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TJ Lock-N-Load Long-Arm Upgrade Kit

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Product ID: 7141*
The MetalCloak TJ Wrangler Lock-N-Load Long-Arm Upgrade Kit beats most aftermarket kits in flex, wheel travel and on & off-road drivability. Period.[more...]

Driven by Technology including the MetalCloak Patented Lock-N-Load™ Radius Arm, and Duroflex™ Control Arms with our Patented Duroflex Bushings, no other off-the shelf Long-Arm kit can compare (metalcloakpatents.com).
The MetalCloak TJ Wrangler 6" Long-Arm Upgrade Kit was designed to achieve maximum articulation with MetalCloak's 6Pak™ Long Travel Shocks.

Note: The TJ Lock-N-Load Long-Arm Upgrade Kit Does Not Include Shocks. Note: This Kit Requires Welding at the Rear Axle. Note: MetalCloak Recommends You Have a Suspension Specialist Align Your Jeep Once MetalCloak Suspension is Installed.[less...]
Availability: Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Weeks
TJ Lock-N-Load Long-Arm Upgrade Kit  

$2,159.00

MetalCloak's Jeep TJ Wrangler Game-Changer Suspension is the proven leader among production suspension systems.

Who Is MetalCloak?

MetalCloak creates Game-Changing Products for the Off Road Enthusiast.

Duroflex 101

This short video covers what you need to know about the basics of the Duroflex Joint. How it should be used and what to expect when using it.

Lock-N-Load

This short video covers what you need to know about the basics of the Duroflex Joint. How it should be used and what to expect when using it.

THE TECH

EXCLUSIVE TECHNOLOGY - THIS AIN'T YOUR TYPICAL LONG ARM

Yes, the Radius Arm is back!

Radius Front Control Arms:

  • Fit ideally in to the limited space under the TJ Wrangler.
  • Aid to the protection of vital components of the under carriage.
  • Allow maximum up and down wheel travel while keeping the pinion angle in check.
  • Have unparalleled on-road handling characteristics that cannot be denied.

But Radius Arms typically have a major problem... BIND. This bind causes premature bushing wear and undue stresses on the axle.

But, if we wanted a Radius Arm, we needed a Solution...

Radius Arm
Radius Arms Featuring the Lock-N-Load
Standard Tube FEnder Clearance

OEM Clevite and Typical Flex Joint is the Duroflex Joint
DUROFLEX - BRINGING FLEXY BACK

The next step in our evolution of the Radius Arm Suspension is the Patented Duroflex™ Joint (metalcloakpatents.com) -- the key to getting the greatest off the shelf flex & on the road ride quality in a TJ/LJ Wrangler 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 combine 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
OEM Clevite and Typical Flex Joint is the Duroflex Joint
DEGREES OF ARTICULATION...

MetalCloak's Duroflex Joint provides 28˚ more articulation and flex then typical control arms! (video)

Duroflex Control Arms Articulation Low ARticulation Joints.

OEM Clevite and Typical Flex Joint is the Duroflex Joint

OKAY, THAT'S COOL TECH, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE REST?

Oh, we're not done... from the control arms to the belly pan, we thought of (just about) everything.

Duroflex Control Arms Articulation
Lower Front Control Arms

Both the Front Radius Arms and the Lower Rear Hi-Clearance Arms are manufactured for the ultimate in strength and versality.

  • 2" .25 wall DOM
  • Signature Gold Zinc Chromate (video)
  • Oversized Duroflex Joints at the Belly Pan
Made strong and made to last!

OEM Clevite and Typical Flex Joint is the Duroflex Joint
THE 4-LINK REAR, PERFECTED

While the Radius Arm front was ideal, we realized the space in the rear allows for a properly engineered 4-Link.

Choosing the 4-link rear control arm design provides added torque strength support for the main drive axle and provides a fantastic overall ride quality.

Our design eliminated the typical unsteady "Long Arm Roll" felt on a lifted TJ while cornering - and that's without running a rear sway bar!

4 link rear

4 link rear

Lower Arms, Bent for Extreme Clearance

Upper Arms Use Custom Brackets to Mount.

OEM Clevite and Typical Flex Joint is the Duroflex Joint
FULLY INTEGRATED 3 PIECE BELLY PAN

1/4" Plate Steel provides the Ultimate in Strength while providing bolt-on Control Arm Geometry.

  • 1/4" Plate Steel Mounting Points
  • Stiffens Chassis
  • 3 Piece Belly Pan Provides Easy Access to Transmission & Transfer Case
  • Boat-Sided Style 1/4" Steel Plate Angled for Approach & Departure
  • Front & Rear Approach and Departure Ramps Designed to Slide Up & Over the Rocks
  • Stock or Aftermerket Transfer Cases OK
  • Two Versions - Early or Late Model TJ's
Early Belly Pan Late Model Belly Pan

Understanding Dual Rate Coils

OEM Clevite and Typical Flex Joint is the Duroflex Joint
3 PIECE BELLY PAN RIDE HIEGHT

The MetalCloak 3 piece belly pan fits aftermarket transfer cases (*i.e. Atlas) with no floor modifications or body lift. MetalCloak's 3 piece belly pan is as tall as the factory belly pan allowing you to lose no ground clearance.

Early Belly Pan Specs

OEM Clevite and Typical Flex Joint is the Duroflex Joint

Early Belly Pan Specs

OEM Clevite and Typical Flex Joint is the Duroflex Joint

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

SHIPPING & MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS
ItemsMaterials
Skid Plate 1/4" Hot Rolled Steel
3/16" Hot Rolled Steel
Transmission Bracket 10GA Hot Rolled Steel
Frame Mount System 1/4" Hot Rolled Steel
3/16" Hot Rolled Steel
Control Arms 2.0"OD DOM x .25" Wall Steel Tubing
Duroflex Joint Proprietary Vulcanized Rubber
Lock-N-Load 2 1/2" .120 Steel Tubing
Lock Shaft 4130 Chromoly
Axel Bracket 3/16" Hot Rolled Steel
Total Weight 252 lbs
Available in Gold Zinc? Yes
OEM Clevite and Typical Flex Joint is the Duroflex Joint
INSTALLATION
Installation Difficulty Difficult - Licensed Installer Recommended
Body Modification Cutting & Welding
Time to Install 16 - 18 Hours
Installation Instructions Click Here to see a full list of MetalCloak Installation Instructions.
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(C) Copyright 2019, Armored Works, LLC - All Rights Reserved. Jeep is a trademark and service mark owned by Fiat Chrysler America. Products sold on this website are intended for Off Road Use Only.