Any Metalcloak fans out there?

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    Here's a comparison between the OEM rubicon front shaft and the one that Metalcloak sells.

    I ran the 3.5" game changer lift for one weekend before swapping out the drive shaft. In the snow. And I managed to tear the boot. ha

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    I'll probably order from them since I'm not in CA and so far really like the company and want to make sure they get my business.
     
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    They are about an hour away from me. Thus I get to save a little $$$ by going out there to pick up stuff.

    They are good folk. And have absolutely no problem answering questions and/or having lengthy conversations.

    I have dealt with Jon quite a bit. Great guy.
     
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    I can when I get home and get my tape. How much clearance does your garage have? I actually measured it before for the same reason, just don't remember what it was. I wanna say its 6'6 or 6'7 high but I'll verify and get back to you.
     
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    We’re an “authorized installer” for MC. As mentioned they are a top tier company and put out a great product. One of the things I respect and like about them is that they direct sell to the customer or an authorized installer only. They won’t sell thru an internet only seller. I think this helps ensure quality after the sale. When I had questions on install, they were awesome and knew exactly what I was asking. For our issue, I had ordered the lift months before our Jeep came in. In that time they had made some improvements to the product and released the current instructions. Well I had an older version with the new instructions and found some confusion. Besides that, they got us lined out and we’re very happy being apart of the team.

    If you don’t want to install yourself, get on their website and find an installer. There’s some tricks and tips they will know that are MC specific. A lift makes the install much easier but it can be done in the garage with jack stands too!

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    I just checked my garage and I have 81” total from floor to lowest point in the door.
     
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    81” = 6FT 9IN for those scratching their head and mentally trying to carry the 1 lol
     
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    Yeah mine is about 76 inches high. I have 4-5 inches of clearance with my garage entry.
     
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    Awesome thanks. Can’t wait to get it all hooked up. Have heard amazing things about their products and look forward to driving over bigger stuff.
     
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    Nice, well mine is looking and running great. there was actually a guy in the parking lot that had a 2.5 inch lift that was inspecting mine and said he wanted a 3.5 in like mine haha.
     
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    I was concerned it would look strange with 35s
     
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    Well I don't think anyone thinks mine looks strange, everyone seems to love it. But it will definitely look better when I regear and move to 37's. I am going to hold off on switching the fender flares until after I move to 37's because a thinner flare prolly would make my 35's look a bit small with the lift.
     
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    I agree I was concerned, but after seeing your's I love the look. Thanks for the info and help.
     
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    Just bought the 2.5" GC Rocksport edition for mu JLUR. Will be putting it on in the next couple of weeks once the weather warms up a bit. Might paint the arms and trackbar red in the meantime though.
     
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    I read through the install instructions and it says you shouldn’t paint the components. Not sure why it would matter though.
     
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