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post #886 of 1039 Old 02-28-2014, 12:26 PM
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We need some testers that run these in nasty winters with a lot of salt and junk.


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post #887 of 1039 Old 02-28-2014, 12:28 PM
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We need some testers that run these in nasty winters with a lot of salt and junk.
Plenty of people have been running these in the winter. Me being one of many.
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I just ran mine through winter.

I don't even own a jeep anymore
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Same here , plenty of cold and salt here with more coming . Don't bother either brand that I have seen and this is their second winter plus living at the shore , plenty of salt all the time .
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Ah, good to know guys I've seen the salt and crap destroy stuff fast here no matter how beefy it is!

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Ordered my complete set on Wednesday and got 'em today. I was told that it was going to take a few weeks, so I was surprised to get them so soon. Can't wait to experience them, running stockers for now. Too bad it will be a little while before I will be ready for the install.

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We need some testers that run these in nasty winters with a lot of salt and junk.
gimme a set of arms i'll be happy to test them in the salty crap
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post #893 of 1039 Old 03-01-2014, 02:12 AM
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Question for Metalcloak or anyone else who may know: Would the Duroflex joints be sufficient to use on both ends of a trailing arm to negate the use of anti wobble spacers on a coilover?
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Question for Metalcloak or anyone else who may know: Would the Duroflex joints be sufficient to use on both ends of a trailing arm to negate the use of anti wobble spacers on a coilover?
No, they have lots of misalignment and can't support that kind of weight when it's acting offset of center. You'd really need a stiff bushing with more lateral support to handle that, I believe.

As for winter and salt......yeah, not an issue.

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Ok, so I have all 7 of my single adjustable control arms mounted up. Now let me explain why I only have 7 mounted. I bought a set of axles a while back, dana44/30 w/4.88 gears for a great price. Well, the guy was running a 3 link with track bar in the front and stupid me missed the pass side control arm mount missing.(would of gotten them anyway) Now I'm deciding if I'm going to weld on a new mount(pass side) or just keep it as is. The driver side mount has a Johnny joint upgrade but I'm still not sure if I want to keep it this way. As for the arms, they appear to be well made, MC has great customer service and I can't wait to get everything else done so I can really start testing these out. For now I will be keeping it to local roads and speeds under 40 but I will post back once I get a feel for the ride. Imped, I In boxed you but figure your busy enough but if you have any insight, or anyone else for that matter on the front 3 link please pass along your advise/experience with that setup. Thanks everyone.
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post #896 of 1039 Old 03-07-2014, 08:32 PM
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Nothing wrong with doing a proper 3 link with the duroflex joints. However. That OEM style currie joint on the upper isn't quite up to the task to be used as a single upper. Its a 7/16ths bolt if I recall correctly, which is fine when there is a second upper sharing the load, but not big enough for a single upper.

Not to mention the axle side of the arm is a JJ and the frame end is a duroflex joint. Mixing of the two within the same arm is not recommended.

I would get a passenger side upper in as sooner than later.
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Great review, thanks !
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Ordered my complete set on Wednesday and got 'em today. I was told that it was going to take a few weeks, so I was surprised to get them so soon. Can't wait to experience them, running stockers for now. Too bad it will be a little while before I will be ready for the install.

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How can this be? I ordered my control arms over a month ago and they have not been shipped yet. Emails to MetalCloak have not been answered. They have not returned phone calls either with a status update.

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MetalCloak phoned me back. Was told that the order should ship sometime this week but could not provide a specific day. Was provided with the same information last week when I called and was able to speak to someone.

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How can this be? I ordered my control arms over a month ago and they have not been shipped yet. Emails to MetalCloak have not been answered. They have not returned phone calls either with a status update.
That is really strange. When I ordered my trackbar htey emailed me immediately and then called and left a message the next day confirming the order. They called again and told me it shipped a ocuple of days later. They even sent me a confirmation email when I ordered a pair of stickers through them a month or so later haha

I've been very impressed with their customer service, your situation sounds funky

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How can this be? I ordered my control arms over a month ago and they have not been shipped yet. Emails to MetalCloak have not been answered. They have not returned phone calls either with a status update.
We apologize for any error in communication. Will, in customer service, just sent you a PM to determine your name. We can get on this as soon as we know your name. Again we apologize for any inconvenience.
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