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post #1 of 32 Old 08-30-2010, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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33+Metalclok

I am currently running a D Cepek 4" lift, and I am wanting to install Metalclok front and rear fenders along with 33" tires. I would like to remove my lift and start over with something close to stock ? I would like some suggestions on a good way to set this up. The jeep is on the road 70% of the time, and the rest is on mild Idaho trails.

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post #2 of 32 Old 08-30-2010, 08:07 PM
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You can buy a stock suspension cheap in the classifieds section of this forum. Then maybe add a 2" coil spacer and some new shocks and you'd be good to go.

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post #3 of 32 Old 08-30-2010, 08:14 PM
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i would get in touch with matson at metalcloak(great guy to work with). he sent me some pics via email with 32's and 33's on stock susp.

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post #4 of 32 Old 08-30-2010, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Would it be best to upgrade to a different spring other then the stock ones? would I benefit any changing my controll arms ?
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post #5 of 32 Old 08-30-2010, 08:17 PM
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My stock Rubicon suspension is sitting in my garage with your name on it for a small price

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post #6 of 32 Old 08-30-2010, 08:17 PM
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doesn't ome make a stock sized spring?

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post #7 of 32 Old 08-30-2010, 08:19 PM
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Would it be best to upgrade to a different spring other then the stock ones? would I benefit any changing my controll arms ?
i'm interested to see if you go this route b/c i would like to keep my stock susp and add metalcloaks with tt and 33's.
like i say call matson at metalcloak they have great customer service and are willing to help in anyway they can. IMHO

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post #8 of 32 Old 08-30-2010, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Would the stock suspension still be enough with the added weight of armor, front and rear bumpers, winch, spare tire, and gear?
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post #9 of 32 Old 08-30-2010, 08:21 PM
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No, thats where the spacer already mentioned would come into play

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post #10 of 32 Old 08-30-2010, 08:23 PM
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i would think the ome hd versions would be plenty

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post #11 of 32 Old 08-30-2010, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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I know the spacer would work, but I would prefer just a spring. I think you are right the OME HD would work just fine. Would there be any benefits in changing the controll arms to adjustable?
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post #12 of 32 Old 08-30-2010, 08:32 PM
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that is way beyond my scope of jeep knowledge. but i wouldn't think there would be a need to change them. but maybe matson or one of the metalcloak guys will jump in here and give the right answer

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post #13 of 32 Old 08-30-2010, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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That would be sweet, I appreciate everyones input. I just want to set it up right the first time.
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post #14 of 32 Old 08-30-2010, 08:36 PM
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I had this:

Stock suspension (shocks, springs, CA's, stock isolators), 33 x 12.5 R15 tires, and a 1" BL. It would have looked better without the BL but performed the same.

Currently I have 33 x 10.5 R15 BFG AT's, Fox 2.0 remote res shocks, H&R progressive springs, and it rides great. When I have my front shafts in, the Super 35 installed, and the new gears I am going to 35's with lots of room to spare. I test fitted, and flexed it to the bump stops, and no rubs. I can try to post an update pic, if you are thinking about doing some suspension mods.
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post #15 of 32 Old 08-30-2010, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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That would be great if you have a updated one, although I wont be moving to 35".
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