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Test drove a 2021 Gladiator and ...

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by 1999TacoMan, Jun 21, 2021.

  1. Jul 15, 2021 at 3:32 PM
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    07trd4x4

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    my TJ is my 4th ride and favorite... now I found out it has an oil leak.. doesn't bother me.. I will take it to the dealership and have them fix it.. I aint going too hate on it knowing I bought it used shady dealer...
     
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  2. Jul 15, 2021 at 3:33 PM
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    kairo

    kairo I just like the stock

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    Rear main seal? Can be done in the garage in about 4 hours and takes a $10 seal puller tool.
     
  3. Jul 15, 2021 at 3:44 PM
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    07trd4x4

    07trd4x4 Well-Known Member

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    I dont know where its coming from have not gotten under it to look. oil is only fresh on the ground after I drive. it only shows a leak on the floor if I drive it. if I let it sit.. it doent leak
     
  4. Jul 15, 2021 at 3:45 PM
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    kairo

    kairo I just like the stock

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    If it's a 4.0 jeep motor and it's got 100k + miles on it, rear main is the likely culprit.
     
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  5. Jul 15, 2021 at 3:51 PM
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    07trd4x4

    07trd4x4 Well-Known Member

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    its an 04 with 109k on it.. thanks for the heads up
     
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  6. Jul 15, 2021 at 8:03 PM
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    crashnburn80

    crashnburn80 Vehicle Design Engineer

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    Yep. The 2 piece seal design is a blessing and a curse. Easy to change thanks to the design, but likely to fail thanks to the design.
     
  7. Jul 16, 2021 at 10:16 PM
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    Dryfly24

    Dryfly24 He’s a leprechaun. He tells me to burn things.

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    Well, good chance I’m pulling the trigger on a Gladiator tomorrow. Making the road trip in the early morn. If all goes as planned I’ll be coming back the next day in a Gator green Rubicon…
     
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  8. Jul 16, 2021 at 11:33 PM
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    kairo I just like the stock

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    Let us know how you like it! The thought has definitely crossed my mind as a former jeep guy, but I do like my 6ft bed on the tacoma.

    I vastly, vastly prefer solid front axles though.
     
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  9. Jul 16, 2021 at 11:38 PM
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    crashnburn80 Vehicle Design Engineer

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    Go Hawks!
    You won’t regret it.
     
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  10. Jul 17, 2021 at 7:24 AM
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    If I'm getting a offroad anything from FCA it'll be a ram powerwagon. Gladiators are so hideous and not even a 1500 truck. Power wagon has a lot of the offroad features but it's a 2500 truck
     
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  11. Jul 17, 2021 at 7:32 AM
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    That's what I think when I see the price on these Gladiators-its about the same as a power wagon (last time I checked). The sheer size could be a limitation for some, but otherwise it seems better in every way.
     
  12. Jul 18, 2021 at 6:09 PM
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    Dryfly24 He’s a leprechaun. He tells me to burn things.

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    I don’t. Not one bit!
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    This thing is amazing. I just drove it thirteen hours all the way back from the dealer. It’s everything I’d hoped and a bag of chips.
     
  13. Jul 18, 2021 at 7:50 PM
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    Nice! What options did you get.is it new or used.
     
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  14. Jul 19, 2021 at 12:42 AM
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    skiploder Personally holding a grudge against Falken

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    Congrats on the new truck. Looks like it was decently modded(?)

    Was driving out on Hole in the Rock road recently and had to take a piss. Dude in a gladiator Mojave pulled up as I was looking at a rock in my tread (thinking it was a nail) and asked if I needed any help.

    Long story short we chatted for a while. He had a nicely modded one with 37s and it changed the whole look of the vehicle. Looked really sharp.
     
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  15. Jul 19, 2021 at 12:54 AM
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    Lawfarin

    Lawfarin Now it’s Titan Tuesdays

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    Not so much:

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    Jeep should of stuck with the crew chief design
     
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  16. Jul 19, 2021 at 1:04 AM
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    FIX IT AGAIN TONY!
     
  17. Jul 19, 2021 at 4:25 AM
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    Best feeling to be able to do a small lift add 37s and no cutting or hammering and fully flex without issues... solid axles are OK too lol.
     
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  18. Jul 19, 2021 at 4:36 AM
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    Good luck with the new ride, stop by once in a while, gloat or cry either way. Personally just not a fan of that design of truck, I would have maybe looked at a Ranger if not going with the Toyota. In the end it's transportation. I go back to what an old mechanic said once, ''if it tit's or tires, sooner or later you will have troubles with it and I will deal with the tires, the other your on your own.''
     
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  19. Jul 19, 2021 at 10:27 AM
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    So after weeks of searching for a clean TJ after being screwed over by a previous seller, I'll be picking up this beauty today.

    6804.jpg
     
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  20. Jul 19, 2021 at 3:20 PM
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    Nice!
     
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