Jeep Gladiator

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  1. Hammer21b

    Hammer21b I'm you're Huckleberry

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    You bet it will. TJs with that mileage and shape are worth a mint! You don’t find them like that anymore.
     
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    Hmm... I guess I should sell it then.
     
  3. 9outof10mms

    9outof10mms Purveyor of Professional Enginerding Supporting Member

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    @BatteryOaksBilly your timing of buying a new Gladiator and selling it (if you stick to your typicall ownership schedule) will likely jive with my window being in the market for one. I've got to wait til the wife’s new Grand Cherokee is paid off in about 3 years. Depending upon the trim and your price, I’m throwing my name out there now as a potential buyer for you!

    I’m starting to see Gladiators in the wild. Someone has a red one around my town, and Hendrick has one displayed out front on Concord Mills Blvd...taunting me. The good thing is my boys spotted that one when we drove by yesterday and gave it a unanimous approval.
     
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    I think it might be a good excuse to go to Battery Oaks for a visit to do some shooting and check out the gladaiator.

    I love my pickup and love my broken down and apart CJ7 in the garage. A gladiator might be the perfect daily driver. I will still keep the CJ no matter what.
     
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  5. 9outof10mms

    9outof10mms Purveyor of Professional Enginerding Supporting Member

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    Passed a brand new new red Rubicon model on the road today. Totally got caught gawking by the owner!

    I’m hooked. Need @BatteryOaksBilly to hurry up and get bored with his and offer it for a helluva deal!

    Only thing I wish they’d offer for them is a matte OD green. It would be difficult to bring myself to deface a new factory paint job.
     
  6. BatteryOaksBilly

    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    Waiting about 6 weeks now for it's arrival. They say it is in Quality Control. Perhaps in a week or two it will be here.
     
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  7. charliedeltajuliet

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    Post lots of photos! I love the Gladiators. They had a 3 in Johnson City at the Jeep dealership, they are mean looking machines.
     
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  8. tod0987

    tod0987 Say What?

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  9. Hammer21b

    Hammer21b I'm you're Huckleberry

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  10. BatteryOaksBilly

    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    Ordered mine on May 16. It is sitting in the garage tonight.
     
  11. ronn47

    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    Well???
    Where are the photos?
     
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  12. BatteryOaksBilly

    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    You know my deal....as soon as @Geezer gets 'em up!
     
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    tick tock tick tock waiting on Geezer. Until then I'll just keep looking at my 1998 TJ. :(

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    Geezer Mama Tried Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    These are the best I can do. Billy didn't have enough gas in it to back it out into the sun so I could get a good picture.

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  15. BatteryOaksBilly

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    Thanks Ole Pard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    What the hell good is a Jeep with no gas? Geesh, I thought this @BatteryOaksBilly guy was a pro. We want some pics in the sand dunes or mud dammit.
     
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    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    You got me confused with somebody. The only thing I'm a Pro at [as in gets paid] is workin on toothless Yankees.
     
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    CZfool68 Int'l Man of Mystery Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Well if there toothless at least they probably don’t talk back much. That’s a win.
     
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    Cowboy Glances can deceive

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    I saw my first one today on the road and it was pretty ugly.
     
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    ronn47 Where's the Scotch? Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

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    Billy, I like that, let us know how it drives and handles.
     
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  21. BatteryOaksBilly

    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    I've had a new one every year for a long time. This one is quiet as a tomb. Kinda reminds me of a Sport track I had once without the body roll.
     
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    Great looking rig!
     
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    I was driving my 2001 Chevy S-10 4 door 4WD pickup, and a Gladiator ended up next to me on the highway. It sure looked like a nice ride, but functionally, it is identical to my truck. The only difference is about $50K. :D
     
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    But you can take the top and doors off the gladiator, fit 33's without a lift kit, fit 37's with a small lift and high clearance flares.
    But I'll still wait a couple years for office to come down. The first year is "life style" pricing.

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    Very nice. Saw one locally and really liked it. They'll sell a ton.
     
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    Saw an abomination today.
    A fool with more money than sense or taste.
    Brand new Gladiator Rubicon. The idiot replaced the 33" MT's with those ugly over-wide tires that are at last 4 inches smaller than the stock.
    Also lowered.
    Why the heck pay extra for a Rubicon edition that comes with a more expensive lifted suspension and bigger tires only top liter it and put stupid wheels and tires?
    It is a free country. He is free to be an idiot.
    Am I and free to judge non Jeep people doing stupid things to a Jeep.
    Ha!

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  27. jmccracken1214

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    My friend has 37’s on his JK with just a fender trim
     
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    Well worth it, then...
     
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    Pics or it didnt happen:cool:
     
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    I was driving at the time.
    As a former Heavily modified Wrangler owner, I hold to the belief that a jeep suspension should only be modified in a higher direction and tires should only go bigger than stock.
    I've posted pictures and videos.
    So, a Jeep abomination is something I would never lie about.


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    My Rubicon had a 2.5" lift, poison Spyder customs fender flares, a small pinch weld trim. Had to adjust the steering stop too.
    37x12.5" TRXUS MT.

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    My lifted '95 Wrangler with the 2 liter engine and 11" wide x 32" tyres said "Rubicon" on the hood, but I suspect that was obtained through salvage.
     
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    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    MAN I am behind the times!!! A 2 litre..120 ci Jeep???? I'd have to pass on that. And I love Jeeps.
     
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    Like the overland theme
     
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    Well, to be fair...

    I think it was actually a 2.5L 4-banger that was offered along with the 4.0 I6.

    25% bigger than expected. :D
     
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    Speaking of "Overland" here is a picture from 1970-1972 for you young Jeep guys. The ride is a 1961 Willys Overland. My dad was the guy in the front. I'm at the back and that's my oldest son in red at the back. That young kid in red will be 53 next month. o_O I was 27-29 at the time and will be 76 this October. :confused: My dad if still living would have been 100 last month. :eek:

    Picture was taken somewhere in the vicinity of Avon or Buxton.

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    BatteryOaksBilly A SHOOTER Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    I love folks older than me. It gives me Hope...……..Can't wait for us to sit down.
     
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    Yeh it's always a pleasure to sit down with you young fellers. Keeps me up to date on current happenings. ;)
     
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    Aint a gladiator, ain't an overland...

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    M38A1, procured about 1970 from Navy, that image above probably Hatteras 1971 ish
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    tow bar on front hooked to 1968 F250 camper special

    Eventually a racer... 1977 Cleves Ohio Gravelrama, second 4 cylinder to top the Big Eliminator hill
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    Then about 1980-1982, parts of that body on this one, from center back 7000 rpm launch on river sand track outside Richmond VA
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    edited to add....... 4 cylinder Pontiac Power ;)
     
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