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Posted: 09/30/19 03:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This was very painful to watch for a $55k truck. It appears Jeep should have lifted the Rubicon Gladiator a few more inches to compensate for its longer wheelbase.

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Posted: 09/30/19 04:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What a joke, I couldn't even watch all of it. They should have stayed on class 1 or 2 trails with a stock vehicle.

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I stopped watching 5 min in. These guys can’t drive. The spotter suck, if they have one. And the driver doesn’t know how to pick a line or know where to put a tire. Plenty of others have done it without much of a problem.


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Posted: 09/30/19 07:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I might want to do that one time, but that type of off-roading certainly isn't my thing.

That said, I think it is pretty impressive that a bone-stock, direct from the manufacture truck with novice drivers can get through that.


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Much prefer overlanding, where you go off the beaten path to visit remote places, instead of messing around in a rock garden ruining your truck.

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ROFL.
And what's with the Falcon Wildcrap tires? They buy a couple of the now artfully decorated Yeeps for the "test?"


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The Falcon is decent tire, not sure about rock climbing but they sell a lot of them here. I have a set on a ZR2. Gonna try a set on a 3500 next year.

There is nothing wrong with the spotters in this video. I have watched other videos with the Gladiator and they all come to the same conclusion. Without a lift kit and bigger tires, it really isnt the right tool for that job. Your putting 10 pounds of poop in a 5 pound bag. Spend an afternoon on the internet with a credit card and you could buy yourself more off road performance.


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Still for a bone stock Jeep with a long wheelbase, no lift, stock meats - I say "Not bad..."

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Posted: 09/30/19 10:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I wish I had a crew of 15 or 20 to move rocks and push when I go crawling.


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I have not done "rock crawling".... but.... at 5:30 in that video, the guys are talking about how solid axles keep the wheels on the ground much better than independent suspension. I have never heard that before. Is that just for rock crawling?


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