Gladiator

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Bogunn, Mar 27, 2019.

  1. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    The new Ranger and Colorado haven’t been the competition I thought they’d be for Toyota.
    I have to admit that I’m more than excited to see the Gladiator. I think it’s going to be more than capable.
    https://www.jeep.com/gladiator.html
     
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  3. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    That’s a great looking truck. I’m like you I think that will give the Tacoma a run for its money
     
  4. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    Way better than the Ranger IMO.
     
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  5. B-Man

    B-Man Well-Known Member

    Yep......still like my Taco though!
     
  6. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of this Screenshot_20190327-212009_Google.jpeg
     
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  7. OP
    Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Those were tough old trucks. A shop I worked in had one. That thing was bullet proof.
     
  8. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    Yes they were.
     
  9. Series6

    Series6 Well-Known Member

    That inline 6, 4 liter was bulletproof
     
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  10. texasred

    texasred Well-Known Member

    And low end torque all the way up the mountains!
     
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  11. Scott Wyman

    Scott Wyman Well-Known Member

    Yeah. It's a keeper for sure. :cool:
     
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    Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Yes sir they were.
     
  13. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

  14. Cape taco

    Cape taco Well-Known Member

    20190331_224856~3.jpg I loved mine ! ' 86 had the 4 banger . 5 speed 2wd .lowered 2 inches and had 15x7 with 275-60-15 .no rub . painted the ford calyspo green .couldn't hide anywhere ! Lol
     
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  15. flighht2k5

    flighht2k5 Active Member

    I’d take the 4.0 in the tacos over the Jeep any day. The Toyota engine makes more low end torque and is an under square engine.
     
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  16. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    The tacos do make more power but there's something about those old straight sixes that I've always loved. Dad wore out 3 old ford trucks with 1 300 straight 6 and a "granny" 4 speed. Haha
    I got to know a few Chrysler 4.0's too. Both fanominal engines. A straight 6 has 7 main bearings which is 2 more than a V8 and 3 more than a V6... means bearings don't take nearly the wear in a straight 6.
    I'm rambling... haha
    #wakenbakeitstheweekend
     
  17. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    Was that the old slanted 6?
     
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  18. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Naw, those were older. Don't know much about them. Seen a few, Grandpappy had one when I was real young.
     
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  19. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    My dad has like a late 70s 4x4 truck with one. Don’t remember much about it. Had buckshot mud tires that were about 7 inches wide. Lol
     
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  20. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    I had some of those on a 72 4x4 f100... iirc 33 tall but yeah, like 7 or 8 wide on a factory 6 in wheel or whatever they were. Haha
     
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  21. Lil G

    Lil G Well-Known Member

    That truck would go. Dad always said it went good because it didn’t have the power to dig down
     
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