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post #1 of 13 Old 04-07-2016, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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Metal Cloak 3.5" game change install?

I am installing the metal cloak 3.5" game changer w/ rock sport shocks starting tomorrow night after work. Anything I should do besides PB blast the bolts, and double check I have all the sockets I need? This is going on a 2015 JKUR Hard Rock, so the frame & suspension bolts only have a winter in the salt belt...so should be good. Thanks for any insight, & I'll definitely post pics when finished. Thanks!

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post #2 of 13 Old 04-08-2016, 05:13 AM
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Take lots of pictures!

Good luck on the kit and post up your thoughts afterward.
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Fully tighten control arm and track bar bolts after its back on the ground.
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Front end is just about done. I just have to tighten all the CA bolts now that the weight is on the vehicle. It looks high in the front. Name:  image-2913821779.jpg
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How long did the front take you? I'm trying to figure out how many days to plan for my install. The last kit I did on my XJ was spread out over three days. My JKUR is my daily driver now so I don't want to be down for too long.


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How long did the front take you? I'm trying to figure out how many days to plan for my install. The last kit I did on my XJ was spread out over three days. My JKUR is my daily driver now so I don't want to be down for too long.
About 3 hours last night, and 4 hours this morning. I worked alone this morning, & had a second set of hands last night for about 2 hours. Just took my time & struggled a bit with lining up the lowers. Had to cum-along to line up the lower drivers side ca, but it was not too bad.
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All done! Took about 5 hours for the rear today, working by myself. Very happy with the fit and finish of the parts. Going to have my black AEV Savegres mounted to some 315 GY Duratracs tomorrow @ Discount Tire.

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Looks Good! Can't wait to get mine done finally!


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That looks awesome. I am a few days away from pulling the trigger on this lift as well. I'm trying to decide between the 2.5 and 3.5.

Did you have to worry about driveshaft clearance or angle or worry about exhaust clearance? I'm new to the JK and it seems like exhaust and front driveshaft are the two issues I could run into.

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Looks awesome. How is the ride? How did u choose the rock sports vs fox or getting your own shocks?

Congrats again on your ride!
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Looks awesome. How is the ride? How did u choose the rock sports vs fox or getting your own shocks? Congrats again on your ride!
I went with the Rock Sports. Thank you. I'm pretty excited. It rides great and am very happy with how I spent my $$$.
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I went with the Rock Sports. Thank you. I'm pretty excited. It rides great and am very happy with how I spent my $$$.
I just stumbled upon this post, as I'm considering the 3.5 game changer for my 2014. 5 years in, any regrets? Any changes?
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