Lock-N-Load Replacement Upper Arm for Radius Suspension, JK

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Product ID
7232

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.

Lock-N-Load features:

  • Bolt On Installation
  • Eliminates Radius Arm Bind
  • Dual-Purpose Control Arm
  • "Lock It" for Daily Driving
  • "Load It" for Trail Articulation
  • Built with Duroflex™ Joint with Kevlar
  • Compatible with most Radius Arms
  • Lock-N-Load Heavy Duty Wrench
  • Made in the USA
Remove the bind in the Radius Arm suspension with a [click for more...] 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.

If your Upper Control Arm measures between 16" and 17" from eye to eye, the Lock-N-Load can bring new life to your Radius Arms.

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).

All parts are treated with Gold Zinc Chromate for the ultimate in defense against the elements.

Note: MetalCloak recommends you have a suspension specialist align your Jeep after installing any suspension components. [click for less...]


Availability
Usually Ships in 2-3 Days
Price As Configured:
$329.00
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VIDEOS

MetalCloak's Jeep JK Wrangler Suspension.

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 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.

Lock-N-Load

"Typical" Radius Arm systems inherently bind causing premature bushing wear and excessive stress on bracketry. The Lock-N-Load solves that problem.

THE TECH

Lock-N-Load

Lock-N-Load

What Are The Applications For The Lock-N-Load?

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.

Lock-N-Load Radius Arm

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).

How Does The Lock-N-Load Work?

The Lock-N-Load extends at full droop, compressing one spring and extending the other.
Lock-N-Load Extended
Lock-N-Load Compressed
At full stuff, the Lock-N-Load compresses. Notice there is always compression and resistence.
Once "Locked" the Lock-N-Load coils are fully compressed creating a rigid arm for increased stability in daily driving.
Lock-N-Load Locked
Lock-N-Load Loaded
In the "Loaded" position, the Lock-N-Load is ready to provide up to 1.5" of compression or extension for additional off-road articulation and to relieve stresses from bushings and brackets.

IT ALL STARTS WITH THE BUSHINGS

The Patented Duroflex™ Joint ( metalcloakpatents.com) is the key to getting the greatest flex in a JL Wrangler 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.

The Duroflex Joint Provides The Best Ride. Period.

High Vibration Dampening & Self Centering...

Made of a Proprietary Elastomer Compound, the High Vibration Dampening and Self-Centering characteristics of the Duroflex Joint means you will always get...

  • The best ride quality
  • No binding of your control arms.
  • None of the micro-wear that DESTROYS Flex Joints
Duroflex Joint Vibration Dampening
Duroflex High Misalignment

High Misalignment...

By adapting the High Transverse Flex characteristics of a typical Flex Joint, the Duroflex Joint gives you...

  • Over 34° of Misalignment
  • Over 68° per Control Arm

Absorbs Micro-Movements...

Because the Duroflex Bushing absorbs the millions of Rotational Micro-Movements found in your daily driving, you get...

  • Improved Ride Quality
  • None of the micro-wear that DESTROYS Flex Joints
Duroflex Mirco Movement
Duroflex High Misalignment

True Bearing Surface...

The outer surface of the Duroflex Bushing acts as a bearing, breaking free when called for, giving you...

  • Maximum Rotation & Articulation
  • No "Binding Up" of the Control Arms

JK Wrangler Lock-N-Load (SKU #7232)
  • CNC Machined
  • Precision Locking Nut
  • Gold Zinc Plated
  • Duroflex Joint
Lock-N-Load Control Arm Specs

Lock-N-Load Wrench

Lock N Load Wrench

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.

What's In The Kit?

  • Lock-N-Load
  • Lock-N-Load Wrench
  • All Required Hardware
Whats in the Kit

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS



Items Details
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


INSTALLATION



Installation Difficulty Easy
Body Modification None
Time to Install 1 - 2 Hours
Installation Instructions Click Here to see a full list of MetalCloak Installation Instructions.


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