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    A hot and gnatty Thomas Mountain

    Awesome report Richard! We need to do it again in a few weeks - Toro Peak next time?
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    Luke's 2020 Gladiator

    That's what I have and use a vast majority of the time as well, but I still like the satellite radio every once in a while - especially to listen to live hockey games. I believe I have a 3 year free trial, and it usually ends up being super cheap when you haggle with them on the phone when they...
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    Luke's 2020 Gladiator

    So after a little research, I've finally figured out why my satellite radio no longer works... Like the JL, the satellite radio antenna for the JT is mounted dead center on the center post underneath the hardtop. So if you are planning on putting on some sort of camper or rack, it's probably...
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    Luke's 2020 Gladiator

    I've been thinking that for a while, but I always forgot to do it when I get home. Hopefully they're only on for a few more weeks. I've got a 12 pounder sitting in my work truck... Might have to give it a try. :jeep
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    Luke's 2020 Gladiator

    Thank you! Those sliders have rattled from day 1. The passenger side is good - they sit about .5” away from the rubi rail, so they don’t rattle at all. It’s just the drivers side that rattles because it sits so close. I like the frame mounts on the White Knuckle sliders better and you can use...
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    Luke's 2020 Gladiator

    There will be more news and posts coming in the next few weeks regarding new suspension (there was a VERY drastic decline in on road performance and handling with the stock suspension and the weight of the camper), sliders, and the interior build out for the camper. But I think I'm pretty well...
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    Luke's 2020 Gladiator

    Right before the Vagabond went on, I found a good deal on the Mopar Stubby Bumper on Offerup. I've always liked the look of the stubby bumpers on Jeeps, it's ready to go for a winch in the future, and it's steel. The only thing I didn't realize at the time was for for some reason, the fog...
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    Luke's 2020 Gladiator

    Finally the day I was waiting for... On went the Vagabond! After dealing with the RTT on the Ram and spending 20 minutes at the end of every trip getting mad at a zipper, the camper was a necessary upgrade for our newly growing family. I kept it simple and didn't go with many options so...
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    Luke's 2020 Gladiator

    The next thing I bought was the Slumberjack Overland Utility Bin, which can attach directly to the tailgate. My thinking was that this would be great given that the full size spare fits underneath truck... but I keep taking it off when I get to camp because the tailgate is usually down, and...
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    Luke's 2020 Gladiator

    Teddy was born shortly after DRV on April 5, 2020: This meant one thing... seat covers! I went to Wet Okole, and they made the template for the Gladiators. They came out perfect, and they even add a little more cushion to the seat. They're made of wet suit material, so they...
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    Luke's 2020 Gladiator

    First up was tires. I decided to go with 35x12.50x17 Falken Wildpeak AT3s and put them on the stock wheels. The bigger tires made it slightly higher off the ground, and quite a bit more difficult for Erika (my wife) to get in the truck since she was in the later stages of her pregnancy...
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    Luke's 2020 Gladiator

    DVX19 brought us to Death Valley this past year, which meant dust. Lots of dust. So I bought the Tyger Auto tri-fold soft cover, which was the cheapest cover I could find while waiting for bigger and better things. I have to say that for the price I was extremely happy with it. The seals...
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    Luke's 2020 Gladiator

    Well since I haven't been good at keeping this post up to date, here it goes: This truck is more capable out of the factory than anything I've ever owned, so I took the Gladiator out and ran it through the paces bone stock on a few trips before doing anything to it. Anza Borrego...
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    Luke's 2020 Gladiator

    Finally traded in the Eco-diesel for the Gladiator this weekend. More to come soon, we're excited to start building this thing.
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    Ryan’s Jeep Gladiator JT

    It’s not me that needs convincing...
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