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Old 03-01-2011, 09:00 PM   #1
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Just wanted to hear your guys techniques of flexing out your rig...i have my own way but want ti hear other techniques
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wheel the **** out of it and take hard lines and see what the rig can do. Poser flex=lame
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What is "flex"?
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Really? Hah
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i'll be serious and admit i use a loading dock

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look at 96_xj


flex is when you raise one front wheel up as high as you can, stuffing it under the fender on one side and fully extending the suspension on the ground side.


at least.....thats what i gather.




ive never flexed mine....only owned it a month. once it runs, ill find somewhere to test it
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long arm conversion, no swaybar, I hope that is a trail rig and not something you drive everyday.
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Just wanted to hear your guys techniques of flexing out your rig...i have my own way but want ti hear other techniques
Heres an Idea...GO ON SOME TRAILS!

I KNOW! WHAT A CONCEPT!

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long arm conversion, no swaybar, I hope that is a trail rig and not something you drive everyday.
i am on short arms with a 2" axle stretch, no sway bars (broke my links) and i DD it, it drives like a dream, wheels like a dream and doesnt give me one bit of trouble! (except this past weekend when i destroyed a rear driveshaft and the rear hatch).

please see my build thread (in my sig) or PM me for any further information.

and definition of DD is being able to around town it, drive it on the freeway for 400+ miles, and tow a trailer or a full passenger load at freeway speeds.
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Heres an Idea...GO ON SOME TRAILS!

I KNOW! WHAT A CONCEPT!

Uhh I go on trails...flexing is just a good way to screw around without having to go out of the way
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look at 96_xj

flex is when you raise one front wheel up as high as you can, stuffing it under the fender on one side and fully extending the suspension on the ground side.

at least.....thats what i gather.

ive never flexed mine....only owned it a month. once it runs, ill find somewhere to test it
Flex is slang for what is normally called articulation. It's when you drive one corner of your vehicle (usually the driver's side front wheel for ease of sight lines) onto an object that compresses the spring and shock of that wheel with the other wheel (front passenger side in this case) on a lower surface. This causes the axle to pivot on it's central point. The suspension does not need to be fully compressed/extended in order to "flex out" your Jeep.

Whether posed (96 xj) or not (actual use on a trail), it's always a good thing to test it out. Couple things to remember with flexing though:
1. Disconnecting your sway bars (quick discos for the front, ditch the rear) will increase the flex capabilities of your Jeep.
2. Make sure your brake lines are ling enough to allow for flexing out the suspension. If they're not, you could snap one.
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Flexxin a 2in lifted cherokee
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Flexxin a 2in lifted cherokee
Nice....mine is parked on about 3 feet of snow...hard to tell in this pic though
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