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7075 LockNLoad HiRes Media 220x123 MetalCloak Takes the Bind out of Radius Suspension Systems with the Patent Pending Lock n LoadRancho Cordova, CA - Take the bind out of the radius arm suspension and add additional safety features with The MetalCloak “Lock-n-Load” (Patent Pending ID# 14/469,438)!  The unique design of the passenger side replacement Lock-n-Load control arm allows you to “lock” the control arm in a static “solid” state for added on-road safety and lively road handling.  “Load” the arm to unleash the capabilities of your radius arm suspension – reducing bushing and bracket load like a 3-link but with the added safety of four attachment points at the axle! How? When “loaded” the arm compresses and expands to compensate for control arm length change. Combined with MetalCloak’s patent pending Duroflex vibration dampening bushing, the Lock-n-Load gives you maximum ride quality.  “Lock-it” or “Load-it” – get the bind-free flex you have dreamed of for off-road AND the added stability on-road with just a few twists! MetalCloak, it’s Your Jeep, Only Better.  Information: MetalCloak, 916-631-8071, www.MetalCloak.com

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Cloakworks LOGO metalcloak 220x97 Metalcloak Expands Customer Service with CloakWorks 4x4Rancho Cordova, CA – As part of Metalcloak’s ongoing commitment to building Game-Changing Customer Service for those passionate about Off-Road, the company officially opened the doors of CloakWorks 4×4, a licensed automotive repair facility (BAR #ARD277786) that will specialize in Full Service Jeep Customization.

Located in a prominent corner of Metalcloak’s 45,000 sq. ft. building in Rancho Cordova, California, CloakWorks 4×4 is the result of “carefully listening to customers and finding out what they need, what they want, and determining what Metalcloak can deliver,” says Matson Breakey, VP Marketing & Sales at Metalcloak. “That feedback has always been a critical part of Metalcloak’s growth and product development.” Read More→

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Cal4Wheel’s $5 raffle Jeep JK

Monday, October 20th, 2014

2014 CA4WDC Sweepstakes Jeep 001 220x165 Cal4Wheels $5 raffle Jeep JKFor the past 30 years, the California Association of 4WD clubs (CA4WDC) has purchased a Jeep, modified it for real-world four wheeling, and raffled it off for less than the cost of a jumbo mocha. The tradition continues this year with a 2014 4-door Jeep JK Wrangler, custom prepared for overland adventure travel.

This year’s Jeep was given a total makeover by MetalCloak Industries, who fitted it with their high-clearance fenders, MetalCloak Game Changer suspension with Old Man Emu shocks, and heavy-duty Rocker bumpers. A Superchip motivated Pentastar 3.6-liter V6 distributes power to a Dynatrac front axle, front and rear Eaton electric locking differentials, Sierra Gear ring & pinion gears, and G2 axles. Reid steering knuckles control a set of BFGoodrich Mud Terrains mounted on Raceline wheels, and the undercarriage, including a Magnaflow exhaust system, is protected by Rock Hard skid plates. Safety/recovery equipment includes a Warn Zeon 8000 winch, Factor 55 ProLink, PowerTank, and Rock Hard cage, and LED lighting from Rigid, Olympus, and Two Guys Trail Gear. Other enhancements include an AEV snorkel and hood, Kargo Master roof rack, ARB Fridge/Freezer and Simpson III roof top tent, and Daystar Cam Cans.

Don’t worry if you don’t win the Jeep, runner-up prizes will include an Atlas II transfercase from Advanced Adapters. The winning ticket will be drawn February 21st, 2015 at the CA4WDC convention in Visalia, CA, and you need not be present to win.  Net proceeds go directly towards the fight to keep our public lands open! To order tickets go to www.cal4wheel.com or contact Jeff Blewett, 209-210-7880.

MetalcloakExoCornerExoSkinOnYellowFeverJK 220x148 Metalcloaks Rear ExoSkin, Overland Edition   Adding Style, Strength & Safety to Your Jeep Wrangler JKMetalcloak combines strength, style, and innovation with the universal fit Rear ExoSkin™, Overland Edition for both the 2 and 4 door model Jeep Wrangler JK.

Designed to work with stock fenders and most aftermarket fender systems, the package includes Metalcloak’s unique ExoSkin system, adding a second skin of strength to the weak JK body. Read More→

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Race Recap Video & Report – MetalCloak Stampede

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Wayes Takes First ULTRA4 Win at MetalCloak Stampede

Wayes 220x146 Race Recap Video & Report   MetalCloak StampedePRAIRIE CITY SVRA, CA – June 12th, 2014:  Thousands of fans weathered the triple digit heat last weekend at the MetalCloak Stampede to watch one of the most exciting ULTRA4 races to date. The main event saw two former and the current King of The Hammers each take a turn at leading throughout the 45 minute race. That is until the final lap, when Tom Wayes worked his way from a rear start to claim the checkered flag, and his first ULTRA4 win.

Wayes had the fastest qualifying lap on Friday morning, however after suffering mechanical issues, he was unable to race in Friday afternoon’s prelim races. The top 3 drivers from prelims moved directly to the main event on Saturday afternoon.  Nitto Tire driver Loren Healy won the fastest prelim heat which put him on the pole for the main event with Shannon Campbell starting beside him.

Campbell and Healy, both two-time Kings, wasted no time establishing their dominance when

 Race Recap Video & Report   MetalCloak Stampede

the green flag dropped. Campbell took the early lead with Healy close on his heels and 2009 King and Nitto Tire driver, Jason Scherer chasing them down for 3rd. The 3 Kings held the top 3 spots for the first half of the race.  A full course yellow mid-race brought all the drivers back together and Campbell looked to take the lead again. Unfortunately Campbell bicycled in a tight turn and hit a k-rail while returning to the course, causing a mechanical failure. Healy then took the lead with Scherer close behind. Scherer overtook Healy until the last lap when Scherer succumbed to mechanical issues. All the while, Wayes was working his way up from the back of the pack. In the final lap, it was Healy and Wayes battling for the checkered flag with both drivers setting blisteringly fast lap times. In the final two laps, Wayes posted the two fastest lap times of the entire weekend propelling him into the lead to take his first ULTRA4 checkered flag. Read More→

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DsquaredRacing Takes Podium, Makes Impression In Prairie City

Stampede Pic 220x146 DsquaredRacing Race Update   2014 MetalCloak StampedeJune 6-7, 2014 – Awaking from the aftermath of the 2014 King of the Hammers, the Western Ultra4 racing community officially began the 2014 series with the Metal Cloak Stampede in Prairie City, CA – home of the NorCal Rock Racing series. With the largest list of drivers ever entered in a series event, over ninety-nine teams gathered in 100+ degree heat ready to battle it out for top honors. D2R was one of these teams, armed with the newly updated Trent Fab Top Shelf IFS car; this race would be in indicator of what to expect in the upcoming season.

 

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Friese Images Jason Scherer Stampede 3 220x146 Jason Scherer Finishes With Brand New Car at Ultra4 StampedeDANVILLE, CA   JUNE 10, 2014    Jason Scherer’s brand new IFS car is going to be a strong contender in the upcoming Ultra4 series races, as proven by it’s excellent performance at this weekends MetalCloak Ultra4 Stampede race.  Started a short 3 months ago after the finish of the King of the Hammers, “The Gavel” hit dirt for the very first time on it’s way to Friday’s Tech Inspection where it passed with flying colors.  Scherer finished 12th in the main event, after racing up to the lead with just a half of lap to go.  “It was great to see Tom Wayes in the winners circle in the same car that won last years Stampede!” said Jason Scherer, the 2013 MetalCloak Stampede winner.  “We had our fair share of little issues that we had to work out on the new car this weekend. Today’s race was a bit bittersweet, knowing the car is awesome and with a little tuning is a top contender.  But, also knowing that just making a normal pass or probably following the lapper would have been good enough for the win in the car’s debut race.  A little prep, some tuning, and some small mods and we will be ready for Glen Helen on July 11th!” Read More→

MetalcloakDuroflex35Suspension Cherokee 200x220 Metalcloak’s 3.5 Duroflex Cherokee XJ Suspension SystemMetalcloak brings the undisputed success of the Duroflex Joint to Jeep Cherokee, XJ, owners with the 3.5″ Duroflex Suspension System. The patent pending Duroflex joint offers the vibration dampening of a rubber bushing with the high-misalignment of a ball joint – all housed in adjustable chromoly control arms.  Add the industry’s leading Dual Rate coil springs with the longest extended length and you have the ultimate on and off-road set up. Adjustable Front Bump Stop System provides the option of 1” to 4” in Bump Stop for proper tire clearance. System includes everything you need including steel-braided, Kevlar-lined front & rear brake lines, solid chromoly front track-bar, sway bar disconnects, replacement shackle bushings, rear bump stop kit, grade-8 u-bolts, complete replacement rear leaf packs, and all the hardware needed for installation.  Comes with front and rear ARB-Old Man Emu shocks.  Read More→

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Metalcloak AdjustableRearBumpStopKit 220x127 Metalcloak’s Adjustable Rear Bump Stop System Makes Designing Your JK Suspension EasyMetalcloak continues their trend of innovation with the Adjustable REAR Bump Stop System. Like most of us, you’ve probably guessed what size bump stop you need for your lift kit, fender and tire combination. Guess no more.

Following the success of the Adjustable Front Bump Stop System that uses hockey-like pucks to provide the option of 1” to 4” in Bump Stop, Metalcloak’s Adjustable Rear Bump Stop System for the JK Wrangler allows you to easily change the Bump Stop to fit your JK’s specific needs. Each kit comes with eight rectangular pucks (four for each side) manufactured from trail-proven natural thermoplastic rubber designed to mount in a staggered pattern (1” high to 4” high, depending on need) providing a full and complete bump stop option. Just Install. Test. Adjust. It’s that easy. Metalcloak, It’s Your Jeep, Only Better Read More→

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Manufacturer of Off-Road Accessories Accepts Gold as Payment for Products

MetalCloak 220x48 Metalcloak Adopts the “Gold Standard”Rancho Cordova, CA — Metalcloak, the developer of game-changing aftermarket products for America’s off road icon, the Jeep Wrangler, announced today the launch of the “Gold Standard” program allowing customers to purchase products using Gold Coins.

“Gold is the purest form of currency” says Matson Breakey, VP of marketing for Metalcloak, “and our customers can now use Gold to buy what has become the ‘Gold Standard’ of suspension systems for Jeeps.” Read More→

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330 Scherer Dominates at  ULTRA 4 MetalCloak Nor Cal Stampede

PRAIRIE CITY SVRA, CA APRIL 9th, 2013: More than 2,000 fans attended the inaugural ULTRA4 MetalCloak Nor Cal Stampede held at the Prairie City State Park near Sacramento, CA last weekend.  Over the course of two days and multiple heats, 48 ULTRA4 cars waged battle on a brutal two mile course that left only 29 vehicles running by the final two races. Drivers pushed their cars to the limit in this first race of the 2013 ULTRA4 Trail Gear Western Regional series in pursuit of both a podium finish and a chance to qualify for the 2014 Griffin King of The Hammers Presented by Nitto Tire.  Ultimately, two former Kings and the son of a King claimed the podium.  2009 King of The Hammers, Jason Scherer took the checkered flag followed closely by 2010 King, Loren Healy, and third place went to the youngest King of the Hammers competitor to date, 17 year old Wayland Campbell, the son of the only two-time King, Shannon Campbell. Read More→

Jason Scherer Stampede 3 220x146 Jason Scherer WINS Ultra4 Stampede Race at Home Track in SacramentoDANVILLE, CA   APRIL 8, 2013   Jason Scherer wins the first race in the Ultra4 Trail Gear Western Series, the MetalCloak NorCal Stampede, at Prairie City SVRA on Saturday April 6th.   After finishing first in his pre-qualification heat race on Friday, he ran home to Danville, CA to replace and rebuild his differential before the main race on Saturday.  Showing up just hours before the green flag, he started in the second row of the main and by the first lap was already leading the race putting on a very impressive show for the crowd that included many of his family and friends.  “I am so excited to win this race!  Not only is it a win for me and my core sponsors including Rubicon Express, Nitto Tires and PSC Steering, but also to be able to share it with all my family and friends at a local to home track is awesome!” said Jason Scherer, driver of the Rubicon Express #76 car at the awards ceremony on Saturday evening.  “The track was a lot of fun and I am really excited to be able to come back to this new venue.  Not only is it great racing, but it is nice to be close to home!”

Video on Jason Scherer at the Nitto National Championship  Race


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