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We’ve wanted this for so long. The return of the scrambler… Although the moniker is now Gladiator, there is no debating that our beloved Scrambler is back!
The Jeep CJ (Civilian Jeep) models are successive incarnations of the Jeep automobile marque from 1945 to 1986. The Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler was the pickup truck version of the hugely successful Jeep CJ Series line of off-road vehicles. The Scrambler was derived from the 1953 military M170, typically an ambulance.
Now owned by Chrysler LLC, the Jeep was owned by the American Motors Corporation when the CJ-8 debuted in 1981. It's the longer version of the Jeep CJ-7, and served as a replacement for the CJ-6, a stretched Jeep that carried extra rear room. Some 26 years ago, the Scrambler vanished into thin air.
The Gladiator’s frame is 31 inches longer than the JL Wrangler Unlimited, and the wheelbase is up 19.4 inches. The story also says the larger axles, brakes, and also the 33-inch tires and the suspension are unique to the truck. Truck Trend says the Gladiator will be able to carry 1,650 pounds of payload, with a towing capacity of 7,650 pounds.
The long and the short of it is this folks; for almost 3 decades we have all wanted the scrambler back. And the Jeep Gods have Finally FINALLY smiled upon us. I can’t wait to see one of these babies up close.