Now that the Gladiator has been out for over a year, the aftermarket scene has really caught up. There’s never been a better time to start customizing your Gladiator. We teamed up with Lou Fusz Jeep to give someone a head start.
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|Mopar 2-Inch Lift||Fox Steering Stabilizer|
|ADD Stealth Fighter Bumper||Super Bright LED Light Bar|
|ENGO 10,000 lb Winch||N-Fab RS Nerf Steps|
|17-Inch Abram Wheels||AmFib Snorkel|
|ProMaxx Shackles||Window Tint|
|Open Country R/T Tires|
We upgraded the factory front bumper to the winch-friendly Stealth Fighter from Addictive Desert Designs (ADD). It features a center light bar mount and side mounting points for cube lights. Two reinforced clevis mounts for 3/4 inch D-rings are included. ADD is one of our favorite companies because of its aggressive off-road styling and build quality.
We made use of the center mounting space by adding a curved 20″ double-row light bar from Super Bright LED. This off-road led bar generates 9,600 lumen and features a narrow beam pattern for long-range illumination. We left the side mounts open for future use by the owner.
For the winch we chose the ENGO 97-10000S SR-Series. It’s rated to 10,000 lbs and features an automatic load-holding brake. A balance of speed and power to give you the most flexibility in recovery applications.
We chose the AmFib Snorkel from Rugged Ridge to guard against hydrolocking on the trails. It has both high and the low mounting positions so you can change the look depending on the amount of water you’re planning to tackle.
The best part of this kit is that it works with the factory cowl. This gives it a seamless look that anyone can appreciate. Since it doesn’t need any hood modifications, you can easily revert back to stock appearance too (but why would you want to?).
Wheels and Tires
The 17-inch factory wheel was swapped out for 17×9.5 Abrams in Olive Drab (OD) Green. Their battle tank inspired design serves as a meaningful salute to Jeep’s military history.
Surrounding them are Toyo Open Country R/T tires. This powerful 4×4 tire has excellent traction in rugged terrain and comes with a 45,000 mile warranty.
Running Boards & Tint
We added running boards using the new N-FAB RS System. These drop steps have expanded step plates and the 2″ main tube fits tight to the body of the Gladiator.
Any proper build wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t use Suntek Carbon Series window film to add some privacy and comfort to the cabin.
The headlight halogen bulbs could be upgraded to LED to match the light bar. The Super Bright LED upgrade kit is our favorite. There are also a lot of total replacements options too. Contact us and we can discuss what’s available for you.
Since this Jeep has a bed, a tonneau cover like the Undercover Ultra Flex would be a great addition for nearly any owner. It expands your cargo carrying ability without giving up full-bed access.