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Old 05-17-2019, 07:26 AM
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Metalcloak 3.5" GC Stock Rims sway bar idea

So I have rims with less than 5.5" backspacing and chose that option so I'd get longer? Sway Bar Links. The shop that's mounting and balancing the tires and rims cant get me in until the week after memorial day weekend coming up...when i want to install the lift. I'm swapping over the stock TPMS. I'm trying to get this done in as few trips to them as possible. The shop is only 10 minutes from my house and I'm thinking about not installing the rear sway bar links yet and zip tying the sway bar up to secure it so I can drive it to the shop with the stock wheels and tires on it.


I'll be towing a snowmobile trailer with the 5 rims and tires on them because I definitely don't have room for them all in the Jeep lol.



Does this sound like a decent idea? Especially since I'll only be driving down the street, to and from the shop and taking it really easy?

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Rear bar is soft... If you aren't playing Ricky Racer, it's likely that you would barely know it wasn't connected.

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Agree... if you were going to load it up with gear and head out on the freeway/interstate I'd be wary, but, a short trip on city streets I'd not think twice.
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Rear bar is soft... If you aren't playing Ricky Racer, it's likely that you would barely know it wasn't connected.
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Agree... if you were going to load it up with gear and head out on the freeway/interstate I'd be wary, but, a short trip on city streets I'd not think twice.

Awesome guys thanks! It's all backroads so itll make it easier. It was going to mess up my plans big time not being able to get the tires done this next week. Good stuff! thanks again!
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I could be wrong (I havent yet gotten my GC kit, but I have been researching) but I thought the over/under 5.5" backspacing was due to their outboard shock mounts moreso than the swaybar links? So you might have interference with the stock wheels if you get the lift (and outboard shock mounts) installed before the new wheels, just as a heads up

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I could be wrong (I havent yet gotten my GC kit, but I have been researching) but I thought the over/under 5.5" backspacing was due to their outboard shock mounts moreso than the swaybar links? So you might have interference with the stock wheels if you get the lift (and outboard shock mounts) installed before the new wheels, just as a heads up

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You’re right. I was just thinking about this. I may be screwed.
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MetalCloak recommends wheels with 4" of backspacing or less to clear the outboard shock mounts. Measurement should also be taken from the backside of the wheel/tire to the frame rail and be at least 11.75" to clear the shocks when turning.
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I'd not worry about it, MC's instructions simply say to not install the outboard shock mounts if running less than 5.5".
When I bought my GC 3.5" lift the outboard shock mounts had not even been invented.
I'm sure they have value (if your shock has enough girth to contact the frame), but, I'm not about to run out and buy a set... The OME shocks (what the kits used to come with) do not have this problem, and, to my understanding the rock sports do not either... I think the mounts were devised when they started offering the Fox shocks that have more girth.
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I'd not worry about it, MC's instructions simply say to not install the outboard shock mounts if running less than 5.5".
When I bought my GC 3.5" lift the outboard shock mounts had not even been invented.
I'm sure they have value (if your shock has enough girth to contact the frame), but, I'm not about to run out and buy a set... The OME shocks (what the kits used to come with) do not have this problem, and, to my understanding the rock sports do not either... I think the mounts were devised when they started offering the Fox shocks that have more girth.
Yes! So i installed the rock sports and there is a gap between the frame and the shock tube. It’s small but that was with the suspension at full droop. So happy it worked out that way. Thanks!

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