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Old 10-05-2016, 05:54 AM
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Ha MetalCloak REAR drop brackets.

Took long enough for somebody to make them. Now from what I understand, unlike the front they are purely for geometry reasons (flatter angle) and are used WITH arms to correct pinion angle.
The video shows a 5" lifted JK with all 8 arms and brackets on all 4 corners. I would NOT use these if rock crawling for those mounts hang down as is. Cool option none the less.

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Saw this bracket on the MC Jeep at Off-Road Expo Pomona this weekend. I'm guessing they're pretty close to releasing it if they're starting to show it off.

Was also told they're working on an upper CA with an exceptionally stiff spring built in. Purpose being to avoid having the CA bushing housings bind up in their brackets from being over constrained during heavy articulation. Seems to make sense since the axles usually rotate (about an axis perpendicular to the axle) more than translate up and down. This would provide more compliance to the shorter CAs.

Or I could just be full of it and pretending to myself I understand what the engineers at MC are doing.

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That's pretty interesting... You know that the belly cross member hands down below the control arm mounts, right?
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The brackets where designed for the up and coming 6 inch GameChanger lift.
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Was also told they're working on an upper CA with an exceptionally stiff spring built in. Purpose being to avoid having the CA bushing housings bind up in their brackets from being over constrained during heavy articulation. Seems to make sense since the axles usually rotate (about an axis perpendicular to the axle) more than translate up and down. This would provide more compliance to the shorter CAs.
Torsion bar control arms! I always wondered how the upper CA's handled those forces. I guess they don't.
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Look at a 3 link. You only need 1 upper arm. My guess is one link will have a spring simulating a 3 link and limiting bind.

Another example the JKS flex link swaybar links. 1 link has springs reducing the torsion rate.

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