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post #1 of 15 Old 11-12-2011, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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NEW MetalCloak YJ stretch corners

I finally got some time this weekend to start working on getting set number 1 of Metal Cloaks new Yj stretch corners bolted up to my rig.

These corners are designed for those running a 2-4 in stretch in the rear of their YJ and would like a little more room. You cut about 4 inches of metal out at the bottom of the stock wheel well.

Before, the chalk line is roughly where you need to cut


rough cut


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post #2 of 15 Old 11-12-2011, 10:47 PM
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Nothing personal, but I just can not get into the look of any of their products. They just look weird to me

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Nothing personal, but I just can not get into the look of any of their products. They just look weird to me
If their looks got you, their price got me. Looks good to me though, good luck.
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If their looks got you, their price got me. Looks good to me though, good luck.
I like their looks and they are the only ones with the modular style flair. If i move out of state that will help me pass tire coverage issues but I can still run flair less on the trail. Also for the price for their corners is even with most other brands. I know they have their detractors but I like both their products and service.

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Are you running a stretch?

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Corners look good ! MetalCloak makes some nice armor.

Are you going to run a bead of RTV or other type sealer at the edges ?
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Are you running a stretch?
I'm stretched about 2 inches out back. the BDS springs are slightly off set and running the last hole on the spring perch on the 8.8

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Corners look good ! MetalCloak makes some nice armor.

Are you going to run a bead of RTV or other type sealer at the edges ?
haven't fully decided yet I might put a bead of RTV around the top lip of the corner.


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I did need to make some modification to the warn sliders to get them to fit. I traced out the rough shape with some soap stone and got to cutting





Ended up with this



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Glad to finally see a set of the stretch corners. Looks good. Just by looking at them I am not sure they will give me the clearance I will need to run a 4-5" stretch on 37s.
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Glad to finally see a set of the stretch corners. Looks good. Just by looking at them I am not sure they will give me the clearance I will need to run a 4-5" stretch on 37s.
if your running that much on a YJ just comp cut it

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They look good on your jeep!


But dont look like they give anymore clearance than a normal tj flare mounted flush with the corner of the tub. I've got 3" stretch in the back of my yj and for sure my 35's would hit those hard. Metalcloak should move the flare back another 2"s to make a real stretch corner.

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Glad to finally see a set of the stretch corners. Looks good. Just by looking at them I am not sure they will give me the clearance I will need to run a 4-5" stretch on 37s.
It'll work without a comp cut but you'll probably have to do like a mini comp cut to the lower 3" of the corner. Using corner blanks would be your best bet or genright 4" stretch corners.
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They look good on your jeep!


But dont look like they give anymore clearance than a normal tj flare mounted flush with the corner of the tub. I've got 3" stretch in the back of my yj and for sure my 35's would hit those hard. Metalcloak should move the flare back another 2"s to make a real stretch corner.

When I talked with Maston and came up with them these are what they built to match up with my rig. and these are set 1 so they might make changes to them.

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What is the measurement at the opening of the mouth and then again 3" up the flare line? If you don't mind, of course.... I have a bit of a clearance issue and my tj flares fitting 35's with 1" stretch aren't cutting it. Can't see it too well in the pic but theres room front and rear if it was just a little wider back there.


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Nothing personal, but I just can not get into the look of any of their products. They just look weird to me
Your opinion added nothing to this thread.
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Your opinion added nothing to this thread.
Ok, how about this. For comparison, here is what a full comp cut corner looks like. This set is from Blue Torch Fabworks.






Oh and I would consider sealing them. I will be sealing mine when I get closer to being ready to paint. I didn't seal my rock rails and had to cut out a ton of rusted, holy metal and do a lot of patching because of it

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