Here is a decent example of how sway bar disconnect and front Lockers can help you. Watch the difference between the Rubicon and Mojove on the Razor rocks -- more articulation and all 4 wheels turning made a difference in this case.Lockers for dummies... What are the pros and cons? I simply don't know...
hydraulic bump stops and several reinforcements. Then yes that's pretty much it.so bigger shocks with a res and a bit of a front lift and removed the front locker and sway disconnect and that justifies charging more?
So the real winner is a Rubicon with Mojave shocks?Here is a decent example of how sway bar disconnect and front Lockers can help you. Watch the difference between the Rubicon and Mojove on the Razor rocks -- more articulation and all 4 wheels turning made a difference in this case.
Is the mojave frame actually stronger(welded or thicker) or is it just a couple riveted on reinforcements?Definitely seems like a mesh of the two would be an "ultimate" factory Gladiator. Everything from the Mojave and a couple things from the Rubicon would make it the top of the heap.
^^^ This!!! ^^^Will it handle potholes better at 50 mph than other versions?
That’s funny shit! It’s not sexist if it’s true!! It’s a proven fact, Men have better spatial awareness, honed over thousands of years of chasing wildebeasts. On the other hand, women are better at seeing colors than we are, because they didn’t want to pick a poisonous berry way back when.^^^ This!!! ^^^
This is the NUMBER ONE reason, I chose the Mojave over the Rubicon or other models.
This is my wife's vehicle, but she nice enough to let me ride in it, get or keep it maintained, and pay for it.
Bless her heart, but there's not a pothole anywhere she/we travel(s) that she doesn't test out.
Not trying to be sexist here, other husbands tell me the same thing, that women don't do spatial distancing very well, and there's studies saying that too. So that means, while she does a good job of staying in her lane, she doesn't know where the tires are on the vehicle in relation to the pavement. She'll think she's steering away from a pothole and is instead driving right at it and into it. Same goes for things like tree limbs or shredded semi-tires laying in the roadway. She'll mow them over and complain that she couldn't stop despite no one being behind her, etc.
So when she said she wanted (demanded) a Gladiator instead of the nice sports car I had her driving, I was delighted. She can now hit potholes at 50mph and I no longer have to worry. I'm a rim and two cut tires into this conversation, at this point. So I'm grateful Jeep has given me peace of mind, and her something safe to drive. No more changing tires on a rainy night at 10pm when it's 25 degrees out, because she hit a water filled pothole.
I just refused to buy her a base Gladiator, because I think the vehicle looks like crap unless you put the big wheels on it. Without the big rims and tires, a Gladiator is like one of those big box trucks you see with the tiny wheels.
Likewise, although I always buy a top of the line, loaded vehicle, it made no sense to buy a Rubicon. The Mojave is a much better vehicle for the "all hat, now cowgirl" types like my wife. Let's be honest here, most Jeep honors are not doing things like climbing the Rubicon trail, they're just daily drivers that want a cool, fun to drive and own vehicle. Aint no rocks to climb in Florida.
And as the country continues to go to hell and print fake money, the roads are getting worse and worse, literally causing the death of passenger cars. Read the horror stories of poor folk hitting potholes and breaking rims in places like Pittsburgh as they try to commute to work. So what good is a car like a Corvette that sits 3-4 inches off the ground if it's not safe to drive on the street?
There is plenty of "fancy electrical crap" in even the base low end models, most of it related to drive train but plenty going back into the dash and there rest of the vehicle. Some people use that cop out because they just don't have the money to buy the higher trims, and then there are those that just honestly want to be frugal.Honestly I was a base Sport with Mojave suspension and frame. I don't want or need all the fancy electrical crap in the higher trims.
I just don't really care about power locks/windows, because my doors are off more than half the year, and I have a soft top so I don't lock the doors. The entire back window is removable without unlocking the doors or someone will just cut it if they really want in. Also by "fancy electrical crap" I mean the E lockers, and electronic disconnects, stuff that is already having issues on these trucks.There is plenty of "fancy electrical crap" in even the base low end models, most of it related to drive train but plenty going back into the dash and there rest of the vehicle. Some people use that cop out because they just don't have the money to buy the higher trims, and then there are those that just honestly want to be frugal.