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wayoflife
10-01-2019, 12:09 AM
This is it, the moment of truth! After spending a week at Off Road Evolution, our brand new Jeep JT Gladiator Rubicon has officially gone from zero to hero. In this final episode of our build, you'll get to see the finishing touches that were installed including EVO Bomber Rocker Guards, EVO Bed Rack, EVO Half Cab Roof Rack and Quarter Pounder Front Bumper complete with a WARN ZEON 10s winch. Before saying our goodbyes and heading for home, I asked Mel to give us a walk around and point out all the things that was done and installed. We hope you enjoyed the build and hope you check back again soon as we have even more stuff going on with this awesome Gladiator including our trek across the country and to attend the JL/JT Experience.


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wjtstudios
10-01-2019, 12:26 AM
Mel, Lisa and you guys knocked that build out of the park!

Have a blast out at Lobster quest!! 🦞 !!

Safe travels and give us a wave as you pass by Michigan!


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1985 CJ8 Scrambler

jesse3638
10-01-2019, 12:31 AM
OK OK I think the gladiator finally grew on me. Between yours, Mel's and Bubba's they look really good with no smaller than 37" tires. Unfortunately I don't have an extra 100K sitting around to buy one and mod it to the point I like it...haha. Looks like a great build and I can't wait to see what you guys put it through. Thanks for sharing the whole process. Can't believe you guys put out these videos so quick. Maybe it arriving late was a blessing in disguise allowing you to get the latest prototype parts...:crazyeyes:

RESURECTIONJK
10-01-2019, 12:49 AM
You guys have got to be beyond excited. Serious question... with the RTT or I guess for now the spare up there, is it gonna fit up front? Or does Moby and Jet get front of the class seating?

cozdude
10-01-2019, 12:52 AM
Guys at ORE KILLED IT!!! Your gladiator looks killer! Super happy for you guys and canít wait for all the little extra touches you add

benatc1
10-01-2019, 12:57 AM
So so so badass! Evo nailed it again, I wasn't sure if I wanted one of these down the road, but this just made up my mind. So awesome, looking fwd to seeing it on the upcoming adventure

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Exodus Jeeps
10-01-2019, 12:58 AM
Looks awesome guy and canít wait to see the videos from the upcoming trip! Itís hard to believe youíre already off on another trip when it feels like Iím still trying to catch up from the JKX🤪


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WJCO
10-01-2019, 01:03 AM
Very cool. Love the way it turned out.

Dale72
10-01-2019, 01:05 AM
Now I'm kind of wishing I traded my JK for a Gladiator

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USMC Wrangler
10-01-2019, 01:07 AM
As I said on YT, I love the stance and the great products used to get you there!

I got a chuckle out of Tessa getting in there. Mel did a great job of explaining everything as well. [emoji1303]

TOPLESS
10-01-2019, 02:03 AM
Wow! That JT is something else! Melís crew did a great job and thanks for taking us along! Safe travels!

TrailHunter
10-01-2019, 02:18 AM
Awesome Build and Build videos! Have a safe trip Back East! Looking forward to the 10 Episode JL/JTX Series! :D

Andy5160
10-01-2019, 02:34 AM
What a project [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106] Super excited for you guys.


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jjlong
10-01-2019, 02:37 AM
Great build, Eddie. Can't wait to see it on the rocks!!!

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OverlanderJK
10-01-2019, 02:40 AM
Looks awesome! Finally got caught up on all the videos. Nice work!


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jeeeep
10-01-2019, 04:42 AM
WOW! looks so awesome!

Looking forward to those high speed and trail vids! :thumb:

64fabius
10-01-2019, 10:55 AM
Hi, your Gladiator looks marvelous!
Can you tell me why the front sway bar angle is over 5į on the horizontal line? And have you measured the caster or pinion angle after lifting?

cozdude
10-01-2019, 10:57 AM
Hi, your Gladiator looks marvelous!
Can you tell me why the front sway bar angle is over 5į on the horizontal line? And have you measured the caster or pinion angle after lifting?

They still utilize the factory e disconnect. Over 5* will help prevent the sway bar from flipping on itself when at full droop

Brute
10-01-2019, 03:15 PM
Very nice...now to make a cross country trip and test everything out...looking forward to see how well everything works.

giacomo.m
10-01-2019, 07:45 PM
Hi all,
look awesome,but would like to know how many inches the suspension lift is ?

Giacomo

Blackhawkip
10-01-2019, 09:28 PM
Congrats on getting it to this point. It is going to inspire a whole lot of folks to jump into the Gladiator world. I know it's not right to covet, but DANG!

Linebacker
10-01-2019, 10:04 PM
Absolutely the baddest of the bad ass JTís! Itís almost too nice to take to the JL/JTX. Almost. Anxious to see it in action.

JKbrick
10-01-2019, 10:57 PM
Mel, Lisa and you guys knocked that build out of the park!

Have a blast out at Lobster quest!! 🦞 !!

Safe travels and give us a wave as you pass by Michigan!


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1985 CJ8 Scrambler

Where is the starting location?


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cozdude
10-01-2019, 11:01 PM
Where is the starting location?


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It wouldnít be a secret if we all knew lol

jesse3638
10-01-2019, 11:19 PM
Where is the starting location?


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It wouldnít be a secret if we all knew lol

Mel already said, New England...duh. So itís not a secret just drive to where the Patriots play. Starting on the 50 yard line would be my guess. :crazyeyes:


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wjtstudios
10-01-2019, 11:33 PM
Where is the starting location?


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Anywhere with lobster would be perfect for me!


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JKbrick
10-02-2019, 12:44 AM
It wouldnít be a secret if we all knew lol

Lol, if it was too good of a secret nobody would show up! I knew the route was a secret I just didnít know the start was


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highoctane
10-02-2019, 02:22 AM
Iíve watched the whole series. Mel and his crew continue to raise the bar. Outstanding job on this build.


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Bear_JKU
10-02-2019, 02:52 AM
The Gladiator came out so bad ass you guys! Those wheels really pop in the sunlight! I canít wait to see how it does for Lobster quest. Have a great trip!


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pop2tu
10-02-2019, 03:41 AM
That turned out awesome. Canít wait to see it in the JL/JTX. Sounds like you guys got it completed justin time.


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Jsouder53
10-02-2019, 02:16 PM
I can't get enough of those wheels! love that color.

jesse3638
10-02-2019, 03:01 PM
I can't get enough of those wheels! love that color.

I agree. Made me think about having mine media blasted and redone in a similar color. When bronze wheels hit the streets a few years ago I wasnít sure how Iíd like them but in certain applications they look awesome. I think on white, black, and darker grays they look good. Mine probably not so much...haha.


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cozdude
10-02-2019, 04:07 PM
Mel already said, New England...duh. So itís not a secret just drive to where the Patriots play. Starting on the 50 yard line would be my guess. :crazyeyes:


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He didnít say the start was in New England, he said they will be going thru New England hints the name lobster quest

KICKROX
10-02-2019, 10:26 PM
WOW, to quote Eddie.. that's BAD #SS! came out awesome. Curious what it would cost a regular Joe to take their Gladiator in and ask for that same setup.

RockinAZJK
10-03-2019, 02:10 PM
WOW, to quote Eddie.. that's BAD #SS! came out awesome. Curious what it would cost a regular Joe to take their Gladiator in and ask for that same setup.

I want to know, but I donít want to know. It might crush my dreams lol


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wayoflife
10-03-2019, 02:25 PM
Mel, Lisa and you guys knocked that build out of the park!

Have a blast out at Lobster quest!! 🦞 !!

Safe travels and give us a wave as you pass by Michigan!


Thanks! So glad you like what you see and will do :)


OK OK I think the gladiator finally grew on me. Between yours, Mel's and Bubba's they look really good with no smaller than 37" tires. Unfortunately I don't have an extra 100K sitting around to buy one and mod it to the point I like it...haha. Looks like a great build and I can't wait to see what you guys put it through. Thanks for sharing the whole process. Can't believe you guys put out these videos so quick. Maybe it arriving late was a blessing in disguise allowing you to get the latest prototype parts...:crazyeyes:

LOL - definitely a blessing in disguise. Also, you can get a Gladiator looking real good for a lot less. A Sport will only set you back about $32k and if you only run 37's, you won't need UD60's. That'll get you built up for less than the cost of a fully loaded and bone stock Rubicon. :yup:


You guys have got to be beyond excited. Serious question... with the RTT or I guess for now the spare up there, is it gonna fit up front? Or does Moby and Jet get front of the class seating?

There's no parking this Gladiator up front anymore :crazyeyes:


Guys at ORE KILLED IT!!! Your gladiator looks killer! Super happy for you guys and canít wait for all the little extra touches you add

Thanks! Should be able to see more of it very soon :)


So so so badass! Evo nailed it again, I wasn't sure if I wanted one of these down the road, but this just made up my mind. So awesome, looking fwd to seeing it on the upcoming adventure

LOL - hard not to like these things when they look like this :)


Looks awesome guy and canít wait to see the videos from the upcoming trip! Itís hard to believe youíre already off on another trip when it feels like Iím still trying to catch up from the JKX🤪


Tell me about it! Our heads are spinning and feel like they're gonna explode with all that we've been doing and will be doing :crazyeyes:


Very cool. Love the way it turned out.

Thank you. Glad you like it :)


Now I'm kind of wishing I traded my JK for a Gladiator

:cheesy: I have a feeling there are lots of guys thinking the same thing :D


As I said on YT, I love the stance and the great products used to get you there!

I got a chuckle out of Tessa getting in there. Mel did a great job of explaining everything as well. [emoji1303]

Thank you. Glad you like it :)

wayoflife
10-03-2019, 02:30 PM
Wow! That JT is something else! Melís crew did a great job and thanks for taking us along! Safe travels!

Glad we could take you along and thank you :)


Awesome Build and Build videos! Have a safe trip Back East! Looking forward to the 10 Episode JL/JTX Series! :D

:cheesy: We'll do our best :)


What a project [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106] Super excited for you guys.


Thank you :)


Great build, Eddie. Can't wait to see it on the rocks!!!

Hope to bring you videos of it in action soon :)


Looks awesome! Finally got caught up on all the videos. Nice work!

Thank you my friend, we really do appreciate it :)


WOW! looks so awesome!

Looking forward to those high speed and trail vids! :thumb:

LOL - Unfortunately, I don't think there will be much of that in New England :crazyeyes:


Hi, your Gladiator looks marvelous!
Can you tell me why the front sway bar angle is over 5į on the horizontal line? And have you measured the caster or pinion angle after lifting?


They still utilize the factory e disconnect. Over 5* will help prevent the sway bar from flipping on itself when at full droop

What coz said ^^^


Very nice...now to make a cross country trip and test everything out...looking forward to see how well everything works.

You'll see me down below as you fly overhead :D


Hi all,
look awesome,but would like to know how many inches the suspension lift is ?

Giacomo

As you see it here, we have our coilovers set at 3.25"

wayoflife
10-03-2019, 02:42 PM
Congrats on getting it to this point. It is going to inspire a whole lot of folks to jump into the Gladiator world. I know it's not right to covet, but DANG!

LOL - thank you. Glad you're liking it :)


Absolutely the baddest of the bad ass JTís! Itís almost too nice to take to the JL/JTX. Almost. Anxious to see it in action.

HAHA - thanks :)


Where is the starting location?

Just found out it'll be in NY.


Iíve watched the whole series. Mel and his crew continue to raise the bar. Outstanding job on this build.

This is for sure!


The Gladiator came out so bad ass you guys! Those wheels really pop in the sunlight! I canít wait to see how it does for Lobster quest. Have a great trip!

Thank you :)


That turned out awesome. Canít wait to see it in the JL/JTX. Sounds like you guys got it completed justin time.

Got it done but wish we had more time to shake things down and dial it in. :crazyeyes:


I can't get enough of those wheels! love that color.


I agree. Made me think about having mine media blasted and redone in a similar color. When bronze wheels hit the streets a few years ago I wasnít sure how Iíd like them but in certain applications they look awesome. I think on white, black, and darker grays they look good. Mine probably not so much...haha.

Glad you're guys are diggin them. Most of the bronze wheels we've seen have been on the gold or copper side of things. We purposefully looked for and went with one that was more on the brown size. I think they came out great.


WOW, to quote Eddie.. that's BAD #SS! came out awesome. Curious what it would cost a regular Joe to take their Gladiator in and ask for that same setup.


I want to know, but I donít want to know. It might crush my dreams lol


For what you see here, you'd be looking at about a $40-50k build.

rmccown
10-03-2019, 04:40 PM
If you end up going up the northern part of 495 through MA, wave when you go by, you'll be about 1/4 mile from my house!

Brute
10-03-2019, 08:34 PM
Iím in NYC till Sat...lmk and Iíll swing by and buy you guys a beer...

zimgo
10-04-2019, 09:27 AM
I am jealous! Excellent series, looks like a great build. Can't wait to see what she does. Love your vids, keep up the great work.