Jeep Gladiator vs the JK8 Conversion - Which One Would You Drive?

December 31, 2019 2 Comments

Jeep Gladiator vs the JK8 Conversion - Which One Would You Drive?

Some of the differences between these two Jeeps are price, size, and aftermarket customization. A base Jeep Gladiator Sport starts near $35k while the highest model can stretch close to $60k. Below is a closer look at both.


The Jeep Gladiator

The Jeep Gladiator Sport’s overall width and length dimensions are 75” x 218”. It gets around 16mpg city/23mpg highway. It comes with a 3.6 L V6 24V VVT Engine. A 6-speed transmission is standard, but it is possible to upgrade to an 8-speed transmission. The bed measures 5’ x 60” and 7,650 pounds of towing capacity.

The interior is a spacious cab with modern features. However, most technological upgrades are only available for the Sport S and higher. Options not included in the default are the Trail Rail System, Cold Weather Group, Convenience Group, Dual Top Group, Active Safety Group, Max Tow Package, and Premium LED Lighting Group. If you’re interested in any of these, you’ll have to consider a more expensive model. It has a maximum seating of 5, with a rear 60/40 folding seat.

The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited JK8-Conversion


The biggest differences between the Jeep Gladiator and the 2015 Jeep Mopar Jk8, is the custom specs that come with the JK8. Most noticeable on this modded Wrangler is the Custom Mopar pickup modification kit. In addition:  Atturo Trail Blade Tires, Bushwaker Fender Flares, Full Upper LED lightbar by AuxBEAM, Dual Lower Mounted LEDS, an XPRITE mounted LED lights, all finished in a matte black.

The interior features a large Alpine Touch-Screen infotainment System, nav system, Bluetooth Audio streaming, Hertz Upgraded sound system, a rear subwoofer and custom Sport Leather seats

While the two Jeeps are similar in some specs, the Jeep Jk8 will certainly appeal to somebody looking for something a little unique. The bonus is that the medications are already completed and ready to drive off the lot. Plus, who can say they’re an expert at parallel parking a 19’ truck?

Fans of the Gladiator will have to remember that many of the packages they enjoy aren’t possible with out purchasing a Gladiator Sport S or higher, which starts at $35k (with additional costs for each upgrade). 

For more information and inquiries on the Jeep Jk8, please visit JK8-Conversion



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I am still awaiting a reply, is this still available or did it sell?

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