Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Danville, CA USA
The axles are flexing, not bending. Bending means that after the load is removed, they do not return to their original shape. Flexing means that they do return to their original shape.
Anything with a load applied to it flexes. The amount of deflection may be really small, but it is still there. A factory 8.8" axle housing assembly has enough axle flex under a 1g corner with a 3,200lbs car for the camber angle to change over 1 degree. It is visible.
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