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JT Gladiator 3.5" True Dual Rate Lift Kit

Product ID: *A3135

A perfect kit so you can enjoy your lifted Jeep Truck now and build for the future. Whether Overlanding or Daily Driving this is a mid lift height for mild off-road use, made with top level parts. Featuring patented Technology available nowhere else.

  • Duroflex™ Joints enhanced with Kevlar
  • True Dual Rate™ Coils
  • Durotrak™ equipped track bars
  • Height adjustable bump stops
  • Specifically tuned shocks for True Dual Rate Coils
  • Designed for maximum UP and DOWN travel
The MetalCloak Game Changing Duroflex™ Joints are the only vulcanized...[click for more...] 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).

True Dual Rate™ Coils provides the most comfortable and stable ride over traditional single rate lift springs, and provide better load handling than the typical "progressive/multi-rate" coils. Our True Dual Rate coils are extra long in free-length to maintain contact for extreme articulation. MetalCloak has over a decade of proven dual-rate coil performance.

The Durotrak bushings reduce NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) that can be transferred to the driver and provides a smoother ride while also improving the vehicles steering input. The patented track bar bushings are a 2-part design that can rotate 360 degrees in a vertical plane unhindered while minimizing horizontal forces to keep the Jeeps axle centered and you going in the right direction.

We offer a choice in shocks; run the shock set-up you choose to fit your build needs. If you have a different idea of what shocks will work best for you- go for it. MetalCloak suspensions ARE designed to optimally be used with the patented MetalCloak tuned Shocks that provide maximum up and down travel. Our RockSport Shocks (Exclusively at MetalCloak) provide longer travel featured in a standard shock design and share the same valving as our premiere 6Paks; this is THE option if looking for great shocks at a fantastic price. The choice is yours to buy the suspension with or without shocks and then add any whatever shock you choose.

Adjustable height front and rear bump stops are a MetalCloak first and allow you to adjust the travel to be tailored to the size of tire you have optioned for. Add more bump stop or remove to adjust to the clearance you need without having to remove the coils.

This is an entry-level kit comprised of top level parts -- a 3.5" lift kit, that gives you added clearance for larger tires, unprecedented ride quality, at an affordable price, and allows you to build upon the kit if you ever desire to improve off-road performance with Game Changer components.

MetalCloak patented components have been proven safe with the FMVSS certificate of safety; test done while configured with 37inch tires, full body armor and suspension lift.

Note: Due to the long-travel MetalCloak suspensions provide, factory drive shafts will contact OEM components and wear quickly when at the extremes of articulation. An aftermarket driveshaft will be needed. (Front Auto Transmission Drive Shaft)

Note: MetalCloak engineers have chosen shocks that have been proven to have the ideal synergy with our systems. We have not tested other shocks on the market as to whether they complement our Game-Changer system or suppress its performance.

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

Note: MetalCloak Recommends You Have a Suspension Specialist Align Your Jeep Once 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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$1,358.00

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VIDEOS

MetalCloak's JT Gladiator 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.

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.

Vibration Dampening

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.

Coil Springs 101

This short video covers all you need to know about the basics of how typical Coil Springs work compared to MetalCloak's True Dual Rate Coils.

Durotrak™ Bushing

Eliminate squeaks and clunks in your steering with the technology of MetalCloak’s Durotrak™ bushings; exclusively found in MetalCloak track bars.

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.

THE TECH

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.

Duroflex Control Arm Joint Comparison

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.

Duroflex Kevlar Bushing

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!

Duroflex Misaligned

Control Arm Specs

JT Gladiator / JL Wrangler Upper Front (SKU #7602)
  • CNC Machined
  • 3/16" Wall DOM Steel
  • 1.25" OD
  • 3/16" Steel Clevis
  • Precision Locking Nut
  • Gold Zinc Plated
  • Duroflex Joint
JL Wrangler Upper Front Duroflex Control Arms

Degrees of Articulation

MetalCloak's Duroflex Joint provides 28˚ more articulation and flex than typical control arms!

Duroflex Control Arms Articulation Low Articulation Joints

What are True Dual Rate Coils?

MetalCloak 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
SS-2064 SS-2072

Not just any track bar bushing...meet the Patented Durotrak

Durotrak Bushing

The Patented Durotrak Bushing (metalcloakpatents.com) is a NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) bushing made with a proprietary elastomer compound unique to MetalCloak. The Durotrak two part bushing is comprised of two pieces that thread together making this bushing simple to install without a press, reduces vibration and harshness transferred to the driver, and improves vehicle steering input.

Solid Chromoly front track bar keeps you... well.. on track

Formed for ultimate Up-Travel & Down-Travel the Front Track Bar gives unprecedented strength, clearance, and improved ride stability.

JL Front Durotrak Track Bar JT Gladiator Rear Track Bar

Stop The Guess Work. Bump It Up!

Front Adjustable Bump Stops
MetalCloak Adjustable Bump Stop System...
  • Adjust from 1" - 4" Without Removing Coils
  • Perfect Height Regardless of Tire Size
  • Thermoset Elastomer Dampens Impact
  • Additional Pads Available on Request
(Learn More About Front Adjustable Bump Stops)

Rear Adjustable Bump Stops!

Manufactured from trail-proven natural thermoset elastomer, each puck is designed to work universally with your JT Gladiator.

Designed specifically for the JT Gladiator, the system comes with 4 Rectangular Pucks, allowing for easy adjustment between 1" - 4". (Learn More About Rear Adjustable Bump Stops)
Rear Bump Stops

Outboard Shock Mount

MetalCloak JT Gladiator / JL Wrangler Outboard Front Lower Shock Mount Spacer Kit:
  • Engineered to move the lower shock mounts away from the Jeep frame rails increasing clearance for the shock body at the extremes of articulation.
  • All Grade 8 hardware provided.

  • Treated with Gold Zinc Chromate for the ultimate in defense against the elements.
  • Manufactured from laser cut 3/16" steel and CNC bent for superior strength and exact fitment.
Bracket rotates shock eyelet; allows it to swing with the axle vs bind on the limited elastomer material. The Outboard Front Lower Shock Mount Spacer comes in the NO Shock, RockSport Shock Kits Only. The 6Pak Shocks do not require the outboard shock mount. (Learn More About The Outboard Shock Mount)

IMPORTANT NOTE: If using OE wheels 2" spacers will be needed to give proper clearance. These mounts are intended for use for wheels with 4.5" of backspacing or less or an equivalent of a 2" spacer on factory wheels.
Outboard Shock Spacer

Choose Your Shocks

RockSport Shock Option

The RockSport Shock (Coming Soon)

It’s not just a shock, it is a piece in a tuned system. This is not a typical bolt on shock. RockSport shocks are valved and specifically tuned to work with MetalCloak True Dual-Rate Coils.

MetalCloak has refined the RockSport Shocks compression and dampening to provide stable, yet compliant manners for daily driving and also in situations where Long Travel articulation is needed to keep the tires planted on the ground.

RockSport Front Shock Length:
  • Extended Length: 30.0"
  • Collapsed Length: 17.7"
RockSport Rear Shock Length:
  • Extended Length: 28.0"
  • Collapsed Length: 16.8"

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS



Items Details
Compatibility 2019 + JT Gladiator
Control Arms 1 1/2" .187 DOM Steel Tubing
Duroflex Joint Proprietary Vulcanized Elastomer made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber
True Dual Rate Coils High Tensile Chrome Steel
Track Bar 4130 Solid Chromoly
Durotrack Bushing Proprietary Vulcanized Elastomer
Front Adjustable Bump Stops Thermoset Elastomer
Rear Adjustable Bump Stops Thermoset Elastomer
Steel Coating Gold Zinc


IMPORTANT NOTES



Driveshaft: Due to the long-travel MetalCloak suspensions provide, factory drive shafts will contact OEM components and wear quickly when at the extremes of articulation. An aftermarket driveshaft will be needed. (Front Auto Transmission Drive Shaft)

Shock Options: MetalCloak engineers have chosen shocks that have been proven to have the ideal synergy with our systems. We have not tested other shocks on the market as to whether or not they compliment our Game-Changer system or suppress its performance.

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

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.

INSTALLATION



Installation Difficulty Moderate
Body Modification None
Time to Install 3 - 5 Hours
Installation Instructions Click Here to see a full list of MetalCloak Installation Instructions.


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