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Crazzzzy Flex w/ Carnage

Last week I did a bunch of painting on the truck(front bumper front under carriage, rear bumper, and cap window frame), and I wanted to get a few new pics. Hopefully I will be working on the bumper tomorrow if all goes well, my friend w/ the welder has been sick and working so my bumper got put on hold.

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Ok, this is where it get's a little embarrassing; I saw a place do do a good flex so I figured 'why not'. As I was backing up I heard some rubbing, a little grinding and popping, I just figured it was by hitch scrapping the hill. See pics for the explanation
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I wasn't happy when I saw this:
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How's this for tuckin a 32?
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Good IFS Flex:
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I love these two shots:
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OK the embarrassing part. I got stuck on the flex. I had to call my dad to pull me off, to make it worse, it was with a Sport Trac.


p.s. I know the bumper is a bit crooked(it needs a spacer), it'll get fixed tomorrow, hopefully along with the gap.



Enjoy and let me know what you think.
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Old 11-25-2008
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whats wrong with a sport trac?


looks good


a winch would make that bumper look better
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Dude, How did you get that much flex? That looks crazy.
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Okay way off topic but where did you get the Smith and Wesson University sticker? I Have been looking and can't find it. Back on topic great looking pictures sorry about the damage but doesn't like to much work to fix it.
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whats wrong with a sport trac?


looks good


a winch would make that bumper look better
Not much wrong with the ST, but that I had to call my dad to pull me out w/ is stock truck wannabe. The winch will come in due time. I am contemplating which way I want to go with the suspension. I really don't want a t-bar suspension anymore. So I am trying to figure out the best way to go sooner or later.


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Dude, How did you get that much flex? That looks crazy.
Lotsa room on one side, not enough on the other.



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Okay way off topic but where did you get the Smith and Wesson University sticker? I Have been looking and can't find it. Back on topic great looking pictures sorry about the damage but doesn't like to much work to fix it.
As for the decal, I had one similar and then had that one made.
Damage-wise, it took less than 5 mins. to fix.
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Sorry Mike but that bumper ruins your truck. The rest looks good as always though, I did the same thing once had to have my neighbors POS 30 year old toyota truck yank me out.
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Dude, How did you get that much flex? That looks crazy.
haha.. i said the same thing... god [email protected] that looks great man.. the flex is just sick...
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Sorry Mike but that bumper ruins your truck. The rest looks good as always though, I did the same thing once had to have my neighbors POS 30 year old toyota truck yank me out.
I'm going to have to agree. If it fit the shape of the truck more it wouldn't be as bad, but the gaps are just to much and it sticks out a little to far. Though I will hold out and see what you do with the gaps. Sucks about the damage, but glad it was an easy fix. Truck looks great though!
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couldnt you just put it in nuetral and push it off the hill?
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As of right now I am not feeling the bumper but when you get it moved up it will look a ton better and fit in! Awesome pics though.
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LOL flex that baby... at least you no one was with you...
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ive [email protected] my flares like that too

sucks
but good flexin
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That just gives me a good reason not to get flares! LoL anyways nice pics. I kinda like the bumper a little more work and it will look even better! It looks different which makes you unique!
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I agree with the other guys, I still don't like the bumper. It is too big for your truck, especially since it's not lifted. And if you are getting stuck doing stuff like that what is the point of having it and a winch? Honestly you got stuck on a small hill on the shoulder of a road, do you really plan on taking the truck on trails and stuff?
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Nice flex! I've done stupid stuff like that before except my bedsides near the wheel well are bent as I don't have flares. I also only run a small 31" (265/70/16). I like the bumper. Who cares if it doesn't look perfect. It's functional and it works!! Some people don't like my bumper. I didn't like ti at first. It grew on me. Function over fashion buddy!

Here is one of my good flexs. It was taken right after I got my BFGs. (2 years ago). Now that my leaves are softer, worn in, etc. I can get a little more.

From the front (see the axle back there)
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I just had to post some old pics. Thanks Trigger01
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lol WOW
im jelous....i wish i could flex like you...stupid AAL
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lol i find it very humorous that you got stuck lol
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NOW you understand why i HATE HATE HATE HATE my flares....every time i go out and play...i throw flares. everytime. infact....i now have 3 flares on my truck...the other is up a trail at my buddy's gp's property somewhere.

oh...and that ditch looks like fun in a 2wd truck. lol.
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im jelous....i wish i could flex like you...stupid AAL
I have aal's and shackles back there.

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I agree with the other guys, I still don't like the bumper. It is too big for your truck, especially since it's not lifted. And if you are getting stuck doing stuff like that what is the point of having it and a winch? Honestly you got stuck on a small hill on the shoulder of a road, do you really plan on taking the truck on trails and stuff?
The truck will be lifted shortly after Christmas. I do take my truck on trails and stuff and rarely get stuck. I just wasn't thinking all the way when I did this. My truck has done quite well on some pretty hardcore trails. It was just one of those things.

I did try to put it in neutral and push it off , but it just wasn't happening.
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Nice.

Funny about the stuckage! lol
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you need a locker!

looks good. i think if you took the top part of the bumper off it would look good. but it doesnt look bad either. just different.
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I'd sell the bumper and get a rear locker if I got stuck on that. Function over fashion.
Nice flex though.
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im with zabeard id get rid of the top of the bumper to
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man i love the bumper i just dont like the piping
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Mike your not going to body lift are you?
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