What did you do WITH your Gladiator today?

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Thanks, so yours wasn’t really heavier. Yea I think it behaved fine towing but I don’t know at what temps I should worry. The roads out of Anza Borrego are steep but it wasn’t even hot yet! I’d be afraid to see what temps are in the summer.
And here I was snickering at the diesel folk saying their rigs derate power🤔
id be willing to met that its not nearly as much of a concern as your thinking. If you have anything that restricts airflow to the engine compartment that may also be in the way. Large bumper lights, grill inserts, ect.

 

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id be willing to met that its not nearly as much of a concern as your thinking. If you have anything that restricts airflow to the engine compartment that may also be in the way. Large bumper lights, grill inserts, ect.
So you’re saying putting 10 pairs of lights and a winch on the front is a compromise? Bah, who needs to tow anyway!
 

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Summer is coming and I always seem to be playing in the dirt without gloves…. so I cut and applied a screen protector to the 8.4 display (7” less 1/16, 5.25” less 1/16). I had enough of this kit left over from doing my last truck.

This is the first time I’ve removed the bezel before doing a screen protector… definitely the ticket!

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Freedom panels and front doors off all weekend!
Learned that driving on the interstate with no doors is scary - felt like the wind was going to pull me out. Did mostly alternate routes after that.
 


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Took it turkey hunting for the 5th time this year. And for the first time in almost 30 years of hunting turkey, I got 2 big gobblers. The second one came back 5 minutes after I shot the first. Almost felt bad.
 

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Not today but yesterday. Let my oldest be the driver for a Jeep Adventure Academy event. I wasn’t expecting to push the truck that hard but they had him doing things with it that I haven’t even done yet! Overall it was a great intro to off roading with patient, experienced guides all along the way. I might have to make all my kids take it.



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Took a long drive with my son to Idyllwild.
Went up Bee Canyon Truck Trail 5S07 to San Jacinto Ridge truck trail 5S09.

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There was pretty good flow down Stone Creek, a couple inches over the road.
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not overly rocky but lot of undulations/whoops kept the speed low, didn’t really need 4WD but experimented with something.
So creeping along @1000rpm in 2WD my coolant was around 220, transmission ~210, and oil 230. Air temp 71.
Going into 4Lo meant I was in 4th or 5th gear, but engine @2000rpm and temps about 200, 205, and 210 respectively. So like 10-20 degree drops.
 

 
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