The Patented MetalCloak Lock-n-Load™ Replacement Control Arm for Radius Suspensions (metalcloakpatents.com) is precision engineered to solve the most common problem with radius arm suspensions.
MetalCloak creates Game-Changing Products for the Off Road Enthusiast.
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.
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.
The Lock-N-Load is designed to ONLY work the front of a linked radius arm suspension.
The Lock-N-Load ONLY replaces the Passenger side upper control arm (your current driver side upper control arm remains in place).
The upper control arm must have a joint that connects at the lower control arm and a clevis that connects at the axle end.
The Lock-N-Load will currently work on most any radius arm suspension that the passenger side upper arm measures between 16" and 17" from eye to eye.
Note: If your radius arm set-up meets these parameters it will work whether you have a JK or a JK or some other custom build (though it has only been designed and tested with the JK in mind).
The Patented Duroflex™ Joint ( metalcloakpatents.com) is the key to getting the greatest flex in a JL Wrangler 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.
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.
Made of a Proprietary Elastomer Compound, the High Vibration Dampening and Self-Centering characteristics of the Duroflex Joint means you will always get...
By adapting the High Transverse Flex characteristics of a typical Flex Joint, the Duroflex Joint gives you...
Because the Duroflex Bushing absorbs the millions of Rotational Micro-Movements found in your daily driving, you get...
True Bearing Surface...
The outer surface of the Duroflex Bushing acts as a bearing, breaking free when called for, giving you...
The Lock-N-Load wrench is specifically designed to work with your Lock-N-Load Control Arm.
This tool is designed to easily adjust to lock or load your control arm with ease. Made of laser cut 3/8" Hot Rolled Steel. Wrench is finished with a Gold Zinc finish for a classic high end, long lasting MetalCloak look.
|Compatibility||2007 - 2018 Jeep JK Wrangler|
|Lock-N-Load||2 1/2" .120 Steel Tubing|
|Duroflex Joint||Proprietary Vulcanized Elastomer made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber|
|Steel Coating||Gold Zinc|
|Time to Install||1 - 2 Hours|
|Installation Instructions||Click Here to see a full list of MetalCloak Installation Instructions.|