Thanks for the forum policing. I've owned 3 wranglers and a gladiator.Sure, JT has a beefier front axle; whop-dee-doo. I owned a JKUR Recon with a super beefy front axle: it drove like a freaking tractor.
Everything in life is a tradeoff. The same is true of Wranglers and Gladiators.
I see this is only your third post. If your goal for joining is to justify why you bought a Gladiator over a Wrangler, then you are in the wrong forum. This is a Wrangler forum.
When I decided I needed to upgrade from the JK, I spent months reading the JL forums, and was planning on building a rubi 2 door.
I also read most of the tech and build stuff over here since they have been out for 2 more model years and there are some extremely good people that share info that don't visit the JT forums..
My point was only this, there are some distinct advantages that the JT has over non-rubi wranglers. If that upsets you, the internet isn't for you. And beefier front axle isn't an advantage? I'll be sure to let the JL guys I wheel with know that their busted carriers and chipped pinions don't matter. If you wheel these things, they break. And starting with stronger for less money isn't a negative.
Enjoy your weekend.