Agreed. C-pillar forward is shared with JL, ...
The front end differences are minimal and the changes for cooling are tacked on. JL and JT front end physical dimensions are the same.Not really. To get the tow rating up, there are front end differences to allow for greater cooling over that on a JL
Though, I guess that extra cooling could go to a V8, but I am sure there would be one major growl if a V8 and the Tow Pkg were mutually exclusive.
https://jalopnik.com/the-engineering-behind-the-jeep-gladiators-tow-rating-1833657453the bigger fan, the big grille openings, and the optimization of heat rejection up the grade via the axle ratio and tire size. Together, those were key parts of getting the Jeep Gladiator the highest tow rating of a gas truck in the mid-size segment
Ignore this, put the 5.7 in it.I would love the Gladiator with a small V8. Does not have to be the 5.7 hemi, something like the old 4.7 with modern design to boost the hp and torque, especially at the low end. Would like to have the Gladiator for towing a small camper, but based on my JKU, I don't think the Gladiator is really up to it, regardless of its rating, except for the smallest campers. Mind you, I don't expect it to tow a 34' toy hauler. Just a [email protected] 400 with enough grunt to get up mountains at something more than 40 MPH.