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jasont0311
06-17-2019, 04:25 AM
So I honesty never thought I would part with my JK. I even told my wife when I die I wanted to be propped in the drivers seat, put the Jeep in 4lo and set it on fire while the Jeep rolled down the road like a viking. That was until I started seeing the Gladiator. So Yesterday the family and I took a drive and picked one up. I'm really digging the updated interior and convenience features compared to my 08. Plus a 3.6 with and 8 speed feels great! We got back into town this afternoon and we couldn't help but loading her up and going to a local lake here to do some fishing and grilling.

On the way there we started getting some heavy hail, we took shelter in a car wash to wait it out. I saw what I feel is the start of a tornado. (*Edit* wife checked the news and they're call it a "weak funnel cloud".) Feel free to correct me because I've lived here in Bozeman Mt my whole life and its a first for me seeing something like that. For the life of me I cant figure out how to rotate the pic, sorry about that. My son said the Gladiator looks like our Bulldog Meatball and wants to name the Jeep the same. I don't see the resemblance!

Bear_JKU
06-17-2019, 04:30 AM
Thatís bad ass! Congratulations! Iíd say that is definitely a funnel cloud, and the Gladiator does look stout. Meatball would be a good name.


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black pearl
06-17-2019, 04:30 AM
Congratulations on the. Gladiator!


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HighwayTrout
06-17-2019, 05:01 AM
Congrats!...

Brute
06-17-2019, 05:07 AM
Awlrighty...trucks are a hard habit to break...Iíve owned one since 1977...

doubletapdaddy
06-17-2019, 06:39 AM
Congrats! Love silver on a JT. That's a pretty neat pic. Would definitely freak me out if I saw it in person.

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Arrcherr
06-17-2019, 09:14 AM
Congrats on the JT, it's beautiful [emoji106][emoji112]

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Andy5160
06-17-2019, 10:10 AM
Nice [emoji106]


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Lojo
06-17-2019, 11:24 AM
Congrats! Very nice


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wjtstudios
06-17-2019, 11:27 AM
Congrats! The silver is beautiful.

Iíve seen one funnel cloud in my life. Thatís good enough for me.


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WJCO
06-17-2019, 11:32 AM
Congrats! Looks great, so does that lake area.

cozdude
06-17-2019, 11:35 AM
Congrats on the new gladiator!

tastethebeast
06-17-2019, 02:22 PM
Beautiful Gladiator! I know what you are saying about parting with your JK. I am trying to get my wife to take over my JK so I can get a Gladiator.


So I honesty never thought I would part with my JK. I even told my wife when I die I wanted to be propped in the drivers seat, put the Jeep in 4lo and set it on fire while the Jeep rolled down the road like a viking. That was until I started seeing the Gladiator. So Yesterday the family and I took a drive and picked one up. I'm really digging the updated interior and convenience features compared to my 08. Plus a 3.6 with and 8 speed feels great! We got back into town this afternoon and we couldn't help but loading her up and going to a local lake here to do some fishing and grilling.

On the way there we started getting some heavy hail, we took shelter in a car wash to wait it out. I saw what I feel is the start of a tornado. (*Edit* wife checked the news and they're call it a "weak funnel cloud".) Feel free to correct me because I've lived here in Bozeman Mt my whole life and its a first for me seeing something like that. For the life of me I cant figure out how to rotate the pic, sorry about that. My son said the Gladiator looks like our Bulldog Meatball and wants to name the Jeep the same. I don't see the resemblance!

Clutch
06-17-2019, 02:25 PM
Looks sharp!


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jorgelrod
06-17-2019, 03:09 PM
That's one nice looking rig!!

jasont0311
06-17-2019, 09:21 PM
Thank you guys and gals. We're pretty excited but there's times in the back of my head where I just want to keep my JK, It runs great and is paid for. My family have been through so many adventures with it and such great memories. I mean our first trip wheeling my son was in diapers and drinking out of a bottle. He would tell me to stop so it wouldn't be too bouncy when he drank his milk. Now he's going into 5ht grade! Oh well, there's no going back now. Let the build of Meatball begin!

littlebeas
06-17-2019, 09:36 PM
Great looking truck, I am having a hard time pulling the trigger on a new one for many of the same reasons. The trusty 08 has had no car note for a long time now.


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Labricon
06-17-2019, 09:52 PM
Congrats! Liking the Gladiator more every day but.......


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longarmwj
06-18-2019, 01:13 AM
Congrats!!

I'm totally not jealous :daydream:

Jsouder53
06-18-2019, 02:47 AM
Congrats!!! I had no idea a funnel cloud started forming! I was caught up in the Rosauers parking lot when that storm hit! that was intense!!!

jasont0311
06-19-2019, 03:54 AM
Already putting her to good use. While I was running equipment to our vendor we found a friend! It was on 35's with a kayak rack, looked really good in my opinion.

Jsouder53
06-19-2019, 04:17 AM
Already putting her to good use. While I was running equipment to our vendor we found a friend! It was on 35's with a kayak rack, looked really good in my opinion.

I was checking that one out briefly as I walked by it at REI the other day. Eshy was the one who pointed it out to me [emoji23]

Iím glad to see youíre putting it to good use as well! Looking sharp man [emoji106]

jasont0311
06-19-2019, 04:46 AM
I was checking that one out briefly as I walked by it at REI the other day. Eshy was the one who pointed it out to me [emoji23]

Iím glad to see youíre putting it to good use as well! Looking sharp man [emoji106]


I kept my 35's so those are going on soon. Next will be winch and bumper (I'm thinking EVO this time). Then I'm going to impatiently wait for what else EVO puts out for the Gladiator. I want to keep this a very mild build though.

Jsouder53
06-19-2019, 09:53 PM
I kept my 35's so those are going on soon. Next will be winch and bumper (I'm thinking EVO this time). Then I'm going to impatiently wait for what else EVO puts out for the Gladiator. I want to keep this a very mild build though.

Thatís perfect, what wheels will you go with? Or will you be keeping the stock wheels for a while?

StewiesJK
06-21-2019, 01:51 AM
Congrats:thumb: Glad no damage to the Gladiator or you all.

JKbrick
06-21-2019, 01:58 AM
I was checking that one out briefly as I walked by it at REI the other day. Eshy was the one who pointed it out to me [emoji23]

Iím glad to see youíre putting it to good use as well! Looking sharp man [emoji106]

Isnít REI a tree hugger group against off roading?


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Lojo
06-21-2019, 02:00 AM
Isnít REI a tree hugger group against off roading?


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I believe so.


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JKRay
06-21-2019, 02:24 AM
Congrats! Good to see you putting it to good use.

Samuelh3
06-21-2019, 02:28 AM
Congrats!!


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jorgelrod
06-21-2019, 09:45 PM
I want to keep this a very mild build though.

Said no Jeeper ever... :cheesy::cheesy::cheesy:

Jsouder53
06-21-2019, 11:40 PM
Isnít REI a tree hugger group against off roading?


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They are but they have the best selection of hiking, skiing, and camping gear lol

sunnysideup
06-28-2019, 05:01 AM
I'm keeping the JK and getting a gladiator... the Mazda cx3 got kicked to the curb (sold). I'm looking to do a very mild build on the truck... for three or 4 years... then? ...we will see.
Jeep still has not opened ordering on the Sport. Sport S- yes... Sport no...

I plan on getting the heavy duty towing package that has the wider Rubicon axles 4:10 gearing (no lockers)Ö no electric windows or locks... Hard top, bed liner, tinted windows, aux switch kit with larger alternator... and that's about it. Is still prices out around 38,000 but right now the only sports are showing up in the S trim with lots of electric goodies. I actually like the non-electric doors and locks... lol.

That silver looks nice in person! I didn't know what I thought about it on the web... but it is a nice color !

BTW/// Judith Gap had a tornado on the ground today!

jasont0311
06-30-2019, 05:33 PM
I'm keeping the JK and getting a gladiator... the Mazda cx3 got kicked to the curb (sold). I'm looking to do a very mild build on the truck... for three or 4 years... then? ...we will see.
Jeep still has not opened ordering on the Sport. Sport S- yes... Sport no...

I plan on getting the heavy duty towing package that has the wider Rubicon axles 4:10 gearing (no lockers)Ö no electric windows or locks... Hard top, bed liner, tinted windows, aux switch kit with larger alternator... and that's about it. Is still prices out around 38,000 but right now the only sports are showing up in the S trim with lots of electric goodies. I actually like the non-electric doors and locks... lol.

That silver looks nice in person! I didn't know what I thought about it on the web... but it is a nice color !

BTW/// Judith Gap had a tornado on the ground today!

I heard about that, I actually picked up my Gladiator just north of there. I wasn't sure about the looks of the Jeep until I saw it in person. By the way the pit in my stomach is gone after my 5 stages of grief selling my Jk. I'm really happy with my decision

Jkzinger
06-30-2019, 07:09 PM
Isnít REI a tree hugger group against off roading?


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Yes they are. Stopped going there 10 years ago.


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Clutch
06-30-2019, 08:38 PM
Yes they are. Stopped going there 10 years ago.


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What, you donít like nature?


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