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Old 06-04-2014, 01:41 PM   #31
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Do you have any pics of it on your Jeep? How long did it take you to receive the lift after ordering it? Also, if you didn't have those Fox shocks, what shocks would you go with....I'm kinda thinking my stock 10A shocks are too short already....need longer but not sure how long. Almost tempted to go with the ARB edition and the the OME shocks....
I don't have pictures of my Jeep yet, I honestly haven't had time to take some really good ones of the Jeep in full flex. Hopefully I can make it out the beach this weekend and take some good shots for you guys.

In terms of shocks, I really enjoy the Fox shocks. They are the Teraflex-tuned version, so they are a bit firmer than the off-the-shelf versions. Its still a comfortable ride but could get a bit harsh if I start hitting some potholes. To answer your question, I probably would lean towards the OME shocks that Metal Cloak offers in their ARB edition. They are a bit firmer than the Bilsteins 5100 that a lot of guys use on their Jeeps, but I'm not a fan of the zinc coating on the Bilsteins. I have seen too many of them corrode after just one winter season in the North East. The MetalCloak kits come with shock extenders for the front and rear, so you can use the factory shocks if you want. The handling won't be as improved and you run the risk of over extending the shocks, but you can regulate that with the bump stops.

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Old 06-04-2014, 04:00 PM   #32
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Thanks for the response. My bumpers from MC are holding up the whole shipment and I am getting antsy since my wheels showed up yesterday. Wait should be worth it though, I didn't like most rear bumpers.

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Old 06-05-2014, 12:31 AM   #33
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Wasn't there a model/brand OME shock discontinued ?
I don't really know. The MC website still advertised OME shocks with the ARB edition lift (Game Changer lite)
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:54 PM   #34
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The OME Nitrocharger N-Series they replaced them with the Nitrocharger Sports, where I heard the N-Series are better. I just got the Bilstein 5100s but havent installed them yet.
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The OME Nitrocharger N-Series they replaced them with the Nitrocharger Sports, where I heard the N-Series are better. I just got the Bilstein 5100s but havent installed them yet.
Thanks .. I remember people saying the same thing (liking the first gen better)
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Old 07-02-2014, 08:25 PM   #36
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I had my 3.5 M/C kit for about year & 1/2...I couldn't be happier, about every 6 months ck the controls arms & etc. haven't had an issue..Love the ride, works excellent ! Has anyone tried the swaybar motor relocation kit..actually just a grade 8 bolt with a oversized shoulder, it lets you roll up the motor 'bout 3" for more approach angle..
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I had my 3.5 M/C kit for about year & 1/2...I couldn't be happier, about every 6 months ck the controls arms & etc. haven't had an issue..Love the ride, works excellent ! Has anyone tried the swaybar motor relocation kit..actually just a grade 8 bolt with a oversized shoulder, it lets you roll up the motor 'bout 3" for more approach angle..
yeah its a piece of cake. i have a picture of it on my build thread. it tucks the motor right up to the radiator but leaves just enough clearance where winch shouldn't be an issue.
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Oh the joy of being "Cloaked" Have a Safe & fun 4th of July
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When my rig grows up, it wants to be just like Matador's. From lifts to tires to wheels, every item I research on the forum, he has a (great!) write up for it.

I have a way to go since I only have the Ace sliders so far, but a recent trip to Colorado convinced me I need a lift. I was considering the RK or MC, and bam, here it is! Well done sir!
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I have a Frankenlift that is now mostly the MetalCloak 2.5" ARB Edition - if such a beast existed. MC springs and bump stops, brake line brackets. OME 60066L and 60067L shocks (replaced my shorter OME shocks...and, seem to ride better). JKS track bars, rear sway bar links. Poison Spyder wheel spacers.

Once I get my control arm brackets bent back into shape, some Rancho geo brackets will make their way onto the front.

It's a much nicer daily driver than the Jeep was stock. It is a little softer than the OME springs the MC springs replaced. My Jeep is still lightish, so I ended up with around 3 or 3.25 inches of actual lift.
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Old 07-25-2014, 01:47 PM   #41
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When my rig grows up, it wants to be just like Matador's. From lifts to tires to wheels, every item I research on the forum, he has a (great!) write up for it.

I have a way to go since I only have the Ace sliders so far, but a recent trip to Colorado convinced me I need a lift. I was considering the RK or MC, and bam, here it is! Well done sir!
Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad the info is helping you out.
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:24 PM   #42
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The kit comes with a front adjustable track bar and rear track bar relocation bracket. The rear bracket is a really nice piece. It ties in with the factory track bar location, around the axle and then at the the lower control arm. This prevents the need to weld it to the axle like on the RK kit
Did you go with the 2.5" True Dual-Rate kit? I don't see that it addresses the track bar. Interested in this set-up. don't see too many reviews on it, mostly the game changer,etc
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Old 02-19-2015, 10:10 PM   #43
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My Metal Cloak 3.5 Game Changer Lite OME goes on this weekend. I can hardly wait. I will post pictures when it's done. As for OME, I had their lift on my last JK and it was a VERY nice riding and capable jeep.

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Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad the info is helping you out.
how's the lift working out with some time passed?
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When my rig grows up, it wants to be just like Matador's. From lifts to tires to wheels, every item I research on the forum, he has a (great!) write up for it. I have a way to go since I only have the Ace sliders so far, but a recent trip to Colorado convinced me I need a lift. I was considering the RK or MC, and bam, here it is! Well done sir!
well said this thread was a great read for a guy like me trying to figure out the right way to do things! Lifting in steps.
Thanks matador!
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