Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bumper Sale Ends Thursday (& Sneak Peak at Rear Bumper)

Hello Rock-Biting Jeepers!

Just wanted to send out a quick reminder that the Frame-Built Bumper Sale for CJ/YJ/TJ/LJ/JK bumpers ends tomorrow (Thursday, June 30). And as you know from our history, when we end a sale, we don't go back. So, for the next 24 hours, you can still get a JK Frame-Built Bumper for 25% Off! or a CJ/YJ/TJ/LJ bumper for 15% Off!

Check out the products, put them in the cart and see the savings add up!

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Many of you have been waiting what seems to be a lifetime for the advent of the Rear Bumper system from MetalCloak.

Well, we have good news... its coming! The days are closer and the promise is near. There will be a whole blog written about the journey, but for now, here is an image of how it is coming together. There is more to do, but this gives you a bit of an idea on what we are doing and where we are going... for those who are curious, the bumper will have the same Frame-Built Modularity you see in our front bumper systems.

This particular configuration is the Tire-Carrier option. With non-carrier options also available. Like I said, there is more to do, and refinement to build in, but I wanted you to know, we are listening and we are getting it done.

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See you on the rocks... or not!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Just a Day For Cool New Stuff!

Hello Rock-Biting Jeepers!

With Summer upon us and the Jeeping Season well under way, we at MetalCloak have been working fast and furious to meet all the incredible demand for our Rock-Biting Body Armor. Not only from our growing customers here in the USA, but our new customers in Austrailia, South Africa, Dubai and even Japan (Yep, they wheel in Japan!)

All the great success and new products we are introducing are thanks to the inspiration we get from you every single day. We love your calls, your emails and your letters so keep them coming!

This week we have a lot to share including New Products for the JK, Rear Tire Carrier Update, Sales News, Pic of the Week and a Whole Lot More!


The JK is the hot rig right not in the market and the MetalCloak engineers have been busy cooking up new "Must Have" products for their rigs. The latest edition? The Unique JK ExoCorner Crawler's Kit.


This kit bolts to the existing JK Rear ExoSkin, creating a truly unique corner system that is tough enough to beat Mother Nature.


The Kit is made of (1) our unique JK ExoCorner Rail, (2) the bolt-on JK LED Housing, (3) an incredibly bright LED Tail Light and the piece that puts it all together, (4) the JK Rear ExoSkin.


For more information and detailed specs, click here.


That's right friends, the 15% - 25% Off Bumper Sale will be ending on June 30! That's only one week to take advantage of the savings. And as you know from our fender sales, when its over, its over

So don't miss out. This is the perfect excuse to pick up that new bumper you've been saving for!

CLICK HERE for 25% off of JK Bumpers...

CLICK HERE for 15% off of CJ/YJ/TJ/LJ Bumpers..


Just because the engineers have been busy with the JK, they have not left the other platforms without additions...

Here are a few new products you'll find on our website.


The New "Extended" Corner Guards for the TJ and LJ. While our popular Full Corner Guards have served your needs well, we now offer the Extended Corner Guard, providing rock biting protection all the way to the door. YJ & CJ7 Coming soon.


The TJ "Stretched" Corner Guard! For those of you going the extra mile with a Stretch Kit, we now offer our Extended Corner Guards in Stretch Mode, giving you that extra 4" of wheel well.

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Jeep JK Bumpers

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MetalCloak Swag

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Posted on the MetalCloak Facebook Page this pic from Tim Bowers of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, wheelin' at the All Ford Nationals, featuring the MetalCloak Arched Tube Fenders, Rocker Railsand 6" Flares. Nice one Tim! Remember to post your own pics at

Jason Dahl at Calico Gatekeeper

See you on the rocks... or not!

How to Fix Your Hood if it Rubs on the MetalCloak Fenders

Some customers have asked about their hoods rubbing on the MetalCloak fenders, so I wanted to share with you here why that happens and how to easily fix it.

As it is with most Jeep parts, the hoods tend to vary Jeep to Jeep. Lay 10 hoods side by side and you will see slight differences in shape on each hood.

It is just part of the character of these stamped parts. Over the last couple years, we've found that about 50% of the rigs out there have hoods that rub on the fenders.

Instead of modifying our fender design which would have reduced the overall clearance offered, we came up with this very simple and easy solution.

Get together with a buddy (you can do it on your own, but it is easier having two people) and both of you push from either side on the hood right at the location where it hits.

Just push in from both sides, it will bring the hood in enough not to hit. Push it in with a rolling motion. Just roll the hood in on the bottom.

The hood will flare out at the tub point, but then push it in like this...

That's it, now your hood should not hit your fenders.

See you on the rocks!