We talk a lot on this blog about the standard-bearer of the Jeep brand: the Jeep Wrangler, the evolution of the World War II general-purpose vehicle that has become an SUV. Let’s not forget, however, about another esteemed member of the Jeep family: the Gladiator JT, Chrysler’s bold experiment to combine the rugged fundamentals of a Jeep with the high payload and towing capacity of a pickup truck. It should be the best of both worlds.
And yet, as any Jeep owner knows, a Jeep is never the best until its owner can put their personal spin on it. Whether it’s a Wrangler or a Gladiator, a stock Jeep is merely a starting point. By selecting a few of the top customizations for your Jeep Gladiator, you’ll reach every destination you can desire.
It sounds like a simple accessory, and in many ways, it is. However, having a place to keep your smartphone or GPS device will keep your hands free in unfamiliar areas, whether you have calls to make or off-road excursions to conquer. It’s a welcome addition to any Jeep’s dashboard.
Cold Air Intake
Breathing cold air into your lungs usually doesn’t feel all that pleasant. To your Jeep Gladiator’s engine, however, that cold air gives it a real rush. Cooler air means more oxygen, and more oxygen means—you guessed it—better combustion. Simply relocating the air filter reduces the temperature of incoming air, and in turn increases your Gladiator’s horsepower. If you have some heavy towing to do, you need all the horsepower you can get.
They’re not just for swimmers anymore. An engine snorkel does pretty much what a human one does. Whereas a typical engine intake draws air in from beneath the car, a snorkel reroutes the intake to bring in air from above, taking in air without taking in water. If your Gladiator’s off-road adventures involve fording rivers and streams, making this change could be the difference-maker when you conquer deep water.
After you’ve made those changes to your engine, move to the interior, where custom-fitted floor covers will save you time and energy in keeping your Gladiator clean. Any job that requires a pickup truck is a messy one. You may have to bring some of that mess into your truck, but you certainly don’t want to leave it there.
Jeep Top Removal
The Jeep Gladiator may appear to be a pickup truck, but you know it’s still a Jeep at heart when you see one with its roof and doors off. Just like the Wrangler, the roof is easily removable—with the right tools, that is. Roof and door removal is one of the top customizations for your Jeep Gladiator, and one you can’t do easily without the Jeep Gladiator hardtop removal tool from TopLift Pros. Let your truck’s tasks be hard. Keep roof removal easy.