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Dangers of flexing,.

Ya kno, I been thinkin, now I dont mean to pee in anyones pool here... but isnt flexing, considered one of the more "bad"things u can do to ur vehical? I mean, ur twisting and bending stuff, that normally wouldnt be twisted and bended.... seems to me, like alot of these "flex stars" are gonna be sqeauk city in 50,000 miles. hell mine already squeaks when its cold out.....
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Just wears the leafs out faster. Especially if your getting the tucked side into a negative arch (i did, a whole lot lol). That can cause them to flatten out more at ride height.
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Christian peed on my truck so did 3 other people

My bed squeaks really bad
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as long as u dont leave it flexed out for hours on end it'll be ok. just watch the famous ford frame flex. i know i can get a good two inches outta my frame but that is what is bad, that starts the little hair line cracks that evolve into broken frames :(
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whats the Famouse Ford Flex?
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The older trucks, like his f-150, have real bad frame flex, most noticeably between the cab and bed.
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aww yeah, gotta love it.
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But some frame flex isn't bad, if the frame is too ridgid it can crack and break just as easily as if too much flexing is going on.

Just watch big rigs take off on the road, they have ALOT of flex b/t the frame rails, they make so much torque they would snap a really ridgid frame.
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some movement in the frame - good. to much (like mine) is bad long term if done frequently or left flexed for hours.
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without frame flex stuff does kinda bow in weaken...

IE jeep unibody when flexed doors become difficult to shut or won't shut if opened....and sometimes they have windshield issues
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You're right about the squeaks -- but hey, I'll trade a squeak or two for the fun I have offroad. I never flex my truck except in actual service offroad, or to test clearances. Generally, I don't care about "posing" it.

Actually, my homemade, higher rate rear springs (combining two packs) do creak anyway. So what? For what I use my truck for, and what I care about, it's totally NOT a problem, lol.

But if you're going to offroad in rough terrain, you're going to flex and that's all there is to it. Driving your vehicle at all stresses and wears things out -- it's just the price you pay to "play"...
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my f150. when flexing, you can't get the door open.

the one time i opened the door, while articulating, chipped off a ton of the paint.
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mine get hung up when i try opening my doors in flex.. but not as bad enough to chip paint .. hah
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lol you asked this question on ge a long time ago if i remember correctly.


it will wear out things faster in a sense. but like griggs said .. the price to play ... imo well worth it :D
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ya wheeling is wheeling we do it to have fun if you want to worry then dont do it plain and simple. I dont do it that often anymore so ya but mines got 84000 on the ticker and its fine doesnt rattle...
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