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post #1 of 58 Old 09-27-2010, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Jeep Truck Gladiator v. NuKiser

Reading all the "New Jeep Truck" threads has enlightened me on a topic for my compare and contrast essay.
Now lets assume, Both of the prototype Jeep trucks were coming to market. Each having its own ups and downs. Neither one is going to be a perfect offroad light truck from the dealer, so lets give some predicted specs on both.

Both will be built on a JK UNLIMITED frame.
All stock specifications that are missing will be filled in with 2010 stock JK Unlimited specs.
(im not sure on the specifics of all JK's so feel free to fill in what im missing and i will change it.)

GLADIATOR:




Engine: 3.6 Pentastar V6
Transmission: 6spd manual OR auto
Transfer case:
Axles: Dana 44 Rear, Dana 30 Front
Suspension: Leaf Springs in rear, Coils in front
Tires/Wheels: LT265/75R16




NUKISER:





Engine: 5.7 Hemi
Transmission: 6spd manual OR auto
Transfer Case:
Axles: Dana 60 Rear, Dana 44 Front
Suspension: Leaf springs in rear, Coils in front
Tires/Wheels: LT265/75R16


These trucks will NOT be the super duper cool concept cars that were released in Moab, i.e. 38" krawlers for the NuKiser and 35" krawlers on the Gladiator.
you'll have to use your imagination, but imagine a stock truck that you can buy directly off of the dealers lot.
with these specs given, which would you rather buy jeepforum?
discuss.
Special Incentive!!: 2.8L 4 Cylinder VM Diesel engine is an option for BOTH.


Edit: these specifications have been made up by myself and in NO WAY are official specs for either truck.


^probably sarcasm.
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post #2 of 58 Old 09-27-2010, 08:04 PM
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Nukiser hands down.
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post #3 of 58 Old 09-27-2010, 08:07 PM
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yeah, NuKiser
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Gladiator, its more believable as truck . . . The Nuk-715 looks more like a HotRod then a work horse !

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post #5 of 58 Old 09-27-2010, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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Giving this thread a bump

which would you prefer? please give reasons.

thanks

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post #6 of 58 Old 09-28-2010, 03:39 AM
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gladiator, as it would be more appealing to the general public therefore sell better. Also would be more likely to be produced for a long time. The Nukizer would be too nich to be practical

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I would choose the one that came with a manual trans and was able to tow my TJ to the trail

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post #8 of 58 Old 09-28-2010, 09:11 AM
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Gladiator (DD) for the king cab practicallity and the look.

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What type of seats ? maybe 80/20 or what. What do you want ?
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Nukaiser, based solely on the fact that it looks cool and is like a J8 with classic styling!

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I would rather buy the NuKiser, but thats just me
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Love the Nuke

But something along the lines of the Gladiator is probably gonna happen in 2012.
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post #13 of 58 Old 09-28-2010, 03:11 PM
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I think there both sweet! I would buy either, I think the Gladiator would be more practical as a DD
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post #14 of 58 Old 09-28-2010, 09:44 PM
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Gladiator, a pickup needs the cab extension for gear, or small people / pets. A strict two seater is far less practical.

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Gladiator!!!
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