Glad Grandpa Firecracker Red LE Build

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  1. StomperMN

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    Thanks for the helpful feedback! I hadn't even known about the "off-road cruise control"...that's pretty cool!
     
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    Funny thing is I looked all over to try and figure out what that button was but couldn't find it anywhere!! It is fantastic!
     
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    Yeah, I knew about it cuz one of the reviewers TFL or TrailRecon spoke about it and used it... I still don't know when to use the lockers and when not to etc as I have never been off-roading before. I hafta learn all that :/ LOL
     
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    #154 Aug 13, 2019 at 10:56 PM
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    Hello Gladgpa, I am loving your ride with all of your personal modifications. This is truly one of the nicest I've ever seen. Didn't read to much about your graphics though. I especially like your rear window "Gladiator" and the "weapons" along with "Gladiator" on the front fenders. Super nice design. Are these available for purchase somewhere, or were they designed and owned exclusively by you? Also curious about the Mopar lift kit. Being only a two inches lift did you notice much difference aesthetically and did it change the ride characteristics much. Thanks for being so generous with your build process.
     
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    Thanks for the kind words! I’ve really enjoyed making this Gladiator my own! The graphics were one-off customs from a local shop. The ride is just as good or better than stock with the lift. Part of that is the C rated 315 tires and getting the pressure right. (About 28.5 lbs for mine)! It did change the look with more space in the wheel wells as I had the tires and wheels on it before I lifted!
     
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    Yeah, I definitely second it. I am usually not a big fan of Chrome wheels on a Jeep but you have made sure it looks classy. You must be listening to Ron Burgundy in Iowa :). Not to mention you have moved real fast on your mods, hard to keep up for the rest of us haha :clap::rock:
     
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    I hear you called the graphics shop!! They contacted me as they told me these would be on-offs for me only. I’ll talk to their boss when she gets off vacation next week and see if we can work something out!
     
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    Thanks @SleepyJeep ! I’m just doing the mods I’ve always wanted to do on my TJ and JK but never got around to it!! I’ve slowed down now! Probably because I’ve done almost all I wanted to do!
     
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    Grandpa,

    How do you like those magnets for the RSE step? Kinda jankey or no big deal? Did the steps perform well on your trip?
     
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    I was skeptical but they work fine! The steps too a few hard hits on the trail but still work fine. I turn them off when wheeling. Still need to figure out how to make them work with the tube doors. I have extra magnets just haven’t taken the time to set them up.
     
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    Thanks for your consideration. Me and my five year old appreciate you. Let me know.
     
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