In The Shop - Disciple Off Road

Ddays

Hooked
Between those Metalcloak brackets and the LCA mounts on the axle, I'm gonna have nightmares tonight!
I've never been happier now that mine are both gone!

If that Jeep isn't used in the rocks too much probably be just fine though.
 

Disciple Off Road

Active Member
Between those Metalcloak brackets and the LCA mounts on the axle, I'm gonna have nightmares tonight!
I've never been happier now that mine are both gone!

If that Jeep isn't used in the rocks too much probably be just fine though.
He does wheel it. These brackets technically put the arms at a better angle to almost “act” like a long arm but would be hard pressed to use these unless it was a daily driver……..ok I still wouldn’t use them 🤣
 

Ddays

Hooked
He does wheel it. These brackets technically put the arms at a better angle to almost “act” like a long arm but would be hard pressed to use these unless it was a daily driver……..ok I still wouldn’t use them 🤣

Amen to that! I absolutely hated my EVO LA kit for clearances. Drove great but man those damn brackets caught on everything.
 
What are your thoughts on these Metalcloak rear drop brackets? Anyone using them in the rocks?

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I understand its appeal but I just don't see the point in drop brackets, especially when used in conjunction with adjustable arms. More crap to catch on. Like pick one, long arm or not? Lol. Never been a fan lf Metalcloak's zinc coating either. It's just too much.
 

wayoflife

Administrator
Staff member
Between those Metalcloak brackets and the LCA mounts on the axle, I'm gonna have nightmares tonight!
I've never been happier now that mine are both gone!

If that Jeep isn't used in the rocks too much probably be just fine though.
Amen to that! I absolutely hated my EVO LA kit for clearances. Drove great but man those damn brackets caught on everything.
I never ran the EVO LA kit without the high clearance brackets but I did run the Full Traction kit which pretty much had the same design. And yes, they caught on EVERYTHING. I hated them.
 

wayoflife

Administrator
Staff member
He does wheel it. These brackets technically put the arms at a better angle to almost “act” like a long arm but would be hard pressed to use these unless it was a daily driver……..ok I still wouldn’t use them 🤣
Even though I'm not a fan of front drop brackets, I can see the desire to correct angles there for ride comfort and handling. The rear just seems silly to me or at least, unless he's riding on a really tall lift and even at that, long arms are still the better way to go. That said, how tall is his rig?
 
Hmm. Now I'm wondering what my shop installed on mine. I haven't got it back yet, but he was going to install a Gamechanger and he did show me those brackets and recommended them. I didn't give an answer. But I gave him a lot of freedom on all the work being done. I will know soon enough.
 

Disciple Off Road

Active Member
Even though I'm not a fan of front drop brackets, I can see the desire to correct angles there for ride comfort and handling. The rear just seems silly to me or at least, unless he's riding on a really tall lift and even at that, long arms are still the better way to go. That said, how tall is his rig?
Agreed. This is a 4.5” lift on a 4XE.
 

Disciple Off Road

Active Member
Hmm. Now I'm wondering what my shop installed on mine. I haven't got it back yet, but he was going to install a Gamechanger and he did show me those brackets and recommended them. I didn't give an answer. But I gave him a lot of freedom on all the work being done. I will know soon enough.
Yeah these rear brackets are not standard with their lift kits from what I can tell and is an extra add on.
 

ScottofKSU

Caught the Bug
Looks like you would need to run 4-6" more tire to just get clearance back to where it would be without the bracket...
 
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