Jeep JT pickup info

    ** 2019 Membership page is open! Existing members- discount for early renewal! **

    • Slimer wrote:


      I'm more interested to see what drive train they put in it. A new vehicle model is a great opportunity to introduce a new drivetrain line.
      Supposed to be the same as the JL... the updated 3.6L V6 gas engine and the 3.0L turbodiesel. The gas will have the auto and manual transmissions, the diesel will only come with the auto (per reports). I'm not sure about the axles, rumored to either be the same as the JL (standard and heavy duty/Rubicon) or possibly only come with the Rubicon axles (a little wider than the standard). It will have more payload and around 6500lb tow rating, though... not sure if that's just because of a stronger frame, longer wheelbase or the possible Rubicon axle upgrade.
      Jerry / Whatevah
      2012 Rubicon - 2.5" AEV Dualsport XT lift, 315/70/17 MTZs, JCR Dagger winch bumper and engine skid, XRC Gen 2 rear bumper, Quadratec LED headlights, ACE side steps, ham radio with GPS tracker
      gone- Long-arm 2001 Cherokee on 35s
    • Better link ;) jeepscramblerforum.com/forum/t…d-on-fca-media-site.8138/

      also gives us the trim levels... Sport, Overland and Rubicon.

      I do like the Gladiator name vs Scrambler. Just more macho. ;) Of course, there will be a million and 3 "theme" builds... everybody and their brother will have Spartan helmet decals (note to self, get busy with ebay store!).
      Jerry / Whatevah
      2012 Rubicon - 2.5" AEV Dualsport XT lift, 315/70/17 MTZs, JCR Dagger winch bumper and engine skid, XRC Gen 2 rear bumper, Quadratec LED headlights, ACE side steps, ham radio with GPS tracker
      gone- Long-arm 2001 Cherokee on 35s
    • I wish they would use the Kaiser truck front end

      whatevah wrote:

      Better link ;) jeepscramblerforum.com/forum/t…d-on-fca-media-site.8138/

      also gives us the trim levels... Sport, Overland and Rubicon.

      I do like the Gladiator name vs Scrambler. Just more macho. ;) Of course, there will be a million and 3 "theme" builds... everybody and their brother will have Spartan helmet decals (note to self, get busy with ebay store!).


      Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
      Americans are not a particular people from a particular place or a particular religion. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, anywhere, is an American.
    • Slimer wrote:

      I wish they would use the Kaiser truck front end
      I'm very confident that one will be available in the aftermarket, but I don't think it'll look as good as the concept vehicle they had out a few years ago...
      Jerry / Whatevah
      2012 Rubicon - 2.5" AEV Dualsport XT lift, 315/70/17 MTZs, JCR Dagger winch bumper and engine skid, XRC Gen 2 rear bumper, Quadratec LED headlights, ACE side steps, ham radio with GPS tracker
      gone- Long-arm 2001 Cherokee on 35s
    • SimpleSimon wrote:

      Yeah, ‘Gladiator’ sounds too much like ‘Titan’ or ‘Goliath’; since jeep already has Cherokee and Comanche, how about Apache , Mohave, Navajo, or other, also to honor the peoples to come before us.
      Gladiator is a name used for the full size truck made when Kaiser owned Jeep in the 60s

      Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
      Americans are not a particular people from a particular place or a particular religion. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, anywhere, is an American.
    • Jeep JT pickup info

      That would be a cool name if it had a high HP motor in it.

      Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
      Americans are not a particular people from a particular place or a particular religion. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, anywhere, is an American.
    • he forum switched over to jeepgladiatorforum.com which, was conviently registered back in July of 2017... when they also registered jeepscramblerforum.com Seems pretty likely to me that Jeep folks are behind the site. :)

      jeepgladiatorforum.com/forum/f…up-general-discussions.4/


      back to the news... looks like Jeep accidentally (?) put up their press release early. It was taken down, but a forum member snagged some pictures. jeepgladiatorforum.com/forum/t…cial-pics-and-specs.8214/





      Images
      • All-new_2020_Jeep_Gladiator__The_Most_Capable_Mid-Size_Truck_Ever_zpsxf3pswm8.jpg

        80.95 kB, 600×624, viewed 11 times
      Jerry / Whatevah
      2012 Rubicon - 2.5" AEV Dualsport XT lift, 315/70/17 MTZs, JCR Dagger winch bumper and engine skid, XRC Gen 2 rear bumper, Quadratec LED headlights, ACE side steps, ham radio with GPS tracker
      gone- Long-arm 2001 Cherokee on 35s
    • Looks like a Rubicon and a Sahara/Overland there. The Rubi has the higher front flares. Both have a hidden gas cap, that's new. Looks like both come with a steel rear bumper? Or is that Sahara version just black plastic? Hardtop gets a beer window, which can be nice. The departure angle doesn't look as bad as expected.

      The spec sheet says up to 7650lb tow rating, that's higher than expected. Very nice! I wonder what configuration that'll be. 1600 max payload. 5ft bed with a "covered external power source and strong integrated tie-downs". Windshield can still fold down. Looks like most body panels are aluminum, maybe everything except the bed.

      Looks like the diesel will be delayed until 2020, with just the 3.6L gas engine at launch.

      Rubicon model will have an option for a front-facing camera.
      Jerry / Whatevah
      2012 Rubicon - 2.5" AEV Dualsport XT lift, 315/70/17 MTZs, JCR Dagger winch bumper and engine skid, XRC Gen 2 rear bumper, Quadratec LED headlights, ACE side steps, ham radio with GPS tracker
      gone- Long-arm 2001 Cherokee on 35s
    • nope stacks up against the chevy colorado, toy tacoma, ford ranger (they r supose to bring it back). Its a mid size 1/4 ton like the mj was but will probably have a 1/2 ton price tag.

      Not sure whats not very jeep about it. There were jeep trucks long before there were wranglers. Its just a current wrangler with a 5' bed
      '88 YJ with not much '88 left. :)
      Team Mall Crawler #609
      Werock Stock Class we-rock.cc
      Werock '06 - 2nd East Coast, 5th overall Werock '07 - 3rd East Coast Sponsored by: The Drive Shaft Shop driveshaftshop.com Delaware Jeep Assoc. delawareja.com
    • Jeep JT pickup info

      The whole market is over priced. That's why the used truck market is so popular

      Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
      Americans are not a particular people from a particular place or a particular religion. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom. Everyone who holds to that spirit, anywhere, is an American.
    • astape wrote:


      Not sure whats not very jeep about it. There were jeep trucks long before there were wranglers. Its just a current wrangler with a 5' bed
      because, to me;, And if you look up the defination of a jeep’, its ‘A Smalll sturdy vehicle with 4WD, especially one used by the military’. Ok, there are many variations of ‘the jeep’, but the wrangler is the only one semi-faithfull to original intent. Even tho, the newest version is 2 times heavier than the original....