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Old 02-08-2014, 06:09 PM   #1
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to metalcloak or not

Alright guys, going to do a lift really soon here. I'm leaving toward the metalcloak 2.5 game changer with 6pak shocks.

What are the problems I will have in the future? Will I have to replace drive shafts? What about caster? (Not even sure what that is really)

I plan on running 35's and smittybilt xrc armor fenders.

Any pictures of a 2 door worth this lift would be nice

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Old 02-08-2014, 10:03 PM   #2
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I’ve got the MC DuraFlex 3.5 on order for my 2014 JKUR..

I don't plan to do anything with drive shafts.

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I'm curious what attracts to the 6-pack shocks?

They are certainly innovative but they have a lot of moving parts that can fail.

Replacing the driveshafts depends on the effective amount of lift you get. A 2.5" should raise the front about 3" which is right on the edge of when problems can occur in the long run with the driveshaft. It really depends on how and where you drive it. The 2.5" are designed to reduce the probability of those problems but you have a 2 Dr and they tend to get more lift. Run the stock shafts until you have problems.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:51 AM   #4
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I'll run the stock drive shaft for now then. Those 6 pak shocks probably aren't the best for that price range but they are innovative.
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:46 AM   #5
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Love my 2.5 ARB lift
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I like Metalcloak's stuff, but not the 6-pack shocks. They were not very reliable last year, from what I heard through installers. They sure look and sound cool, but the last thing I want to do is rebuild complicated (and crazy expensive) shocks due to defects.
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Love my 2.5 ARB lift

3.5 ARB on it's way in a week or two! Stoked!
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Just ordered mine!
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I'm curious what attracts to the 6-pack shocks? They are certainly innovative but they have a lot of moving parts that can fail. Replacing the driveshafts depends on the effective amount of lift you get. A 2.5" should raise the front about 3" which is right on the edge of when problems can occur in the long run with the driveshaft. It really depends on how and where you drive it. The 2.5" are designed to reduce the probability of those problems but you have a 2 Dr and they tend to get more lift. Run the stock shafts until you have problems.
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