Back in October 2015, Southern California native Brad and his son started the YouTube channel TrailRecon, which is dedicated to all things off-roading. They’ve gone on plenty of off-roading adventures during that time, showcasing the capabilities of countless different gear and vehicles. Needless to say, if you’re an off-roading enthusiast in any capacity, you need to be following this channel.
In the latest TrailRecon video, Brad took his new 2020 Jeep Gladiator off-roading for the first time, and if you know anything about this new Jeep, you know that it was made to conquer the trails. Just take a brief look at the off-roading capability of this thing.
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Each Gladiator comes with a set of Dana 44 front and rear axles, two-inch monotube Fox shocks, and a part-time two-speed transfer case from the Wrangler.
The Sport and Overland models may carry entry-level off-road equipment, relatively speaking, but the part-time Command-Trac four-wheel-drive system, 2.72:1 low-range ratio, and all-terrain tires are more than you get on most mid-level trucks. The hardcore Rubicon model adds a full-time Rock-Trac four-wheel-drive system with 4.0:1 low-range gearing, electronic locking differentials on both axles, chunkier 33-inch Falken off-road tires that necessitate taller fenders, and an optional forward-facing trail camera.
Anyway, we could on and on about the capabilities of the Gladiator, but you’re probably less interested in reading words about and more looking to see it in action.
Which brings us back to the test drive video. Joined by his friend Josh in his lifted Jeep Gladiator with 37″ tires, Brad took his Jeep (which was still fitted with its stock tires and suspension) through the Mica Gem Mine trail to give you just a taste of what the Gladiator can do. Doesn’t this look incredible?