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Just realized we had these threads, so I’m a little late in making this. So here is Jeep #9 for me, and my first brand new vehicle in my 47 years on this planet. I’m doing this one just a little here, little there, since I want to enjoy having a warranty for the first time in my life.

Day 1, 11/2/2020, getting it at the dealer...
Jeep Gladiator JJ’s Hydro Blue 80A Quasi-build 90E22431-2EA9-4A4F-97DC-60FC98A568D3
Jeep Gladiator JJ’s Hydro Blue 80A Quasi-build 199EB337-32CF-40F1-BDAE-351D609B8471

Edit—-just realized, if you look closely at the second pic, you can see my 2013 JKU I traded in for my Gladiator just over the bed lol.
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After driving it bone stock for about 8 months, new wheels and tires.
18x9 Vision Se7ens +12 offset
295/70R18 Falken Wildpeak AT3W
Jeep Gladiator JJ’s Hydro Blue 80A Quasi-build 52618CBB-5791-40BA-88BA-3EB9F6E82963
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8/2/21 Teraflex 1.5” leveling kit installed.
Also added the LCA’s from the Mopar lift kit. I highly recommend these to anyone, even if you don’t add a level or lift. They greatly improve the handling.
Jeep Gladiator JJ’s Hydro Blue 80A Quasi-build 4D1C1462-52BA-462F-AA33-143C494563EE
 
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About a week later, put on the Rough Country Contour Steps, to make it a bit easier for my 8 year old to get in and out.
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Your jeep is looking great. I really like that color.
 

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Your jeep is looking great. I really like that color.
Thank you much! Admittedly, I’m not a huge fan of blue being a born and raised Buckeye, but Hydro really caught my eye.
 

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Nice Jeep. Hydro is one of my favorite colors. I actually prefer it with the black top and painted fenders like yours.
 
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Dang that looks good! Has me excited for my Hydro Blue Overland that’s on order.

Did you keep the stock wheels or were you able to sell them and recoup a little bit of your expense?
 
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Dang that looks good! Has me excited for my Hydro Blue Overland that’s on order.

Did you keep the stock wheels or were you able to sell them and recoup a little bit of your expense?
Still have them. Haven’t listed them because I may keep one for the spare tire. I can put the exact same tire on the factory rim and use that instead of finding a 17” tire that’s “close enough” and putting it on the factory spare wheel.
 

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I like the stock wheels, so I might just put some 275 BFG KOs on mine. My first Jeep, I can tell this is going to be an expensive hobby!
 
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I like the stock wheels, so I might just put some 275 BFG KOs on mine. My first Jeep, I can tell this is going to be an expensive hobby!
You can fit the same size tires I went with on the factory wheels, 295/70R18. They are a 34x11.5 equivalent.
I had purchased my wheels and tires from Discount Tire when they were giving an extra 10% discount for purchasing online. That combined with 10% military discount got me the whole set up for $1650 out the door.
You can even contact @Discount Tire on here, I believe they give special pricing to forum members.
 

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I like the stock wheels, so I might just put some 275 BFG KOs on mine. My first Jeep, I can tell this is going to be an expensive hobby!
Welcome to the addiction! ?
There'll always be "just one more" thing to get, or mod to do.
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