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Added on the KC lights (2 wide - 1 spot) on the bumper and some KC flex spots on the gatekeeper knuckle mounts.

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Had a local shop paint match my roof. Originally was the black textured so they sanded it down and hit it with a perfect match.

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great work here… I’d love to see how you modded that’s way bar button in there to trigger the ARB solenoid to the EVO sway bar disconnect… did you have to sacrifice a stock rubicon switch to make it all work?
 
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great work here… I’d love to see how you modded that’s way bar button in there to trigger the ARB solenoid to the EVO sway bar disconnect… did you have to sacrifice a stock rubicon switch to make it all work?
So that was my original plan. I did sacrifice an oem rubicon switch panel to do it but got it on eBay for like $30. I tried using a latching switch and relay but turned out to be more work then I wanted. So currently the sway bar button is display only and I actually disconnect the sway with the aux fuel tank button
 
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Awesome thread!! how much did the local bodyshop charge you for sanding and painting the hardtop? Is it smooth now? Any noticeable imprefections with sanding?
 
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Awesome thread!! how much did the local bodyshop charge you for sanding and painting the hardtop? Is it smooth now? Any noticeable imprefections with sanding?
Thanks! and paint/labor cost me $1100. I think if I paid with card it would've been like $1350-ish.... and yeah everything is nice and smooth, nothing that I have noticed as far as imperfections. The nice thing with the JT is that most of the roof is the top, so unlike the JL you don't have a huge area on the back window to paint.
 

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Great write-up on the process so far! Looking forward to seeing more of your build. I just bought a 2021 Sport S (sold Carvana my 2020 JT) and have similar plans. Start w a semi-basic model and go from there. For me, the process of the build is 90% of the satisfaction. Pouring over these threads, writing down pros and cons of each new mod, trying and succeeding in new ways to do things (and sometimes failing) are how I derive my relaxation and enjoyment. I absolutely love wrenching on a vehicle and these Gladiators are the perfect platform.
 

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Starting a build thread for my sport S! My goal was to get to a similar level of a Rubicon without spending as much money (lol). I knew I wanted to go with air over electronics, keep it in the range of a 3-4" lift and ~37" tires so here it is! Most parts are OEM but everything listed below are upgrades. Will get more pictures soon!

IG: @mister_nanners

Exterior:
Amazon knock off steel bumper
Maximus3 stinger
Rubicon Grill
Rubicon Hood
Rubicon fenders
Mopar rear steel bumper
Hauk off-road rear decal
80th anniversary Gladiator side decals
Mopar tri fold tonneau cover
AMP XL side steps

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Mopar OEM LED headlights
Mopar OEM LED fogs
Morimoto sequential DRLs
EU Mopar OEM LED taillights
EU Mopar OEM rear fogs
EU Mopar OEM mirror signals with HA covers
KC gravity pro6 lights (2 wide, 1 spot)
KC Flex spots on Gatekeeper offroad Knuckle mounts

Interior:
8.4 Uconnect (upgraded HVAC as well)
Katzkin red leather with heated seats
Mopar OEM Aux kit
LASTFIT red switch panel (added oem sway bar disconnect button)
Z automotive cargo cam for SNES

Suspension:
Clayton 3.5 overland plus kit
Fox 2.0 ATS steering stabilizer
20' Black Rhino recon wheels
38x13.50 toyo Open Country RTs
OEM rubicon sway bar converted to EVO MFG pnuematic disconnect

Extras:
ARB single compressor with remote chuck ([Banned Site] ACM bracket)
Mopar proximity key kit


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ARB compressor with ACM mount in drivers fender well
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EVO MFG pneumatic disconnect on Rubicon OEM sway bar
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LASFIT switches with OEM Aux kit and custom OEM sway bar button
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Honestly, that is the best looking Glady I've seen on this site. True proof you dont have to go all out mojave/rubicon then strip it all down after you get it. Build it from the ground up! Nice job man.
 
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Great write-up on the process so far! Looking forward to seeing more of your build. I just bought a 2021 Sport S (sold Carvana my 2020 JT) and have similar plans. Start w a semi-basic model and go from there. For me, the process of the build is 90% of the satisfaction. Pouring over these threads, writing down pros and cons of each new mod, trying and succeeding in new ways to do things (and sometimes failing) are how I derive my relaxation and enjoyment. I absolutely love wrenching on a vehicle and these Gladiators are the perfect platform.
1000% agree - I love the process and working on my own cars. I could never buy a car and not modify it (unless I was rich and got some super cars lol). But yeah, besides paint I did everything myself at home. Also good luck with your build! make sure to add it to your profile so I can come back and remember to check it out some time!
 
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Honestly, that is the best looking Glady I've seen on this site. True proof you dont have to go all out mojave/rubicon then strip it all down after you get it. Build it from the ground up! Nice job man.
Thanks!! I like to think its one of the best looking 😎 but you know everyone has different tastes. Like JTpoor was saying above your comment, working on the jeep and tinkering with it is one of the best parts of owning these!
 

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this is an outstanding build. Well done. Did you add the front and rear lockers too with the rubicon switch panel or did you just use it for the sway bar disconnect?
With the export mirrors in white and running lights in there, what wiring modifications did you have to make?
 

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Starting a build thread for my sport S! My goal was to get to a similar level of a Rubicon without spending as much money (lol). I knew I wanted to go with air over electronics, keep it in the range of a 3-4" lift and ~37" tires so here it is! Most parts are OEM but everything listed below are upgrades. Will get more pictures soon!

IG: @mister_nanners

Exterior:
Amazon knock off steel bumper
Maximus3 stinger
Rubicon Grill
Rubicon Hood
Rubicon fenders
Mopar rear steel bumper
Hauk off-road rear decal
80th anniversary Gladiator side decals
Mopar tri fold tonneau cover
AMP XL side steps

Lighting:
Mopar OEM LED headlights
Mopar OEM LED fogs
Morimoto sequential DRLs
EU Mopar OEM LED taillights
EU Mopar OEM rear fogs
EU Mopar OEM mirror signals with HA covers
KC gravity pro6 lights (2 wide, 1 spot)
KC Flex spots on Gatekeeper offroad Knuckle mounts

Interior:
8.4 Uconnect (upgraded HVAC as well)
Katzkin red leather with heated seats
Mopar OEM Aux kit
LASTFIT red switch panel (added oem sway bar disconnect button)
Z automotive cargo cam for SNES

Suspension:
Clayton 3.5 overland plus kit
Fox 2.0 ATS steering stabilizer
20' Black Rhino recon wheels
38x13.50 toyo Open Country RTs
OEM rubicon sway bar converted to EVO MFG pnuematic disconnect

Extras:
ARB single compressor with remote chuck ([Banned Site] ACM bracket)
Mopar proximity key kit


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ARB compressor with ACM mount in drivers fender well
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EVO MFG pneumatic disconnect on Rubicon OEM sway bar
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LASFIT switches with OEM Aux kit and custom OEM sway bar button
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Where did you get that amazon steel bumper! and how much was it?
 
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Awesome photos!!
Thanks! loving the lift kit!


this is an outstanding build. Well done. Did you add the front and rear lockers too with the rubicon switch panel or did you just use it for the sway bar disconnect?
With the export mirrors in white and running lights in there, what wiring modifications did you have to make?
So I don't have lockers in yet, but yes they will be wired into those switches when the time comes. The export mirrors are tapped directly into my front DRLs. I actually have them set as running lights but either works. I plan on doing a small write up on themm.
Where did you get that amazon steel bumper! and how much was it?
amazon! and it was $450
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0856YHW5M/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 

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