Friday, October 21, 2011

How to Adapt Generic Rockers to Metalcloak Fenders

For many Jeep owners, one of the first pieces of body armor you put on your rig was a Rocker Protection. Protecting that most vulnerable of body parts, the rocker panels, is definitely a high priority.

And like some, you may have purchased yours before you learned about Metalcloak or had any idea that Metalcloak fenders would be on your build plan.

But now you want Metalcloak fenders, and your generic rocker doesn't fit any more.

No problem.

We understand this and while we would love for you to buy our Rocker Rails, there is another solution.

All it takes to make any other manufacturer's rocker fit with the Metalcloak fenders, is some small modifications to the front (generally speaking the rear of the rocker should line up fine, no matter what brand you have, IF they are designed to line up with the stock flare - if they go all the way to the wheel well, call us.)

Here is how to do it...

Step 1 - Download this file:  Metalcloak Rocker Template - this is a PDF File and template to see where you need to cut.

Step 2 - Print the PDF on your printer at full size (do not let it reduce the printing size to "fit on paper"

Step 3 - Line up the PDF with the front of your rockers. You can do the next step by sight or you can use scissors to cut out the diagram of the rocker.

Step 4 - Using a sharpie mark the line you need to cut.

Step 5 - Using a grinder, Sawzall, or anything to cut steel, cut out the rockers, following your lines.

Step 6 - Clean it up and cover any exposed metal with paint.

There you have it. Now your rocker protection should fit with the Metalcloak fender system.

If you have any questions email info (at) or call 916-631-8071.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Off Road Expo, New TJ Gas Tank Skid and the Pic of the Week

Hello Rock-Biting Jeepers!
As I'm writing this, the team is packing up all our new products, display materials, and all the stuff we need for this weekend's Lucas Oil Off Road Expo. As I mentioned last week, we have a long list of products to introduce so we hope that if you are anywhere near the SoCal area this weekend, you will stop on by and check out the expo.
I will try to post some of the products on the Forums as well, but if the Expo was anything like last year, I will barely have a chance to eat, there were so many people at our booth checking out all the new products.
This week, I want to share our new Gas Tank Skid Plate. We hope you like it!

Ditomic (Aluminum+Steel) Gas Tank Skid Plate, TJ/LJ
Every once in a while, our engineers come up with a little gem of an idea (as opposed to the huge, innovative ideas they've had lately) and this one is no exception.
The idea was this... since Steel gas tank skids are incredibly rugged, but way heavy and Aluminum skids are incredibly light but still, well, Aluminum, could we not follow our Ditomic line of Aluminum+Steel body armor and create a Gas Tank Skid?
Yes, we did.
Introducing the Ditomic (Aluminum+Steel) Gas Tank Skid Plate for the TJ & TJ Unlimited...
Complete with the all-important (but sometimes overlooked) tank dimple, this easy to assemble and easy to install skid cuts the weight of your typical steel skid almost in half.
Regularly priced at $359, for a limited time you can get the Metalcloak Ditomic Gas Tank Skid Plate for only $299.
Click here to learn more>>>>

Dylan Lane shared this pic of a TJ wheeling through the Broken Arrow Wilderness Facebook Page. Share your pics and we'll share you with the world!


See you on the rocks... or not!
Matson "Matsonian" Breakey