No rational individual or study will find the jeep more reliable than a Toyota. I like Jeeps, have owned one and probably will own another some day- but it’s not a Toyota.
We have a Ram 1500 and a JL Wrangler that the JT Gladiator is based off of.I guess I am considering "downsizing" from a full size truck, my Silverado
I need the bed space and I like that that Gladiator bed is 5' long. My Silverado has a 5'8" bed, so I'm not losing much
Gladiator is 218.10" long
Silverado is 230.00" long
Silverado width is 80.00"
Gladiator width is 73.80"
Max width is 56.80"
Between wheel wells is 44.80"
69" long (+9")
Max width is 64.60" (+7.80")
Between wheel wells is 51.03" (+6.23")
When I do tow, most loads are well under 5,000 pounds
What size gas tank comes in the Gladiator? One size only?
Engine power I guess is another concern, since I would love to run 35s or 37s
My 5.3L V8 Silverado:
355 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm
383 lb-ft of torque @ 4,100 rpm
8 speed transmission (8L90)
Guys it seems like this is diverting onto a useless debate Jeep vs Toyota....
From what I've read, it was a challenge for them to accommodate the increased cooling required to increase the towing capacity in the JT over the JL (cooling being a part of the standardized rating). I'd assume the added cooling requirements of a turbocharged engine and design cost to engineer another system are why they don't add the 2.0L to the JT.Did you expect something different? Any thread on any vehicle eventually turns in to a comparison/war/debate/bloodbath with Toyota.
I'll do my part to divert back to Jeep. We have a 21 Wrangler Willys 2.0l (4cyl turbo). Makes the same power as a 3.6 but is quicker and way more fuel efficient. I would consider a Gladiator more if Jeep put this engine in it. I have no idea why they don't.
Too much truck for a 4 cyl? That's a laugh. I like big engines like we all do but it's not about the engine with a Gladiator. It's a mid sized truck at best. Offer the superb 4 cylinder with less payload and they will still sell since no-one hauls anything with a Gladiator anyway, at least no more than a camper shell or overland jewelry.
Sorry, I just saw your question. It looks like you got the answers you were looking for.3.6L V6
285 hp @ 6400 rpm
260 tq @ 440p rpm
3.0L V6 Diesel
260hp @ 3600 rpm
442 tq @ 1400 rpm
Does the diesel get any drivetrain upgrades from the factory with handle the added weight and power?
What is the factory gearing options for the Gladiator?
Love your camper. Do you have a thread on Gladiator forum about DIY camper?I just hit 20,000 miles with my 2020 Gladiator. Running strong. When I first bought it, I had the dealer change out the aluminum steering box with a cast iron one. There was a bit of shimmy in the steering and this fixed it.
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Yes, I have threads on ExpeditionPortal.com and Jeep Gladiator Forum.Love your camper. Do you have a thread on Gladiator forum about DIY camper?
I thought that was the same setup. Such an awesome job you did.Yes, I have threads on ExpeditionPortal.com and Jeep Gladiator Forum.
Build Thread - Mules Fiberglass Gladiator Camper DIYYour craftsmanship is truly over the top ... I do have one question ... how did you address the flex between the `bed and cab? I get more questions about this than anything else. My long thread goes into this in more detail. Bottom line is Gladiators have a more rigid frame and increased...www.jeepgladiatorforum.com