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First time ive taken her offroad

just some picks I took at the powerlines. checkout the 3rd one is it normal for the bumper to flex w/ the chassis?
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That might have something to do with the bodylift.. not 100% sure though..

Truck looks great!
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my bumpers dont flex atleast ive never seen them do it and i have a b/l and how would it do with the b/l the bumper is still mounted to the frame just has a extension
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could be because after the bodylift you didnt tighten the nuts enough
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but the thing is if the nuts arnt tignend wouldent the body be saggin the other way because of the angle hes flexin the body seems to be leaning uphill
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Maybe ur bumpers not flexin mabe its the cab
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its called frame flex. your body is mounted with rubber bushings. when you flex the frame flexes. the bumpers are mounted to the frame so when they twist they do exactly what your truck is doing. its totally normal. nothing to do with loose bolts or a b/l.
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anyways, truck looks sick! good job on the 01+ conversion
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They all do that. If you flex it hard the frame twists and the bumper seems to move. I wouldn't worry about it. Mine has no body lift and has been doing that for 5 years, lol. The SAS made it less because the suspension flexes more, but it still does it.

Truck looks good offroad but it's not dirty enough. You'll have to work on that.
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Looks good man.
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good lookin truck
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do you know of any good offroading spots around orlando?
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do you know of any good offroading spots around orlando?
theres not to many around orlando but like I said i live in deland/daytona and theres a lot of spots i've heard about but im still tryin to find them all.
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looks good, nothin like getting the truck dirty
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could be because after the bodylift you didnt tighten the nuts enough
hey i helped with that lift way back in the day and i thought we did a good job
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you shouldnt flex it anyways, its not good for the frame.
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you shouldnt flex it anyways, its not good for the frame.
yeah and u shouldn't off road cause its bad for the everything....but you do it any way cause its fun.....whats your point?
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yeah and u shouldn't off road cause its bad for the everything....but you do it any way cause its fun.....whats your point?
Same thing with driving... it puts miles on the truck and decreases the value
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Truck looks good man. My bumper flexes like that too, but not quite that bad.
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you shouldnt flex it anyways, its not good for the frame.

says the kid that overload his truck moving a boat?
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kool. where did you do it at, just curoius
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Your truck is good looking man.
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kool. where did you do it at, just curoius
I took those pics at the powerlines and railroads on the deland/orange city line
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and btw thanks for all the compliments guys.. its much appreciated.
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