gladiator returns...

Post by OffroadTreks » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:11 pm

Some serious disappointments here from TFL Truck
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Post by olyelr » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:04 pm

But they got an integrated bluetooth speaker! :roll:
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Post by olyelr » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:13 pm

Doesnt the rubicon model have the 4 to 1 tcase?
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Post by Low_Sky » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:37 pm

olyelr wrote:Doesnt the rubicon model have the 4 to 1 tcase?
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Post by OffroadTreks » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:45 pm

Between that and the new 2020 spy shots, I guess I'll just go back to dreaming about doing 40's or something crazy to my truck like 4:1 t case.
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Post by Rodeoflyer » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:12 pm

BoldAdventure wrote:Between that and the new 2020 spy shots, I guess I'll just go back to dreaming about doing 40's or something crazy to my truck like 4:1 t case.
Sounds like a plan. Too bad we can’t pull the doors and roof off our trucks Image.


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Post by Reloaderguy » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:13 pm

Toldyaso.

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Post by FordyceCreekTrail » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:30 pm

I kind of like it. Thinking I might downsize to it for retirement and over landing. Power Wagon is too big, and JL 4dr too small.
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Post by olyelr » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:49 pm

BoldAdventure wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:45 pm
Between that and the new 2020 spy shots, I guess I'll just go back to dreaming about doing 40's or something crazy to my truck like 4:1 t case.
Meh, a measly 2 speed 4:1 tcase? If your dreaming, why not get a custom 4 speed https://www.advanceadapters.com/product ... e-builder/

Or at least a 3 speed. https://www.highangledriveline.com/stak_3speed.html

Seriously though, so often the 4:1 in my Jeep was just too low for what I was doing, although it wasnt such a big deal with a manual trans. However, for all the crawling type wheeling you do, 4:1 probably would be pretty damn good.
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Post by TwinStick » Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:37 am

Yup, no driver, no throttle ,no drama, no problem. Ultra low gears friggin ROCK when you need them.
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4Runner was a GREAT vehicle but could not even tow our 6x10 enclosed utility trailer comfortably, even when it was empty-ish.

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Post by SeppW » Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:43 pm

Looks like a reincarnation of the JT Scrambler. However, this is nowhere near the concept Gladiator that was shown a few years ago by FCA at various car shows. It was supposed to be Power Wagon-like with front and rear lockers, winch, 4 cyl diesel, and other stuff. I was on the Jeep site and none of this stuff is standard or an option. The closest would be with the Rubicon trim package and for that kind of money might as well go big.

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Post by olyelr » Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:16 am

SeppW wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:43 pm
Looks like a reincarnation of the JT Scrambler. However, this is nowhere near the concept Gladiator that was shown a few years ago by FCA at various car shows. It was supposed to be Power Wagon-like with front and rear lockers, winch, 4 cyl diesel, and other stuff. I was on the Jeep site and none of this stuff is standard or an option. The closest would be with the Rubicon trim package and for that kind of money might as well go big.

Jethro Bodine answered Jed when asked what does a Gladiator do. Jethro replied, "they gladiate." Or something to that effect.
The only thing that is not going to be available is the winch.

And while I do agree they are pricey, WTH isn't these days!?!?!?!?
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Re: The Gladiator returns...

Post by PWJouster » Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:20 am

throw some d60s and an LS or Hemi in there with a six speed and you have a toy for sure.
throw a propperly equipped 4BT and i bet you can turn 30MPGs
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