My order was delayed for more than a month because of the steel bumper shortage. There appears to have been a silver lining on that cloud. The recall is for Gladiators built through June 25. Mine was not built until July even though I ordered it in April (with the grease option).
I'd much rather this kind of recall over a faulty design anyday. This can be easily fixed. Worst case, replaced pillow block and drive shaft, this time with grease. Best case, hit it with a grease gun.
The other day, I saw three within a quarter mile of each other - in Cave Creek AZ. Two were parked right next to each other at a diner, and I thought they were together, but nope, two separate parties. We're a pretty jeep loving community up here.
This is a jeep loving community also, a ton of the maul crawlers, and quite a few of those raised with big tires. But huge area for pickups, the big 3 ones. I know there are CJs out there because I see them advertised, but not many on the road much
Bigger is better only to a certain point. The Scrambler was bigger and for many better. There comes a point when bigger is just bigger. Some people have a need for bigger. They were correct to not put the Scrambler name on a large crewcab pickup. These are vehicles in two different catagories. I wouldn't expect a Scrambler to pull a travel trailer as well as a Gladiator would, and I wouldn't expect the Gladiator to get to as many places off road as a Scrambler.