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[*] posted on 10-13-2019 at 01:34 PM


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I have the Viair Extreme (2 Viair 350c compressors with a 2 gallon air tank) on the TJ Rubicon. I bought an inexpensive Harbor Freight portable compressor for the JT Rubicon. When I go to 37" or 38" tires, I may upgrade to ARB twin compressors.



Hey Ken what motor did you get in the Gladiator?


I have the 3.6l Pentastar - the 3.0l diesel hasn't been released yet.
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[*] posted on 10-13-2019 at 02:19 PM


Would you even want a diesel, Ken?



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[*] posted on 10-13-2019 at 02:33 PM


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Would you even want a diesel, Ken?


I would! High torque at low rpms, better fuel economy, longer engine life, more stable fuel if it sits for a while, and oooh the aroma!




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Noise, smoke/ smell, diesel fuel costs... are things to consider, aren't they?



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[*] posted on 10-13-2019 at 08:41 PM


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Would you even want a diesel, Ken?


Exhaust smell is horrible - it's punishment for other drivers. The cost will be $6,000 more. I would need to carry DEF on long trips. Different spring rates for suspension coils on a pickup with an already heavy front end. I'm not completely sold on having the diesel. I am sure they will sell like crazy next year for their towing abilities off road utility.
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[*] posted on 10-13-2019 at 08:53 PM


Smoke, smell? Cost more at the pump?

I see some posters here haven't driven a diesel since the 90's.

But they are driving trucks that you buy for your kids in HS, so not surprising.




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Just my opinion after driving diesels for many years.
Diesel No any more for me.
Cost per mile is poor per gas. DEF is a pain. Service cost is much higher than gas.
The only attribute is towing ability and would be only a little better than a comparable gas rig.
Ken got the correct motor.
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[*] posted on 10-14-2019 at 04:31 PM


On the last leg of my Copper Canyon run, Bill handed me the keys and I drove his 2000's F250 diesel from Phoenix to Riverside. It had choked all of the Jeep drivers for two weeks but it had serious power on tap. For a Jeep with it's top off, I prefer gasoline.

High school pickup? I don't know many kids receiving $65k trucks, do you?Haha
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[*] posted on 10-14-2019 at 04:39 PM


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High school pickup? I don't know many kids receiving $65k trucks, do you?Haha


I guess the higher the monthly payment the more of a man you are? Must be the neighborhood he lives in, nothing but Jones'. Or, small manhoods.

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[*] posted on 10-14-2019 at 05:08 PM


Look at what Gladiators have been doing. Does anyone know a good body shop?

https://www.jeepgladiatorforum.com/forum/threads/pinyon-moun...
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[*] posted on 10-14-2019 at 06:35 PM


Ken the reason I asked is because you want to spin some big a$$ tires in the future si? That motor gonna be up to the challenge?
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[*] posted on 10-14-2019 at 08:23 PM


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Ken the reason I asked is because you want to spin some big a$$ tires in the future si? That motor gonna be up to the challenge?


37's are not a problem with the 8 speed automatic and 4:1 transfer case gear reduction. The rear axles are from a Ram 1500 truck and have better reported stopping power than a JK with the Big Brake mods. Heavier axle tubes than a JL, better cooling than a JL. Guys are running 38" Patagonias without any issues - completely stock (w/Tazer). As a matter of fact,The Gladiator Rubicon was designed to run 35's completely stock.
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[*] posted on 10-15-2019 at 04:38 AM


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Ken the reason I asked is because you want to spin some big a$$ tires in the future si? That motor gonna be up to the challenge?


37's are not a problem with the 8 speed automatic and 4:1 transfer case gear reduction. The rear axles are from a Ram 1500 truck and have better reported stopping power than a JK with the Big Brake mods. Heavier axle tubes than a JL, better cooling than a JL. Guys are running 38" Patagonias without any issues - completely stock (w/Tazer). As a matter of fact,The Gladiator Rubicon was designed to run 35's completely stock.


Well it sounds like you´re good to go:bounce:!
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