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Unread 06-21-2013, 11:52 AM   #1
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June 22nd Prairie City

Anyone else going to the "Skillz Day" that's happening tomorrow? Planning on being there around 8:30 myself to get checked in. https://www.metalcloak.com/Articles.asp?ID=264

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Unread 06-21-2013, 02:14 PM   #2
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My jeep is still out of commission what metal cloak lift did you get again?
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Unread 06-21-2013, 02:42 PM   #3
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My jeep is still out of commission what metal cloak lift did you get again?
http://www.metalcloak.com/JK-Jeep-Du...ion-p/7117.htm in the 2.5" lift size.
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Unread 06-21-2013, 03:15 PM   #4
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How many inches did you get out of the 2.5" lift?
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Unread 06-21-2013, 03:58 PM   #5
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Roughly about 2.75 in the rear and 3.25 in the front. The only added weight I have though is my Ace rails. Once I get bumpers, winch, and maybe a couple more underbody armor pieces it should settle to 2.5" according to how MC rates their lift heights. Front bumper + winch is next on my list actually.

edit: pics of before/after height are in this thread... http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/i...-pics-1494850/

edit2: still trying to figure out how this thread turned into one about my MC lift lol
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Unread 06-21-2013, 04:47 PM   #6
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Cause I like your lift lol I am upgrading to the 3.5" RE Short Arm but yours crossed my mind.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 12:36 PM   #7
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Cause I like your lift lol I am upgrading to the 3.5" RE Short Arm but yours crossed my mind.
You would not be disappointed with that MC lift.

How was Skilz Days BTW flyinion?
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Unread 06-23-2013, 12:38 PM   #8
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Cause I like your lift lol I am upgrading to the 3.5" RE Short Arm but yours crossed my mind.
How was HH?
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Unread 06-23-2013, 01:46 PM   #9
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How was HH?
It was awesome. Will post some pics on some thread later
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Unread 06-23-2013, 01:53 PM   #10
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It was awesome. Will post some pics on some thread later
What did you break this time?
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Unread 06-23-2013, 01:56 PM   #11
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What did you break this time?
Nothing and we did every hard trail we could find and some trails that were not on the maps. It was awesome!
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Unread 06-23-2013, 04:13 PM   #12
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You would not be disappointed with that MC lift.

How was Skilz Days BTW flyinion?
It was pretty good. Can't complain for free. A lot more low key than I expected and not nearly as many people there as I thought might be. I don't think there were more than about 20-24 vehicles signed up.

Learned a few things about low & slow and really aired down properly and how it can help going over stuff. Did one of those climbs in the obstacle course that is pretty bumpy (no big rocks or pipes, I don't have the tire height & lockers for those) and after about 3 times and the 3rd time being aired way down (14psi) it all started working. Good info to take to slick rock for me I think.

Oh and took a test ride in the Metal Cloak Jeep with their 3.5" full gamechanger and 37's. LOL Matson at metal cloak is nuts. We were doing 30-50mph around the dirt track there with all the bumps and ruts and powerslides around tight corners. It was actually pretty smooth, I was shocked. It was like being in a racecar off-road except it was a lifted Unlimited JK and there was no indication that it was going to roll or anything. Now I really can't wait to get the rest of my CA's.

They also had a few booths talking about stuff like responsible land use, and what kinds of things to bring with you on a trip. Also thought the winching/recovery demo was good. Now I understand what the different things (tree strap, snatch block, etc) are actually for.
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Unread 06-23-2013, 04:30 PM   #13
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Cool! Sounds like a good learning experience. Glad you had fun!
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