JK Wrangler True Dual-Rate Lift Kit, 2.5"/3.5", Long Travel ARB Edition
JK Wrangler True Dual-Rate Lift Kit, 2.5"/3.5", ARB Edition

The MetalCloak JK Wrangler 2.5"/3.5" True Dual-Rate Lift Kit, Long Travel ARB Edition, features the highly respected Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport Long Travel Shocks. This is the perfect kit for the discerning JK owner looking for a little lift but not planning on extreme off-road conditions.

The kit includes our True Dual Rate™ Coils providing a more stable ride than traditional single rate or the more recent trend towards progressive coils.

This is an entry-level kit. A 3.5" lift kit, that gives you an affordable lift, unprecedented ride quality, and at an affordable price.

Working closely with OME, MetalCloak has chosen to offer the Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport Long Travel Shocks as a standard shock option.

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

: $1,599.00

Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Weeks
Product Code: 7117


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Features Specifications & Materials Installation Instructions
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Designed to re-use your Jeep's Stock Lower Control Arms, the JK Wrangler Dual-Rate 3.5" Lift Kit, Features the (OME) Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport Long Travel Shocks. The comfortable ride of these shocks along with the reliability of the Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Sport Shocks make them a great match for MetalCloak's True Dual Rate Lift Kits.

This kit is as good as you can get in any lift kit. And the best part? You can build your MetalCloak Suspension on top of it piece by piece.

This kit was designed to provide 3.5" of lift while mostly using your stock control arms. It gives you a high quality ride with the extreme stability and ride comfort of our True Dual Rate™ Coils.

Additionally, we go the extra step by including the upper front Control Arms for easy Caster alignment.

Also available in 2.5" for the JK Wrangler 4 Door Unlimited.

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  • Old Man Emu Long Travel Nitrocharger Sport Shocks provide great ride quality.
  • True Dual Rate™ Coils give you stability and comfort that far exceeds single rate or progressive coils.
  • Extended brake lines are longer than typical lines on a 3.5" kit.
  • Upper Front Duroflex Control Arms to set Caster Angle is correctly.
  • Adjustable bump stops ensure you'll have the correct bump every time.
  • Fully Adjustable Solid Chromoly front Durotrak track bar increases ride stabibility.
  • Rear track bar clearance kit allows you to use your stock rear track bar.
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Old Man Emu's proven line of Long Travel shock absorbers includes some of the latest shock valving technology achieving a whole new level of ride quality.

Most dual and monotube shocks typically feature a two-stage valving process, the new OME Nitrocharger Sport Long Travel Edition features a triple-stage valving process rivaled only by a remote canister adjustable shock.

These have been stacked into the most durable shock body and adjusted by load capacity for you. And the additional travel makes it one of the few shocks that can take on the flex Metalcloak offers.

Fitting with our soft shock, stiff coil, philosophy, the off-the-shelf valving of the OME shocks have the perfect synergy with our True Dual Rate Coils.

Click on the image to the right to see the full ARB Shock Components. >>>
OEM Clevite and Typical Flex Joint is the Duroflex Joint
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Spec Length
Ext Comp Travel
Front Shocks 27.28" 15.91" 11.37"
Rear Shocks 27.8" 16.61" 11.19"

Note: Spec lengths use the end of the shock body.

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Front Control Arms Rear Control Arms
Castor Angle Lower Upper Lower Upper
Factory Control Arms Stock 22 5/8" 18 3/4" 19 3/4" 17 7/16"
MetalCloak 2.5 - 3.5" Lift 5 Degrees 22 5/8" 18 3/8" 19 3/4" 17 7/16"

Note: These Control Arm Specifications are Just Starting Points. ALL JEEPS ARE DIFFERENT. MetalCloak Recommends Seeing a Suspension Specialist for Correct Control Arm Lengths For YOUR Jeep.

Standard Tube FEnder Clearance

JK Wrangler Upper Front
(SKU #7002)

  • CNC Machined
  • 3/16" Wall DOM Steel
  • 1.25" OD
  • 3/16" Steel Clevis
  • Precision Locking Nut
  • Gold Zinc Plated
  • Duroflex Joint
Learn More About the Upper Front Control Arms >>>
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The Duroflex™ Joint (Patent Pending) is the key to getting the greatest flex in a
JK Wrangler bolt-on suspension kit. Period.

OEM Clevite and Typical Flex Joint is the Duroflex Joint

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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MetalCloak's Duroflex Joint provides 28˚ more articulation and flex than typical control arms!

Duroflex Control Arms Articulation Low ARticulation Joints.
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This short video covers what you need to know about the basics of Single Linear Rate Coil Springs and MetalCloak's True Dual Rate Coils. How Linear Coil Springs and MetalCloak's True Dual Rate Coils work and what to expect when using them.

Check Out the Video>>>

Coils 101 Video
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MetalCloak JK 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.

Understanding Dual Rate Coils
JK Wrangler 3.5" True Dual Rate™ Coils, Front JK Wrangler 3.5" True Dual Rate™ Coils, Rear
SS-2001 - JK Wrangler Front Dual Rate Coil SS-2002 - JK Wrangler Dual Rate Rear Coils
Learn More about the True Dual Rate™ Coils Specifications >>>
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Our Adjustable Bump-Stop removes the guess work on your Jeep and lets you build the
bump stop you need, when you need it.

Metalcloak Adjustable Bump Stop System...

  • Adjust from 1" - 4" Without Removing Coils
  • Perfect Height Regardless of Tire Size
  • Thermoset Rubber Dampens Impact
  • Additional Pads Available on Request

Get Correct Bump-Stop Height Every Time!

  • 4" - Use all 4 sections and longest hardware bolts for maximum bump-stop height
  • 3" - Use all 3 sections and long hardware bolts for maximum bump-stop height
  • 2" - Two sections and medium hardware bolts are used for medium bump-stop height
  • 1" - One section and the short hardware bolts are used for the minimum bump-stop height

JK Sectional Bump-Stops
Learn More about the Adjustable Bump Stops >>>
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2007+ Jeep Wrangler JK with Recommended Old Man Emu Long Travel Shocks
Tire Size
31" 33" 35" 37" 40"
MetalCloak High Clearance
Overline Fenders
2" 2" 2" 3" 4"
MetalCloak Overland Fenders 2" 2" 3" 4" NR
Stock Fenders (not trimmed) 2" 3" 4" NR NR
Generic Aftermarket Fenders
(Poison Spyder, Xenon, Bushwacker)
2" 2" 3" 4" NR

NR = Not Recommended

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Manufactured from trail-proven natural thermoset rubber, each puck is designed to work universally with your JK Wrangler.

Designed specifically for the JK Wrangler,
the system comes with 4 Rectangular Pucks,
allowing for easy adjustment between 1" - 4"

7043 Exploded View
Learn More about the Rear Adjustable Bump Stops >>>
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Durotrak Bushing

The Durotrak Bushing (Pat Pend #14/622,350) is a NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) bushing made with a proprietary rubber 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.

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

Learn More about the JK Wrangler Front Track Bar >>>

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The bolt-on relocation and clearance bracket provides an easy to install solution that corrects the geometry for lifted heights and cuts cost by re-using the factory track bar on your Jeep JK Wrangler.
JK Wrangler Track Bar Relocation Bracket
Learn More about the JK Wrangler Rear Track Bar Bracket >>>
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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.

JK Wrangler Hi Clearance Front Track Bar
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OEM Clevite and Typical Flex Joint is the Duroflex Joint

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 26 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
I waited tooo long for this February 3, 2017
Reviewer: RQ from Bakersfield , CA United States  
It took two years and lots of $$ in bribery with the wife, but I was finally able to get my Metalcloak lift kit!!  I’m glad I held out for this kit compared to the other (slightly) lowered priced kits.  Everything fit well with only one minor adjustment to the upper control arms, but with a quick email back (on a Saturday!!!) I was set back on track.  The kit did take me a day to install, but my excuse is that I was sicker than a wet dog, and I may have nodded off a few times under the jeep!!!  Otherwise, simple install and great quality kit!

One more item to add, the whole customer experience was great, never once did they try to sell me more than I need, and quick response back to my install question.  For this reason, I’m sure I will be back for more upgrades as other stock parts “fail” and need to be “fixed/replaced”.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Awesome kit December 29, 2016
Reviewer: G Young from Alexandria, VA United States  
I got the 3.5 inch kit. Killer setup. Ride quality is better than stock. Without armor this thing sits at about 4.25 inches, but with bumpers and armor installed it sits closer to 3.5. Install took me and a few friends a full day at the shop to install these, but overall it went well. Some of the instructions were a bit confusing, but nothing a quick call to the metal cloak team couldn't fix. While overall the install is relatively straight-forward, I couldn't imagine doing this without a lift. Also, Will at Metal Cloak was awesome helping to troubleshoot a few of the ride issues after the fact, which were mostly just some adjustments to the control arms. I've received a lot of compliments on the setup from jeep pros and mall-crawler lovers alike. Will definitely buy from MC again.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
3.5" ARB Lift Kit October 28, 2016
Reviewer: steve crotts from old hickory, TN United States  
I went from a RC 2.5 BB lift to the MetalCloak 3.5" ARB edition lift and don't regret it at all, best money I could of spent. The greatly improved flex and ride quality are awesome. Customer service was great and the quality of the products are top notch!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
3.5" kit September 21, 2016
Reviewer: Bill D. from Wyoming, MI United States  
Installed lift by myself in roughly 7 hours.  Went really smooth.  Printed directions from the website.  Jeep rides 10x better than stock!  Highly recommend including the exhaust spacer on your order though.  I went with the 3.5 lift w/ 35's, I have plenty of room, without looking like my tires are too small.  The recommendations for control lengths were spot on as well.. no vibrations at 70 mph!  I highly recommend this lift to anyone wanting a great building block to their build, without breaking the bank.

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Great kit July 24, 2016
Reviewer: Richard from Jamestown, TN United States  
Great travel, perfect height for me, and drives better than stock on the road. Instructions a little sparse but customer support was awesome. No instal problems.

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