Duroflex Suspension System, 3.5" XJ Short-Arm
Duroflex Lift Kit, 3.5" XJ Short-Arm

The MetalCloak XJ Jeep Cherokee 3.5" Suspension Kit, No Shock Edition, has all the components to make your XJ Jeep Cherokee a very capable off-road vehicle and improve on its on-road handling. Includes the high-misalignment vibration-dampening Duroflex™ Control. Offered with or without the recommended shocks. The MetalCloak XJ Jeep Cherokee 3.5" Suspension Kit works for any XJ from 84' - 01'.

Who should use this kit? This kit is perfect for the XJ owner who wants the best flex and the best ride quality at a moderate lift height without any of the sacrifice. Experience the best short arm XJ Jeep Cherokee suspension on the market today, the MetalCloak Duroflex 3.5" System

Note: A Slip-Yoke Eliminator is Required.

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

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

: $1,599.00

Availability: Usually Ships in 1 to 2 Weeks
Product Code: 7181

Control Arms


U-Bolt Kit


Features Specifications & Materials Installation Instructions

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  • True Dual Rate™ Coils give you stability and comfort that far exceeds single rate or progressive coils.
  • Extended brake lines are longer then typical lines on a 3.5" kit
  • Duroflex Control Arms provide the best possible flex and ride quality on and off road. (Video)
  • Adjustable bump stops ensure you'll have the correct bump every time.
  • Fully Adjustable Solid Chromoly Durotrak front track bar increases ride stabily

Click on the image to the right to see the full build kit.>>

7180 XJ Suspension Build Kit

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The Patent Pending Duroflex Joint (metalcloakpatents.com) is the key to getting the greatest flex in a
XJ Cherokee 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 combine 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 then typical control arms!

Duroflex Control Arms Articulation Low ARticulation Joints.

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OEM Clevite and Typical Flex Joint is the Duroflex Joint

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.

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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>>>

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MetalCloak XJ Cherokee True Dual Rate™ Coils have one of the longest free lengths in the industry for greater articulation without sacrificing the OEM ride quality.

Understanding Dual Rate Coils

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  • Extended Length: 22 1/2"
  • Compressed Length: 6 1/2"
  • Coating: Semi-Gloss Black Powder

TJ/LJ Wrangler True Dual Rate™ Coils kit includes:

  • (2) Hi-Tensile Chrome Silicon Steel Alloy Coil Springs

TJ/LJ Front Coil Springs - Pair

TJ/LJ Front Coil Springs - Pair

Learn More about the True Dual Rate™ Coils Specifications >>>

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The Cherokee 3.5 leaf springs are the most feature packed springs you can get for your vehicle. The two stage leaf packs offer multi rate performance for comfortable and precise handling on road and the performance needed for off road abuse; these are the ONLY leaf spring packs that are matched to complement the MetalCloak front Dual rate coil springs.


  • Two-stage Leaf Pack
  • Draw Tapered Diamond Cut Leaves
  • Fully Scragged & Load Tested
  • Graphite Coated, Bolt Clamps & Liners
  • Anti Friction Pads
  • Flat Axle Seat Area
  • Shot Peened

TJ/LJ Front Coil Springs - Pair

Product Features:

  • Two-stage Leaf Pack: Featured on rear leaf springs for compliant, comfort on road and unsurpassed load handling when pushed to the limits. When unladed the vehicle is largely riding on the softer 1st stage of the spring, the secondary stage provides additional support under heavy compression.
  • Overload leafs add anti-spring wrap and ensures the leaf works within the optimal compression loads.
  • Draw Tapered & Diamond Cut Leaves: Ensure loads are progressively distributed over a larger surface area and reduce the high stresses that develop at leaf spring ends. This improves ride quality, protects against leaf breakage, and significantly increases the spring life.
  • Bolt Clamps & Liners: Leaf clamps are bolted to allow installation of anti-squeak nylon liners.
  • Fully Scragged & Load Tested: Scragging ensures the spring takes a permanent 'set' which reduces the risk of sagging. Load testing ensures the spring meets the required specification.
  • Graphite Coating: To further reduce the friction between the spring leaves & friction pads.
  • Anti-Friction Pads: Re-greasable nylon interleaf liners reduce friction at the leaf tips where the load is the greatest.
  • Flat Axle Seat Area: Provides a flat axle mount to the spring plates reducing spring stress & increasing spring life.
  • Shot Peening: The tension side of all leaves are shot peened to reduce spring stress. This process can double the life of a spring.

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This short video covers what you need to know about the Durotrak Bushing. The Patented Durotrak™ Bushing (metalcloakpatents.com) is a bushing made with a proprietary rubber compound unique to MetalCloak. The Durotrak™ bushing is comprised of two pieces that thread together allowing this bushing easy to install without a press. Eliminate squeaks and clunks in your steering with the technology of MetalCloak's Durotrak™ bushings; exclusively found in MetalCloak track bars.

Check Out the Video >>>

Durotrak Bushing

The Patented Durotrak™ Bushing (metalcloakpatents.com) 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 we built it out of Solid Chromoly for
unprecedented strength and improved ride stability.
TJ Front Track Bar

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Our Adjustable Bump-Stops remove 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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XJ Sway Bar Link, Rear

• Extended to 9"
• Fit and Finish of an OE Product, Easy to Install
• Gold Zinc Chromate

Bolts in place with no cutting or modification required.


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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 then typical brake lines of similar lift heights because of our additional clearance and travel.

JK Wrangler Hi Clearance Front Track Bar
Learn More about the XJ Cherokee Replacement Brake Lines >>>

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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 2 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Right Choice at the right time March 4, 2016
Reviewer: Ronald Williams from Merritt Island, FL United States  
First I would like to say thank you to Matson for the personal Phone call when I ordered my Kit. Customer service to the next level... Then the Fast Shipping ..from California to Florida in a week.  The Kit can well boxed and everything was there. We just got done installing everything and it went well. Just some after thoughts about the kit content.. Maybe add the Upper Front Spring Isolator's as a kit option... On Most installs, the isolator's are pretty well shot and takes a day or two to get them from anywhere. Also maybe even a set of Moog Upper Control Arm Bushings ... to complete this awesome Kit. I will folllow up with my review once I have had a chance to take this newly awakened beast offroad.

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Great product! May 15, 2015
Reviewer: James Elder from Alexandria, LA United States  
Very pleased with the product of MetalCloak. My order was correct and everything is so well made. A box of golden goodies! Now I'm just waiting on a set of Fenders for my XJ!

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