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Unread 08-30-2014, 12:15 AM   #1
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metalcloak game changer lite install

Hey guys, just visiting from the tj forum as I have an lj rubi, but I talked my dad into a metalcloak 3.5" lift for his 2011 JKUR and wanted to make sure everything is covered before it gets here and we install it. I've done all the work, except for some welding, on my lj so I'm pretty familiar with basic lift installation as I installed mine along with a tummy tuck, but I wanted to make sure there weren't any major differences that might would stump my dad or myself during the installation. If anybody ran across any issues during an install and has some advice/quick fixes then all of that info is welcome. Now for the real questions...

What was your final bumps top extension length (using the provided pucks) front and rear saying you have the OME shocks?

Will a new rear driveshaft be necessary for this setup?

How close were the lengths for the control arms to those on the website?

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Unread 08-30-2014, 12:29 PM   #2
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What size tires are you running and what is the collapsed length of your shocks?

I set my control arms to the measurements provided by Metalcloak and everything is good.
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Unread 08-30-2014, 02:55 PM   #3
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What size tires are you running and what is the collapsed length of your shocks?

I set my control arms to the measurements provided by Metalcloak and everything is good.
He's currently got 33s, but will likely go to 35s in the very near future. We don't have the shocks in hand yet, but from what I can tell they are 11" travel shocks
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35,s will need about 3" bump stops with stock flares and no body lift. Can't give an estimate on the shocks without a compressed length. Shocks do not have the same compressed length for a given stroke.
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35,s will need about 3" bump stops with stock flares and no body lift. Can't give an estimate on the shocks without a compressed length. Shocks do not have the same compressed length for a given stroke.
Should have mentioned he's got flat fender flares installed as well... and yeah I was hoping the crowd out there with the ome long travel shocks knew the collapsed length so we could use that as the minimum point of bumpstop
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This may help. Bottom of page 4.

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Edit: Also, I suggest you install the rear track bar bracket and driver's side track bar bolt (you can just rest the passenger of the track bar on the axle) at the same time as the lower driver's side rear control arm and driver's side rear shock. If you wait till after you will be undoing some stuff you just did.
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Unread 08-31-2014, 07:59 AM   #7
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This may help. Bottom of page 4.

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Thanks! Now I've just got to Google the stock collapsed then I'll be set
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You can run 2" of bump with those shocks. That's the min. We have a Jeep here with that lift that I installed. 35s and flat fenders with no rubbing (3.5" back space wheels though).
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You can run 2" of bump with those shocks. That's the min. We have a Jeep here with that lift that I installed. 35s and flat fenders with no rubbing (3.5" back space wheels though).
Alright that's the info I was looking for thanks. It should be pretty easy to clear 33s and flat flares so we'll start with two pucks, and test the axles without springs at full bump.
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Alright that's the info I was looking for thanks. It should be pretty easy to clear 33s and flat flares so we'll start with two pucks, and test the axles without springs at full bump.
You may know this, but I'll note it. When testing bump, be aware that the stock white bump will completely compress when offroad. Use the metal cup it sits in as your reference point for full bump.
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Unread 08-31-2014, 09:41 AM   #11
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You may know this, but I'll note it. When testing bump, be aware that the stock white bump will completely compress when offroad. Use the metal cup it sits in as your reference point for full bump.
Yep well aware of that, thanks for making sure though because I've seen plenty of people on the forum stop when it hits the jounce.
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Unread 08-31-2014, 09:44 AM   #12
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Just for reference, I'm running 2" of bump with 35s on the 2.5" GCL and 4.5 backspacing and flatties with no problems. I actually got 3.5" of lift from the 2.5" kit.
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