I lived in VA for a while, I get it but would be good to have the option.maybe somewhere in california. here there's a lot to be said for air conditioning.
More of an Indian guy myself.That's what Harley's are for
That's when you put the doors and roof back on. Obviously.
I’m a Jeep guy that ended up with a Ford. I really wanted to like the JT but it was too much like a Wrangler with a bed. It was long and funny looking and outrageously priced. It looks great with a lift, but that would be a few thousand more just to get it to “look” good. And like their Wrangler counterparts, those rear doors were hard to get into- my kid kept scraping his back. The Ranger is much more comfortable and can get me the same places as my Jeep could, plus it gets better gas mileage. Despite not having front lockers and disconnectable sway bars, it’s still very capable when you know what you’re doing.Looking at the either the Ranger or Gladiator to replace a company F-150.
What do I need to know about the Ranger before I make the decision. I love the new Ranger look, but the Jeep looks loke a blast.
The Ranger would be my dd, most days. Nice days, I'm jumping into the 'stang.
1) Any major issues with the Ranger that would piss me off after dropping 39K on a truck?
2) What's the "proper" level kit? 1", 2", 2.5"? And would 33s work with a level kit?
3) Plan would be for mostly dd duty, with some off-road action. Nothing extreme, just fun stuff. Would an FX4 need any additional mods, other than maybe tires?
4) Does anyone have a frame of reference between the Ranger and Gladiator?
The majority of vehicles I have owned have been either some form of Jeep or a Ford truck.I’m a Jeep guy that ended up with a Ford.
Not really--it significantly impacts the cost, NVR, etc, for those of us who don't want such an option. A good number of neighbors have jeeps, mostly they've all been used with the top off approximately once (while new) before the owners figure out that it's better in theory than in practice. I guess it's great that there's a thing you can buy if you want that, but I'm happier that there's a different thing I can buy since I don't want that.I lived in VA for a while, I get it but would be good to have the option.
I'll compliment but will only mean it if the Gladiator has larger than stock wheels and tires....Again, if you or some other guy has one I'll admire it and compliment you on it (and mean it), but then I'll get in the Ranger and be happy with the choice.