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JT Gladiator

Discussion in 'Gladiator (2020+)' started by aggrex, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. Mar 30, 2019 at 3:25 PM
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  2. Mar 30, 2019 at 3:42 PM
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    Looks awesome! Time for a new JT Gladiator section

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  3. Mar 30, 2019 at 7:17 PM
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    I've been looking at the JT today and I can't make up my mind whether I like it or not lol. The few videos on YouTube dont exactly sell me on it but yet I'm still intrigued:annoyed:. I dont know what to think yet. Maybe I just need to see it in person to really appreciate it
     
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  4. Apr 2, 2019 at 3:34 PM
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    Everything to me looks good except the break over angle and the engine choice. I am not of fan of the current 3.6.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2019 at 3:46 PM
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    Have you had a 3.8?? Its probably 1000 times worse than the 3.6 lol
     
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  6. Apr 2, 2019 at 4:06 PM
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    I have not driven one no. I just want a v8...
     
  7. Apr 2, 2019 at 4:42 PM
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  8. Apr 2, 2019 at 6:46 PM
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    They need to put a smaller V8 in ALL of the mid size trucks on the market. Idk why they havent done so yet. I bet they would at least get the same MPG's than the V6's that's tossed in nowadays. Dodge did it with the Dakota. Why doesnt anybody else do it???? A JT with a V8 would probably back up the production lines cuz everybody would want one. I know I'd be waiting in line if they pulled the trigger on it
     
  9. Apr 2, 2019 at 7:04 PM
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    Same here. I think I need to see it in person to make a decision. But it has my interest. Just from a Jeep stand point. Doubt I'd ever purchase one. Looking forward to see how the general public reacts to it.
     
  10. Apr 3, 2019 at 7:38 AM
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    I see a issue for jeep - it continues to price itself into a niche market, and the sustainable outlook?

    We do not need a land/range rover, competitor.

    UTILITY - the delete list should be longer.

    I wonder if export jeeps have the BS...
     
  11. Apr 3, 2019 at 8:23 AM
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    Perhaps a tuned 3.0 diesel could fill that power void for you. Unfortunately without a manual.
     
  12. Dec 29, 2019 at 4:18 AM
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    I just bought one. Long story but I needed a truck back. I sold my tundra and bought a 2dr wrangler last week. (My cheese slide off my cracker I guess). I took it back Friday and got this Gladiator. Since I will be in debt for the rest of my usable life, I got the overland. It's really nice. All the comforts of the Rubicon except the hard core off-roading stuff. Connect sucks but other than that, it has surprised me how well it rides. The ride is in between the Tundra and a regular Jeep for comfort. The looks took a day for me to really like. It's much better in person.

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  13. Dec 29, 2019 at 7:07 AM
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    Nice looking JT! Honest observation about the looks since it is longish but uniquely jeep.
     
  14. Dec 29, 2019 at 5:17 PM
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    Sweet lookin JT @jmdwifi . Any plans for it? I've seen several with lifts and over sized tires. They look good.
     
  15. Jan 17, 2020 at 9:51 AM
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    Yes, I replaced the tires already and have a leveling kit but have not installed yet. I had to cover the back first. I added a Tazer to get rid of the annoying start/stop. I installed 285 70R 70 Nitto ridge grapplers. They are 34 inches and I drive a lot for work, so I don't want to go bigger. Gas mileage is still very good. Of course, coming from a Tundra, anything is better for gas mileage.

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  16. Jan 17, 2020 at 9:54 AM
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    I agree on the longish. It actually took a few days for this jeep to grow on me. I really like it. It rides better than my JK I had before. Not as good as my Tundra but way easier to park. Now that I changed the tires and got rid of the steps, it looks much better. Once I get the leveling kit on and some sliders, I think it will be good.
     
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    Turning off that start/stop would be mod#1 for me
     
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  18. Jan 17, 2020 at 3:42 PM
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    Ive become accustomed to turning it off as I start the jeep.
     
  19. Jan 17, 2020 at 4:24 PM
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    I'm sure I could develop that muscle memory too.
     
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  20. Jan 17, 2020 at 6:58 PM
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    Muscle memory....:jerkoff:....Hummm...what exactly are we talking bout here. o_O This is a family friendly forum ya know.
     
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