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chassis flex/twist

Just a quick question, I have never really been to concerned about it, always thought if it wasn't meant to do it it wouldn't hahah, but one of my mates has been in my ear about the chassis flex my F250 gets in some Offroad situations, I do a lot of Offroad work at some times I'll have wheels off the ground and it will be all twisted up, I haven't had any issues yet but is there know problems from the chassis flexing or is it all good?

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its all good,

if your offroading it alot just watch the factory rivets, that would be the only weakness over time, they can come loose around the crossmembers

if its offroad more than it is onroad you could try removing the sway bars/setup a quick disconnect and let the suspension do more of the work .

but frame flex is normal, its a c-channel frame,

next time look at a big rig, which get loaded up to 80-100k lbs, and running a c-channel or a duce and half, on both of them, the frame flexes for years and nothing happens.

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If this guys frame didnt snap, i think yours will be fine JK

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its all good,

if your offroading it alot just watch the factory rivets, that would be the only weakness over time, they can come loosed around the crossmembers

if its offroad more than it is onroad you could try removing the sway bars/setup a quick disconnect and let the suspension do more of the work .

but frame flex is normal, its a c-channel frame,

next time look at a big rig, which get loaded up to 80-100k lbs, and running a c-channel or a duce and half, both of them the frame flexes for years and nothing happens.
I've already removed the sway bars but yeah it does on road and Offroad work
That's that's what I thought and why I was never really concerned but my mate was constantly telling me about it so thought id ask, thanks

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No flex = cracked frame and other bits. Frames are supposed to flex some.
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