1. Welcome to Jeeps.net!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Jeep discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other Jeep owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Gladiator LE

Discussion in 'Gladiator (2020+)' started by The4x4Guys, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. Apr 6, 2019 at 7:23 PM
    #1
    The4x4Guys

    The4x4Guys [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2019
    Member:
    #3048
    Messages:
    148
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bob
    Parker, TX
    Vehicle:
    2018 Black JLUR
    Mopar 2" lift, 37" BFG KO2's, KMC Rockstar 17" wheels, JCR Offroad front and rear bumpers, WARN Zeon 10-S, CoolTech CB Radio Kit, Rock Slide Engineering step sliders, TeraFlex adjustable steering stabilizer, Rock Krawler adjustable track bars,Magnaflow dual tip black exhaust.
    Did anyone here manage to order a Gladiator Launch Edition?

    My mouse hovered over the order button several times on "launch day" but I couldn't bring myself to close the deal. Now I regret not ordering a Silver Launch Edition.

    Anyone else take the dive?

    Bob
     
  2. Apr 6, 2019 at 7:31 PM
    #2
    aggrex

    aggrex Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2016
    Member:
    #203
    Messages:
    2,453
    DE
    Vehicle:
    Backcountry '16
    Tuffy>AEV>TTO>JW>STech>EVOcage>MagnaFlow>SpiderTrax>RockHard>TF>SpringTail>67design>Bolt>GPCA>Curt>
    Cut through the hype and went directly online to build a "working" pickup truck starting at 36K. Ended at 47K Sport S with MT plus several options with what I considered a retail price I could work with. The Launch will be grand edition for those that can swing some disposable income that way. It hurt a bit when I got some trail rash on my year old JK so I'm not sure I'm ready at 62K just yet.
     
    JKBob 25, UrbanCowboy and chris4x4 like this.
  3. Apr 6, 2019 at 7:37 PM
    #3
    The4x4Guys

    The4x4Guys [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2019
    Member:
    #3048
    Messages:
    148
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bob
    Parker, TX
    Vehicle:
    2018 Black JLUR
    Mopar 2" lift, 37" BFG KO2's, KMC Rockstar 17" wheels, JCR Offroad front and rear bumpers, WARN Zeon 10-S, CoolTech CB Radio Kit, Rock Slide Engineering step sliders, TeraFlex adjustable steering stabilizer, Rock Krawler adjustable track bars,Magnaflow dual tip black exhaust.
    Yeah that price is a bit much. I would have to sell something to swing it, but I have another non-Jeep vehicle that would go a long way towards a trade in on the Gladiator-LE, but alas I didn't click the mouse and pull the trigger. Now I guess I need to wait until orders are taken.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2019 at 8:09 PM
    #4
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2016
    Member:
    #2
    Messages:
    3,710
    Gender:
    Male
    I kicked around the idea of getting a Gladiator, but ultimately found I like the Wrangler platform better suited to my needs.
     
    JKBob 25 likes this.
  5. Apr 7, 2019 at 9:17 AM
    #5
    The4x4Guys

    The4x4Guys [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2019
    Member:
    #3048
    Messages:
    148
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bob
    Parker, TX
    Vehicle:
    2018 Black JLUR
    Mopar 2" lift, 37" BFG KO2's, KMC Rockstar 17" wheels, JCR Offroad front and rear bumpers, WARN Zeon 10-S, CoolTech CB Radio Kit, Rock Slide Engineering step sliders, TeraFlex adjustable steering stabilizer, Rock Krawler adjustable track bars,Magnaflow dual tip black exhaust.
    Today I have two vehicles, my JLUR for daily driving, fun, and a platform to showcase certain products. I drive it 90% of the time. Then I have a four door crossover that is a "take the wife out to dinner" car. Since I bought the JLUR, I have only put 3,500 miles on it in a year and only 300 miles since New Years.

    The working theory/plan is sell or trade the crossover on a Gladiator. The wife says she's OK in going out in whatever vehicle I want to drive, although I can't see her in a dress and heals crawling up into either Jeep. Decisions, decisions, decisions......
     
  6. Apr 7, 2019 at 11:21 AM
    #6
    aggrex

    aggrex Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2016
    Member:
    #203
    Messages:
    2,453
    DE
    Vehicle:
    Backcountry '16
    Tuffy>AEV>TTO>JW>STech>EVOcage>MagnaFlow>SpiderTrax>RockHard>TF>SpringTail>67design>Bolt>GPCA>Curt>
    Sounds like you got a possible way to get a Gladiator in your home.
     
  7. Apr 7, 2019 at 11:43 AM
    #7
    The4x4Guys

    The4x4Guys [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2019
    Member:
    #3048
    Messages:
    148
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bob
    Parker, TX
    Vehicle:
    2018 Black JLUR
    Mopar 2" lift, 37" BFG KO2's, KMC Rockstar 17" wheels, JCR Offroad front and rear bumpers, WARN Zeon 10-S, CoolTech CB Radio Kit, Rock Slide Engineering step sliders, TeraFlex adjustable steering stabilizer, Rock Krawler adjustable track bars,Magnaflow dual tip black exhaust.
  8. Apr 7, 2019 at 2:40 PM
    #8
    Rc Jeep

    Rc Jeep Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2016
    Member:
    #190
    Messages:
    462
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan
    Vehicle:
    '16 Rubicon
    Evo mfg front coil overs Evo mfg rear coil overs Jks drag link flip Je reel 1310 front & rear driveshafts 37" Nitto trail grapplers 17x9 atx slabs Evo mfg quarter pounder w/stinger Evo mfg rear fascia w/ d ring mounts
    I am highly interested in a jt gladiator. I am waiting for a different engine option. I am not a fan of the 3.6 penestar or most v6s in general. The 3.6 feels underpowered on a jk don’t even want to know what it’s like on the truck. I think Jeep gave us just what we were asking for in styling (wrangle with a bed) but definitely not sold on the truck as it sits right now at the current price point.
     
  9. Apr 7, 2019 at 4:51 PM
    #9
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2016
    Member:
    #2
    Messages:
    3,710
    Gender:
    Male
    The 8 speed auto makes a huge difference with the 3.6. I was surprised how much more powerful the 3.6 feels with the 8 speed over the 3.6 JK with the 5 speed
     
    DustStorm4x4 likes this.
  10. Apr 7, 2019 at 7:11 PM
    #10
    TJ_abuser

    TJ_abuser Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2018
    Member:
    #2590
    Messages:
    965
    First Name:
    Todd
    Vehicle:
    2005 jeep unlimited
    2 inch lift, bumper and winch 33" mud claw
    I went to pull the trigger too until they saw my credit rating then they threw rocks at me .
     
  11. Apr 7, 2019 at 7:12 PM
    #11
    TJ_abuser

    TJ_abuser Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2018
    Member:
    #2590
    Messages:
    965
    First Name:
    Todd
    Vehicle:
    2005 jeep unlimited
    2 inch lift, bumper and winch 33" mud claw
    I mean 1/2 down is that normal? Lol
     
    chris4x4 likes this.
  12. Apr 8, 2019 at 7:21 PM
    #12
    JKBob 25

    JKBob 25 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2017
    Member:
    #1197
    Messages:
    3,202
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Bob
    Jersey Shore, NJ
    Vehicle:
    2016 JK Wrangler Sport
    2" Superlift kit. 315/ 70/17.
    I'm with you. Not a big fan of pick ups. But still very intrigued. Should being interesting to see where sales and models end up going.
     
  13. Apr 28, 2019 at 5:47 PM
    #13
    Bob

    Bob Well-Known Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2016
    Member:
    #1
    Messages:
    529
    Gender:
    Male
    chris4x4, JKBob 25 and aggrex like this.
  14. Apr 28, 2019 at 6:24 PM
    #14
    boondoc89

    boondoc89 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2017
    Member:
    #912
    Messages:
    651
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    alex
    Vehicle:
    08 JKU
    3 inch zone lift. Fox 2.0 shocks. 35 inch nitto ridge grapplers. Bushwacker flat fenders. No name steel bumpers front and back for now.
    I stopped at the dealer and looked at one today. They were closed thank God Haha. I couldn't get close enough to it to have a good look at it but it didnt appeal to me at all. Maybe if I was back in the midsize truck market I would give it a shot and test drive it.
     
  15. Apr 29, 2019 at 7:55 AM
    #15
    Awrench

    Awrench Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2018
    Member:
    #2303
    Messages:
    439
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    3 jeeps
    I hope the new guy 'bistro' jumps in to advise -

    My 2¢ WTF - Really +45k - they will kill the brand. Can you say range rover, pretentious push button, over optioned mommy mall crawlers. and the seat warmer is extra! GMAFB
     
    TJ_abuser and JKBob 25 like this.
  16. Apr 29, 2019 at 8:59 AM
    #16
    Bistro

    Bistro Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2019
    Member:
    #3126
    Messages:
    7
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Brad
    Vehicle:
    2006 Jeep Wrangler Sport
    So what engine are you waiting for? Because when they switched from a 3.8 that had 202hp and 237 ft-lbs of torque to the now 3.6 that has 295hp and 260 ft-lbs of torque, that is a huge improvement if you are a driving a JK with a 3.8 ya you are driving a turd that cant get out of its own way. If you are in a 3.6 and saying that does not have enough torque what now...the turbo 2.0 that has 270hp and 295 ft-lbs of torque?? The 2.0 is nice off the line and will beat the 3.6 off a light but then you are spending that extra money on gas and maintenance (suggested premium gas, and full synthetic oil). Is it worth it in the end to have the extra torque?? In 2020 they are bringing the eco diesil into the Gladiator and possibly the JL Wrangler but all speculation..... The Brand is changing I know its not what any of us want to hear but its evolving to the mall crawlers, the customer that is taking the jeep on the trail is keeping their jeep not buying new ones. The family of 3-5 is buying the new JL as a family vehicle because they want to take the top off and enjoy there Sundays. With all of that being said the Gladiator is selling quick and they are not going to be producing a lot this year because of how late they have started. A lot of dealers are marking them up $5,000 to $10,000 but that is not my practice we are selling them for no mark up over MSRP. I would agree that the price point is high but that $25,000 Jeep Wrangler does not exist any longer....The Jeep Brand seems to be going to higher value vehicle brand and will pushing a Jeep that will be over $100,000 soon (all new Wagoneer)
     
  17. Apr 30, 2019 at 6:55 AM
    #17
    Prerunner1982

    Prerunner1982 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2017
    Member:
    #1745
    Messages:
    876
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jon
    Vehicle:
    93 XJ 2 door, 97 XJ 4 door, 00 XJ 4 door
    The previous FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne (RIP) did state the truck would be "expensive, intentionally so" as not to compete with GM or Ford.
     
  18. Apr 30, 2019 at 7:09 AM
    #18
    Prerunner1982

    Prerunner1982 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2017
    Member:
    #1745
    Messages:
    876
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jon
    Vehicle:
    93 XJ 2 door, 97 XJ 4 door, 00 XJ 4 door
    Supposedly a guy I work with ordered one..... we shall see.
     
  19. May 5, 2019 at 8:36 AM
    #19
    TJ_abuser

    TJ_abuser Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2018
    Member:
    #2590
    Messages:
    965
    First Name:
    Todd
    Vehicle:
    2005 jeep unlimited
    2 inch lift, bumper and winch 33" mud claw
    They can keep all that over priced BS I have always been a function over form guy. These new Jeeps are form over function , that is what's going to kill the brand. I'm betting in 10-20 years they are going back to basics trying to save the brand they ruined .
     
  20. May 5, 2019 at 8:38 AM
    #20
    TJ_abuser

    TJ_abuser Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2018
    Member:
    #2590
    Messages:
    965
    First Name:
    Todd
    Vehicle:
    2005 jeep unlimited
    2 inch lift, bumper and winch 33" mud claw
    Someone needs to pull their head out of the sand and remind them how they got here. Just my 2¢ rant over.
     
To Top