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TJ/LJ 3.5" Long Travel, Short Arm Suspension

Product ID: *A0235

The MetalCloak TJ/LJ Wrangler 3.5" Long Travel Short Arm [LTSA] Suspension System is big performance in a small package. No other Bolt-On TJ Suspension comes close... featuring exclusive patented and trademarked products:

  • 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 [click for more...] Duroflex™ Joints are 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).

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 bushing is 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 6Pak™ Shocks for maximum up and down travel. Our RockSport Shocks (Exclusively at MetalCloak) provide the next longest travel you can get with the simplicity of a standard shock and share the same valving as 6Paks; this is a great option if looking for a no-maintenance option at a great price. The choice is yours to buy the suspension with or without shocks; we recommend our specifically tuned shocks but we leave the choice up to you.

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.

All MetalCloak suspension components, are designed for maximum up AND down travel while providing the best suspension geometry available to deliver the performance you demand.

MetalCloak “components” have been proven safe with the FMVSS certificate of safety configured with 37inch tires, full body armor and suspension lift.

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: 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: 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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VIDEOS

MetalCloak's TJ Wrangler Suspension is the proven leader among production suspension systems.

Who Is MetalCloak?

MetalCloak creates Game-Changing Products for the Off Road Enthusiast.

Suspension Without Limits

The TJ/LJ Wrangler Duroflex Short-Arm bolt-on suspension system, provides the most travel and best comfort of any short arm kit for TJ's. Period.

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


Metalcloak Suspension System

So what's in the kit?

  • Duroflex Control Arms
  • Front & Rear True Dual Rate™ Coils
  • Front & Rear Durotrak™ Track Bars
  • Front & Rear Adjustable Bump Stops
  • Front & Rear Sway Bar Links
  • Brake Lines
  • Shock Mounts

If you Choose...

  • Choose My Own - No Shocks
  • RockSports - Get RockSport Shocks & Shock Mounts
  • 6Paks - Get 6Pak Shocks & Shock Mounts

IT ALL STARTS WITH THE BUSHINGS

The Patented Duroflex™ Joint (metalcloakpatents.com) is the key to getting the greatest flex in a TJ/LJ 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.

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

TJ Wrangler Lower Front & Rear (SKU #7050)
  • CNC Formed
  • 3/16" Wall DOM Steel
  • 1.5" OD
  • Precision Locking Nut
  • Gold Zinc Plated
  • Duroflex Joint at Both Ends
TJ Wrangler Lower Front And Rear Duroflex Control Arms

TJ Wrangler Upper Front (SKU #7051)
  • CNC Machined
  • 3/16" Wall DOM Steel
  • 1.25" OD
  • 1/4" Steel Clevis
  • Precision Locking Nut
  • Gold Zinc Plated
  • Duroflex Joint
TJ Wrangler Upper Front Duroflex Control Arms

TJ Wrangler Upper Rear (SKU #7052)
  • CNC Machined
  • 3/16" Wall DOM Steel
  • 1.25" OD
  • Gold Zinc Plated
  • Duroflex Joint at Both Ends
  • Precision Locking Nut
TJ Wrangler Upper Rear Duroflex Control Arms

Degrees of Articulation

MetalCloak's Duroflex Joint provides 28˚ more articulation and flex than typical control arms! (Learn More About Duroflex Control Arms)

Duroflex Control Arms Articulation Low Articulation Joints

What are True Dual Rate Coils?

MetalCloak TJ Wrangler 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. (Learn More About True Dual Rate Coils Front / Rear)

Understanding Dual Rate Coils
SS-2008 SS-2007

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. (Learn More About Durotrak Track Bars Front / Rear)

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

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

TJ Front Track Bar

Designed For Ultimate Strength & Improved Roll Center

Formed for ultimate Up-Travel & Down-Travel the TJ Wrangler Front Track Bar gives strength, clearance, ultimate clearance and is equipped with our Patented Duratrak bushing for improved durability and ride stability.

TJ 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)

TJ Wrangler Replacement Brake Lines, 24.5"

From the Teflon Inner Core, to the Stainless Steel Braid and Poly Safety Coat, the MetalCloak replacement Brake Lines are the best available on the market today.

Longer than typical brake lines of similar lift heights because of our additional clearance and travel. (Learn More About Replacement Brake Lines)

Brakelines

Choose Your Shocks

The 6Pak™ Shock

The design of the 6Pak didn't just revolutionize shocks, it changed the suspension game forever.

The Patented MetalCloak 6Pak™ (metalcloakpatents.com) provides the longest shock travel relative to a compressed length for any off-road shock ever built in history, period.

MetalCloak's Long-Travel Shock Technology provides a game-changing platform featuring parallel shafts extending from a floating body, centralized by dual opposing reservoirs; this revolutionary feature allows for twice the usual stroke over typical industry shocks.

Now the problems of low-hanging shocks or limited travel because of your shock body are fully and completely eliminated.

The shock is no longer the limiting factor in your build.

(Learn More About 6Pak Shocks)
6Pak Shocks
RockSport Shock Option

The RockSport Shock

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. (Learn More About RockSport Shocks Front / Rear)

RockSport Front Shock Length:
  • Extended Length: 27.4"
  • Collapsed Length: 16.2"
RockSport Rear Shock Length:
  • Extended Length: 24.5"
  • Collapsed Length: 14.6"

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS



Items Details
Compatibility 1997 - 2006 Jeep TJ Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited [LJ]
Control Arms 1 1/2" .187 DOM Steel Tubing
Duroflex Joint Proprietary Vulcanized Elastomer made with DuPont™ Kevlar® fiber
Coils High Tensile Chrome Steel
Track Bar 4130 Solid Chromoly
Durotrack Bushing Proprietary Vulcanized Elastomer
Track Bar Bracket 7GA Hot Rolled Steel
Front Adjustable Bump Stops Thermoset Elastomer
Brakelines Braided Stainless Hose
Steel Coating Gold Zinc


IMPORTANT NOTES



Suspension Alignment: MetalCloak Recommends You Have a Suspension Specialist Align Your Jeep Once MetalCloak Suspension is Installed.

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

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 6 - 8 Hours
Installation Instructions Click Here to see a full list of MetalCloak Installation Instructions.


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