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I might as well do the whole damn thing.

JEEP GLADIATOR SPORT 4X4
Exterior Color:
Sarge Green Clear–Coat Exterior Paint
Interior Color: Black Interior Color
Interior: Leather–Trimmed Bucket Seats with Cloth Inserts
Engine: 3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel Engine with Start Stop
Transmission: 8–Spd Automatic 8HP75 Transmission

STANDARD EQUIPMENT (UNLESS REPLACED BY OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT)
FUNCTIONAL/SAFETY FEATURES

Jeep Wave Membership (Retail Sales/50 States Only)
Advanced Multistage Front Airbags
Supplemental Front Seat–Mounted Side Air Bags
ParkView® Rear Back–Up Camera
Command–Trac® Part–Time 4WD System
Heavy–Duty Dana® 44 Front Axle
Heavy–Duty Dana® 44 Rear Axle
3.73 Axle Ratio
17–Inch x 7.5–Inch Black Steel Styled Wheels

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT (May Replace Standard Equipment)
Sarge Green Clear–Coat
Exterior Paint
Customer Preferred Package 26F
17–Inch x 7.5–Inch Satin Carbon Aluminum Wheels
245/75R17 All–Terrain Tires
LED Headlamp and Fog Lamp Group
Premium Reflector Headlamps
LED Front Fog Lamps
Cab and Bed Steel Rock Rails
Winch–Capable Steel Front Bumper
Steel Rear Bumper
2 Front & 2 Rear Tow Hooks
Body–Color Fender Flares
Freedom Package Decals
Oscar Mike Badge
Rear Armrest with Cupholder
Leather–Wrapped Steering Wheel
Freedom Edition Interior Accents
Deep–Tint Sunscreen Windows
Power Windows with Front 1–Touch Down
Speed–Sensitive Power–Locks
Power–Heated Mirrors
Automatic Headlamps
Technology Group
Trailer–Tow Package

Class IV Receiver Hitch
Trailer–Hitch Zoom
Convenience Group
Remote–Start System
8.4–Inch Radio and Premium Audio Group
Uconnect® 4C NAV with 8.4–Inch Display
Google Android Auto™
Apple CarPlay®
GPS Navigation
Off–Road Info Pages
Alpine® Premium Audio System
Air Conditioning with Automatic Temperature Control
SiriusXM® with 6–Month Radio Sub Call 800–643–2112
SiriusXM Guardian™ Connected Services w/1–Yr Trial
5–Year SiriusXM® Travel Link Service
SiriusXM® Traffic Plus with 5–Year Subscription
115–Volt Auxiliary Power–Outlet
Rear Center Console with 2 Charge–Only USB Ports
Automatic–Dimming Rear–View Mirror
Jeep® Active Safety Group
ParkSense® Rear Park–Assist System
Blind–Spot and Cross–Path Detection
LED Tail Lamps
Adaptive Cruise Control/Fwd Collision Warning Plus
Automatic High–Beam Headlamp–Control
Auxiliary Switch Group
4 Programmable Auxiliary Switches
All–Weather Slush Mats by Mopar®
8–Spd Automatic 8HP75 Transmission

Selec–Speed® Control
Transmission Skid–Plate
3.0L V6 Turbo Diesel Engine with Start Stop
Trac–Lok® Anti–Spin Rear Differential
Black Freedom Top® 3–Piece Hard Top
Spray–In Bedliner by Mopar®





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Day 11 05/16/2021 #2
Relocated and wired in the bumper lights,
and since I had a couple more, added the world's biggest Ditch lights...
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Day 13 05/18/2021
Slight change of plans.
Instead of waiting years for the Black Rhino OD Abrams to arrive, I'm picking up @Kindafearless Method 606 20x10 wearing MAXXIS RAZR MT 35x12.5s
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Hoping to get up there this weekend, throw them on and get back.

I figure I'll run the rest of this rubber down and then maybe powder coat them, or maybe not.
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Day 18 05/23/2021
Went (still on) on a little ROADTRIP,
Met the badass known as @Kindafearless
Took her hand-me-down wheels and tires,
took some pics.
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Day 19 05/24/2021
JP's Roadtrip


Started Sat 05/22/2021 at 415p with 229 miles on the odometer cause that's always smart... :LOL:

51 Hours

5 states FL/GA/SC/NC/VA and back

1962 miles 38.47 mph avg; if I take out the 8 hours on Sat night and the 12 hours Sun night not driving, I avg'd 63.29 mph.

89.6 gallons of Diesel 21.9 mpg. Half w/the 31.5" OEMs and half with the 35"s

5 more wheels and tires than I started with... :like:

Ended Mon 05/24/2021 at 715p with 2191 on the Odometer.

time for beer... :beer:
 

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How do you like the steering stabilizer? I got 35s put on mine and noticing a shimmy when I go 70+mph. Had the tires rebalanced and it’s still there.
 
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How do you like the steering stabilizer? I got 35s put on mine and noticing a shimmy when I go 70+mph. Had the tires rebalanced and it’s still there.
So, it's funny you say that.
Driving up SUCKED! If I hit an expansion joint, or a pot hole just enough to unsettle the front at 70mph+, I'd get a Death Wobble that I'd have to slow down to under 40 to get to stop.
As soon as I put these 35s on, it totally stopped, I didn't have a wobble all the way home.
I don't know if it's the added weight, bigger contact patch, larger Diameter (slowing rotation), etc.
BUT IT WORKED!
 
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scraped the bugs off, and went for a ride. 😎
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Day 28 06/02/2021
Started the De-Blinging of the wheels, cause a Sarge Green can NOT have bling dammit...
Just the Center Hubs tonight
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