What did you do TO your Gladiator today?

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Very nice. Curious on how much do these actually stick out? Any rubbing with these? I see that offsets are +25 which is same as +31 on a 9 wide wheel (I think I did the math correctly). Are these 35s or 37s?



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Looks great. Almost like it came from the factory. Can you feel the difference, or is it too early?
Only made it to the mailbox and back so far. I doubt it will do much, HP wise, but I do like how it looks. For anyone looking to add these, I would highly recommend buying 1” or 1.25” M4 screws to help fixate the passenger side vent during install. The wing nuts they send are too big and don’t work.
 

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Took off Teraflex 1.5" level kit and installed RC 2.5" level kit. Kept Daystar 3/4" rear spacer. Reason? After adding a winch and bumper the front end dropped almost an inch.

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RR HD Rear Bumper.
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See The Overcon for more pics & details on the install and tag lights. Love it, Recommended.
 
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This is concerning. Did you treat it, and how?
Brushed it with a fine stainless wire brush, treated it with Extend rust converter, then painted over it. I've done minor rust on multiple cars that way and they are all fine - one was done over a decade ago, the others about 8 years ago, no rust since.
 

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That is pretty common on both the JL and JT. Something about the welds either from the material itself or them not cleaned properly that makes the E-Coating of the frame not stick to those spots well and they chip pretty easily around those areas.

Getting it address by warranty is spotty and I think you are better off just spraying some rust converter and touching up with some like black epoxy paint.
I keep rust converters on hand, both brush-on and spray. And I used a black epoxy paint on my SX4 door locks to match the Jeep door handles I installed last year so have some of that left.
Pretty used to treating rust so that was my first thought - clean, convert, paint over it.
No way I'd bother with warranty on that - their cure might be worse.
 

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Wired up the winch today - made brackets to hold the supplied cut-off switch, used existing bolt locations and bolts, no holes drilled, nothing really changed. If I change things around, I simply pull the bolts to take the brackets out and put the bolts back. I like mods like that that don't impact the ability to put things back.

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Found some paracord that matches the orange interior accents of the Mojave as well as one that matches the Gator color quite well. Braided and installed some custom grab handles for each door as well as the headrests for backseat passengers. Very happy with how they turned out!

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