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I just ordered a Metalcloak lift today and had a few questions. Will I need to run wheel spacers on stock rims for the rear tires as well as the front? Also how long can I get away without replacing my stock front driveshaft?

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I just ordered a Metalcloak lift today and had a few questions. Will I need to run wheel spacers on stock rims for the rear tires as well as the front? Also how long can I get away without replacing my stock front driveshaft?

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I dont think you HAVE to run spacers in the back...but it's probably a good idea.

As far as the front driveshaft, it depends on how big your lift is for one. But I've been running my stock one since I got mine (08) on a 2.5" and I've had no problems. Upgrading them is never a bad idea though.
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Thanks for the reply I appreciate that!
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I don't see any reason you need to run wheel spacers on front or rear unless you go to a wider tire. I ran my stock tire and wheel for a while when i was changing things up and no spacer was needed. Actually wheels spacers are not a very good idea as it is another piece to fail.

Drive shafts are a tricky part for timing. I have seen people run a 3.5" lift and the drive shaft lasted for about 90k miles. But i have seen 2" lift have a drive shaft break in a few thousand miles. It all depends on how it is run.
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My advice is to talk to MetalCloak. They are very knowledgeable and enjoy helping you get where you want to be.

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P.S. I'm envious. And are you 92 or is that a misprint?

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Thanks for the replies guys the age is not correct I hope to be wheeling until I am 92 but we will see only 35 now lol.

I didnt have to contact metalcloak they called me today to ask if I had any questions etc an to let me know it would be a few weeks before the kit shipped so far impressed by the cs.

They answered my questions an let me know with stock rims under 32 tires I would be fine without the spacers.

I only got the 2.5in kit but I have no extras on the jeep right now so I will be closer to or over 3in once the kit is installed. Hence the reason I was worried about the drive shaft. I guess I will need to add some weight to the jeep here soon lol.
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I have a 2.5 in RK and got 4 inches initially seems to have settled around 3. I am running 315/70/R17 duratrac's and was rubbing just a little on the Lower control arms. Stock drive shafts no issue
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