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    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    Any day now.....
    Are you ordering right away? Iím considering trading in my hydro JKU for a hydro JT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLife View Post
    Are you ordering right away? Iím considering trading in my hydro JKU for a hydro JT.
    Yes. Hoping it can be ordered this coming week. Just waiting on a call from the dealer. We're not getting a color-matched top so hopefully there won't be any delay.

    If you trade, what trim and options are you thinking of getting?
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    Definitely a Rubicon, options are in the air a bit.

    Must haves:
    Automatic (JKU is a 6 speed, but everyone raves about the new auto)
    Alpine & 8.4Ē screen
    Front camera
    Aux switches
    Tow package
    LEDs
    Cargo management group

    Strongly Considering:
    Dual top vs premium soft
    Factory bed liner and tonneau
    Steel front bumper (I read this is currently on restriction)
    Bluetooth speaker

    What options are you getting?

    Thereís a dealer not too far from me doing 5% under invoice with a $75 doc fee. Havenít contacted them about the trade, but seems a pretty good price for the Gladiator.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TLife View Post
    What options are you getting?
    We're keeping it simple. We're keeping the wj for off-road and my wife loves her jku. So this JT will strictly be for road trips and low mileage reliability along with having a pickup bed.
    We're going with a Sport S. We've been back and forth on the tops but the included regular soft top comes completely off with 2 bolts so we're keeping it. We'll do the bedliner ourselves. We almost got the tonneau cover but it hasn't gotten the best reviews. We've already spoken to a custom shop locally and will likely build a bed system ourselves with a custom cover.
    We're ordering the max tow, automatic with the cold weather group and aux switches. That's it. Crazy simple. We'll likely take the inner fender liners out, throw on some 35s and slider/steps for the kids and that's it. Ever since I sold my truck, the opportunity for needing one constantly creeps up in my head. The JT will be perfect for us.


    Quote Originally Posted by TLife View Post

    Thereís a dealer not too far from me doing 5% under invoice with a $75 doc fee. Havenít contacted them about the trade, but seems a pretty good price for the Gladiator.

    Do you mind sharing who that is?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    Do you mind sharing who that is?
    No problem at all, hereís what I know (copied from another source, I donít work there or know them at all):

    Motor Inn of Spirit Lake, IA

    5% below invoice with an active tread lightly membership.

    $75 doc fee

    We offer financing options, or you can bring your own bank, your decision

    $500 non-refundable deposit, that deposit goes towards the final price of your Gladiator

    Spencer Heywood
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    Motor Inn of Spirit Lake
    spencer.heywood@motorinnmail.com
    712-336-2701

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    Quote Originally Posted by WJCO View Post
    We'll do the bedliner ourselves. We almost got the tonneau cover but it hasn't gotten the best reviews. We've already spoken to a custom shop locally and will likely build a bed system ourselves with a custom cover.
    When you say youíll do the bedliner yourselves do you mean buy some product and apply it yourself or have it done by someone besides the factory? If applying it yourself would you expect to have the same quality/durability as a professionally applied one? I suppose thereís lots of info on the webs about this, Iíve just never owned a truck so this is all new to me.

    I saw Pig rated the tonneau a hard pass. Iíve looked a bit at a few other options, but I like the idea of no velcro on the Mopar one. I might be willing to sacrifice a bit of dust tightness for no velcro. I wouldnít be permanently storing anything back there and it would be garaged at the house, so the fact that it doesnít lock doesnít bother me much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TLife View Post
    When you say youíll do the bedliner yourselves do you mean buy some product and apply it yourself or have it done by someone besides the factory? If applying it yourself would you expect to have the same quality/durability as a professionally applied one? I suppose thereís lots of info on the webs about this, Iíve just never owned a truck so this is all new to me.
    We're going with Herculiner. It definitely does not have the same quality look like linex or rhino lining but it's 100 bucks for the kit and is an easy diy project and I think it looks just fine. We did both of our Jeeps on the inside and think it's just fine for the practical protection of it. As far as durability, ours have held up great. About 5 years on the WJ with no issues. Plus the JT bed will have a cover so we don't really care about it looking the best it can.

    Here's some pics from the JK:

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    That came out pretty good but if you spray it in, it'll look pro.
    I've thought about it, but now with cordless tool technology, that's all I use so I sold my compressor
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