Enthusiasts have been clamoring for a Jeep truck for years, with the intensity increasing following the release of the new Jeep Wrangler. But before the Gladiator was introduced, Jeep engineers made sure it was most capable on the market.
One of the Gladiator’s features that allows it to deliver legendary off-road capability is the advanced 4×4 systems.
The Command-Trac 4×4 system, which is standard on Sport and Overland models, features a two-speed transfer case with a 2.72:1 low-range gear ratio, and heavy-duty third-generation Dana 44 front and rear axles with a 3.73 rear axle ratio.
On the Gladiator Rubicon, a Rock-Trac 4×4 system features heavy-duty third-generation Dana 44 front and rear axles with a “4LO” ratio of 4:1. A 4.10 front and rear axle ratio is standard as are Tru-Lok locking differentials.
“To meet the payload requirements, we went to the heavy-duty Dana 44 axles,” said Pete Milosavlevski, chief engineer.
The standard heavy-duty Dana 44 front and rear solid axles on the Gladiator also have extra-thick tubes and forgings for additional strength, rigidity and durability.