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Wizzard005
12-09-2018, 01:38 AM
Aloha all,

Been waiting years for this to come out and finally... I will be ordering one of the first 2019 Gladiator Rubicons as loaded as I can get her! I do wish the diesel was coming out this year, but I am not going to wait another year for it, I just cant lol..

I have some questions, what lift company's should be looking to do with ? I am wanted to do long travel and crawling with it, I have done the Rubicon many times with my Tacoma and SAS'd 4Runner, I just can not wait to the call when it comes in!

I have always done business with fabtech in the past, and have been happy with the quality, but that's on the Toyota side vs jeep..

****Update: We just ordered our Launch Edition in Black ****

We are looking forward to meeting you guys. We feel like letting our Tacoma go and switching over to jeep was the right thing to do.

We are planning on doing a 50 state road trip as soon as we get the Gladiator.

JKbrick
12-09-2018, 02:01 AM
Aloha all,

Been waiting years for this to come out and finally... I will be ordering one of the first 2019 Gladiator Rubicons as loaded as I can get her! I do wish the diesel was coming out this year, but I am not going to wait another year for it, I just cant lol..

I have some questions, what lift company's should be looking to do with ? I am wanted to do long travel and crawling with it, I have done the Rubicon many times with my Tacoma and SAS'd 4Runner, I just can not wait to the call when it comes in!

I have always done business with fabtech in the past, and have been happy with the quality, but that's on the Toyota side vs jeep..

Congrats, have you looked at the JL wrangler forum that is the sister site to this? There may be relevant info there too


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WJCO
12-09-2018, 02:13 AM
Congrats. Yeah, check out jlwrangler.com. Fabtech is a great product, but I don't see a lot of their stuff in the Jeep venue. They build a lot of badass IFS stuff.

wjtstudios
12-09-2018, 03:07 AM
Awesome! Welcome to the Jeep family and Wayalfe


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Jsouder53
12-09-2018, 04:28 PM
Congrats! And welcome!

Arrcherr
12-09-2018, 05:14 PM
Welcome, I'm really excited to see what kind of builds people come up with for the JT!

Brute
12-09-2018, 06:19 PM
Howzit...looking forward to seeing more Jeep trucks on the trail...

Red Knight15
12-11-2018, 11:35 AM
Welcome from Alabama.


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frenchjk
12-27-2018, 02:00 PM
HI,
I'd look at EVO as they are really up there with the JL and all of it should carry over to the JL.;)

2007 JKU CANADA
12-27-2018, 02:26 PM
Welcome to the JEEP family.

Bear_JKU
12-27-2018, 03:15 PM
Welcome to Wayalife from New Mexico.


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rubiDave
12-27-2018, 03:46 PM
Welcome from Southern California 👋

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jorgelrod
01-02-2019, 12:55 PM
Welcome to Wayalife from Jacksonville.

Wizzard005
04-05-2019, 04:33 AM
We just bought the Launch edition and are excited to meet all of you. We feel this truck will put a serious hurt on Toyota because of how capable it is. Decided to go with black. Going to lift it when it comes out. What lift manufacturers would you recommend?

WJCO
04-05-2019, 10:59 AM
We just bought the Launch edition and are excited to meet all of you. We feel this truck will put a serious hurt on Toyota because of how capable it is. Decided to go with black. Going to lift it when it comes out. What lift manufacturers would you recommend?

Congrats. I'm sure EVO, Rancho will be making kits. Dynatrac made one for the JL, not sure if they're doing one for the JT or not. If you haven't already, also check out jlwrangler.com, out sister site. There's some Gladiator talk over there as well. Rock Hard 4x4 also just orderd a Launch Edition, they primarily do armor (skids, bumpers, cages, etc).

Wizzard005
04-05-2019, 09:58 PM
Congrats. I'm sure EVO, Rancho will be making kits. Dynatrac made one for the JL, not sure if they're doing one for the JT or not. If you haven't already, also check out jlwrangler.com, out sister site. There's some Gladiator talk over there as well. Rock Hard 4x4 also just orderd a Launch Edition, they primarily do armor (skids, bumpers, cages, etc).

Thank you, I have friends who have used Rock Hard 4x4, they make good stuff, I will reach out to them for trail armor...

notnalc68
04-05-2019, 10:14 PM
Aloha all,

Been waiting years for this to come out and finally... I will be ordering one of the first 2019 Gladiator Rubicons as loaded as I can get her! I do wish the diesel was coming out this year, but I am not going to wait another year for it, I just cant lol..

I have some questions, what lift company's should be looking to do with ? I am wanted to do long travel and crawling with it, I have done the Rubicon many times with my Tacoma and SAS'd 4Runner, I just can not wait to the call when it comes in!

I have always done business with fabtech in the past, and have been happy with the quality, but that's on the Toyota side vs jeep..

****Update: We just ordered our Launch Edition in Black ****

We are looking forward to meeting you guys. We feel like letting our Tacoma go and switching over to jeep was the right thing to do.

We are planning on doing a 50 state road trip as soon as we get the Gladiator.

Welcome to Wayalife! A lot of stuff will be available, but Iíd watch EVO if I were you. If you want to go all out, that may be the ticket.

As everyone mentioned, check out www.jlwrangler.com


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Wizzard005
04-06-2019, 02:57 AM
Welcome to Wayalife! A lot of stuff will be available, but Iíd watch EVO if I were you. If you want to go all out, that may be the ticket.

As everyone mentioned, check out www.jlwrangler.com


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Question, everyone keeps talking about www.jlwrangler.com should most of questions go there? Seems to have a small section for the JT...

notnalc68
04-06-2019, 03:00 AM
Question, everyone keeps talking about www.jlwrangler.com should most of questions go there? Seems to have a small section for the JT...

You donít have to. We were just pointing out that it is there.


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WJCO
04-06-2019, 03:04 AM
Question, everyone keeps talking about www.jlwrangler.com should most of questions go there? Seems to have a small section for the JT...

The front of the JT is very similar to the JL, nearly identical. That's primarily a JL/JT forum. So you'll probably find that a lot of JL knowledge and products will transfer to the JT.

Wizzard005
04-06-2019, 04:20 AM
So we will be doing a road trip, I want to be able to share on the forum, but dont want to break rules.. I am very intrested to see what fits the JT from the JL... I am happy to no longer own a Tacoma :) Not that it was a bad truck, just hard to do anything with

Seahawkfan
04-06-2019, 07:07 AM
So we will be doing a road trip, I want to be able to share on the forum, but dont want to break rules.. I am very intrested to see what fits the JT from the JL... I am happy to no longer own a Tacoma :) Not that it was a bad truck, just hard to do anything with

Oh hell no, No road trips postings allowed. That's rule #1. :naw::naw: Most likely everything from the cab forward.

Wizzard005
04-06-2019, 07:19 AM
Figured :)

USMC Wrangler
04-06-2019, 07:22 AM
Figured :)

My build three is that plus a diary of sorts. Road trips, trails, trials and triumphs. Just check out the rules on the main site and youíll be good. Welcome to WAL! [emoji1303][emoji631]

Wizzard005
04-06-2019, 07:31 AM
Thank you.... Hope too meet some of you on the trail....

Seahawkfan
04-06-2019, 08:28 AM
Figured :)

Was joking...;) I believe trips are encouraged. Everybody likes photos. Just don't post up GPS locations and maps to trails and you'll be fine. Have a great trip. Looking forward to seeing it.

Seahawkfan
04-06-2019, 08:40 AM
We are planning on doing a 50 state road trip as soon as we get the Gladiator.[/QUOTE]

That Island state may be a tough one. Unless the Launch Edition has the amphibious package.:) But then again you may win the $100,000 and could ship it over and back.

Wizzard005
04-06-2019, 12:20 PM
Was joking...;) I believe trips are encouraged. Everybody likes photos. Just don't post up GPS locations and maps to trails and you'll be fine. Have a great trip. Looking forward to seeing it.

Oh I know, you jeeprrs are more interesting than Tacoma people lol

notnalc68
04-06-2019, 01:14 PM
I am very intrested to see what fits the JT from the JL... I am happy to no longer own a Tacoma :) Not that it was a bad truck, just hard to do anything with

It has a bed, 1600 lb. payload, 7650 lb. tow capacity. Thatís different.

324540
Hereís something else to look at.


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AZ Explorer
04-06-2019, 03:17 PM
Oh I know, you jeeprrs are more interesting than Tacoma people lol

And us Wayalifers are more interesting than other Jeepers!
Whether or not you do coilovers or springs with shocks of whatever brand, I'd look at EVO for the long arms if you go that way. I was wondering about tire size in general on the Gladiator. For trails where you need ground clearance for breakover angles, how big do you need to go? I remember it being talked about on a JK Experience video once that on a 2 door, a 35 inch tire is good enough as a 37 on a 4 door. That is because of the wheel base. So does that mean on a JT you need 40's to be equal to those set ups? I'm sure it'll do great no matter the tire size on most normal trails, but this is a question that will need attention for anyone building one of these. Mel Wade's Moab trip should give us a clue as he'll be one of the first to do it. That EVO build is going to be sweet!

notnalc68
04-06-2019, 06:34 PM
And us Wayalifers are more interesting than other Jeepers!
Whether or not you do coilovers or springs with shocks of whatever brand, I'd look at EVO for the long arms if you go that way. I was wondering about tire size in general on the Gladiator. For trails where you need ground clearance for breakover angles, how big do you need to go? I remember it being talked about on a JK Experience video once that on a 2 door, a 35 inch tire is good enough as a 37 on a 4 door. That is because of the wheel base. So does that mean on a JT you need 40's to be equal to those set ups? I'm sure it'll do great no matter the tire size on most normal trails, but this is a question that will need attention for anyone building one of these. Mel Wade's Moab trip should give us a clue as he'll be one of the first to do it. That EVO build is going to be sweet!

Probably 40ís. Thatís what Brute went to.


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Brute
04-06-2019, 06:45 PM
Probably 40ís. Thatís what Brute went to.


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It has never wheeled better since going to 40ís...& 5.38 gears...

Clutch
04-06-2019, 06:50 PM
It has never wheeled better since going to 40ís...& 5.38 gears...

So youíre saying 40s are better than 37s? Like Ds are better than Cs.


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notnalc68
04-06-2019, 07:03 PM
You also have to realize, that in the video of the EVO Gladiator, it was on 245/75R17 tires, so essentially it was on 32ís.


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Brute
04-06-2019, 07:54 PM
So youíre saying 40s are better than 37s? Like Ds are better than Cs.


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Never heard anyone complain about Dís...

Clutch
04-07-2019, 01:39 AM
Never heard anyone complain about Dís...

I wouldnít complain about Ds or Cs, Iím stuck with Bs (aka 35s)! Haha


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Wizzard005
04-07-2019, 06:00 AM
Anyone know if the fabtech JL lift is any good ?