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    Default The New MetalCloak YJ Rocker Rails...

    Here are a couple photos of our newly released Rockers for the YJ (with the TJ & LJ coming soon).









    Unlike our original Rocker and Flip-Step system, the step on this Rocker is not removable, but becomes the top-end point for the built-in Single Plate Rock Slider seen in this picture.



    Not only is this design strong, but it is easy to install. Our test customer put them on in 30 minutes and it requires NO drilling into the floor of your tub.



    And they fully integrate with our MetalCloak front and rear fenders and flares, creating structurally strong body armor.



    If you don't have our system, a generic, non-integrated version, will be released soon.

    Check them out and more at http://www.metalcloak.com

    Thank you and, as always, we appreciate your feedback!
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    You say that there are no bolts through the floor. The reason other manufacturers run bolts through the floor is to keep the slider from acting as a large can opener when the tube is supporting the weight of the Jeep. Without the bolts through the floor, hitting the tube would cause the entire assembly to rotate taking the body of your Jeep with it. How does your design keep this from happening both with the "system" and without?
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    That is exactly why I put brackets and bolts on the bottom of the ones I made. That tube is a force multiplier of the weight and acts as a lever on the side of the tub when weight is applied. I am sure the bolts are strong enough if a backing plate is used inside the tub, but I didn't want to risk it.
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    Great Questions! The design was derived from a collaborative effort with Extreme Gear 4x4 customs who has been selling a similar product for over 10 years.

    As such, we are utilizing a proven top & bottom bolting method in which a horizontal linear bolt pattern is just below the passenger door and a second horizontal linear bolt pattern is located at the base of the passenger compartment. The second bolt pattern is actually located below the axis of the step tube.

    This method prevents the "can opener" effect. In addition, the "true" skid plate portion of the rocker is angled up and meets the step at the tangent point of the tube, creating a source of force deflection. This feature is relatively unique, and from what we have seen, provides a combined strength that exceeds other industry products that rely on a bracket and bolt into the thin and non-structural sheet metal of the floor boards.

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    Anything for a CJ yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    Anything for a CJ yet?
    CJ designs are coming along. Our engineer, DP, is focusing on the Red Rubi Project (our 09 Red JK Unlimited) - but in between prototypes, we plan on building the CJ system.
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    pm sent

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    Damn deff bad ass. When I start my cj I may be interested in the whole metal cloak system all three pieces maybe we can work a deal lol.
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    those look sweet for sure. Here in PA we need full wheel coverage to be legal, any wider flare options?

    just looked at your site. very nice looking and i see those 6" options nice set up

    does the front bumper tie into the tube fenders as a unit or can the tube fenders stand alone and be used with other front bumpers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by irish1371 View Post
    does the front bumper tie into the tube fenders as a unit or can the tube fenders stand alone and be used with other front bumpers?
    The fenders are stand alone, for those wanting an integrated system we will be creating an adapter to the hoop, but most of our systems are sold as stand alone since we are just now developing our bumpers.
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