XJ Cherokee Duroflex Suspension System, 3.5", ARB Edition
XJ Cherokee Lift Kit, Duroflex 3.5", ARB Edition

The MetalCloak XJ Jeep Cherokee 3.5" Suspension Kit, ARB 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.

: $1,999.00

Availability: Usually Ships in 2 - 3 WeeksUsually Ships in 1 to 2 Weeks
Product Code: 7180

Control Arms


U-Bolt Kit


Features Specifications & Materials Installation Instructions

Dividing Line


  • Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Long Travel 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 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

Dividing Line


Old Man Emu's proven line of 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 features a triple-stage valving process rivaled only by a remote canister adjustable shock.

These have been stacked it into the most durable shock body and adjusted it by load capacity for you.

So, rather than offering a single adjustable shock, the OME engineers have done all of the testing and tuning adjustments for you

OEM Clevite and Typical Flex Joint is the Duroflex Joint

Dividing Line


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

Dividing Line


MetalCloak's Duroflex Joint provides 28° more articulation and flex then typical control arms!

Duroflex Control Arms Articulation Low ARticulation Joints.

Dividing Line


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.


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>>>

Dividing Line


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

Dividing Line



  • 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 >>>

Dividing Line


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.

Dividing Line

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.

Dividing Line


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

Dividing Line


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 >>>

Dividing Line

MetalCloak XJ Sway Bar Quick Disconnect, 9", Front

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.


Dividing Line


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 >>>

Dividing Line


Check out what Jeepers everywhere are saying about our products on The Buzz Page.

Dividing Line

Customers who bought this were also interested in...
Keep Calm and Rubicon Wraparound Camo Hat

Mesh Cap

Dividing Line

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Awesome lift! September 7, 2015
Reviewer: MICHAEL TAYLOR from Oahu, HI United States  
This kit provides a firm ride on the road, yet remains extremely flexible off road. The hood would remain level over dips & valleys and you could feel the suspension working over the terrain underneath you. This suspension keeps the tires in contact with the ground and gives you more confidence in your rigs abilities. I have waited 9 months and 6k miles to review this product to make sure nothing failed. Zero issues or regrets with this lift so far.

The only reason this doesn't get 5 stars is because I am not a fan of a track bar using a heim joint on the stock frame side bracket. If it had come with the new durotrak track bar and a bracket, it would have gained another 1/2 star.  The other reason is the swaybar disconnects. I had to modify them to work with my XJ. Also the design, which is used by other manufacturers is not the best design to connect/disconnect on un-even terrain. A better design or JKS units, of the right length would have given this kit a 5 star rating.

Was this review helpful to you?

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Thor's XJ November 6, 2014
Reviewer: Gregg Bedore from Staten Island, NY United States  
Overall I have to say this is by far an amazing lift , My XJ is my daily driver and weekend warrior and this lift makes it feel like it just rolled off the production line . The handling on the road is amazing just as much off-road. I would highly recommend this to any proud XJ owner.

Was this review helpful to you?

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Can't find a better kit! October 29, 2014
Reviewer: Karl Johnson from Chandler, AZ United States  
Between the straight forward install, the high quality parts, and the completeness of the kit, I honestly don't think there is a better Lift kit out there.

The ride quality is superb, significantly than what I was getting from the "budget" lift kit that was installed by the previous owner. I have taken videos of my install, find them at youtube.com/jeeppatriotchannel.

Was this review helpful to you?

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Amazing October 29, 2014
Reviewer: Kermit from , Oklahoma  
I wsa one of the lucky winners of the Xj suspension kit.  The quality on the products is second to none all the welds are extremely clean and instalation is very straight forward, that is the boring stuff on the results.  Before the lift kit i went to a 15 degree ramp and did not do well at all.  I did not measure for actual numbers but it was not pretty pictures are on jeepforum.  after the install I doubled my flex on the ramp.  The ride is smoot and compfortable, i have extended shackles and with the ome springs it makes it a little stiff do to a different than stock leverage ratio.  I have noting bad to say about this kit.  I cannot wait to really get some offroad miles on it and challenege it.  Im hopin next year when all the parks in oklahoma open again to log some serious dirt miles.  I am thrilled with this product and look forward to the evolution that metalcloak provides.

Was this review helpful to you?