Jeremy's 2021 Mojave

jsalbre

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Creating a thread here to document the life of my 2021 Gladiator Mojave, including modifications and any interesting adventures we take together.

I custom ordered the Jeep on April 2nd, it was built on the 13th, delivered to the dealership on the 26th, and I drove down (from Boise to Salt Lake City) and traded my 2020 Ram 2500 for it on May 8th.

Like most Jeeps this one will spend the majority of its time on pavement. I've owned several Wrangler Rubicons in the past and with my rock crawling days behind me I figured the Mojave would be better suited to the higher-speed washboard trails I tend to prefer these days. As such, my build will mostly be aimed towards keeping things light so the stock suspension can do its thing. There may be some mild towing in the future and perhaps a roof top tent that is only installed when necessary (and might get backed up with some air bags).

Current Status:
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Original Options:
Sarge Green
8 Speed Auto
Black Leather
Trailer Tow Package
Cold Weather Group
Premium LED Lighting Group
8.4" Radio and Premium Audio
Dual Top Group
Active Safety Group
Adaptive Cruise/Forward Collision Warning Plus
Auxiliary Switch Group
Cargo Management Group with Trail Rail
Roll-Up Tonneau Cover
Remote Proximity Keyless Entry
Engine Block Heater
Spray-In Bedliner
Forward-Facing TrailCam

Modifications/Additions:
3M Paint Protection tape on door hinges
RocBlokz XL/Original in black with orange logos
Mopar Front Grab Handles
Mopar 8.4" Screen Protector
Hooke Road Dead Pedal
ECRI Security Gateway Bypass Module
Falken Widpeak AT3W 35x12.5r17
M.O.R.E Hide-a-Step (on order)
Mopar Door Sill Guards (on order)
RockyMounts DriveShaft Track x2 (on order)

On pickup day:
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RokBlokz Installed:
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This past weekend we finally had some time to do a bit of exploring and see what the Mojave could do. We rove from Boise out to the Jordan Valley area of Oregon, down Leslie Gulch to Lake Owyhee, and then back out and up Succor Creek Road.

The scenery was absolutely stunning, with constantly changing geography. I wish I'd taken more pictures.

Most of the roads were very washboarded and full of potholes. I found myself doing 50-60mph through sections that would have had me down to 30 in the Ram 2500 I traded for the JT, and probably 20-25 in my 2016 JK Rubicon Hard Rock, for fear of back injury, breaking something, or in the JK just the inability to keep it pointed the direction I wanted on the washboard. The faster we went the smoother it got. I was aiming directly for potholes and aside from muted thumps you couldn't even tell we were hitting them. This suspension is magic carpet levels of amazing.

Side note: The RokBloks definitely helped keep the gravel from pinging the sides as much, but they didn't keep quite enough mud off. I may need to switch to a wider rail.

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Any chance you could post up some side shots? I am considering the falken 35s and would like to see how she stands.
 
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Any chance you could post up some side shots? I am considering the falken 35s and would like to see how she stands.
Sure thing.

Here’s a before and after, and a post adventure shot just because.

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Did you ever get the hide-a-steps on it? If so did you go front and back and got pictures?
 

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Rokblokz in front on mine and just added max tow springs with airlift 1000 airbags. I’m looking forward to adding an rsi smartcap and rtt.
After adding springs and bags it instantly started to act more like a truck, but a polite truck.
love my Mojave!
 
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