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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboy View Post
    Well I get it, I donít know anything about jeeps. Or the definitions of how to describe how built and Jeep is. But both of those jeeps are very modified. And very little original. Jeep. hell thats not even a Jeep engine.
    I have friends that think there pro mod is a street car also because itís street legal.

    I guess Iíll start a thread on how to define jeeps, for all of us that are new.

    Thanks for all the replyís. Like I said I was afraid to ask.
    I am a total loss. I thought you were asking about MetalCloak - NOT about what a Jeep is. I just posted what I have seen regarding them. You proceeded to talk about some guy running "buggy" lines in a JL which I personally find laughable but, whatever. I posted up a pic of my JK being that it is pretty modified and I don't even consider the lines I take in it as being, "buggy" terrain.

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    Hang in there, Jetboy.
    You will find this forum is among the best places on the web to get info on parts that are actually installed and tested, not just advertised as awesome. The opinions are honest, if not sometimes a little harsh for newbs (include myself in the newb category), but there is a reason they recommend certain brands here like EVO, LoD, Cooper, etc... these folks are Jeepers that have figured out what works.



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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Here's one that you were present for - Cindy going up a speed bump.

    Definitely a mall crawler. U took the easy line. Go right next time :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    The 6-pak shocks are a joke for sure. For the money, you'd be better off running coilovers but, that's just my opinion.

    Honestly, I think it's great that a relatively new company can do such a great job of marketing. I mean, kudos to them and really, maybe someday they'll get past some of their growing pains...

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    Until then, I would encourage others to be their test dummy and maybe someday, I'll consider their products.
    That last pic !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboy View Post
    Ya that’s a race buggy and has nothing to do with parts in my budget. Cool video. And I understand the strong following here for EVO. I’m still new to 4x4. I’ve never had a Jeep. And trying to figure out what I want to spend my money on. For a lightly used mostly street driven JL.
    But thanks for all the replies.




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    I donít get it. It isnít like Metalcloak is inexpensive, and people are pushing, ďexpensive,Ē EVO parts. People are just sharing what theyíve seen, and what works. No need to get your feelings hurt over a forum post.


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    I like their video's too, but I think it's important to mention that they have only been running the MC lift for a short period of time. They ran the stock suspension with a spacer lift for most of the time and they never broke any of the stock parts. They do wheel their Jeep hard. And to whoever said they are pushing shit parts, the reality is that they are showing what you can do on a budget. Unlike a lot of channels that are given a ton of parts for free, they are buying their stuff. They are running a MetalCloak lift but its pretty much their most basic lift. They are just running regular shocks and didn't go with the full blown lift. And I was at Barnwell Mountain for the Big Paw Crawl when they were there. They were running trails with the buggy guys and they made it up the hardest trail easier than some of the buggy guys. I like the fact that they aren't going balls to the wall in building their JL up, but they are just enjoying the shit out of it, which is what the Jeep spirit is about. They do their own thing...


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboy View Post
    Lol now thatís an opinion! Lol you crack me up!
    I guess thatís why I asked.
    But what makes there lift crap?
    Ride? Engineering? Looks solid. Iím not sold on the 6 pack shock. But the JL dual rate springs and there bushings seem to get good reviews.

    Sorry I like Britís videos. Theyíll try anything and everything.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    I am a total loss. I thought you were asking about MetalCloak - NOT about what a Jeep is. I just posted what I have seen regarding them. You proceeded to talk about some guy running "buggy" lines in a JL which I personally find laughable but, whatever. I posted up a pic of my JK being that it is pretty modified and I don't even consider the lines I take in it as being, "buggy" terrain.
    I don't think they claim the JL is more capable than a buggy. Kevin and Britt showed up at our Big Paw Crawl at Barnwell Mountain here in Texas. They joined the extreme group which was mostly buggies. They ran the hardest trails there. The hardest climb there is DeWoody. I was there and saw them running the trails. They went up and took better lines and got up easier than some of the buggies. There were a lot of folks at that hill talking smack that there was no way the JL was going to get up without pulling rope, but they proved them wrong. Kevin is a really good driver and his wife is an even better spotter. That goes a long ways, and in some ways longer than having a buggy. I have friends with buggies and some of them are horrible drivers but the buggies compensate for their driving skills. I also have one buddy who spent years teaching offroad driving in South Africa for a diamond mining company. I've seen him take a stock ZJ places that you would swear it would be impossible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by offcamber View Post
    I don't think they claim the JL is more capable than a buggy. Kevin and Britt showed up at our Big Paw Crawl at Barnwell Mountain here in Texas. They joined the extreme group which was mostly buggies. They ran the hardest trails there. The hardest climb there is DeWoody. I was there and saw them running the trails. They went up and took better lines and got up easier than some of the buggies. There were a lot of folks at that hill talking smack that there was no way the JL was going to get up without pulling rope, but they proved them wrong. Kevin is a really good driver and his wife is an even better spotter. That goes a long ways, and in some ways longer than having a buggy. I have friends with buggies and some of them are horrible drivers but the buggies compensate for their driving skills. I also have one buddy who spent years teaching offroad driving in South Africa for a diamond mining company. I've seen him take a stock ZJ places that you would swear it would be impossible.
    LOL - Glad to hear you could swear what I would think is impossible. Apparently, you know me better than me. That being said, just because you have friends with buggies that are ďhorrible driversĒ and got showed up by some guy in a JL, doesnít mean whatever line they were taking was a ďbuggyĒ line. Of course, Iím just a mall crawler so donít mind me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by offcamber View Post
    I don't think they claim the JL is more capable than a buggy. Kevin and Britt showed up at our Big Paw Crawl at Barnwell Mountain here in Texas. They joined the extreme group which was mostly buggies. They ran the hardest trails there. The hardest climb there is DeWoody. I was there and saw them running the trails. They went up and took better lines and got up easier than some of the buggies. There were a lot of folks at that hill talking smack that there was no way the JL was going to get up without pulling rope, but they proved them wrong. Kevin is a really good driver and his wife is an even better spotter. That goes a long ways, and in some ways longer than having a buggy. I have friends with buggies and some of them are horrible drivers but the buggies compensate for their driving skills. I also have one buddy who spent years teaching offroad driving in South Africa for a diamond mining company. I've seen him take a stock ZJ places that you would swear it would be impossible.
    What are you trying to prove? Iím assuming you are either good friends with them or are them so just tell us your agenda up front and we will be good.


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