Here in North America, we have a need for speed. Whether we’re on the freeway, at a grocery store checkout, or going for a run, Daft Punk’s lyrics “Harder Better Faster” pulse through our veins. But the owners of this 2021 Jeep Gladiator Sport have another goal in mind: to slow down from a desert racer’s pace and enjoy the scenery along the way.
The lovechild of a Wrangler and Jeep Comanche, this Gladiator is outfitted with all of the major upgrades, including suspension, tires, armor, lights, and a rooftop tent. The automatic transmission and ever-desired Max Tow package results in a generous 1,535-pound payload capacity. Compare this with the Gladiator Rubicon trim level, and you’ll be pleased with the extra 375 pounds of payload the Sport offers.
“We built it to be able to comfortably tour all of North America and Mexico. We race Baja professionally in the Vision Wheel 6100 Trophy Truck Spec (winners of the Baja 1000 and 500 last year), and this truck was going to allow us to retrace races comfortably and at a slower pace to take in the beautiful landscapes we are usually flying by at a racer’s pace. As life and racing go, there just hasn’t been any time to use the truck. Perhaps we will build another in the future when the chaos of life and racing has calmed down some and stick to our original plan of taking things a little slower.”
2.5-inch AEV DualSport RT suspension system
OffRoadOnly SwayLOC dual-rate sway bar
BFGoodrich KO2 37X12.5R17 tires
17- by 9-inch Vision Overland aluminum wheels
Regeared to 4.88:1
ARB air lockers in front and rear axles
ARB dual air compressor
Innovative JK Products four-tire inflation system
AEV front bumper
Warn Zeon Platinum 12S winch
Factor 55 fairlead and Ultra Hook
JcrOffroad roof rack
JcrOffroad bed rack
JcrOffroad rear bumper with dual swing-out carrier
Rock Slide Engineering rock sliders with power actuated steps and light kit
Roam Adventure Co. rooftop tent
Roam Adventure Co. 95-liter storage cases
Roam Adventure Co. awning
ARB Elements fridge/freezer
ARB refrigerator slide
Decked drawer system
Baja Designs Squadron lights
Baja Designs S3 light bar on roof rack
Baja Designs S2 side/scene lights
Baja Designs S2 chase/dust light
Switch Pros SP9100 switch panel power system
Located in Anaheim, California, this 2021 Jeep Gladiator Sport is listed for $95,000. Check out the full vehicle specs or contact Brandon via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.
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