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

The Patented MetalCloak Lock-n-Load™ Replacement Control Arm for Radius Suspensions (metalcloakpatents.com). is precision engineered to solve the most common problems with radius arm suspensions.

Now made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber - the first suspension components manufactured with Kevlar® for industry leading durability.

Designed for JK Radius Arm Kits, by just replacing your Passenger Side upper arm, the Lock-N-Load...

  • Eliminates Radius Arm Bind
  • Dual-Purpose Control Arm
  • "Lock It" for Daily Driving
  • "Load It" for Trail Articulation
  • Built with Duroflex™ Joints
  • Compatible with most Radius Arms

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.

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.

$299.00
Rating:
80% of 100
Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Weeks
Product Code: 7232

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JK LOCK-N-LOADTM REPLACEMENT FOR RADIUS ARM

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. Allowing up to an inch and a half of movement, there is ZERO bound up energy in the suspension keeping forces from damaging bushings and bracketry. Made in the USA. Lock-N-Load exclusively at MetalCloak.
"Typical" Radius Arm systems inherently bind causing premature bushing wear and excessive stress on bracketry. The Lock-N-Load solves that problem.

The unique design of the Lock-n-Load allows you to "LOCK" the control arm in a static "solid" state for on road safety and road handling or "LOAD" the arm to unleash the capabilities of your radius arm suspension!

To lock or load the control arm is easy; it does not require any additional adjustment for length -- turn one way to lock and the other to load - the control arm internals keep the correct length with no fuss!
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WHAT ARE THE APPLICATIONS FOR THE LOCK-N-LOAD
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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).

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HOW DOES THE LOCK-N-LOAD WORK?
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The Lock-N-Load extends at full droop,
compressing one spring and extending the other.

At full stuff, the Lock-N-Load compresses.
Notice there is always compression and resistence.

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Once "Locked" the Lock-N-Load coils are
fully compressed creating a rigid arm
for increased stability in daily driving.

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.
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THE LOCK-N-LOAD FEATURES THE DUROFLEXTM JOINT

This short video covers everything you need to know about the basics of the MetalCloak Duroflex Joint.

Check Out the Video>>>

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Q: WHAT IF A CLEVITE JOINT MET A FLEX JOINT IN A BAR...

A: You'd have the key to the MetalCloak Control Arms, the Patent Pending Duroflex Joint (metalcloakpatents.com).

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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.

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
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THE DUROFLEX JOINT PROVIDES THE BEST RIDE. PERIOD.
Duroflex Kevlar Bushing The MetalCloak Kevlar® bushings can be identified by the M located on the surface.

DuPont™ Kevlar® continues to take on new challenges, their scientists are continuously innovating and working on a range of new opportunities through collaborations with communities, industrial manufacturers, and governments. Together we’re bringing the strength, durability and performance of Kevlar® to new frontiers. Kevlar® aramid fiber is pushing boundaries and defying obstacles every day.

High Vibration Dampening & Self Centering...

Made of a Proprietary Rubber 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

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High Misalignment...

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

  • Over 34° of Misalignment

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
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LOCK-N-LOAD ADJUSTABLE 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.
Lock N Load Wrench
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SHIPPING & MATERIAL SPECIFICATIONS
ItemsMaterials
Control Arms 2 1/2" .120 Steel Tubing
Duroflex Joint Proprietary Vulcanized Rubber made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber
Lock Shaft 4130 Chromoly
Total Weight 15 lbs
Available in Gold Zinc? Yes
OEM Clevite and Typical Flex Joint is the Duroflex Joint
INSTALLATION
Installation Difficulty Easy
Body Modification None
Time to Install 1 - 2 Hours
OEM Clevite and Typical Flex Joint is the Duroflex Joint
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS:

At MetalCloak we work continuously to give you the best possible installation instructions. We constantly take customer feedback and look at how we can make the instructions better for you. Click below to see our full list of installation instructions.

Click Here to see a full list of MetalCloak Installation Instructions.
OEM Clevite and Typical Flex Joint is the Duroflex Joint
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