WILLYS Edition Gladiator JT Club

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Put the Willys to work today. Trailer wasn’t loaded, just transporting back to whom I barrowed it. But was good test to know How it handled weight. Bounces a bit, so if I where doing it regularly I would put a weight transfer system on hitch to make more stable.
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I actually like that throwback decal but I can’t understand why they don’t use decent decals like @pixeldecals and instead use ones with clear overlay and obvious edges.
I believe it needs to be bigger. On the original Cj’s with it, they where a good size. Of course those where painted on and not stickers.
 

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Put the Willys to work today. Trailer wasn’t loaded, just transporting back to whom I barrowed it. But was good test to know How it handled weight. Bounces a bit, so if I where doing it regularly I would put a weight transfer system on hitch to make more stable.
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You would use a weight distriburing hitch for a small cargo trailer? It should handle it easily i would think
 

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Today I removed the stock plastic bumper, dug out the LED fog lights and wiring harness, then mounted EAG's heavy duty bumper with Billet 4x4 OD Green shackles and a Damon hawser fairlead (in OD Green, natch). I also mounted a Zeak 13,000 lb winch and am still deciding whether and where to relocate the solonoid. I bolted on a pair of Hella LED off-road lights to see how they look. I'm not sure I'll keep them. Then I connected Z Automotive's Tazer JL Lite and spent a while messing around with the settings (resetting the tire size, turning off the auto stop/start, turning off the Park sense, automatically turning on the rear view camera when the lane change signal is activated, etc.). Busy day!
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Like the bumper, with and without the lights. This is same type I plan on mounting. Love the look.
 

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This is what I added. Easy mod. Look them up here. They may have a discount. https://www.mopargenuineparts.com/s...MIqNyY6Yuf8AIVLdSzCh2utQvZEAQYASABEgIow_D_BwE
You're a lifesaver. I've found the perfect Willys for me, but it obviously lacked the proximity locks and I was looking at a 2020 Overland at my local dealer that was loaded. Can't believe I hadn't searched it, already realized you could add the 8.4" stereo and LED lights yourself. There are a couple of YouTube videos that show a driver and passenger door install. Thanks again!
 

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First time jeep owner. What have I been missing for the past 20 years!

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Carvana has offered me over $3K more than I paid for my Tundra TRD Sport crewcab 18 months ago. If it goes through I'm looking at this exact Jeep! It looks great topless.
 

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Carvana has offered me over $3K more than I paid for my Tundra TRD Sport crewcab 18 months ago. If it goes through I'm looking at this exact Jeep! It looks great topless.
Gotta love Carvana. They offered me $39,700 for my 2018 JL Wrangler which I bought new for $40,000 in July 2018. I recently traded my JT Rubicon for an Audi. I needed a better commuting car and it didn’t make sense owning a Wrangler and a Gladiator and I didn’t need all the features of a Rubicon because I don’t have time for going off road. So long story short dealer said they will match Carvana and sell me their Granite Crystal Willys which MSRPs for $50,415 for $41,000. I love my Sting Gray JL Wrangler but I might increase my debt by $3,000 to be in a brand new JT especially since my warranty is up on the Wrangler come July and the Gladiator has a few more features than my Wrangler plus I think the Gladiators drive better.
 

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Gotta love Carvana. They offered me $39,700 for my 2018 JL Wrangler which I bought new for $40,000 in July 2018. I recently traded my JT Rubicon for an Audi. I needed a better commuting car and it didn’t make sense owning a Wrangler and a Gladiator and I didn’t need all the features of a Rubicon because I don’t have time for going off road. So long story short dealer said they will match Carvana and sell me their Granite Crystal Willys which MSRPs for $50,415 for $41,000. I love my Sting Gray JL Wrangler but I might increase my debt by $3,000 to be in a brand new JT especially since my warranty is up on the Wrangler come July and the Gladiator has a few more features than my Wrangler plus I think the Gladiators drive better.
My dealer doesn't have what I want, but sounds like you got quite the deal. Another similarity. I'm a former Flight Paramedic, Pulm/Crit PA, now Hospitalist PA (for the 7 on/off schedule).
 

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Love my Willys. Just waiting on my Rims and Tires to come back in stock to dress her up a bit.
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Very nice and quite excited when I saw the earlier post that you can add proximity locks after the fact.
 

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Just put a deposit down and ordered a Sting Gray Willys today. Any idea how long people have typically had to wait for orders to arrive? 8-10 weeks?
Just got a call from the dealer, My Jeep is on the lot! 32 days from order to delivery!!
 

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My dealer doesn't have what I want, but sounds like you got quite the deal. Another similarity. I'm a former Flight Paramedic, Pulm/Crit PA, now Hospitalist PA (for the 7 on/off schedule).
Been meaning to post pics. My deal went through. Dealer gave me $39,700 trade for my JL which cost me $40,000 3 years ago. He then discounted this Willys $10,000 off the MSRP. No stupid add ons or hidden dealer fees.
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Been meaning to post pics. My deal went through. Dealer gave me $39,700 trade for my JL which cost me $40,000 3 years ago. He then discounted this Willys $10,000 off the MSRP. No stupid add ons or hidden dealer fees.
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That's a nice looking ride.
 

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Update on my 2021 Gladiator Willys, 8.4 Nav, Alpine, Select Trac 4wd, 1.5 TerraFlex Level, 285/75/17 Nitto Ridge Grappler's, 17x8.5 +10 Quadra tech Morphic Wheels, Westin HD Side Steps, Best Top Sunrider for hard tops, UltraFlex Hard Trifold bed cover by Under Cover, all lights upgraded to Head Light Revolution LED's. Rough Country Bumper and Smitty Bilt XRC Gen 3 9500 Synthetic winch, Warn Power Interrupt and Rough Countrys MLC-6 Multiple Light Controller.
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