Shopping for Jeep Gladiator accessories might sound a bit premature, considering how new the mid-size pickup truck model is, but we have little doubt that scores of early buyers are already on it. Jeep’s square-jawed Gladiator pickup marks Fiat Chrysler’s return to the mid-size pickup truck segment after eight long years of absence, and it represents Jeep’s first pickup truck model since the 1992 Comanche.
Based on the rugged JL Wrangler’s hardwearing platform, the Gladiator promises similar off-road performance, but with an open pickup bed for greater hauling flexibility. This makes it a uniquely appealing proposition to pickup truck customers; while plenty of rival makes offer off-road packages for their mid-size truck offerings, none of these has the trail-conquering credentials and brand cachet of the Jeep Wrangler. It also makes it a tantalizing proposition for traditional Jeep buyers, delivering all the adventurous off-road spirit of the Wrangler, but with the added versatility and flexibility that comes with an open pickup bed.
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We fully expect the Jeep Gladiator to be a rousing success. So, to do our part to ensure that Gladiator owners’ moneys are well spent on the vehicle aftermarket, we’ve compiled a list of the best Jeep Gladiator accessories available today. Which ones are right for a given owner will come down to their individual priorities.
In no particular order, here are our recommendations for the best Jeep Gladiator accessories on the market.
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- Smittybilt X2O-10 Comp Gen2 Recovery Winch
- Jeep Gladiator Fabtech 3-Inch Sport II Lift Kit with 2.25 Dirt Logic Reservoir Shocks
- 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Express Adjustable Track Bars
- Fab Fours Front Stubby Winch Bumper, Pre-Runner Guard, D-Ring Mounts
- 2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Express Extreme-Duty Sway Bar Disconnects
- Rough Country 50” X5 Series Dual Row Cree LED Light Bar Kit
- BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A K02 Tires
Smittybilt X2O-10 Comp Gen2 Recovery Winch
Everyone needs help now and again – even folks with Jeep Gladiators – and the Smittybilt X2O-10 Comp Gen2 recovery winch is ready to provide, with 98.5 feet of synthetic rope, 6.6 horsepower of winching might, and a 10,000-pound rating. That should deliver more than enough overhead for the 4,650+ pound 2020 Jeep Gladiator and its payload. A recovery winch is an absolute necessity if you plan to do any amount of off-roading, and while the sky’s the limit when it comes to spending on a winch, the Smittybilt is a highly rated, waterproof unit from a respected manufacturer, with a superb capability-per-dollar ratio.
Jeep Gladiator Fabtech 3-Inch Sport II Lift Kit with 2.25 Dirt Logic Reservoir Shocks
Those shopping for Jeep Gladiator accessories will be spoiled for choice when it comes to suspension lift kits, but if it were our money, this is the road we’d take: Fabtech’s 3-inch Gladiator Sport II lift kit with Dirt Logic reservoir shocks. Why? Because Dirt Logic excels at producing capable, durable off-road dampers, and the units included in this kit feature an external reservoir for a long travel and cool operation, even under heavy use. What’s more, the springs are dual-rate, capable of providing a soft, comfortable ride on the road, and a firm, controlled ride off the pavement.
2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Express Adjustable Track Bars
If you’ve gone ahead and lifted the suspension on your 2020 Jeep Gladiator, you’re going to want to re-center the axles to keep the alignment as it should be. That’s where these track bars come in. Suitable for lift kits measuring 3.5 inches or more, these adjustable track bars allow for precise length adjustments to be made without disassembling the suspension, and they feature a durable powder-coated finish to keep them guarded against corrosion.
Fab Fours Front Stubby Winch Bumper, Pre-Runner Guard, D-Ring Mounts
Apart from making your 2020 Jeep Gladiator look tough as heck, off-road bumpers like this one from Fab Fours carry a number of more practical advantages. At the least, they offer superior protection for the bodywork in off-roading situations; at the most, they provide a mounting solution for a recovery winch, fog light housings, and D-rings and/or tow hooks. Some even have integrated guards to provide extra protection for the grille and radiator. This bumper from Fab Fours has all of the above for a real steal of a price, and its narrow design means that it doesn’t impede the tires anywhere throughout the suspension travel. When it comes to protecting your ride, this is one of the smartest Jeep Gladiator accessories you can buy. Plus, it looks good, too.
2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon Express Extreme-Duty Sway Bar Disconnects
Sway bars are terrific for on-road handling, tying the left and right sides of the suspension together to limit body roll under cornering, but they can limit suspension articulation off-road. To solve this problem on your brand new Jeep Gladiator, we recommend these sway bar disconnects from Rubicon Express. They are compatible with both stock and lifted suspensions, and they feature a quick and easy connection system that doesn’t require tools to use. Some Gladiator models come with an electronic sway bar disconnect feature that allows the driver to engage or disengage the bar from the cabin, but for the rest of us, these disconnects make the job a cinch.
Rough Country 50” X5 Series Dual Row Cree LED Light Bar Kit
If you’re shopping for Jeep Gladiator accessories with the intention of better outfitting the truck for off-road use, auxiliary lighting is inevitably going to come up. For its balance of features, durability, and price, we recommend this Rough Country 50” X5 Series LED bar kit. Boasting a waterproof die-cast aluminum casing, and “more LEDs per square-inch than any other light bar” supplying a total 25,650 lumens of illumination, you’ll be able to see the trail clear as day, no matter the conditions.
BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A K02 Tires
While there is a factory all-terrain tire option for the 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport and Sport S, we recommend skipping that and ordering yourself a set of these instead: the BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A K02. The T/A K02 is about as serious an off-road tire as you can get that still provides an acceptable ride on the pavement, and it’s been designed with all four seasons in mind, which is great news for those of us who live in the colder parts of North America. Yet as comfortable as the tire is with snow, it’s equally adept at tackling sand, dirt, mud – pretty much any loose substance you throw at it. It’s a great companion for any driving conditions you might face. Plus, when it comes to Jeep Gladiator accessories, tires will make a more noticeable difference than just about anything.
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