Originally Posted by BigBlueJKU
I love your rig! I've never seen a Red Rock in person and to be honest these are the best pictures of one that I've come across!
I have a 2016 JKUR Hard Rock. I have a 3.5" MetalCloak Game Changer, 37" Cooper STT Pros, and KMC Machete beadlocks on order. I'm hoping to install everything by the middle of the month. It won't be a Red Rock, but maybe like a "little brother" to your set up lol!
I love the flares! Did you rattle can them?
Flares are probably my next purchase once I replenish some funds!
Hi BigBlueJKU, Thanks for the kind words
I was planning on buying a Hard Rock edition (that's why I have the screen name that I do) and found the Red Rock instead at a dealership in Long Island and I had wanted one since they were first announced and I was able to get it at a good price.
Your list of upgrades is exactly what I have on mine, My Red Rock 2" lift and 35" tires just weren't enough for some of the rocky trails around here so that's why I went bigger, barely touched the underside of the Jeep the last trail ride with the 3.5" lift and 37's.
For the tires I used the balancing beads inside them and they work well, I can cruise down the highway at 80 if I want.
Don't forget the
under armor if you don't have anything yet, it definitely keeps everything safe underneath.
The fenders are Meatlcloaks Overline fenders with their exo-skin for the rear quarter and exo-skin on the rocker rails along with their rock slider that I had Line-X. Wheel liners are painted MC in front and I trimmed the plastic factory ones for the rear for now till I find something better
I installed everything my self except I had the fenders and skins painted by my local body shop that did an excellent job and color match was perfect, my painting abilities aren't that great.
Yup I'm pretty much fully Cloaked now and I couldn't be happier.
I still have a few more things on my list of upgrades (what Jeeper doesn't) like a regear to 5.13 along with sleeves and gussets and some RCV axles and maybe switch to some 6 pack shocks.
Maybe some 40's one day
Take your time installing your lift and it will all be good.
Couple of points:
you will have to disconnect and remove the rear emergency cable bracket (that looks like spaghetti) that is bolted underneath so the cables can droop enough so the axle can flex enough and also loosen up the wiring and vent hoses to the axles so they don't get ripped out when the axles flexing.
All the measurements that MC gives in the instructions for control arm length worked really well and I ended up with 5 degrees of caster.
The trackbars I had to tweak just a little but their starting point was very close.
Red Rocker #31