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JK Wrangler Lift Kit, True Dual-Rate, 2.5"

The MetalCloak JK Wrangler Unlimited (4-Door) 2.5" True Dual-Rate Lift Kit is a well-designed lift kit for the discerning JK owner who wants to get "just enough" lift for a better looking rig, without losing the ride quality that cheaper kits sacrifice.

Designed to use Stock Shocks (or you can choose to add any aftermarket shock).

MetalCloak's True Dual Rate™ Coils are the focus of the kit, providing a more stable ride and better overall ride quality then typical single rate or progressive coils. Upper Front Control arms ensure proper caster angle, eliminating the potential for Death Wobble.

This is an entry-level kit -- a 2.5" lift kit, that gives you lift, unprecedented ride quality, and at an affordable price that allows you to build upon the kit if your ultimate goal is the Game Changer.

Now made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber - the first suspension components manufactured with Kevlar® for industry leading durability.

Note: All 2012+ JK Wrangler will require exhaust spacers (7078) for clearance for the front drive shaft.

Note: This kit requires no more than 5.5" backspacing (or 1.5" spacers on stock wheels).

Note: MetalCloak Recommends You Have a Suspension Specialist Align Your Jeep Once MetalCloak Suspension is Installed.

Note: MetalCloak does not recommend powder coating your True Dual Rate Coils. See instructions for additional details.

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Product Code: 7116*
JK Wrangler Lift Kit, True Dual-Rate, 2.5"  


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The JK Wrangler True Dual-Rate 2.5" Lift Kit, is a perfect LCG (Low Center of Gravity) kit for the JK Wrangler. Considered our "budget boost" the kit is designed to give you just enough lift for looks and clearance, but you can still build your Metalcloak Suspension on top of it piece by piece.

The True Dual Rate™ Coils give you ride stability and on road comfort. The rest of the components come together to give you a high-priced ride for a reasonable budget.

This unprecedented kit includes Upper Front Control Arms for setting proper Caster Angle.

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  • Shock mounts allow reuse of stock Shocks or use of any other shocks of your choice.
  • True Dual Rate™ Coils give you stability and comfort that far exceeds single rate or progressive coils.
  • Extended brake lines are longer than typical lines on a 3.5" kit.
  • Front Upper Control Arms allow to adjust perfect Caster Angle.
  • Adjustable bump stops ensure you'll have the correct bump every time.

Click the image to the right for a complete parts list.

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Front Control Arms Rear Control Arms
Castor Angle Lower Upper Lower Upper
Factory Control Arms Stock 22 5/8" 18 3/4" 19 3/4" 17 7/16"
MetalCloak 2.5 - 3.5" Lift 5 Degrees 22 5/8" 18 3/8" 19 3/4" 17 7/16"

Note: These Control Arm Specifications are Just Starting Points. ALL JEEPS ARE DIFFERENT. MetalCloak Recommends Seeing a Suspension Specialist for Correct Control Arm Lengths For YOUR Jeep.

7002 Specifications

JK Wrangler Upper Front
(SKU #7002)

  • CNC Machined
  • 3/16" Wall DOM Steel
  • 1.25" OD
  • 3/16" Steel Clevis
  • Precision Locking Nut
  • Gold Zinc Plated
  • Duroflex Joint
Learn More About the Upper Front Control Arms >>>
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The Patented Duroflex™ Joint ( is the key to getting the greatest flex in a
JK Wrangler bolt-on suspension kit. Period.

OEM Clevite and Typical Flex Joint is the Duroflex Joint

MetalCloak has taken the best features of the most widely used control arm joints and combined those features to create the Duroflex Joint, producing a Low-Maintenance, High-Misalignment (34˚), Self-Centering, Rebuildable Joint with an OEM quality ride.

OEM Style Clevite Joint Typical Flex Joint MetalCloak Duroflex Joint
  • High Vibration Dampening
  • Self-Centering
  • Fused at Center Bushing
    (No Bearing Surface Wear)
  • High Transverse Flex
  • High Rotational Flex
  • Rebuildable
  • High Vibration Dampening
  • Self-Centering
  • Fused Center Bushing
    (No Bearing Surface Wear)
  • High Transverse Flex
  • High Rotational Flex
  • Rebuildable
Duroflex Kevlar Bushing The MetalCloak Kevlar® bushings can be identified by the M located on the surface.

DuPont™ Kevlar® continues to take on new challenges, their scientists are continuously innovating and working on a range of new opportunities through collaborations with communities, industrial manufacturers, and governments. Together we’re bringing the strength, durability and performance of Kevlar® to new frontiers. Kevlar® aramid fiber is pushing boundaries and defying obstacles every day.
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MetalCloak's Duroflex Joint provides 28˚ more articulation and flex than typical control arms!

Duroflex Control Arms Articulation Low ARticulation Joints.
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This short video covers what you need to know about the basics of Single Linear Rate Coil Springs and MetalCloak's True Dual Rate Coils. How Linear Coil Springs and MetalCloak's True Dual Rate Coils work and what to expect when using them.

Check Out the Video>>>

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MetalCloak JK Wrangler True Dual Rate™ Coils have one of the longest free length in the industry for greater articulation without sacrificing the OEM ride quality.

Without the advantage of the Dual Rate Design, the required Spring Rate would be too low and "squishy" -- just loading your Jeep up with supplies would affect ride height and quality.

Understanding Dual Rate Coils
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JK Wrangler True Dual Rate™ Coils Front:
  • 2 Hi-Tensile Chrome Silicon Steel Springs
Spring Specifications:
  • Free Length: 22"
  • Solid Height: 8"
  • Coating: Black Powder Coating

Stock Clearance Jeep

Stock Clearance Jeep

JK Wrangler True Dual Rate™ Coils Rear:

  • 2 Hi-Tensile Chrome Silicon Steel Springs
Spring Specifications:
  • Free Length: 19 1/2"
  • Solid Height: 7"
  • Coating: Black Powder Coating

JK Wrangler True Dual Rate™ Coils kit includes:

• (4) Hi-Tensile Chrome Silicon Steel Alloy Coil Springs

JK Sectional Bump-Stops

Learn More about the True Dual Rate Coil Specifications >>>

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Our Adjustable Bump-Stop removes the guess work on your Jeep and lets you build the bump stop you need, when you need it.

MetalCloak Adjustable Bump Stop System...

  • Adjust from 1" - 4" Without Removing Coils
  • Perfect Height Regardless of Tire Size
  • Thermoset Rubber Dampens Impact
  • Additional Pads Available on Request

Get Correct Bump-Stop Height Every Time!

  • 4" - Use all 4 sections and longest hardware bolts for maximum bump-stop height
  • 3" - Use all 3 sections and long hardware bolts for maximum bump-stop height
  • 2" - Two sections and medium hardware bolts are used for medium bump-stop height
  • 1" - One section and the short hardware bolts are used for the minimum bump-stop height
JK Sectional Bump-Stops
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Manufactured from trail-proven natural thermoset rubber, each puck is designed to work universally with your JK Wrangler.

Designed specifically for the JK Wrangler,
the system comes with 4 Rectangular Pucks,
allowing for easy adjustment between 1" - 4"

7043 Exploded View
Learn More about the Rear Adjustable Bump Stops >>>
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JK Wrangler Rear Shock Mount & Clearance Kit

  • Gain 3" of Ground Clearance
  • Easy Installation, Just Bolts On
  • CNC Formed, Laser Cut 3/16 Steel
  • Gold Zinc Plating
  • Outboard Offset for 6Pak Body Clearance

Rear Shock Relocation Brackets

You Can Re-Use Your Stock Shocks or Other Aftermarket Shocks with the Shock Relocation Bracket

Note: If You Plan to Use the Old Man Emu Long Travel Shocks, You Must Use the Stock Shock Mount
Stock Clearance Jeep
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From the Teflon Inner Core, to the Stainless Steel Braid and Poly Safety Coat, the MetalCloak replacement Brake Lines are the best available on the market today.

Longer than typical brake lines of similar lift heights because of our additional clearance and travel.

JK Wrangler Hi Clearance Front Track Bar
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Coils High Tensile Chrome Steel
Control Arms 1 1/2" .187 DOM Steel Tubing
Duroflex Joint Proprietary Vulcanized Rubber made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber
Shock Mount 7GA Hot Rolled Steel
Brakelines Braided Stainless Hose
Front Bump Stops Thermoset Rubber
Rear Bump Stops Thermoset Rubber
Total Weight 90 lbs
Available in Gold Zinc? Yes
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Installation Difficulty Easy
Body Modification None
Time to Install 3 - 4 Hours
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At MetalCloak we work continuously to give you the best possible installation instructions. We constantly take customer feedback and look at how we can make the instructions better for you. Click below to see our full list of installation instructions.

Click Here to see a full list of MetalCloak Installation Instructions.
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