What did you do TO your Gladiator today?

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Added a Mojave call out on the dash. To me it should come from the factory this way! :like:

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That's a must have, do you have a link to where you got it from.

 

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Disregard, found the links you posted.
 

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I don't think they will work on my Rock Hard bumper. Thanks. Rock Hard got back to ma and said they have had no problems with the lights like that since 2007 so I guess all is good. The lights are sealed completely.
The lights are sealed, the wires are "sealed", however, that's also subject to change with time, and I hate having 5 pounds of ice hanging from my wiring, especially where things plug into the lights, pulling on the connections and those tiny <18gauge wires.

When things get transferred to my 2022 from the 2020, if the bloody thing ever arrives, I will be taking care of protecting the wiring from this (pics below)
These don't show it, but I've removed chunks of ice from my wiring already, it's a lot of weight on those connections.
The front tires throw slush, salted snow and ice, forward against the back of the bumper, filling that area with salty ice and snow.

I wish I had taken pictures of the other times when it was worse. Lights are sealed, hopefully, but that's not the real issue. Not here, anyway.


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I have rewired customer trucks where the ice formations literally ripped the wires out from the back of the truck and the parking lights and turn signals up front.
 

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I purchased this one:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/334115220898

There are bumpers available with LEDs for not much more, but I went with this one, because I'm still planning out what LED upgrades I want to make up front
The one I bought came with LED fogs which really aren't bad for cheapies, and the brackets to mount the plastic bumper fog lights.

That one you got has some interesting differences. The winch plate looks different, the loops are lighter (because of the cutouts but just as strong), other subtle differences like spacer plates (wish I would have had those to space the bumper out a bit to clear my big winch)
Interesting.

I got this one -
https://www.ebay.com/itm/114129178387
 

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The one I bought came with LED fogs which really aren't bad for cheapies, and the brackets to mount the plastic bumper fog lights.

That one you got has some interesting differences. The winch plate looks different, the loops are lighter (because of the cutouts but just as strong), other subtle differences like spacer plates (wish I would have had those to space the bumper out a bit to clear my big winch)
Interesting.

I got this one -
https://www.ebay.com/itm/114129178387
I know you mentioned it came with lights but would the OEM LED be a direct swap without a bunch of modification?
 

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I know you mentioned it came with lights but would the OEM LED be a direct swap without a bunch of modification?
It came with brackets to adapt the 4 bolt Overland and Rubicon plastic bumper LEDs to the steel bumper. No mods, straight bolt on.

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It came with brackets to adapt the 4 bolt Overland and Rubicon plastic bumper LEDs to the steel bumper. No mods, straight bolt on.

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Thank you sir. Mine will be a Mojave. Still gonna work?
 

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Thank you sir. Mine will be a Mojave. Still gonna work?
Yea you'll be fine. Those bumpers come with a bracket for the fogs. If you got a takeoff mopar one, you'd probably need the bracket made my maximus-3 but those ebay bumpers come with a bracket. Also if you are going from Halogen to LED, you'll probably need at least a jscan to enable the LEDs.

Edit: I saw you're come from LEDs. You'll just need to dig the cable out of the plastic bumper, but everything will connect fine. Some people just order that part so they don't have to take the plastic bumper apart. You also will have to take the plastic bumper apart if you want your orange tow hooks.

 

 
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