My 2021 Willys Gladiator Build Thread

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Original Truck - 2021 Jeep Gladiator Willys 4X4
Customer Preferred 24W
Trailer/Tow Package
Cold Weather Package
Jeep Active Safety Group
8-Speed Automatic 850RE Transmission
Black Freedom 3-Piece Hard Top
Spray-In Bed Liner

Current Build
Removed the Willys Stickers
Installed N-FAB 519418012 RS Nerf Steps
Installed Jeep Hitch Cover
Installed Gator ETX Soft Tri-Fold Truck Bed Tonneau Cover
Flag Appliqué to the Jeep Badging on the tailgate
Locking Gas Cap
LED Headlights
LED Fogs
LED Running and Turn Signal

Next Up (In No Particular Order)
1) I would like to replace the 32" KM2 Mud Terrain tires with 33" K02 or WildPeaks 285/70R17
or something else similar. The KM2 tires are a little noisy on the road, but other than that, I would love to get bigger, quieter ones.
2) Paint the Tow Hooks red
3) Find some place for my iPhone on the dash
4) Locking Hood Latch
5) Bestop Sunrider top

Build Notes
Locking Gas Cap
LED Upgrade
iPhone
- I have currently rigged an old Apple iPhone dock attached to a USB to Lightning cable plugged into the console. This allows CarPlay and charging. It's a little unstable, but works. I will add pictures at some point.​



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Removing the Willys Labels was pretty easy. I used a custom "Label Removed" (small portable heater) and then cleaned up with some Goo Gone.

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How do you like the black grille? Is the grille gloss or matte? I currently have a hydro blue gladiator sport and am considering trading it in on a blue Willy's.
 
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Installing the n-Fab RS Nerf Steps was pretty simple. Overall, it took about an hour including lunch in the middle. My daughter helped me hold up the bar so that I could get the bolts started.

I liked the look of the original Rock Sliders, but my wife needed the steps to get into the truck. :CWL::involve:

Also, please ignore the mess in the garage!

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How do you like the black grille? Is the grille gloss or matte? I currently have a hydro blue gladiator sport and am considering trading it in on a blue Willy's.
It is definitely gloss and the bumper is matte, but has gloss accents around the fog lights so it ties in pretty well.

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Very nice. I'm planning on base willys sport with hardtop in manual tranny in GCM color.
 

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nice truck i'm waiting on my sting grey Willys to arrive. was ordered Oct5 do the mud terrain tires make much noise at regular speed and hwy speeds?
 
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nice truck i'm waiting on my sting grey Willys to arrive. was ordered Oct5 do the mud terrain tires make much noise at regular speed and hwy speeds?
They are not horrible, but I want quieter tires.
 
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Why did you buy a willys?
I loved the look of the Willys without doing anything to it. I would have loved a Mojave, but could not stomach the price. I also liked the wheels and got a good price on it.
 
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Gator Bed Cover installed - It seems like a nice product.
 

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