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Good morning I am a couple days late on this but here is my review at 100,000 miles 2020 jeep gladiator sport s
Upgraded to 7" u connect screen
Power windows
Aux switches

Smiles all across the board

At 30,000 miles the factory soft stretch out to the point it was so lose I could not hear my cb radio above my head , was able to file a fca warnety and paid $1,300 to upgrade to hardtop

In April I was in wyoming in -15° weather for 2 weeks ended up idleing 24 hours a day 7 days a week here is what I noticed
First off you use 3 gallons of gas on 8 hours and use 4% oil life every 8 hours
Second thing that happened is the voltage battery regulator is not designed to handle that kinda heat so after 8 hours your voltage will drop to 12.4- 12.5 tell you are able to let it cool down for 12 hours
99% of you will never find this issue and the jeep computer system won't find it either only my inverter system found it

On to how the parts are holding up

Brakes are still original and at 98,000 miles still at 50%

Shocks are still original showing signs of wear hopefully will replace this winter with rubicon setup to how the difference really is

Front seat original no power after sitting in for 14-16 hours a day it is showing signs that the foam is flatting out

The start/stop feature is the most annoying system on the jeep the dealership will tell me it's the battery however when we go through and do any kind of upgrade to it , it works for awhile tell I get a low battery on my secondary battery in the back seat my plan is upgrade both my battery and see what happens then

The windshield I am on windshield #7 I can say that if you don't follow behind semi like I do you should be ok the main reason for replace is do to cracks from turning on heater or a/c And of course sand blasting ( again 90% you should never have that problem ) my fix on heat and air cracks was I put 5"strip of rock chip vynl on bottom then a very thick 3ml vynl on top 2" wide so far that is working along with the bug deflector and highlift jack on hood I get about 30,000 miles in-between windshield

Headlight are still stock halogen the glass is destroyed. Hopefully will be able to get some replacement from someone switching to led as the glass to replace at dealership is $170 a piece not ok with that

Accident hold up 3 part series

#1 slide on ice and the tip of blade skipped across the soft top and hit the homemade headache rack ( yes it was shity built ) bent the bed rail just above the gas thank filler
OPPS and got a sticker for it was able to bend back most of it

#2 not so lucky backing along my trailer one night a semi came around the corner and as I dodge him I went into the trailer and the blade smashed up the driver side tail light panel which was backordered sor far 3 months ( still waiting ) about $2200 in damage to jeep fyi new tail light are special order and cost $170 a piece

#3 a idiot hit back bumper as I was in turning lane no scratches on me he is getting a whole new front fender



Back seat area

As soon as I got it I ripped out the back seat and built a bed platform to sleep on I am 5'10" and can sleep back there need 3 more inches to be More comfortable under the platform I run a 3000 watt inverter with the second battery next to it which powers a small espresso machine ,tv , playstation , the. Usb charging station in back , and all my light bars only change I will make is to switch my batteries to a deep cycle battery system I need more

Future upgrades

I will be changing the bed to a roll cage overland system that will be custom built to fit my needs and will be sealed up to back seat of cab that will be my big focus this year

As in for everything it is a beautiful jeep I love living in it and it's nothing but smiles all the way around I will my best to answer any questions ty you for reading and feel free to follow me on Instagram at
#deadpooltheoffice
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About your stats stop, had it in 3 times - ended up being a loose corroded wire on the bottom second battery connection.

Anyways, nice write up!
Cool ty when I replace bthe battery setup I will look at it
 

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I post most pictures on my instagram I will be starting a youtube channel soon
#deadpooltheoffice
I think you use the @symbol for your Instagram name. Glad to hear you still enjoy the Gladiator. Amazing about the brakes..
Your early posts last year with your 20000 mile review helped me to see there weren't glaring issues when purchasing a Gladiator and I can see the truck is still holding up well.
Did you get the steering TSB? Any options you wished you had added from the factory? How are the electronics? Are the dials showing wear from touches?
 

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Wow, what a great summary of 100k ownership with no serious issues.
 
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I think you use the @symbol for your Instagram name. Glad to hear you still enjoy the Gladiator. Amazing about the brakes..
Your early posts last year with your 20000 mile review helped me to see there weren't glaring issues when purchasing a Gladiator and I can see the truck is still holding up well.
Did you get the steering TSB? Any options you wished you had added from the factory? How are the electronics? Are the dials showing wear from touches?
Ty will change to @

I have not done the tsb yet as for electronic and dials only the window up and down is showing wear
I think the the package set I got is perfect and wouldn't add anything else to it
 
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I had several questions while reading through it that magically got answered once I saw the pics.
I think when I get the youtube channel going alot of questions about the jeep and how much streets I put it under will be explained
 

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Nice write up, thank you.
I spoke with another owner recently, who regularly sleeps in his Gladiator.
He hangs a hammock diagonally, from the passenger A pillar, to the Driver C pillar. That may give you the additional room you are looking for.
 
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Nice write up, thank you.
I spoke with another owner recently, who regularly sleeps in his Gladiator.
He hangs a hammock diagonally, from the passenger A pillar, to the Driver C pillar. That may give you the additional room you are looking for.
I had a custom mattress made for the back seat I sleep better then at home
 

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