Gladiator bent frame offroading with trailer? Why do you think this happened?

PyrPatriot

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 27, 2019
Messages
1,703
Reaction score
863
Location
Kentucky, USA
Vehicle(s)
JT Sport S Sing-Grey - 18k miles since 11/2019; Honda Element 170k miles since 2006
nc_oc=AQmKL3ddH3jitztW3qDStO9b4Ue_tBWR-gZIFNVwJ_nVMa6U4Eq1UPvMx-sJ6QYRpKo&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.jpg

nc_oc=AQn8_BtIPSuk4SmZCwhtKl2Q_wMqs1JZ3h15Cz9UVc1hYB43hc2XreN45wzrPwtk2OE&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.jpg


According to CORE Offroad (and comments from someone who says they know the owner of the JT well) (https://www.facebook.com/COREOffRoadLLC/)

Ladies and gentlemen. This is why proper installation is crucial.

This gladiator owner had shocks installed that were TOO LONG, causing the shock to be used as a bumpstop. The shock mounts are on the “weakest” part of the frame. Add this, with hitting the dunes and a trailer, you’re gonna have a bad day.

Please always use caution when installing your own parts or having a shop install them for you.
Does the frame look bent? or is it just the trailer hitch attachment and box



Advertisement



 
Last edited by a moderator:

bgenlvtex

Well-Known Member
First Name
Bruce
Joined
Jun 8, 2019
Messages
964
Reaction score
1,138
Location
Texas/Alaska
Vehicle(s)
2020 JTR
Quite a few pics of Colorado/Canyon that suffered this similar failure.

In those cases attributed to high speed off roading and trailering.

Frame looks bent, dumb assery likely.

Probably a spacer lift with shock extensions so he could fit his "twennys", coupled with a lack of attention, speed and ground conditions.

I'm less than even a little bit concerned that will happen to mine.
 

Hurley82

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 29, 2018
Messages
143
Reaction score
193
Location
Colorado
Vehicle(s)
Gladiator Rubicon , BMW F800GS
I just don't buy that this happens without excessive speed or force, whether he's got a $2k lift or budget boost that doesn't "just" happen. My guess, he hit a hidden washout or whoop at speed
 

Trippin01

Well-Known Member
First Name
Dan
Joined
Apr 16, 2019
Messages
278
Reaction score
369
Location
Idaho
Vehicle(s)
Lexus RX450h, Hyundai Turbo Veloster, Land Rover Disco
Occupation
Deputy Sheriff & Retired Army
Vehicle Showcase
1
I bet he bent it without the trailer on it. Jumped it, landed on something mid frame. But, still had to tow the trailer out. my trailer is 4k lbs and I went Overland-trailer hauling with it all last summer, and yeah, I baby my trailer alot more than the JT but I don't see how that could happen under reasonable use. The long wheel base will get ya if you're gonna be crazy, but it sure does tow nice off road, (within reason) I'm gonna pull the trailer out tomorrow and I'll get a pic after I get it all washed up. Mines way bigger than that. I'm not scared;

IMG_0213.jpeg
 
Last edited:
OP
PyrPatriot

PyrPatriot

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 27, 2019
Messages
1,703
Reaction score
863
Location
Kentucky, USA
Vehicle(s)
JT Sport S Sing-Grey - 18k miles since 11/2019; Honda Element 170k miles since 2006
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #11
Mohave things that make you go hmmm.

kje3ahkksulku8fqkglp.png
which is exactly why I want the Mojave. For the frame/structure upgrades. I doubt I will ever need them, but it is peace of mind
 

WhatExit?

Well-Known Member
First Name
Dan
Joined
Sep 13, 2018
Messages
1,432
Reaction score
2,155
Location
48th State
Vehicle(s)
2020 JT Rubicon Launch Edition - Granite Crystal Metallic | 2017 Ford Raptor SuperCrew - Metallic
Jumping is known to do that on trucks at the crush points on the frame
 

Gren71

Well-Known Member
First Name
Matthew
Joined
Jul 9, 2019
Messages
554
Reaction score
365
Location
Delaware
Vehicle(s)
Jeep JT sports S
Occupation
TEMS
Vehicle Showcase
1
huh....interesting.

So dumb guy question...would that mean that rubi fox shock take offs are "too long" for a stock sport?
 
Top