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Wrangler and Gladiator High Altitude

Discussion in 'Mopar News' started by Ryan, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. Ryan

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    I like that color. Not so much a fan of the big wheels and skinny tires. They work better on the pickup though, than on a Wrangler.
     
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    I love the color. But, the big wheels and lower profile tires make it look like a "Mall-Rated" Jeep. :confused:
     
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  4. Zagnut27

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    I don’t know, lower profile tires could work.....:p

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  6. Chase300

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    I don't call "55 series" tires low profile...more mainstream today.
    I think its a good call by Jeep...a counter to all the giant mud grabber tires you see on most Jeeps.
     
  7. BASONE88

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    See all kinds of aftermarket stuff on Wranglers. 20" are becoming common. Yes, it can say "mall crawler" loud and clear. Believe it or not, these larger diameters work well in some off-roading. Factory wheels will make them a lot more common out there(biggest concern being, scratching up your nice wheels).Glad Mopar/Jeep is going to cash in on these from the showroom!
     
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    I agree that it is a good call by Jeep.
     
  9. aldo90731

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    Is that shot from someone’s Craigslist listing...?

    They’d look better in satin black...
     
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  10. wilbur

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    I don't mind the High Altitude, but prefer the Gladiator Mojave. I think it the Mojave has a better snow capability.

    I am curious how popular the High Altitude will be. Kudos to Jeep for trying to get into different markets.

    Wil
     
  11. aldo90731

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    Twenty-inch wheels are the equivalent of landau roofs and opera lights in Wrangler circles. Low-profile tires make a mockery of an “off-road” vehicle. Might as well call this the Crowded Mall Edition.

    What’s next? A Brougham Edition? A RWD Edition?
     
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    So you want to limit Gladiator buyers to only those who go off-road? Or mudding or forging rocks?
    So us boaters/campers who might want a 4-wheel drive mid-size pickup as a replacement tow vehicle to our SUV have to suffer with those loud noise off-road tires and put up with squishy steering response just to keep up with the Jeep off-road image?
     
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    Meh, while I’ll agree I don’t like the look of low profile tires on a Wrangler, I don’t feel it makes a mockery of Wrangler. Customers are free to equip their vehicle in any manner they see fit if it pleases them. What I wouldn’t want is for Wrangler to be turned into a “mall crawler” by removing its off-road ability by design. An off-road vehicle equipped to be a softer-roader is still an off-road vehicle, and can be equipped once more to be so. When a vehicle is designed to be soft from the get-go, it’s a different story.

    Long story short, I wouldn’t have them on my Jeep, but if someone does, have at it. I’d still give them the “wave”. :)
     
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  15. aldo90731

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    It tend to keep an open mind on most things; sorry, low profile tires on a Wrangler is not one of them.

    It goes beyond looks; it shows ignorance about what benefits you ought to be enjoying from owning a truck.

    Putting low-profile tires on a Wrangler retains all of the drawbacks of driving a truck (e.g., poor fuel economy, stiff ride, high center of gravity) without getting any of its benefits (e.g., durability, puncture resistance, poor weather traction, off-road capability).

    I often see people complain how their Wrangler sucks in the snow, ice, rain, sand, mud, etc. Nine times out of ten they should be complaining about the tires they put on.
     
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    Swap out that street tread for some BFGoodrich All Terrain KO2s and I'd drive it.
     
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    Whatever will sell MORE JEEPS! I have a few friends that hate the soft-road Jeeps, I constantly remind them without the profits from the sale of those models there would be no R&D $$ for the solid axle Wrangler.
     
  18. aldo90731

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    High Altitude is getting dinged by the reviewers.

    Car and Driver says "While we're not too interested with the reduced ruggedness of these luxed-up Jeeps, the company will find out how popular these particular High Altitude models are when they go on sale in the second quarter of this year."

    TFL tried to sound less negative repeatedly saying "interesting" when describing High Altitude. Their attention really went to the new Mojave --deservedly.
     
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  19. Zagnut27

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    Meh, it’s still personal preference. I wouldn’t want them, but I wouldn’t look down on someone for having them...at least not to their face. :p

    I’ve seen some weird vehicles around here that are the opposite. I’ve seen an old Caprice with oversized tires, it must’ve had a lift kit to fit them. And now I’ve seen a baby blue Miata (yes, you read that right) with oversized tires....I’m assuming once again they somehow installed a lift kit to fit them. I wish I was coordinated enough to get a pic while driving, as seeing is believing, and you’d definitely have to see these! :D

    They’re kind of a perversion of nature, but hey, to each their own. :p
     
  20. aldo90731

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    Thing is, Mojave is the correct way to expand the appeal of JL/JT. Meanwhile, High Altitude comes across as blatant “commercialition.”

    From what I am reading online, people are seeing through it.

    The key to effective “brand management" is being able to distinguish when something shouldn't be done, even when it can be done.
     
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