Each kit includes the following:
– (2x) Side Rail
– (1x) Front Rail
– (6x) End Cap
– (12x) M6x1.0 Bolt
Jeep Gladiator (2020)
Engineering & Manufacturing
The Gladiator utility rail kit turned out great! Part of the challenge was that standard strut channel wasn't the right depth, nor did the slots/holes line up well or at all. I ended up having to custom order 2000ft of plain steel extrusion and then cut it to length and cut the correct bolt pattern, but the finished product is fantastic. We finished each piece with a durable black texture powdercoat inside and out and have custom injection-molded plastic caps for each end of each rail.
Here were the goals:
– Fit using only the factory-provided mounting features in the bed
– Match the depth of the Mopar kit, so that most/all accessories would fit both systems
– Allow accessories to be easily attached without sliding a t-slot nut in from one end
Functionally, the strut channel characteristics are fantastic. Strut channel hardware can be used for easy installation and configuration of attachments and accessories.
The install couldn’t have been easier. The only thing I’d recommend is to run a tap through all the holes to true up the holes by removing paint, or in my case, the sprayed in liner. The only difficult part was getting the nut behind the bed to stay in the right spot when putting on the rear panels. Just took a few tries and some tape. :). The quality of the parts are top notch. Definitely recommend Matt’s stuff.
Like mentioned before, I have the Mopar spray in bed liner and could not install the bed rails without a tap. Made the process take twice as long as it wasn't mentioned on the product description page.
So far so good. The rails are good quality and installed no issues. Now just need to find some kind of tie down attachments to use with them
This is an awesome alternative to the Mopar system for my Gladiator. Im building my rig up for long term and appreciate American Made products built the right way. You guys are off to a great start. Im looking forward to additional add ons like the tie downs and any other ideas your team comes up with to expand the use of this system. Just throwing this out there: maybe u guys can create a slide on tanneau cover to connect to this system or ever a 25% cover with a top rack that simply bolts on. Do many possibilities
My 2021 Gladiator didn't come with trail rails and I liked the idea of unistrut-based builtright utility rails better anyway. They came packaged well and matched the truck's bolt holes perfectly. Installation was straightforward. Simply use the included bolts and bolt them on. One of the plastic end caps it came with fit only loosely, but I don't mind. I bought a tonneau cover that supports the Mopar Trail Rail Cargo Management System. The tonneau cover has a plate meant to slide into Trail Rails for a bolt to thread into, but it's the wrong size for channel struts. The strut opening is wider so it pulls through. I worked around the difference with spring strut nuts and matching bolts from my local hardware store. I have no regrets. I have big plans for these rails! References: 1. Rugged Ridge 13550.22 Armis Soft Rolling Bed Cover for 20-21 Jeep Gladiator JT 2. 1/4-in Spring Strut Nut 3. 1/4-in x 1-in Coarse Thread Hex Bolt