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    ZR2 vs Gladiator Sport S

    Bummer. By the time I found some bandwidth to even look at the website, they're all sold out! I dug through the installation manual, and I'm eager to see some install and installed photos. Cutting the fender flares doesn't give me warm fuzzies. Plastic isn't known to finish well.
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    ZR2 vs Gladiator Sport S

    Saw that. Definitely on the list.
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    ZR2 vs Gladiator Sport S

    Gotcha. The missing engine upgrade sticker thing always stood out to me as an unusual break to the longstanding American tradition of advertising one's engine upgrade. I thought maybe it wasn't always that way. Right. Just the springs. Should have been more specific. The gasser guys want them...
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    ZR2 vs Gladiator Sport S

    @RBSJ Did you put the diesel sticker thing on the back, or did the 2019s come that way (assuming 2019 because it's a pre-'21 Bison, and my '20 didn't have anything like that)?
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    ZR2 vs Gladiator Sport S

    A lot of people on the Colorado forums don't care about the exhaust brake unless they're towing. It doesn't really do anything all that noticeable unloaded on a flat grade. When you're coasting down the max legal grade though, it is the difference between riding your brakes all the way down and...
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    ZR2 vs Gladiator Sport S

    Oh yeah. I use the exhaust brake every time I go anywhere. Speed limit on most mountain roads is either 30 or 35. The road I live on is 35 with a 6% grade (and more in one spot according to the inclinometer). Once I crest the top of the hill, I hit the tow mode button, drop it to low (which...
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    ZR2 vs Gladiator Sport S

    Re: altitude. Since I drive all the same roads you will be driving, I can tell you with absolute authority the turbodiesel is great up here. I recall reading specifically that when they brought the 2.8L diesel to the US, they did a good chunk of their testing specifically in Colorado for the...
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    Colorado slide in camper build

    Ignoring the manual is fine. I'm all for it. But I don't yet understand why slide in campers are vorboten... I know the tailgate is at a slightly positive angle when it's down, but that seems like such a zero issue that it's hard to imagine that's all it is...
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    ZR2 vs Gladiator Sport S

    I was able to special order my Bison for under invoice. That was pre-pandemic, so your mileage may vary. I shopped dealers all over the country based on recommendations from people who had done fly-n-buys trying to find the best deal. I called my local dealers as well, because why not, and was...
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    ZR2 vs Gladiator Sport S

    Most of the trails I know close seasonally. When I go off roading, it's usually to get to a camp site. I'm not a huge fan of winter camping. There are people that go snow bashing, but I've not tested those waters (other things going on over winter).
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    ZR2 vs Gladiator Sport S

    I was strictly a classic car guy for many years. I got in a really bad accident in 2016, and have been in more modern cars since. I was always a big fan of the VW-esque philosophy where you have everything you need, and not a hp more. Clever engineering beats features every time. I have to admit...
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    ZR2 vs Gladiator Sport S

    Agreed. If you're buying new, no reason not to take the time to thoroughly assess all options. It's a lot of money. You may be surprised. I know I was. I initially thought I was going to buy a Tacoma. Then I was sure I was going to buy a Gladiator. Colorado won out in the end. I don't disagree...
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    ZR2 vs Gladiator Sport S

    Well then, pre-welcome to the neighborhood. I'm just outside Conifer, below you a bit. I'm sure I'll see you around Aspen Park! Check the link in my signature, and you'll know me when you see me around town. There's also a link in the first post of that thread where I do a pretty comprehensive...
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    ZR2 vs Gladiator Sport S

    I've driven both, but not off road. If you consider a JKUR a reasonable facsimile, then... Well, I still haven't driven both off road because I got my Bison just a week or so before my wife had our baby, then there was this whole pandemic thing... I have driven a Gladiator on road, but only...
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    2021 ZR2 approach angle, winch bumper etc...

    That bumper is also just a photoshop render. Comparing the 2020 and 2021 fascias, it doesn't look like angles should be any different. Painted things are lower and more exposed though. I saw one on a dealer lot the other day. Doesn't look any better in person. I also think the black bowtie is...
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