Rebel 3 Gladiator Builds/Trail Reports

TheSolarWizard

Well-Known Member
First Name
Memphis
Joined
Aug 5, 2019
Messages
1,217
Reaction score
904
Location
San Diego, CA
Vehicle(s)
Model Y Performance. Diesel JT hopefully soon
I noticed you guys start with overlands. May I ask why?



Advertisement



 

1cdub

Active Member
Joined
Sep 2, 2019
Messages
29
Reaction score
18
Location
Lees Summit, MO
Vehicle(s)
2019 JLUR, 2020 JTR
My .02. It wouldn’t make sense to start with the more expensive Rubicon if they are going to swap axles right away. Plus the factory locker switch can not be used to control aftermarket differential locks just yet so you would end up with a useless bright red switch.
 

PUGLIA

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2019
Messages
64
Reaction score
65
Location
Oklahoma
Vehicle(s)
2020 JT, SSMT
I noticed you guys start with overlands. May I ask why?
cause if you’re building your own rig a Rubicon is overpriced and the features aren’t worth the money.

Sport S and Overland .Max tow has more payload.
Leather/ lockers/ 1” and elec sway bar disconnects are not worth 8-15k more.

better lockers are available
Elec disconnects will fail
Gears will eventually be swapped as well.

Im getting my Gator Sport S .Mac tow loaded first 41k
Adding lift
Adding anti rocks front and back
Will be adding lockers and regearing in about 6 mo.

Rubicons are for those who just want you to look at the sticker think their rig is better than everyone else’s.....

when in reality everyone knows they just wasted a bunch of money for the sticker.
 

RH 67

Well-Known Member
First Name
Dave
Joined
Jul 25, 2019
Messages
663
Reaction score
433
Location
SoCal
Vehicle(s)
2020 Black Rubicon Gladiator, Alfa Romeo Quad, 2019 Ford F250, 2018 Ford Raptor
Occupation
Retired DOD, Army SF, SS.
Seems no limit to what a person can spend sort of takes the fun out of it. I`d rather see Jeeps that the average Joe is and will build, these mega $$$$ builds are of no interest and i pay them no attention. But that`s SEMA, shock and ahh for better or worse.
 
OP
RebelOffRoad

RebelOffRoad

Peak Sponsor (Level 2)
First Name
Evan
Joined
Jul 28, 2016
Messages
211
Reaction score
367
Location
Laguna Hills California
Website
www.rebeloffroad.com
Vehicle(s)
JL Wrangler Rubicon and 2 Gladiator Overlands
Occupation
Marketing Director
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #52
I noticed you guys start with Overlands. May I ask why?
We mainly choose the Overland because of two reasons. We had and still do have issues with our JL and the aftermarket axles under it. Not the fault of the axles but the main issue is the computer and its search for the FAD. Yes we have a Tazer but have found it doesn't remove the lights on the dash. We've updated our software so its current. The interior and exterior options of the Overland package including a properly colored dash made the decision even easier.

A lot of the comments above are correct also in what played into this years choice to purchase Overland models over the Rubicon. We don't plan to do much rock crawling with these as we have a perfectly capable Wrangler for that. Ours will be mainly used for extended duration/distance Overland trips.
 
OP
RebelOffRoad

RebelOffRoad

Peak Sponsor (Level 2)
First Name
Evan
Joined
Jul 28, 2016
Messages
211
Reaction score
367
Location
Laguna Hills California
Website
www.rebeloffroad.com
Vehicle(s)
JL Wrangler Rubicon and 2 Gladiator Overlands
Occupation
Marketing Director
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #53
Seems no limit to what a person can spend sort of takes the fun out of it. I`d rather see Jeeps that the average Joe is and will build, these mega $$$$ builds are of no interest and i pay them no attention. But that`s SEMA, shock and ahh for better or worse.
Our Gladiator started out stock and slowly worked its way to where it will be at the end of the month. We wanted to show the full spectrum of what could be done over time. Other than the axles and front DSS, everything on the rig is what a normal person can obtain and install on their rig. You'll have to keep watching as we're going to be debuting a bunch of new parts on our JTs. We also have some great partners who have helped to make these builds possible. They trust us to build something great and to continue to market their exceptional products.

But also this is SEMA build thread so you're not going to find average here.
 
  • Like
Reactions: JAY
OP
RebelOffRoad

RebelOffRoad

Peak Sponsor (Level 2)
First Name
Evan
Joined
Jul 28, 2016
Messages
211
Reaction score
367
Location
Laguna Hills California
Website
www.rebeloffroad.com
Vehicle(s)
JL Wrangler Rubicon and 2 Gladiator Overlands
Occupation
Marketing Director
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #54
Recon DSS Brackets are welded in! We spent the weekend working hard on the Punk’n Gladiator. More updates coming today!

73320784_2724225750943858_7344688891305132032_o.jpg


74178468_2724225824277184_983713305111560192_o.jpg
74284474_2724225897610510_4547633543349534720_o.jpg
 

RH 67

Well-Known Member
First Name
Dave
Joined
Jul 25, 2019
Messages
663
Reaction score
433
Location
SoCal
Vehicle(s)
2020 Black Rubicon Gladiator, Alfa Romeo Quad, 2019 Ford F250, 2018 Ford Raptor
Occupation
Retired DOD, Army SF, SS.
We mainly choose the Overland because of two reasons. We had and still do have issues with our JL and the aftermarket axles under it. Not the fault of the axles but the main issue is the computer and its search for the FAD. Yes we have a Tazer but have found it doesn't remove the lights on the dash. We've updated our software so its current. The interior and exterior options of the Overland package including a properly colored dash made the decision even easier.

A lot of the comments above are correct also in what played into this years choice to purchase Overland models over the Rubicon. We don't plan to do much rock crawling with these as we have a perfectly capable Wrangler for that. Ours will be mainly used for extended duration/distance Overland trips.
Do the FAD issues exist with the the RCV one piece CV axles. https://www.quadratec.com/p/readylift-suspension/ultimate-front-1-piece-cv-axles-jeep-wrangler-jl According to RCV there should be no issues. I understand issues could occur with a complete delete of the FAD. Metal Cloak makes a nice skid plate for the FAD so i do not see issues with leaving it in and using the RCV axles.
 

TheSolarWizard

Well-Known Member
First Name
Memphis
Joined
Aug 5, 2019
Messages
1,217
Reaction score
904
Location
San Diego, CA
Vehicle(s)
Model Y Performance. Diesel JT hopefully soon
We mainly choose the Overland because of two reasons. We had and still do have issues with our JL and the aftermarket axles under it. Not the fault of the axles but the main issue is the computer and its search for the FAD. Yes we have a Tazer but have found it doesn't remove the lights on the dash. We've updated our software so its current. The interior and exterior options of the Overland package including a properly colored dash made the decision even easier.

A lot of the comments above are correct also in what played into this years choice to purchase Overland models over the Rubicon. We don't plan to do much rock crawling with these as we have a perfectly capable Wrangler for that. Ours will be mainly used for extended duration/distance Overland trips.

So does the full time system still worth with different axles?
 
OP
RebelOffRoad

RebelOffRoad

Peak Sponsor (Level 2)
First Name
Evan
Joined
Jul 28, 2016
Messages
211
Reaction score
367
Location
Laguna Hills California
Website
www.rebeloffroad.com
Vehicle(s)
JL Wrangler Rubicon and 2 Gladiator Overlands
Occupation
Marketing Director
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #57
The Currie Enterprises 9” is in! Rock Krawler Suspension quad rate springs, King Shocks and our Discovery arms also installed.

73273556_2724357764263990_3057376137559670784_o.jpg
73314410_2724357837597316_46882832210984960_o.jpg
 
OP
RebelOffRoad

RebelOffRoad

Peak Sponsor (Level 2)
First Name
Evan
Joined
Jul 28, 2016
Messages
211
Reaction score
367
Location
Laguna Hills California
Website
www.rebeloffroad.com
Vehicle(s)
JL Wrangler Rubicon and 2 Gladiator Overlands
Occupation
Marketing Director
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #59
That 9" is absolutely sick!!!! Holy moly that thing is a beast! Love it and great choice.
Thank you! We're finishing up the front Currie 70 right now and should have some photos. I do have a killer shot of the Recon DSS some what installed. I'll post that up for you guys.
 
OP
RebelOffRoad

RebelOffRoad

Peak Sponsor (Level 2)
First Name
Evan
Joined
Jul 28, 2016
Messages
211
Reaction score
367
Location
Laguna Hills California
Website
www.rebeloffroad.com
Vehicle(s)
JL Wrangler Rubicon and 2 Gladiator Overlands
Occupation
Marketing Director
  • Thread starter
  • Thread Starter
  • #60
Our Recon DSS Kit for the Jeep Gladiator with a little pumpkin spice sprinkled in for Vegas.
IMG_1355.jpg
 

Advertisement












Advertisement


Top