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Yes they can put all the weights on the inside. Any good shop can do it
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Hows the weather over there? Turned to **** here haha. Nice flex, better than 3/4 of the people here will ever do.
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lol weather is not too bad, -2 over night, 10 right now, even though it feels warmer...

how about in mission? hows my track? i took so many trophies home from that track racing in h/s
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the truck will only flex as much as the suspension will let it, and seeing as the tires came off the ground, there is no more flex possible...



you can't put all the weights on the back side, as the tires are balanced on 2 axis... the machine will tell you where to put the weights, how much on the inside, and how much on the outside...



i was thinking about it, as far as putting the sticky weights on the inner side of the rim, making sure to get the right ones so they don't hit the caliper, who cares if it takes the finish off on the inside?
I have all 4 of my rims balanced on the INSIDE using sticky weights and or leads. I have had sears auto motive do the balancing and also have had sams club in the past, YOU CAN have NO weights showing on the out side of your rims and have properly balanced rims!!

The reason I went to from front to back was because of massive corrosion and my tires and rims were looking like HELL.
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Ill agree with the others on the corrosion issue. However, thats not what bothered me with my rims. It was the center cap began to corrode BIG TIME and I got sick and tired of walking up to my truck and looking at alot of corrorison. and since I am poor and can not afford new rims, or new tires, I decided to take 100 grit sand paper - something I never thought id do, to my rims, sanded them down, and painted them...

Though I must admit I think the truck looks alot better now lol
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lol weather is not too bad, -2 over night, 10 right now, even though it feels warmer...

how about in mission? hows my track? i took so many trophies home from that track racing in h/s
Track is still there and going strong. A guy got killed there last month when he lost control of his bike and went into the wall. Besides that, we are still fighting all the rich folk who want it closed because of the noise.

What did you race? Did you go to highschool in Mission?
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nah, frank hurt in vancouver, we had an 88 malibu and an 88 camaro, the camaro had a 383 stroker and the malibu had a 350 race built with 400hp at the f/w shipped to us from a sponsor in toronto pulled 12.2 in the quarter (12.0 limit on the track)
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Nice, we had a 69 stang with a stroked 302 in it. That ran 12.5. We had the same limit on the trakc of 12 secs.
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was that highschool or sportsman? my number was H/S 416M
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Good flex for stock lol. And nice bed flex
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lol, it tweeks everything eh? i had a little trouble getting the door open when i stopped it there...

on an unrelated note, 4L FTW!
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thats not flexing lol

this is flexing


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negative, that white one is not flexing as much, and the red one is debatable, your drivers side is much higher, but the term flex refers to the amount of suspension travel being used, your rear tire on the red one, is a 28 inch tire, mine is a 31, they clear the fender about the same, mine has a little more tire in the fender, but from the centre of the axle to the to of the tire, it's 1 1/5 inches different, and i think the difference is around there... the red one, i would say is flexing the same, just lifted farther over...



which brings me to my next question, anyone know the angle at which a stock ranger (07 fx4 level 2 s/cab) will roll? i'm thinking it's somewhere around 30 degrees, anyone have any idea?
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was that highschool or sportsman? my number was H/S 416M
highschool drags lol.

What year did you grad?
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04, u?
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I had my front end at almost a 45......and i'm double lifted on 35's and no sway bars...
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what was the dash sitting at? because i'm thinking that's the number i gotta know... i'm going to put a level on the dash so i know how much angle i've got on it...
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actually thats anti flexing you maxed out lol
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Ill agree with the others on the corrosion issue. However, thats not what bothered me with my rims. It was the center cap began to corrode BIG TIME and I got sick and tired of walking up to my truck and looking at alot of corrorison. and since I am poor and can not afford new rims, or new tires, I decided to take 100 grit sand paper - something I never thought id do, to my rims, sanded them down, and painted them...

Though I must admit I think the truck looks alot better now lol

wait wait what.... your stock plastic... again plastic center caps corrosion... its called brake dust/dirt. nothing some chrome polish cant fix. go to the ford parts counter and order Bright metal polish.. enjoy
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actually thats anti flexing you maxed out lol
well fine mr technical... that still doesn't change the fact that it's no more than my truck, the ground is just lower...
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well fine mr technical... that still doesn't change the fact that it's no more than my truck, the ground is just lower...
its called joking see the smilie... good job!
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lol i knew you were joking, i guess i just forgot to put my OWN smilies in... :P
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LOL
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ok, i lied, THIS is the flex to end all flexing, and it also happens to be a ranger (i think)

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I never understood the whole "flexing" thing, especially with stock trucks. Is it supposed to be impressive that you're doing something every other stock ranger can do the exactly same?
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