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Cab/Bed Twist.....

Ok... Took may truck out this weekend and everything was great. Untill I got home and starting looking at the pics. Is it soposed to "twist" like that?? (Green Circle)

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yup

mine does it worse

its the fram flexing

dont worry man

nice truck btw...r those 33's?
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everyones does it. i wouldnt worry about it.

good pics i like it.
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lol.........

nice truck...
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GOT FLEX?
btw, nice lookin truck!
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The cab is mounted on rubber bushing, I don't know but I would think that would let the cab flex some.
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its flexing, totally normal, and flexing is cool. When I had a ranger I enjoyed flex shots!
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It's the frame twisting. It's normal.
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its flexing, totally normal, and flexing is cool. When I had a ranger I enjoyed flex shots!

Lets see some old ranger spirits and flex the mustang for us.
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Its nothing to worry about. All the exploder guys are jealous because their body doesnt flex and that causes cracking and bad things to their body at the frame mounts & firewall.
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nice truck, it might look better if you take off those grey bed caps....nice tires too

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nice truck man, the frames do twist a little. One of my friends got his truck stuck in some really deep ruts though one time and the frame looked like it would be twisted forever and because of how bad it was twisted it dented in the bed of his truck. Once the tractor pulled him out though the truck looked straight as could be but there was still a big dent
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you know i never really thought about our trucks ability to flex at the bedline. so if our trucks inherently flex like that without a problem, then wouldnt vehicles like suvs that dont have a 'separate' rear and front body experience less flex, and more strain on the actual body panels?
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Yep its normal, I achieved that on my stock everything many moons ago.
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you know i never really thought about our trucks ability to flex at the bedline. so if our trucks inherently flex like that without a problem, then wouldnt vehicles like suvs that dont have a 'separate' rear and front body experience less flex, and more strain on the actual body panels?
Yes that is correct.
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Nope, You broke it. Take it back
Just kidding
Nice flex
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Sweet! First time I'v ever really took the truck out wheeling and I just installed the BL. So I wasn't sure if I messed something up. Thanks for the replies.


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