The Jeep Gladiator is Struggling

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Honestly I saw a SPORT Gladiator driving down the road and it looked like the ugliest midsize truck I've ever seen. It just looked so disproportionate. Small Tires, big ass fenders in front. It just doesn't look right. Jeep really faked up on the design by keeping everything but a bed the same as the wrangler. Its like putting human torso on a damn horse. Looks WRONG.

The only way these things look good is if you put 10 grand into it to lift and put 40's. Otherwise it looks like asshole.
 

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Honestly I saw a SPORT Gladiator driving down the road and it looked like the ugliest midsize truck I've ever seen. It just looked so disproportionate. Small Tires, big ass fenders in front. It just doesn't look right. Jeep really faked up on the design by keeping everything but a bed the same as the wrangler. Its like putting human torso on a damn horse. Looks WRONG.

The only way these things look good is if you put 10 grand into it to lift and put 40's. Otherwise it looks like asshole.
You mean just like your JLU looks now? Interesting...
 

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Basically they botched the bed length. If your ONLY going to offer a full-sized set of back doors, at least have the decency to hang a 4' bed behind it.

Here's some ways they could fix it. Of if you aren't going to fix it, then just make a 3 row SUV out of it...

Personally I think my last two mods would have made most everyone happy, JLU-ish wheelbase, comfortable cab, and same size bed as a ZR2 or Taco

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Those last two remind me of the Ford Explorer Sport Trac :CWL::CWL:
 

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You mean just like your JLU looks now? Interesting...
A wrangler looks great in stock form even with just a TIRE change. The JT just looks like shit all around. JEEP couldn't even modify it to have rear doors that actually fit on it. Just lazy on their part and obviously a lot of thought didn't get put into its design.

I mean the Rear Fenders go from the Bed to the Cab for christ sakes.
 

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A wrangler looks great in stock form even with just a TIRE change. The JT just looks like shit all around. JEEP couldn't even modify it to have rear doors that actually fit on it. Just lazy on their part and obviously a lot of thought didn't get put into its design.

I mean the Rear Fenders go from the Bed to the Cab for christ sakes.
I have to agree and disagree with you. Your being overly harsh, but we share some legit criticism. There's no valid reason Jeep couldn't have given the JT it's own back doors. They make sense on the JLU, they don't make sense on the JT. Give it real full size back doors, the room is there, why make owners struggle. The rear fender does not look right, mostly because of the door design.
 

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Say whuh?
Chris, in the post in which I first asked for a comparison between the JT's rear seat and that of presumably the JLU, I was responding to @MotownJLU's prior post claiming the rear seat of the JT as inferior (to presumably the JLU.)

I simply wanted to know why @MotownJLU had this impression.
 

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I have to agree and disagree with you. Your being overly harsh, but we share some legit criticism. There's no valid reason Jeep couldn't have given the JT it's own back doors. They make sense on the JLU, they don't make sense on the JT. Give it real full size back doors, the room is there, why make owners struggle. The rear fender does not look right, mostly because of the door design.
Agreed. I wish the JT's lines looked my like the last two concept pictures in @ads75 post above https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/fo...iator-is-struggling.46237/page-8#post-1019426 not @Sorbs actual picture here https://www.jlwranglerforums.com/fo...iator-is-struggling.46237/page-7#post-1019333
 

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Yeah, don’t get one. It sucks. LOL
Very nice sir! I'd still love to rock a 2dr JT, (over a JLU) but I think that would sway me to putting the 4dr JT just after the JL. Just love shortest wheelbase possible. But yours looks way proper!
 

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Basically they botched the bed length. If your ONLY going to offer a full-sized set of back doors, at least have the decency to hang a 4' bed behind it.

Here's some ways they could fix it. Of if you aren't going to fix it, then just make a 3 row SUV out of it...

Personally I think my last two mods would have made most everyone happy, JLU-ish wheelbase, comfortable cab, and same size bed as a ZR2 or Taco

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JLT.jpg
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Those last two, with the 4 doors and short bed, wouldn't work because the wheel wells cut in to where the rear seats are. You'd either have stationary rear seats that don't fold and have no under sear storage and terrible leg room, or only be able to have 2 people in the back positioned between the wheels like in the back of a 2 door Wrangler.
 
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