JT Gladiators with Western Plows

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by bazjeepers, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. bazjeepers

    bazjeepers Member
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    Saw on Western website that Western and I assume Fisher and Snow-Ex now have a kit for the Jeep Gladiator. Wonder if someone has had it installed.

    Most ppl have it installed on a JK or maybe a JL.
     
  2. Mark Oomkes

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    I thought the Gladiator was an extended frame JL?
     
  3. cwren2472

    cwren2472 PlowSite Fanatic
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    The mount for the Gladiator is the same as the JL

    For Fisher at least, the JL mount was only announced a month ago. I have one scheduled but the mount hasn't even come in yet and at last check, any of the vehicles with halogen lights require an additional module which is not available yet. I assume Western is the same on those counts.
     
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    Who needs headlights?
     
  5. cwren2472

    cwren2472 PlowSite Fanatic
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    Only if he's leaving after playing a night game
     
  6. BUFF

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  7. cwren2472

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  8. BUFF

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    When given the choice why wood ewe.....
    The other take away is... if you plan to do anything other than driving it get 4:10 gears to help compensate with the lack of torque.
     
  9. EWSplow

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    I saw my 1st gladiator on the street recently. Other than it being narrower for plowing sidewalks , etc I see no advantage to it over a pickup .
    Those things are longer than I expected.
     
  10. Landgreen

    Landgreen Senior Member
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    I think they look silly with stock tires.
     
  11. Mark Oomkes

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    They look terrible with the low end tyres and rims...just for @BUFF
     
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  12. Hydromaster

    Hydromaster 2000 Club Member
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    A solid front axel✔️
    front and rear electronic locker✔️

    And it looks like the eco diesel is going to be a option soon.
     
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  13. BUFF

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    They're for hipsters to haul their mtn bikes and yeti koolers in while driving around Moab camp grounds....
     
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  14. DeVries

    DeVries 2000 Club Member
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    I find the plain jane ones are ugly. You need the higher trim level to have a decent looking one.

    Jeeps have never been known to have a lot of power. Maybe the diesel ones will.
     
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  15. Hydromaster

    Hydromaster 2000 Club Member
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    like the devils kitchen ?
    That’s where we would 4 Wheel to and then right on mtn bikes, and this was before hipsters were invented ...
    (Early 80’s)
     
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  16. Mark Oomkes

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    Pre-hipster?
     
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  17. BUFF

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    My CJ had a AMC 401cu bored .030" over and would lift the front wheels when you launched it.
    Got a friend the stuffed a GM 502 crate motor in his CJ, that's a little mulch.
     
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