Apocalypse-Ready Jeep Gladiator 6x6 Is a Love It or Hate It Affair

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Photo: Instagram | esteemcustom
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Despite being ultra-pricey, not that good off the beaten path, and quite unreliable for the most part, six-wheel drive vehicles have become quite popular these past few years.
Multiple tuners would gladly accept your hard-earned cash and take your truck in for several weeks/months to make it longer at the rear to accommodate an extra axle. The finished product often comes fitted with additional gizmos, like off-road bumpers, more lights, and fat rubber, looking ready to conquer any trail.

We've seen numerous six-wheel drive machines that stretch from the mighty Mercedes G-Wagen and Land Rover Defender to the Ford Bronco, Ram 1500 TRX, and Jeep Gladiator, and this story revolves around one very special copy of the latter. We came across it while scrolling through social media, with images of it being Esteem Custom, a Florida-based company, and the tuner behind the modifications.

Since we're children at heart, we are certainly fans of the beefed-up design. This Jeep Gladiator 6x6 has an elongated bed that hosts a full-size spare, has custom fenders that make room for those humongous tires wrapped around the new wheels, and comes with additional lights on each side of the A-pillars and above the front windscreen.

Jeep Gladiator 6x6
Photo: Instagram | esteemcustom
It also features steel bumpers with a winch up front that allows it to free itself from most sticky/slippery situations and a few other bits and bobs. To make it look even more like a military vehicle, the tuner gave it a matte green paint finish, which was also replicated on the new wheels. It proudly displays its name on the tailgate and rides higher off the ground courtesy of the reworked suspension.

As we already told you, we dig the look and configuration of this very special workhorse from Jeep, but we cannot agree with one single thing: the fact that the tuner only dropped two images of it on its social media, one showing the front three-quarter and the other the rear three-quarter design. We would have wanted to see it from more angles and to catch a glimpse of the cabin, too, which hopefully is as hairy-chested as the exterior.

Last but not least, a look under the hood would've been welcomed, as well, where it would feature a Hellcat supercharged 6.2-liter V8 motor in a perfect world. The whining and ultra-punchy mill would certainly do justice to the manly look of this pickup, yet since the tuner couldn't have been bothered with releasing any details about this particular build, we reckon it might still pack the original firepower, namely a 3.6-liter V6 unit that churns out 285 hp. If you had to choose between a stock Gladiator and this 6x6 as your daily, which one would you get?

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About the author: Cristian Gnaticov
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After a series of unfortunate events put an end to Cristian's dream of entering a custom built & tuned old-school Dacia into a rally competition, he moved on to drive press cars and write for a living. He's worked for several automotive online journals and now he's back at autoevolution after his first tour in the mid-2000s.
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