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05-27-2013 08:28 PM
EMTJEEP
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Originally Posted by freeskier View Post
Placed my order for a full set of arms, very stoked. Wheeling today just reinforced how bad I need them, they were clunking like a mofo. Free shipping isn't a bad deal, would have been about 60$ for shipping.
It's a bad deal for me since I live down the freeway from them and don't need to pay shipping. But saving $60 dollars is still a plus no matter what.
05-27-2013 07:32 PM
freeskier Placed my order for a full set of arms, very stoked. Wheeling today just reinforced how bad I need them, they were clunking like a mofo. Free shipping isn't a bad deal, would have been about 60$ for shipping.
05-27-2013 04:04 PM
GoldenSahara00 Sure would be. I just spent $$$ on their upper arms, it hurts paying that much for arms in my opinion. Hard to believe still. You can just get the whole arms from quadra w/ bushings installed pretty cheap, and they are very hard to install if you can even get them out. i had to cut the bolts on my donor axle I have in the garage.
05-27-2013 03:53 PM
cchartrand
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
Or replace with new stock arms. Sure all new arms are nice but if you don't have a grand you don't have a grand. I ran the stock arms for the past 3 years and have no issues with them other than the fact they are semi weak and are not adjustable. I have broken a lot of parts but the arms are not one of them. They also flex so they don't rip the mounts off the axle.
I definitely DON'T have a grand! I'm Totaly w/ you on riding out the stock arms, but since my front LCA bushings look so ratty, I was thinking 300$ for new LCA's in the front might be money well spent. I also considered just getting new bushings but I've heard they're a PITA to install, plus that wouldn't address my castor/pinion angle issues.
05-27-2013 03:10 PM
GoldenSahara00 Or replace with new stock arms. Sure all new arms are nice but if you don't have a grand you don't have a grand. I ran the stock arms for the past 3 years and have no issues with them other than the fact they are semi weak and are not adjustable. I have broken a lot of parts but the arms are not one of them. They also flex so they don't rip the mounts off the axle.
05-27-2013 03:10 PM
cchartrand
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Originally Posted by EMTJEEP View Post

What kind of lift are you doing? Are any of your arms aftermarket or all stock?

Here is a nice writeup on the Duroflex joints, by Imped. How the Metalcloak Duroflex bushing stacks up - JeepForum.com
Wow! Thanks for the link! Very informative . I'm doing a Zone 3" so obviously no control arms w/ the kit. I was hoping to keep stock arms for a while.... I even popped for the adj. cam bolt setup hoping to get castor/ pinion angle close. Being a dumb ass, I never took the time to examine those CA bushings.
05-27-2013 02:45 PM
EMTJEEP
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I was just doing a pre-lift once over of my TJ, and noticed the piss poor condition of my front LCA bushings. I was planning on doing my lift next weekend but now I'm not so sure. I'm already a couple grand deep into this project and I'm thinking while everything is apart, it might be time to replace those control arms w/ some nice adj's .the question is...... Proven performance/ reliability of Currie's, or new technology and cheaper price of Metalcloaks??? Oh yeah, and if I can squeeze another 300$ out of the family budget!
What kind of lift are you doing? Are any of your arms aftermarket or all stock?

Here is a nice writeup on the Duroflex joints, by Imped. How the Metalcloak Duroflex bushing stacks up - JeepForum.com
05-27-2013 02:38 PM
cchartrand This....

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05-27-2013 02:21 PM
cchartrand I was just doing a pre-lift once over of my TJ, and noticed the piss poor condition of my front LCA bushings. I was planning on doing my lift next weekend but now I'm not so sure. I'm already a couple grand deep into this project and I'm thinking while everything is apart, it might be time to replace those control arms w/ some nice adj's .the question is...... Proven performance/ reliability of Currie's, or new technology and cheaper price of Metalcloaks??? Oh yeah, and if I can squeeze another 300$ out of the family budget!
05-27-2013 01:30 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by EMTJEEP View Post
So MC is only doing Free Shipping for Memorial Day and it is only advertised on FaceBook. The Code is Freedom2013 and is only good for today.
Probably ordering my upper rears soon.
05-27-2013 01:11 PM
EMTJEEP So MC is only doing Free Shipping for Memorial Day and it is only advertised on FaceBook. The Code is Freedom2013 and is only good for today.
05-25-2013 05:50 PM
lordmike
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
I saw your post on jeepform asking matson and he didn't reply, I posted on their fb asking them if they were having a sale. Rokmen is having a nice sale and I have a fancy for their skid plate. And ruffstuff has 20% off on steering too which is tempting. Too many things to buy. You should be really happy with the full set of MC arms, that will be sweet wish I had the coin for that right now.
I agree that I'll be happy wtih MC arms but I need exhaust front to back, brakelines, and body mount work done before I can even dream about the MC arms. All in good time. My most recent upgrades make her ride like a dream so I'll be good for a little while. Luckily, I get bored with an upgrade about the time I have money for the next big upgrade
05-25-2013 05:46 PM
lordmike
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Originally Posted by EMTJEEP View Post
If you do end up buying the 3.5" kit or their springs, keep in mind that the 3.5" of lift is based off a Jeep that is fully 'Cloaked, fenders/bumper/rockers. If you don't have all that you will most likely be getting 4-4.5" of lift depending how much weight you have on you jeep.
I have very little in my jeep... lol. If it isn't something I use everyday, I throw it out. I have a great big mastiff so I took out the back seat so he could have the back all to himself.
05-25-2013 04:39 PM
GoldenSahara00 I saw your post on jeepform asking matson and he didn't reply, I posted on their fb asking them if they were having a sale. Rokmen is having a nice sale and I have a fancy for their skid plate. And ruffstuff has 20% off on steering too which is tempting. Too many things to buy. You should be really happy with the full set of MC arms, that will be sweet wish I had the coin for that right now.
05-25-2013 02:47 PM
freeskier
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Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 View Post
Any news on the sale freeskier?
No sale yet. I'll wait until Monday, if nothing I'll just buy them.
05-25-2013 02:24 PM
GoldenSahara00 Any news on the sale freeskier?
05-25-2013 01:48 PM
EMTJEEP If you do end up buying the 3.5" kit or their springs, keep in mind that the 3.5" of lift is based off a Jeep that is fully 'Cloaked, fenders/bumper/rockers. If you don't have all that you will most likely be getting 4-4.5" of lift depending how much weight you have on you jeep.
05-25-2013 12:03 PM
lordmike I really like the look of those metalcloak arms. Plus, I think that if I bought the kit, it opens the door to a larger metalcloak lift in the future!
05-25-2013 09:43 AM
BLK00TJ The JJ joints flex like crazy and I don't notice a bad ride at all from them. My bushings were 13 years old when I made the change too though. They are definitely worth it if you plan on lifting. If you are staying at stock height stay with stock arms. They are much better than the majority of arms you'll get from the Walmart style stores like Quadratec.

The stock arms may seem flimsy in their design, but they are designed to twist to relieve stress on your CA mounts. A tube style arm with poly bushings will go through bushings on a regular basis and put a lot of stress on the CA mounts to the point where they can cause them to be ripped off when the flex limits are reached.
05-25-2013 07:00 AM
joedert Search For Gen 2 | BDS Suspension What about these?
05-24-2013 08:24 PM
lordmike Lol, I just have too much I want. My jeep is my honeymoon machine. I am getting married in the fall and our honeymoon is a two week cross country roadtrip (all backroads) with my mastiff. I need to fix EVERYTHING by next January...
05-24-2013 08:19 PM
GoldenSahara00 My issue right now is I have too much I want and everything is on sale for memorial day. I get paid again at the end of the month right after sales are over.... typical.
05-24-2013 07:42 PM
freeskier Hold off for memorial weekend sales... I'm hoping Metalcloak starts theirs tomorrow because I'll be getting their full set of arms too. In the past they've done 10% off site wide then an extra 5% for forum members.
05-24-2013 07:36 PM
GoldenSahara00 Yep that is a big price tag to swallow but that's a component you won't ever need to replace again.
05-24-2013 07:35 PM
lordmike Yeah, I went back to Quadratec and did a comparison, they aren't really that bad afterall. I was looking at the price for the entire set, I really choked on the nearly $1K pricetag, but if I want them all it makes sense to buy them all at once.
05-24-2013 07:30 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by EMTJEEP View Post
MetalCloaks are not that expensive when looking at a good quality product. $180-270 isn't that bad Currie's/Savvy JJ arms are from $249-309.
Ding Ding Ding we have a winner.
05-24-2013 07:17 PM
EMTJEEP MetalCloaks are not that expensive when looking at a good quality product. $180-270 isn't that bad Currie's/Savvy JJ arms are from $249-309.
05-24-2013 06:56 PM
lordmike Holy crap those are expensive!
05-24-2013 06:33 PM
GoldenSahara00 Don't worry about the big catalogs... That's the junk they are trying to push on you cause it's cheap, will break, and makes them money.
05-24-2013 06:07 PM
lordmike I've heard great things about metal cloak but I never see them in any of the big catalogs.
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