Gladiator

gr8dain

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Well color me extremely surprised. After the considerable amount of effort FCA put forth to distance the Gladiator from the Scrambler, they dress up a slightly modified Gladiator as a "Scrambler." I'm looking forward to seeing the convoy of concepts roll into town in a few days. But just when I had convinced myself I wasn't going to wait for a late-availability color and would order as soon as the order banks open (if they ever do), they release the Wayout with what is apparently the late-availability Gator color. Dang...I love that color.
I like the Gator as well. I think that will be the choice. Or the bright blue. Or .....
 

FLCJ8

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Palm Bay
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FL
IMO, as soon as you say full-size isn’t midsize to justify that it shouldn’t be the Gladiator you lose the ability to turn around and say a truck built on a Ram 1500 chassis (and with a divorced bed) should be a Scrambler.

Enjoying the discussion (and I still won’t drive the “Scrambler” 😉 )
Interesting.
Everything I have read states the frame is an entirely new design for weight savings and strength, and the rear suspension was "Ram inspired" for payload capacity and smooth ride.
Did you get this info from one of your contacts?
 

John N

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Interesting.
Everything I have read states the frame is an entirely new design for weight savings and strength, and the rear suspension was "Ram inspired" for payload capacity and smooth ride.
Did you get this info from one of your contacts?
Hopefully they didn’t leave off some welds on the frame to save weight.
 

bigwalton

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Dexter
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Interesting.
Everything I have read states the frame is an entirely new design for weight savings and strength, and the rear suspension was "Ram inspired" for payload capacity and smooth ride.
Did you get this info from one of your contacts?
Sorry, I shouldn’t have been that specific, my point was that the frame and suspension are not JL.
 

barrys

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Apparently EVO MFG got friendly with Jeep and they got access to a prerelease JT, as well as developing a lift kit for one of the concept rigs. The prerelease JT was a Sport model that they've installed a 6" lift, big axles, 40" tires, rack, tent, tire carrier, etc.
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SKT

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APO
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AE
The Wayout concept Gladiator seems like a practical build for a lot of modern day Jeepers. Capable of DD duties, normal home related truck hauling duties, along with outdoor activities (camping, wheeling, overland wheeling, biking, etc.). For these reasons, I imagine a lot of the consumer builds will mirror this one, save for the RTT/rack for some.

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gr8dain

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A local dealer had one arrive yesterday. It is a loaded Rubicon model. And the sticker is at $70, 775. Love the markup they added. So it is more than the Launch edition that had every possible thing plus badges. I hate dealers. They aren't going to be getting my money any time soon playing those games.
 
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gr8dain

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VA
And here is what they show now
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Yesterday they had a pic of a real one and not the stock photos. So maybe it sold and they have another one coming. I really hope no one bought it for their marked up price
 

Cmath

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Woodstock
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No doubt! You can get a diesel 3500 decked out for that. This can't be correct if the fully loaded limited first run is 62k. If it is correct and that's what to expect from dealers I think they missed the mark. I'll pass.
 
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