You may have seen some photos/videos of the Zone Offroad Jeep Gladiator JT on our social media pages. If not, we are here to introduce you to this rig!
Our first adventure with this Jeep was on a Michigan Fall Colors Tour with our sister companies, BDS Suspension, JKS Manufacturing, and RMT Overland. This was a great trip where we got to experience the Silver Lake Sand Dunes, iconic spots such as the Tunnel of Trees and Mackinac Bridge, as well as venture through Michigan's Upper Peninsula and hit some offroad trails.
This rig was a fan favorite when it came to the sand dunes. It maneuvered well and had great handling. There is no doubt that we have been impressed with this rig since we bought it. A few upgrades and we are now super satisfied with this performance-based rig.
As we made our way up north for the Tunnel of Trees and the Mackinac Bridge, we stayed on pavement. The ride was comfortable, better than stock in our opinions, but we were itching to get it off road again.
Up in the Upper Peninsula we found some great two tracks where we got to get off the pavement and put this rig to the test. It had just rained the night before, so we found some fairly large puddles that we, in true Zone Offroad fashion, made sure to hit as often as possible. Through the bumpy roads we had full confidence in the performance of our suspension system to get us through, which it did with ease. Having the comfort of a quality and durable system is a huge relief, especially when your miles away from any civilization.
Overall, our time around Michigan was just what we needed after a long 6-months of being cooped up. It was our first time taking the Gladiator out for some fun, and we couldn't be more impressed with it. Where should we take it next?