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Some Intercoastal pics today:
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Put 745 miles on it yesterday, Madison, WI to Tupelo, MS.
Now at 1294 miles, not too bad for day 4.
It's a thirsty bugger with these 37"tank tires...

2. ALOT of wondering on the interstate. I'm at exactly 32 psi cold, heats up to 35 psi hot. I just took them down to 30 psi cold to see if that helps.
How did you measure the PSI hot and cold?
 
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How did you measure the PSI hot and cold?
Cold:
Start in the AM, BEFORE driving.
I have a pretty decent digital pressure gauge:
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HOT:
I just watch the TPMS on the DIC
(that sounds kinda bad) :LOL:
 

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@furrymurray - I'll be selling my LE wheels but only after my move to OH so it will be a couple of months in Aug hopefully. I don't want to deal with another set of wheels while I'm in the middle of a move...

All this only if I have my LE delivered tho :CWL:
@SleepyJeep Let me know when you make it to OH and I'll try to buy the set off of you!
 

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@SleepyJeep Let me know when you make it to OH and I'll try to buy the set off of you!
Sounds good either you or furry.

I was gonna say do you guys use Twitter? The Jeep Gladiator forum tweeted your giant Gladiator tool by the way... well, that didn't sound right but you know what I mean LOL
 

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Cold:
Start in the AM, BEFORE driving.
I have a pretty decent digital pressure gauge:
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HOT:
I just watch the TPMS on the DIC
(that sounds kinda bad) :LOL:
LOL haha ok. I thought there was some other way to measure the hot and cold in the dash itself... cool, yeah I am def not going to 37s and will stay at 35s but you are saying it is affecting mileage fo sho. I am just too worried about the geometry and all that stuff I was reading about trussing when I go to 37s so maybe I might get better mileage with 35s will find out.
 

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Sounds good either you or furry.

I was gonna say do you guys use Twitter? The Jeep Gladiator forum tweeted your giant Gladiator tool by the way... well, that didn't sound right but you know what I mean LOL
That's awesome! This is the most I do on social media on a personal level. This is enough too :like:
 
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Even though I already did a 2200 mile road-trip, I just installed my 3rd cup / cell phone holder.
before:
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After:
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So, you just don't realize the size of these things from pictures.
They're way bigger in person.
proof? OK:

Here's my new 2020 Gladiator and my 2018 ZR2 Diesel:
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Hmmm, OK, let's look a little closer. Look at dem feet:
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and here's the difference:
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dayum...
 
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And on Day 8:

1. I climbed under and made sure the steering stabilizer was all tight.
Can anyone relate to this:
I went to POPs house in Wisconsin where I had my 37s ready to install. I knew I wanted the stabilizer on before the tires, no problem, I remembered POPs had a good collection of tools.
Well my memory and reality do not agree. It took twice as long than needed and I'm sure wasn't fully tight but got it on. Today. I confirmed, a lot needed tightening. ahhh, to have my tools...

2. I removed the front bumper wings:
Before:
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After:
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So, you just don't realize the size of these things from pictures.
They're way bigger in person.
proof? OK:

Here's my new 2020 Gladiator and my 2018 ZR2 Diesel:
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Hmmm, OK, let's look a little closer. Look at dem feet:
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and here's the difference:
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dayum...
Yeah, that's what she said LOL.

But, all jokes aside, I feel that the 37s are too big for me that's why I am getting the 35s. But, I like the look of the big tires etc esp for people who are over 6 ft tall :)
 
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Yeah, that's what she said LOL.

But, all jokes aside, I feel that the 37s are too big for me that's why I am getting the 35s. But, I like the look of the big tires etc esp for people who are over 6 ft tall :)
or a Napoleon complexed 5'5" (me)
I NEED STEPS!!!
:LOL:
 
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I found a pretty cool place for today's show-off pics:

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So, you just don't realize the size of these things from pictures.
They're way bigger in person.
proof? OK:

Ok so do you mean, "these things" as in your two riggs are "way bigger in person" or that the Jeep Gladiators are "way bigger in person"? Because yes I see your Gladi is substantially bigger than your Bowtie, but then again your Gladi has 37's on it.
 

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and on Day 2, it was said:

LET THERE BE 37s!


and DATs how I roll... :rock:
So 2" Mopar lift with 37's, right? Did anyone (dealer, friends, Pops, fowes) try and talk you OUT of 37's unless you gusseted and made the other known changes to the truck due to the added strain of a 37's?
 

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