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.
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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.
Comparing the Flex of the Duroflex Joint with that of the Johnny Joint, the Teraflex Monster and the typical Clevite.
"Typical" Radius Arm systems inherently bind causing premature bushing wear and excessive stress on bracketry. The Lock-N-Load solves that problem.
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 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.
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.
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!
Both the Front Radius Arms and the Lower Rear Hi-Clearance Arms are manufactured for the ultimate in strength and versality.
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.
While the Radius Arm front was ideal, we realized the space in the rear allows for a properly engineered 4-Link.
Choosing the 4-link rear control arm design provides added torque strength support for the main drive axle and provides a fantastic overall ride quality.
Our design eliminated the typical unsteady "Long Arm Roll" felt on a lifted TJ while cornering - and that's without running a rear sway bar!
MetalCloak's Duroflex Joint provides 28˚ more articulation and flex than typical control arms! (Learn More About Duroflex Control Arms)
1/4" Plate Steel provides the Ultimate in Strength while providing bolt-on Control Arm Geometry.
The MetalCloak 3 piece belly pan fits aftermarket transfer cases (*i.e. Atlas) with no floor modifications or body lift. MetalCloak's 3 piece belly pan is as tall as the factory belly pan allowing you to lose no ground clearance.
|Compatibility||1997 - 2006 Jeep TJ Wrangler|
|Long Arm Control Arms||2.0" .18" DOM Steel Tubing|
|Lock-N-Load||2 1/2" .120" Steel Tubing|
|Duroflex Joint||Proprietary Vulcanized Elastomer made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber|
|Belly Skid||1/4" Hot Rolled Steel Plate|
|Control Arm Steel Coating||Gold Zinc|
|Belly Skid Steel Coating||Black Powder Coat|
|Installation Difficulty||Difficult - Licensed Installer Recommended|
|Body Modification||Cutting & Welding|
|Time to Install||10 - 12 Hours|
|Installation Instructions||Click Here to see a full list of MetalCloak Installation Instructions.|