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Gladiator Mojave "Desert Rated"

Discussion in 'Mopar / FCA News' started by HotCarNut, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. HotCarNut

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  3. dakrt99

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    I wonder just how fast it can go over switchbacks? The Raptor can fly over uneven ground. How much more suspension travel?
     
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    I like it! I'm looking forward to seeing the Cherokee!
     
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    Man, I just remembered the WK Grand Cherokee Mojave Edition - but it didn’t make it at that time.
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  6. Zagnut27

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    I’m curious to see what they were able to do with the Cherokee.
     
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    Maybe we'll see it in April since they didn't show it today.
     
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    The suspension system isn’t easily modified, so I’m really curious to see what they were able to do. They were able to wring a lot of capability out it already.
     
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    I think the Mojave has a lot of potential in the snow. Really like the look.

    Wil
     
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    We discussed this months ago: that Jeep needed to expand beyond rock crawling and compete against Raptor in desert running.

    Looks like an excellent flagship for Gladiator!
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  11. FreeLantz

    FreeLantz Well-Known Jeeper

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    I like that hood. I can see a lot of JL and Gladiator owners wanting that part number as soon as it's available. ;)
     
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    Yes that hood works well with the JL/JT front end.
     
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    One of my disappointments when JL/JT first launched is that it was too much of the same. In one swoop this erases all that and opens up an entire new area of off-roading to Jeep.

    I hope Jeep follows through by giving its entire lineup a thorough “Desert Rated” treatment. That would broaden the appeal of the entire Jeep brand.

    I hope Jeep offers this suspension as a Mopar upgrade to existing JL/JT owners.

    And I also wish Jeep slows down with the sticker editions already!
     
  14. Zagnut27

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    I can hear my five year old son and daughter saying, “you can NEVER have too many stickers”. :D
     
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    Somehow, the Gladiator to me looks so much better with the roof and doors removed....and I really like that color.
     
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  16. Ryan

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    That’s the plan, apparently.
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  17. Mopar392

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    Trail-rated models are being called TrailHawk.
    So will Desert-rated models in the future be called DesertHawks?
     
  18. Ryan

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    Yes, that's what they said when they released the plan for future Jeeps.

    They gave us a peek at the Cherokee Deserthawk but we haven't seen the production version yet.
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    I love how this has actual hard parts (Remote reservoir 2.5" Fox shocks and the hydraulic bump stops, a first on any off roader) on it that were not on any other Jeep until this model. Also, they have to reinforce the frame, engine mounts and steering knuckles. This tells me that they actual got off their [I should have my mouth washed out with soap for using such terms] and put some work it. I like that. This is not a thrown together appearance package filled with vaporware. Excellent job Jeep.
     
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    i really like that hood, even if it looks like something from a catalog that someone dropped in.

    That mystery car, wonder if that's a Waggy (certain trim)
     
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