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post #31 of 36 Old 10-24-2019, 12:18 PM
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Yesterday I was at the dealer for a minor repair on my JKU and I walked around while waiting.

They had a lifted gladiator on the showroom floor. It had 35” X 12.5” tires on 20” wheels. The fenders and fender flares were stock for whatever the base model is called. The tires stuck out about 5”. I have 315/70-17 tires on my JKU with stock fenders and they stick out only 2”.
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post #32 of 36 Old 10-27-2019, 12:23 PM
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Yesterday I was at the dealer for a minor repair on my JKU and I walked around while waiting.

They had a lifted gladiator on the showroom floor. It had 35” X 12.5” tires on 20” wheels. The fenders and fender flares were stock for whatever the base model is called. The tires stuck out about 5”. I have 315/70-17 tires on my JKU with stock fenders and they stick out only 2”.
That's almost entirely dependent on the wheel width and offset and likely nothing to do with the truck itself.
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post #33 of 36 Old 11-04-2019, 11:11 AM
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I don't care for the looks of them but to each their own. Nobody is making me buy one.

But then I am one of those Neanderthals who believes that pickups have 2 doors, 1 bench seat, 8' beds, and are capable of hauling/towing a lot of weight; everything else is a glorified grocery-getter and I'd rather have an SUV for that purpose than a 4-door pickup with a tiny bed regardless of make. That may have a tiny bit to do with my being left cold by them.
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post #34 of 36 Old 11-06-2019, 10:37 AM
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I think it's cool that they are finally making a Jeep truck. Yeah, an extended cab offering would be better and so would the 5.7L Hemi, but it's a start. The Rubicons look pretty good in person IMO. A regular cab would never happen, since they are a very low production rate for all pickups across the board.

I would never buy a new truck though since they are all way over priced.

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post #35 of 36 Old 11-14-2019, 06:26 AM
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I'm one of the goofballs Jeep marketed the Gladiator for. I love Jeeps, always have. I want a truck for the practicality of tossing stuff in the back (small motorcycles, etc), not necessarily for hauling large amounts of anything, I rarely tow, and the idea of taking the roof off and enjoying easy-moderate trails is a goal of mine.

Also, now that the initial rush is over, you can find them all over in Sport trim for $33-35k. That puts it directly in line with an XLT Ranger, Colorado, etc..

Once my ZJ dies I'll be picking up a Gladiator.

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Same thing happened when the Hellcat first came out. People were paying through the nose just for the honor of being among 'the first'.
An now used hellcat challengers are available for $39-40k
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