Metal Cloak Lift

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Has anyone installed the Metal Cloak 392 specific 3 1/2" lift and used the stock Fox shocks with the outboard bracket that Metal Cloak offers? I'm wondering how it rides/performs with the new springs and stock shocks. Not sure how the outboard brackets effect the articulation.
 
Factory Shock will provide less articulation. I have the lift kit setting in my garage waiting for my jeep to arrive. I went with the Rocksport Shocks.
392 Shock Length:
Front 16.75 - 24.75 inches
Rear 18 - 27 inches

Rocksport Long Travel Shock Length:
Front 17.7 - 30.0 inches
Rear 17.7 - 30.0 inches
 
Factory Shock will provide less articulation. I have the lift kit setting in my garage waiting for my jeep to arrive. I went with the Rocksport Shocks.
392 Shock Length:
Front 16.75 - 24.75 inches
Rear 18 - 27 inches

Rocksport Long Travel Shock Length:
Front 17.7 - 30.0 inches
Rear 17.7 - 30.0 inches
I ordered the 3.5" Game Changer today along with the Fox 2.5 DSC shocks. Expect the shocks Sunday and lift in two weeks from MetalCloak. The Fox 2.5 have about 11" of travel, a little gain over the stock Fox shocks.
 
I ordered the 3.5" Game Changer today along with the Fox 2.5 DSC shocks. Expect the shocks Sunday and lift in two weeks from MetalCloak. The Fox 2.5 have about 11" of travel, a little gain over the stock Fox shocks.
Dude send pics….sounds like a great set up!
 
Definitely send pics. I want to see how Metal Cloaks gold looks under a 392.
I ordered the 3.5" Game Changer today along with the Fox 2.5 DSC shocks. Expect the shocks Sunday and lift in two weeks from MetalCloak. The Fox 2.5 have about 11" of travel, a little gain over the stock Fox shocks.
Send pics. Can you use the factory wheels?
 
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This is a metal cloak 3 1/2 inch game changer with rock sport shocks, I did go with aftermarket fusion axles so if the articulation may be better or worse with factory axles.

This is on 40s
 

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This is a metal cloak 3 1/2 inch game changer with rock sport shocks, I did go with aftermarket fusion axles so if the articulation may be better or worse with factory axles.

This is on 40s
Your jeep looks badass. I am also looking into MC’s lift. How is the 3.5 lift on 40’s? Any major rubbing? I was looking at the 4.5 in kit but curious on yours.
 
Your jeep looks badass. I am also looking into MC’s lift. How is the 3.5 lift on 40’s? Any major rubbing? I was looking at the 4.5 in kit but curious on yours.
Thanks

Sorry I missed quoted the 3 1/2, minus the 4 1/2 inch kit. With stock axles you’ll be fine. I ran the fusion 4 x 4 60s and it puts the tie rod really close to the Pitman arm so I was looking for a adjustable front lift and that’s why I chose the air coast with the bump stops, the price is very reasonable for what you get and allows you to dial the right height in. My suggestion would be to get something slightly smaller than what you think you want and then buy the adjustable shut up from ACOS. This will give you quite a bit of adjustment should you change your mind on your ride I have down the road.

I did have to make one small modification, the metal close springs inside diameter is larger than stock so I had to create a giant quarter inch thick aluminum washer for lack of a better explanation to give a broader base for the spring to write on pretty simple and straightforward, I just went to a local metal supply shop where they had aluminum circles already punched out
 
Thanks

Sorry I missed quoted the 3 1/2, minus the 4 1/2 inch kit. With stock axles you’ll be fine. I ran the fusion 4 x 4 60s and it puts the tie rod really close to the Pitman arm so I was looking for a adjustable front lift and that’s why I chose the air coast with the bump stops, the price is very reasonable for what you get and allows you to dial the right height in. My suggestion would be to get something slightly smaller than what you think you want and then buy the adjustable shut up from ACOS. This will give you quite a bit of adjustment should you change your mind on your ride I have down the road.

I did have to make one small modification, the metal close springs inside diameter is larger than stock so I had to create a giant quarter inch thick aluminum washer for lack of a better explanation to give a broader base for the spring to write on pretty simple and straightforward, I just went to a local metal supply shop where they had aluminum circles already punched out
Thanks for the insight. This helps out.
 
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