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05-30-2013 09:28 PM
Kevinistic
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Originally Posted by socalsport View Post
I finally got around to installing my kit. Got about 3 inches lift on the rear and maybe 4 on the front. However my original springs were the 12s so I had a huge case of rake so now it sits really level. Overall I'm very pleased, the Jeep rides fantastic. I decided on 315 duratracs on the rugged ridge wheels.
GREAT looking ride! This is the lift I am getting actually. I was wondering what size wheel you ended up with, what offset you chose and if you used any spacers at all? You happened to pick the same tires I chose as well! A little pricey, but I think WELL worth it.
Lose any MPG?
03-04-2013 01:37 PM
socalsport I finally got around to installing my kit. Got about 3 inches lift on the rear and maybe 4 on the front. However my original springs were the 12s so I had a huge case of rake so now it sits really level. Overall I'm very pleased, the Jeep rides fantastic. I decided on 315 duratracs on the rugged ridge wheels.
12-04-2012 10:18 AM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by pluke the 2

why did you go with rk 2.5" coils knowing you'd get 4"?


i got a new numb bud. pm me and i'll give it to ya.
Ahh
12-04-2012 09:51 AM
pluke the 2
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
What's the reason ?
why did you go with rk 2.5" coils knowing you'd get 4"?


i got a new numb bud. pm me and i'll give it to ya.
12-04-2012 07:46 AM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by matsonian

LOL! If volume demands it, then we will definitely produce 2.5" coils for the 2-Door. To date we haven't had that many requests for it.
What's the reason ?
12-04-2012 12:59 AM
matsonian
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Originally Posted by MaskMan View Post
I want this kit, however, MC doesn't sell the dual rate springs in 2.5" for the 2door, only for 4doors.

Would have totally been down for the Game Changer six pack too...

Come on guys, what happened to the LoC builds that MC is famous for??

I may end up doing a Frankenkit with some other springs down the road.

LOL! If volume demands it, then we will definitely produce 2.5" coils for the 2-Door. To date we haven't had that many requests for it.
12-03-2012 06:56 PM
MaskMan I want this kit, however, MC doesn't sell the dual rate springs in 2.5" for the 2door, only for 4doors.

Would have totally been down for the Game Changer six pack too...

Come on guys, what happened to the LoC builds that MC is famous for??

I may end up doing a Frankenkit with some other springs down the road.
12-03-2012 06:12 PM
SamanaJK I am installing a 3.5 gamechanger metalcloak kit.
On a 2012 rubi, auto, 4 door.

Until now installed:
-front lower and upper control arms
-rear also lower and upper
-front and rear trackbar
-swaybar extensions

Next week hope to install the springs and shocks.

Have to say... it already is really a difference!!!

For pictures: http://www.facebook.com/tony.samana.10/photos_albums
11-16-2012 10:03 PM
CombatChuk
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Originally Posted by Spinner View Post
Hi Combatchuk, had a quick look at your thread, it looks awesome. Did the kit ship with the LT or the Mid travel front shocks. Either way, it looks like you have a heap of bump stop up front, that you may not need for shocks alone, as both have a pretty short compressed length compared to other shocks.
Can you throw a tape measure over it, centre or bottom lip of rim of rim to flare or something, so we get an idea of the actual height.
They were the long travel OME shocks, they ride great. I've been impressed by the driveability of this lift kit. A buddy of mine has a 2012 Sport and says my Jeep rides better than his stock one. Flexes great and no squeaks or issues since installation!

I ended up taking out the rear bumps tops and going with two hockey pucks up front, and so far so good.
11-16-2012 06:21 PM
pluke the 2
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Originally Posted by Cloaked Willys View Post
We do have the long travel OME shocks in our kit.
I absolutely love these shocks. Had to go through 2 different coil mfg's just to have them properly set up/used.
11-16-2012 05:27 PM
Cloaked Willys
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Originally Posted by Spinner View Post
Hi Combatchuk, had a quick look at your thread, it looks awesome. Did the kit ship with the LT or the Mid travel front shocks. Either way, it looks like you have a heap of bump stop up front, that you may not need for shocks alone, as both have a pretty short compressed length compared to other shocks.
Can you throw a tape measure over it, centre or bottom lip of rim of rim to flare or something, so we get an idea of the actual height.

The bump stops are adjustable from 1-4" depending on the shocks and the tire to fender clearance. We do you the long travel OME shocks in our kit.
11-16-2012 04:18 PM
Jfh1976 Driveway slants slightly toward rear. Also that's with Trail Mods removable flares-removed.

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11-16-2012 03:06 AM
TRAUMAhead
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Originally Posted by Jfh1976 View Post
Here are some pics of me wheeling in Uwharrie. The first few pics are before and afters. I had MetalCloak control arms with stock springs and shocks (Rubicon) with a TF BB. The after pics are with MetalCloak 2.5 in springs (I gained 3 inches of lift) paired with Bilstein 5100s 16" / 27" front, 15" / 25" in back.
Do you have any pictures on flat ground from the side?
11-14-2012 06:27 PM
Jfh1976
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Originally Posted by Jfh1976
Here are some pics of me wheeling in Uwharrie. The first few pics are before and afters. I had MetalCloak control arms with stock springs and shocks (Rubicon) with a TF BB. The after pics are with MetalCloak 2.5 in springs (I gained 3 inches of lift) paired with Bilstein 5100s 16" / 27" front, 15" / 25" in back.

This set up improved my ride drastically, on and off road. On road the suspension absorbs impacts smoothly, while keeping the Jeep well centered. I can actually take 35 MPH curves at about 50MPH now. Off road the Jeep flexes smoothly, out to 2-3 inches more than my previous setup. The Jeep also stays nice and level when off camber, without that "tipsy" feeling I used to get. I could also drive over the terrain at a faster pace, as the suspension kept the bump stops from bottoming out no matter what I threw at them.

Mat, I tried tagging y'all on FB to no avail, so here they are on the forum. Awesome product! I'm very satisfied.
Well they posted out of order. Just compare front and rear flex by noting the sway bar links in front and the brake lines in back. Don't worry, that rear brake line is not taught, although it looks really bad!
11-14-2012 06:25 PM
Jfh1976 Here are some pics of me wheeling in Uwharrie. The first few pics are before and afters. I had MetalCloak control arms with stock springs and shocks (Rubicon) with a TF BB. The after pics are with MetalCloak 2.5 in springs (I gained 3 inches of lift) paired with Bilstein 5100s 16" / 27" front, 15" / 25" in back.

This set up improved my ride drastically, on and off road. On road the suspension absorbs impacts smoothly, while keeping the Jeep well centered. I can actually take 35 MPH curves at about 50MPH now. Off road the Jeep flexes smoothly, out to 2-3 inches more than my previous setup. The Jeep also stays nice and level when off camber, without that "tipsy" feeling I used to get. I could also drive over the terrain at a faster pace, as the suspension kept the bump stops from bottoming out no matter what I threw at them.

Mat, I tried tagging y'all on FB to no avail, so here they are on the forum. Awesome product! I'm very satisfied.

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11-02-2012 05:18 PM
Spinner Hi Combatchuk, had a quick look at your thread, it looks awesome. Did the kit ship with the LT or the Mid travel front shocks. Either way, it looks like you have a heap of bump stop up front, that you may not need for shocks alone, as both have a pretty short compressed length compared to other shocks.
Can you throw a tape measure over it, centre or bottom lip of rim of rim to flare or something, so we get an idea of the actual height.

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Originally Posted by CombatChuk View Post
I too installed a MetalCloak lift, I went with the 2.5" Game Changer lite. The instructions were crap (and incomplete) but the hardware is great and it rides really nice. I have a few pictures in my build thread if you'd like to reference them.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/com...ad-182132.html
11-02-2012 10:26 AM
matsonian
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Originally Posted by CombatChuk View Post
I too installed a MetalCloak lift, I went with the 2.5" Game Changer lite. The instructions were crap (and incomplete) but the hardware is great and it rides really nice. I have a few pictures in my build thread if you'd like to reference them.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/com...ad-182132.html
We are constantly updating our instructions, but please feel free to email me at matson@metalcloak.com with any suggestions for items that can be improved upon, are simply missing, or failed to download from our site.
11-01-2012 09:32 PM
erik8312 Looking forward to the pics as well. Starting to do some research on lift kits. I will keep this one in mind.
11-01-2012 09:13 PM
CombatChuk I too installed a MetalCloak lift, I went with the 2.5" Game Changer lite. The instructions were crap (and incomplete) but the hardware is great and it rides really nice. I have a few pictures in my build thread if you'd like to reference them.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/com...ad-182132.html
11-01-2012 05:21 PM
socalsport Hi everyone,

I will take a lot of pics as I install the lift and the results. Still need a few little things like a Procal, and an exhaust spacer, Bolt kit etc. Decided on machined rugged Ridge rims with the black rim protectors and Toyo 295/70/17 Toyo MT's.

Thanks Will, I will let you guys know how it all goes. Thank you for being so prompt with the email replies too. I will probably have more questions as I flesh out my build.

Dustin
11-01-2012 04:09 PM
Cloaked Willys
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Originally Posted by opalgem View Post
I'm new and still waiting for another month for my Jeep. After lots of research online I ordered the gamechanger 3.5" from Metalcloak. I wanted bigger tires then realized I needed to get this and that to compensate for everything. I seen the bent joints on some brands of lifts. Liked the on road and high speed capabilities of this MC lift according to all the YouTube videos. I watched them all like the Terraflex guy is good. But I ended up going for a full package that included everything upper and lower adjustable control arms etc. along with those special looking shocks! HeHe I like the way thy look in the videos. So far I have a set of lights and 36" tires on black rims. They were only 5" back space so I ordered .75" hubcentric spacers to fit tires with lift. Sleeves gussets balljoints warn 9.0RC MC stubby. HiD's +LED back up light. Now I'm wondering about fitting the spare and the correct bump stops for the stock fenders. Jeep won't be here for another 4.5 weeks they estimate. I've been ordering stuff for 6 weeks. I can't afford to wait any longer. haha

You are going to have your kit way before your jeep. You might just have to drive that car some more.
11-01-2012 03:12 PM
kramer2k ^ Sounds like you're going to have a badass setup. Looking forward to seeing it.
11-01-2012 03:04 PM
opalgem I'm new and still waiting for another month for my Jeep. After lots of research online I ordered the gamechanger 3.5" from Metalcloak. I wanted bigger tires then realized I needed to get this and that to compensate for everything. I seen the bent joints on some brands of lifts. Liked the on road and high speed capabilities of this MC lift according to all the YouTube videos. I watched them all like the Terraflex guy is good. But I ended up going for a full package that included everything upper and lower adjustable control arms etc. along with those special looking shocks! HeHe I like the way thy look in the videos. So far I have a set of lights and 36" tires on black rims. They were only 5" back space so I ordered .75" hubcentric spacers to fit tires with lift. Sleeves gussets balljoints warn 9.0RC MC stubby. HiD's +LED back up light. Now I'm wondering about fitting the spare and the correct bump stops for the stock fenders. Jeep won't be here for another 4.5 weeks they estimate. I've been ordering stuff for 6 weeks. I can't afford to wait any longer. haha
11-01-2012 12:19 PM
kramer2k ^
11-01-2012 11:30 AM
kjeeper10 I would paint them red so peeps think I have a Rancho or skyjacker lift lol
11-01-2012 11:25 AM
Cloaked Willys This version of the Kit is $1499.
JK Wrangler Dual-Rate Lift Kit, 2.5"/3.5", ARB Edition

The gold is a zinc coating so that they don't rust. They can be painted over if you really wanted to but everyone love Gold.
11-01-2012 11:23 AM
pluke the 2 1500
11-01-2012 11:20 AM
Jackster3 How much?
11-01-2012 11:18 AM
mackdj1 What's the cost on one of those lifts?
11-01-2012 11:15 AM
pluke the 2 i personally like that gold color.

so :finger:
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