JK Wrangler FRONT Lock-N-Load Long Arm Set
The Lock-N-Load "Bolt-On" FRONT Long Arm System offers amazing performance with a bolt on application, featuring patented technology removing radius arm bind and unleashes the flex in your Jeep JK Wrangler.
- Hi-Misalignment Vibration Dampening Duroflex Joints
- Upper Front Radius Arm
- 2 Lower Rear Radius Long Arms
- Lower Frame Mount 1/4" Steel Control Arm Brackets
- Gold Zinc Protection
- All Required Hardware
- Made in the USA
Remove the bind in the Radius Arm suspension with a Lock-N-Load control arm. Allows up to 1.5" of movement under extreme forces that allows your suspension to really flex. Removes strain on bushings and brackets and provides the safety of 4 attachment points to your front axle without loosing any of the flex. Lock it for street use to stiffen up the handling and unlock it for massive articulation.
The Upper Front Radius Adjustable Control Arm is precision engineered to work with the Lock-N-Load radius arm suspension. The radius control arm is made with strong 1.25" DOM tubing for durability, allows for maximum up and down wheel travel while keeping the pinion angle in check, and has unparallel on road handling characteristics that can not be denied.
Fitted with Duroflex™ Joints, the only vulcanized elastomer, self-centering joint enhanced with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber – providing incredible durability with more misalignment in the control arms and better vibration dampening than anything else available. Exclusive to MetalCloak (see detailed info in the main body).
MetalCloak Front JK Long Arm Frame Mounts are used in replacement of the factory mounts when installing the front lower control arms for a long arm suspension. Fully welded and boxed for strength, the 1/4" steel brackets are low profile for clearance and are finished in gold zinc for a long lasting finish.
The Front Lock-N-Load Long Arm Upgrade System comes with a 3/16" steel replacement crossmember. The Crossmember is CAD designed , Thicker steel over factory and provided additional attachment points, there is no better way to support your Jeep. The "Bolt-On" The Long Arm Upgrade System is made in the USA.
This system requires cutting off the factory front lower control arm brackets and is for the Rock Crawler that demands precision when it comes to wheelbase and pinon angles.
MetalCloak's Front Long Arm will feature our best high speed handling properties for on and off-road and the "Bolt-On" Front Long Arm System is made in the USA.
Note: Exhaust modification may be required on all 2007-2011 JKs to install this kit to clear the lower front control arm mounts.
Note: We recommend you have a suspension specialist align your Jeep once a MetalCloak suspension is installed.
Note: This item is being offered as a complete system that contains all the components shown. We cannot customize, replace or remove a component from the kit. If you need a custom order, all components are available individually and our sales team is happy to help you place your order.
Note: If you purchase this system, and decide you do not need a component or part of the system, we cannot accept returns.
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MetalCloak's Jeep JK Wrangler Suspension Systems are the proven leader among production suspension systems.
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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.
Why Gold Zinc?
It's time for The MetalCloak Minute... where we answer frequently asked questions in about a minute. Today's topic: Gold Zinc
Duroflex Joint Maintenance
It's time for The MetalCloak Minute... where we answer frequently asked questions in about a minute. Today's topic: Joint Maintenance
Duroflex Joint Revealed
The MetalCloak Duroflex Joint takes the best qualities of OEM style Clevite Joint and the popular Johnny Joint style Flex Joint and combines them.
We tested our Duroflex Joint using a "Shaker Table" and seismometer app to show how much Vibration Dampening the Duroflex Joint gives you compared to other industry leading joints.
A Comparison of Flex
Comparing the Flex of the Duroflex Joint with that of the Johnny Joint, the Teraflex Monster and the typical Clevite.
Lock-N-Load For Long Arm Suspension
Designed to remove any stresses from bushings and welded brackets, the Lock-n-load lets your suspension move freely without bind when articulation is need.
"Typical" Radius Arm systems inherently bind causing premature bushing wear and excessive stress on bracketry. The Lock-N-Load solves that problem.
What is Corner Travel Index?
Since 2014 MetalCloak has tested thousands and thousands of rigs at events all across the county collecting specs on the build and cataloging the results. The data collected allows us to make our own products better.
FMVSS 126 Compliant
MetalCloak not only has the best off road flex, but we are also Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 126 certified and compliant. No other company can match our on- and off-road performance.
IT ALL STARTS WITH THE BUSHINGS
The Patented Duroflex™ Joint (metalcloakpatents.com) is the key to getting the greatest flex in a bolt-on suspension kit. Period.
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.
Now with Kevlar!
DuPont™ Kevlar® Fiber is now compounded in the proprietary elastomer of the Duroflex Bushing, bringing even more strength, durability and performance.
Kevlar® is a synthetic fiber with extremely high tensile strength to weight ratio…five times stronger than steel and commonly used in bullet proof armor applications.
Duroflex Bushings w/Kevlar® can be identified by the Metalcloak “M” located on the outer surface.
Control Arm Duroflex Joint Alignment...
At MetalCloak we take the care to build every product right.
Most manufacturers build their control arms misaligned from center. Why? It simply costs less to do so.
By not cutting any corners, our joints are Centered and Aligned reducing wear and improving performance.
It makes them easier to install, too!
Lower Front Radius Long Arms
Engineered for ultimate clearance including both Up & Down travel under your JK Wrangler.
The beefy Long Arms also aid to the protect the vital components of the under carriage.
Allows maximum up and down wheel travel while keeping the pinion angle in check.
Threaded Forged Ends
Forged for Strength...
The adjustable threaded sides are Forged that give a 37% higher fatigue strength over inferior cast parts, this EXTRA rock bashing strength will hold up to whatever you throw at em.
MetalCloak's Lock-N-Load Radius Arm system removes the most common problem that causes more long term damage to bushings and axles... BIND.
The Lock-N-Load extends at full droop, compressing one spring and extending the other.
At full stuff, the Lock-N-Load compresses. There is always compression and resistence.
How Does The Lock-N-Load Work?
The Lock-N-Load performs as a standard "solid control arm" when locked; when unlocked "or loaded" it allows for the axle to roll forward or backward without reliving stress on the bushings and brackets that will provide a longer service life AND directly equate to better articulation that keeps tires on the ground.
The lock-n-load is designed to lock or unlock the spring without changing the length of the control arm; the unique and patented design provides stability on the road when locked out and increased suspension mobility when off road.
Control Arm Specs
- CNC Machined
- 1/4" Wall DOM Steel
- 2.0" OD
- Threaded Forged Ends
- Precision Locking Nut
- Gold Zinc Plated
- Duroflex Joint at Both Ends
- CNC Machined
- Precision Locking Nut
- Threaded Forged Ends
- Gold Zinc Plated
- Duroflex Joint
Degrees of Articulation
MetalCloak's Duroflex Joint provides 28˚ more articulation and flex than typical control arms! (Learn More About Duroflex Control Arms)
Lower Front Long Arm Frame Mounts
- 1/4" Hot Rolled Steel
- Signature Gold Zinc Chromate
What's in the Kit
- Front Lower Radius Long Arms
- Front Radius Arm
- Lock-N-Load Radius Arm
- Lock-N-Load Wrench
- Front Lower Long Arm Mounts
|Compatibility||2007 - 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler|
|Long Arm Control Arms||2.0" .25" DOM Steel Tubing|
|Lock-N-Load||2 1/2" .120" Steel Tubing|
|Radius Arm||1 1/4" x .187 DOM Steel Tubing|
|Duroflex Joint||Proprietary Vulcanized Elastomer made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber|
|Front Lower Control Arm Mounts||1/4" Hot Rolled Steel|
|Steel Coating||Gold Zinc|
Exhaust Modification: Exhaust modification may be required on all 2007-2011 JKs to install this kit to clear the lower front control arm mounts.
Suspension Alignment: We Recommend You Have a Suspension Specialist Align Your Jeep Once a MetalCloak Suspension is Installed.
System Customization: This item is being offered as a complete system that contains all the components shown. We cannot customize, replace or remove a component from the kit. If you need a custom order, all components are available individually and our sales team is happy to help you place your order.
System Components: If you purchase this system, and decide you do not need a component or part of the system, we cannot accept returns.
|Body Modification||Some Cutting|
|Time to Install||10 - 12 Hours|
|Installation Instructions||Click Here to see a full list of MetalCloak Installation Instructions.|