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Lowrider Jeep Gladiator Might Be the Most Questionably Modified Truck of 2019

What's worse is that it's built on a top-trim, limited-run Rubicon Launch Edition model.
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While you’re just as likely to spot a Jeep Gladiator pickup at a shopping center parking lot as you are a challenging backwoods trail, most of them at least look like they have what it takes to go off-road. They were made this way from the factory with dirt, gravel, and sand in mind—but Jeep probably never considered tooling its purpose-built trucks for dragging the pavement. One Gladiator owner took this upon themselves, however, and created one of the most puzzling lowriders out there, complete with 13-inch wheels and enough LEDs to light up a runway.

We first spotted the oddball Gladiator on Facebook after it was posted by Quake LED, a sponsor of the, erm, divisive build. 

After a quick peek at the company’s Instagram page, a few more shots popped up with all the comments you’d expect:

“I don’t get it… was this a publicity stunt….. that vehicle was horriddddd. An abomination…”

“What a waste of machinery!”

“This is the worst thing I’ve ever seen.”

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With all the aftermarket parts fitted to the Jeep, it’s hard to distinguish what trim it is—that said, earlier photos of the truck prove it to be a full-fledged Rubicon Launch Edition model of which only 4,190 were built. All the baked-in Trail Rated tech isn’t doing this pickup much good with its chrome-plated Dayton wheels and 155/80-sized tires, that’s for sure. Still yet, it proudly wears an aftermarket brush guard and fender flares (?).

Oh, and don’t forget the high-mounted spoiler out back.

Of course, it’s decked out from head to toe with multi-color LEDs, from square pods on the A-pillar to multiple light bars on the roof and hood. There are even circular lights mounted behind each wheel for extra effect.

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It’s probably just as easy to change this Gladiator back to off-road spec by bolting on larger wheels wrapped in all-terrain tires, but that’s beside the point. The fact that the builders went through the trouble of sourcing the parts and fitting them to the hot-selling pickup is one thing, and debuting it at SEMA 2019 is another.

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