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- Detailing - Gold
Vacuum entire interior All interior trim cleaned and polished All seats cleaned and conditioner applied Trunk or Bed compartment detailed All door jams cleaned All interior windows and mirrors cleaned Meticulous hand wash and dry Removal of road tar and bugs Wheels, wheel wells and tires pressure-washed & cleaned Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned Hand application of Hydro Seal Express Sealant (added gloss) Hand application of rim protection sealant Tire dressing applied Customer approved before leaving our facility
- How to Determine your Lug Pattern & Lug Nuts for your Offroad Vehicle
At FlexBilt Customs LLC, we strive to have the best knowledge and understanding of all current and future customers wants and needs. Especially when it comes to their cars, trucks, jeeps, SUVs, and Off-Road vehicles. As with any work that you may need done, it is always best to find the right custom shop. At FlexBilt, you will not find a more friendly and knowledgeable staff. As a woman who grew up around cars, I understand a lot of the basics in this industry. However, some of the new and exciting technologies sound like a foreign language to me! I want to invite you on this fun journey with me as we explore the exciting world of the custom body shop industry. I want you to be able to learn right along with me as I dive deep into my new career with FlexBilt, and the great men that I get the pleasure to work with and learn from every day. Today, I have been diving in to Bolt Patterns. You might be wondering: What is a bolt pattern? Well, I’ve got the scoop! A bolt pattern refers to the measurement of an imaginary circle formed by the lug holes at the center of a vehicle’s wheel. Knowing your bolt pattern is Critical. It’s how your wheels are safely secured to your vehicle. And what is more important than safety? NOTHING! Below you will find a diagram of the most common lug patterns. I will also be breaking it down by the most common brands of vehicles. The brands we will look at today are Dodge, Ford, Chevy, Toyota, Nissan, and Jeep. Dodge - Dodge usually only consists of 5, 6, and 8 lug patterns. http://www.boltpatternfitment.com/dodge-bolt-patterns/ using this link you can search by year and model. Some of the most popular models are the RAM series. RAM 1500 has 5 lugs with a 5x5.5 pattern also referred to as a 5x139. The more heavy-duty RAM trucks (2500, 3500) have 8 lugs with an 8x6.5 pattern also referred to as 8x165. A Dodge Dakota has a lug pattern of 5x114.3. A Dodge Journey has a lug pattern of 5x5 or (5x127mm). Ford - when it comes to Ford wheels, there are two common 5-lug bolt patterns: 5x4-½ and 5x5-1/2. Ford did produce a few passenger cars with 5x5 inch bolt patterns. Let's look at some of the most popular trucks Ford is known for... F150 has a bolt pattern of 6x135. F250 from 2008 onwards has 8x6.69 inches or 170mm. F350 has a bolt pattern of 8x6.69 or 165.1mm. The raptor lug pattern is 6x135. https://www.discountedwheelwarehouse.com/ford-vehicle-bolt-pattern-reference using this link you search by year and model. Chevrolet - Chevy uses a six-lug bolt pattern for several of their SUVs and pickup trucks, and depending on which truck you have, the pattern is most likely a six-lug, 5.5-inch standard, or medium offset. The most popular, the Chevy Silverado 1500, has a bolt pattern of 6x139. The Chevy Colorado from 2015-onward has a bolt pattern of 6x4.72 or 6x120mm. https://getjerry.com/car-repair/chevy-lug-pattern using this link you can search by Chevrolet year and model. Toyota - Toyota’s lug patterns vary from model to model, but the most common Toyota bolt pattern is 5x4.5. The most popular Toyota is Tacoma. A Tacoma 2000-2020 model vehicle with 2wd is 5 lug 4.5 inches or 114.3mm high positive offset. If it is a 4wd vehicle, it is 6 lug, 5.5 inches or139.7mm medium offset. https://getjerry.com/car-repair/toyota-lug-pattern using this link you can search all of the most popular Toyota's by year and model. Jeep - while most Jeeps have five lugs, different models have different spacing between the lugs. Now let's talk about some of the most popular Jeep brands. Let’s talk about the Wrangler. The Wrangler has a bolt pattern of 5x127mm. The Gladiator has a bolt pattern of 5x5 or 5x127mm. Jeep Compass has a lug pattern of 5x110mm. https://www.quadratec.com/c/reference/wheel-bolt-patterns-typical-lug-nut- torque-specifications using this link you can search by all Jeep models and year. Nissan - Nissan has a wide variety of lug patterns ranging from 4x3, 6x5.50. If you're going to switch out your rims, you must know the lug pattern for your specific model of Nissan. The most popular Nissan is the Titan. The Titan has a lug pattern of 6x5.5 (6x139.7mm), a center bore of 3.06 (77.8mm), and 6 lugs. https://getjerry.com/car-repair/nissan-lug-pattern using this link you can search by your favorite Nissan year and model. How to measure your Bolt Pattern: 4 Lug - bolt patterns are measured in a straight line from center to center of two bolt holes directly across from each other. 5 Lug - bolt patterns can be more difficult to measure. You can estimate by using a straight line from the backside of one hole to the center of the 3rd bolt hole. 6 Lug - bolt patterns are measured in a straight line, center-to-center, directly across from each other. 8 Lug - bolt patterns are measured in a straight line directly across from each other. Rims with a 5-lug pattern are the most common bolt pattern on vehicles. An accurate measurement can only be executed with a special tool called a bolt pattern gauge or by using a geometric equation. Below you will find a chart that has a bolt pattern conversion chart to help you better understand the measurements. What is a dual-drill bolt pattern? On your wheel-hunting journey, you may also come across the phrase ‘dual-drilled wheels’ or ‘dual-drilled bolt pattern’. In short, a dual-drill wheel is a wheel or rim that is drilled with two sets of bolt holes. With this additional set of holes, dual-drill wheels can accept two different bolt patterns. This simple change means a single wheel can fit a much wider range of vehicles. While we have talked about lug patterns, let's also talk about lug nuts. Just like knowing your lug pattern is extremely important on what wheels you can buy, knowing the proper lug nuts is important for safety, looks, and proper seating. Picking the right QUALITY lug nut that is going to perform at the highest level is critical to your safety and your wheel lasting a long time on the road. At FlexBilt, we only offer our customers with the best quality lug nuts on the market today - Gorilla. Gorilla Automotive Products carries the most complete selection of high-quality lug nuts available. Gorilla provides a full line of lug nuts covering virtually every wheel OEM and after-market wheel applications. Gorilla also offers hard-to-find lug nuts and washers for the 'hard to find' wheel applications. Whatever you need in lug nuts, Gorilla usually has it! First and foremost, always refer to the vehicle manufacturer's specifications on what kind of lug nuts are required for OEM wheel applications. Or, if you have purchased after-market wheels, every wheel manufacturer will include with their documentation which lug nuts seat the best for the wheel you purchased. The "Seat" refers to the area on the wheel where the lug nut fastener part will clamp down. Be certain the fasteners are correct for the application at hand. It is critical that the fastener match the thread diameter, pitch and seat; otherwise, the installation will be improper and may result in damage to your wheel and an unsafe condition going down the road! Never use a Cone Seat fastener on a Mag or Shank type seat. Spherical or ball seat fasteners must be used with spherical or ball seats. The simple bottom line, the different types are not compatible and, if installed incorrectly, the fastener may lose its torque, possibly resulting in your wheel coming off! Match your lug nuts using the three charts below to find the proper seat type for your lug nuts and wheels: There are five main different types of lug nuts that industry offers: Acorn Lug Nuts - this is for mainly used with steel wheels with a 60-degree tapered seat. Offered in 13/16" and 3/4" HEX Acorn Bulge (1.4" Tall). Bulge Acorn Lug Nuts - this is for use with steel and aluminum wheels with a 60-degree tapered seat in Acord Bulge Extra Long (13/16" HEX), Acorn Bulge Extra Long (3/4" HEX), Duplex Acorn Bulge (7/8" HEX), and Duplex Acorn Bulge Extra Long (7/8" HEX). Standard Mag Lug Nuts - this is for use with custom aluminum wheels that are 9/16” to ⅞” thick at the stud hole, without tapered seats. Duplex Acorn Lug Nuts - this is for use with 8 lug wheels with tapered seats. Cragar SST - this is for use with Cragar mags, such as Protec or SST, that are 1-⅜” thick at the stud hole. I think that it is safe to say that you all have learned just as much as I have when it comes to wheel bolt/lug patterns, and a few different types of lug nuts. I hope that you find this article informative and helpful. I broke all the information down the way I would hope someone would explain it to me. I really hope that you find the information easy to read and understand. I cannot wait for my next article to be able to dive more into the custom body shop industry. If there is a specific topic that you would like covered, please feel free to leave feedback and let me know what you would like to learn about next. I look forward to this journey with my career and readers as well.
- Top Upgrades & Modifications for Off-Roading
At FlexBilt Customs, we work hard to make sure that we are in the know regarding every possible upgrade and modification for your Jeep, truck, or SUV. Whether you want to meanest and toughest looking 4x4 or just want a sharp looking SUV with a few tasteful additions, finding the right custom shop for you should be your first priority. The following are some of the more popular general upgrades and modifications that custom shop do all over the country every week. If you currently own an off-road vehicle and are interested in ways it can be modified for safer, sturdier off-roading, most custom shops can modify your vehicle for better 4x4 performance. At FlexBilt, a lot of our customers bring us their Jeeps, trucks, FJ Cruisers, Buggies, and more to have them fitted for a number of 4X4 mods. Shock Upgrades and Modifications - Stock shocks from the manufacturer are usually not designed for much more than a measly dirt road - even in off-roading vehicles like trucks and Jeeps. Over-used shocks develop a foamy oil due to heat build up. This causes your shocks to lose their dampening strength. You’ll need to replace your shocks if you decide to increase your wheel size as well. Most stock shocks are designed to work with factory-sized tires. A lot of people buy bigger wheels and tires but never think about Exhaust Upgrades and Modifications - For 4x4 activities and off-roading, your exhaust needs to be up to par. Factory exhausts are designed with noise control in mind over efficiency. An aftermarket exhaust will provide the air flow your engine needs to reduce back-pressure and turbulence. It is suggested you take your vehicle to a performance exhaust shop to optimize both performance and sound. Tire Upgrades and Modifications - Stock tires on off-road vehicles can be vastly improved with a set of more aggressive tires. Increasing the width, tread, and height of your tire will increase your footprint for better traction and 4x4 capabilities. From 35" tires to over 40" tires, there is a lot to choose from on the market today. Intake Upgrades and Modifications - Taking your vehicle off road requires modifications to your intake system. A standard intake and filter will not be enough to stand up to the dirt and debris your engine needs. Without the clean air necessary for combustion, you’re going to experience serious problems with your engine. Suspension Upgrades and Modifications - Everyone knows that ground clearance is vital to rock crawling and off-roading. Without sufficient ground clearance, you risk serious damage to your undercarriage. Modifying your suspension will permit you to have larger tires, more ground clearance, less probability of getting stuck, and more fun. Traction Upgrades and Modifications - Install a locking or limited-slip differential to improve your rigs grip and movability. This will help prevent instances where your vehicle is stuck because not enough wheels are touching the ground. Digital Upgrades and Modifications - Newer 4x4 vehicles come with an ECU (engine control unit) programmed with factory settings. Modifying this system can generate more power from your engine by altering top speed settings and rev limits. Braking Power Upgrades and Modifications - Your brakes are a vital upgrade, especially if you’re crawling over large objects and going high speeds through dirt and mud. Standard brakes from the factory are not designed with modifications in mind. If making other modifications to your truck or Jeep, you’ll be changing the weight and likely the tire size. These factors should be taken into consideration when modifying your brakes. Lighting Upgrades and Modifications - Giving yourself every advantage when it comes to your line of sight is huge when you’re navigating rocky terrain. Upgrade your rig with additional lighting for maximized visibility at night.
- The Right Auto Paint for Your Custom Truck or Jeep
Getting a new paint job on your favorite truck, Jeep, or SUV can be exciting. Deciding on a color is important, but equally important is the type of paint and finish for your color. There are several steps involved in painting a vehicle. Most average to high-end paint jobs consist of four layers: e-coat, primer or filler, basecoat, and clear coat. A topcoat refers to the combined layers of basecoat and clear coat. Some of your cheaper paint job will use 2-stage - primer and a top-coat (base & clear). The e-coat is about 17-22 um thick and is primarily for corrosion resistance and paint adhesion. The primer coat is 30-35 um thick and serves for UV radiation resistance, anti-chipping, and providing a smooth surface for the basecoat. The basecoat is the color layer and is typically 10-20 um thick. This layer provides the visual appeal. Finally, the clearcoat layer is 30-50 um thick, is transparent and prolongs the lifespan of the layers below it. Types of Paint When most people think of painting a vehicle, they are thinking of the color layer which is technically just one layer of a paint job. The color layer is called the Base Coat. Base coats contain the color, but they do not have any hardeners or strengtheners. This layer won’t protect the metal or the primer level. There are several different types of Base Coat to consider. Automotive paint resins are usually one of three chemical compounds: lacquer, enamel, or urethane. Urethane Most new cars are painted with urethane and most collision repair shops use urethane paints to repair damage, so it is a practical and popular option. Urethane auto paint generally lasts longer than other options. It is highly resistant to chips and can resist fading for up to 10 years. You can paint over a previous paint job without too much prep work. Urethane auto paint dries quickly and is less likely to run during application. It also provides some level of protection to the metal surface and primer layer. Urethane car paint is more expensive than other options (like enamel). Urethane is a good alternative to lacquer. Be sure to think about the future though because lacquer cannot be applied over urethane on future paint jobs. Urethane is more difficult to handle than enamel, so it is not a good option if you plan to do the application yourself. There is a form of urethane paint called “aliphatic polyurethane” that is illegal in some states. Acrylic enamel is a softer resin than urethane. Enamels are usually less expensive than urethane, and dry to a glossy finish. It forms a hard, strong shell over the whole vehicle. There are two kinds of enamel paint: single-stage and two-stage. The single-stage enamel paint has the basecoat and the clearcoat mixed together so that you only have to apply a single layer of paint. The two-stage enamel requires the basecoat to be applied first, followed by the clearcoat after the basecoat dries. Acrylic enamel auto paint can be very hard to apply, so it is not a good choice for doing it yourself. A professional shop, like FlexBilt Customs, will have the proper equipment to “bake” the paint onto the auto, giving it a longer life. Acrylic Lacquer was the very first auto paint and the only option for some time. Acrylic lacquer auto paints are the easiest to apply, they dry smooth, and have a high gloss finish. The paint is generally a high viscosity and mixed with a thinner for application. Many more coats are needed to cover the vehicle because of this dilution. However, these paints fade quickly, especially when exposed to UV rays. Acrylic lacquer paint is illegal spray in some states because it has negative effects on the environment. Lacquer paint becomes brittle with age and will crack and become chalky. Waxing and buffing regularly can lengthen the life span. Lacquer paints dry by evaporation, not by chemically bonding to the vehicle’s surface. The liquid portion evaporates, leaving a tinted resin layer as the color layer. If you are restoring an antique or classic car, using an acrylic lacquer may be important. It provides the highest shine of any paint option. It is authentic to the auto’s origin. Most classic or antique cars are not used as daily drivers, so using this paint on a stored auto is a good option. Acrylic Urethane paint is a newer option in auto paint. It lasts a long time (like enamel) and is easy to apply (like lacquer) without being illegal to use. Acrylic urethane uses a catalyst to promote fast drying, and has to be used shortly after it is mixed. Auto Paint Finishes Auto paints have finish options. This is a protective coating applied after the color layer has dried. The most common, and least expensive, option is a plain, solid paint. It is relatively inexpensive, easier to apply, and repairs or touch ups are simple. Nearly all stock autos come with solid paint. Solid paints work well on a vehicle that has great form or lines because the paint won’t detract from the body style. It can also be jazzed up with good choices of accessories or trim options. Solid paint coats are usually covered in a protective lacquer coat called a “clear coat”. Metallic paint gives a subtle, eye-catching sparkle. Aluminum powder in the metallic auto paint catches sunlight for a beautiful, sparkling shine. This dynamic finish will help cover up dings or small scratches. It tends to be more expensive, and it can be difficult to match later. Metallic paints have a more limited color palette, so you may not be able to find exactly what you want in a metallic auto paint. However, the range of colors is much better than it used to be. Pearlescent paints are similar to metallic, but the aluminum powder is replaced with ceramic (mica) crystals. These ceramic crystals reflect and refract light, giving the illusion of more depth and color. It creates a dazzling, subtly colorful look that changes with light and direction. As with metallic paint, it can be very difficult (if not impossible) to match in the future. Pearlescent color palettes are limited in options too. Matte Paint is the latest hot item. They are more expensive, and the maintenance is much more difficult. The matte finish is achieved by using a primer coat or other agents in the clear coat. The effect is a velvety, satin or silk finish. The look is reminiscent of the old hotrod or muscle cars that were driven around between paint jobs. Most paint repair and maintenance tools are for gloss paint. Products and equipment used to buff out scratches or detail a car may leave glossy areas on the matte finish. Carbon fiber, or bare carbon fiber, finishes are at the very high end of paint jobs for autos. Most carbon fiber on large areas of the vehicle are wraps. However, many smaller accert pieces of the vehicle may be made from actual carbon fiber, which is known for its extreme lightweight and durability/strength. Clear Coat is actually a type of auto paint without pigment. The purpose of clear coat is to protect the pigment layer, primer layer, and metal. Clear Coat finished usually have specialized chemicals that provide easy adherence to the flexible components, like a plastic bumper. The clear coat layer also has UV inhibitors to prevent ultraviolet rays from fading the vehicle’s color layer. Other Considerations – Preparation is Critical Even a basic paint job is not inexpensive. There are several other things to consider when taking on the project of painting a vehicle. Preparing the vehicle to receive paint must be done correctly if the finished product is going to look good and last a long time. Decide the extent you would like damage (such as scratches, dents, gouges, rust spots or rock chips) repaired. Some are easier to repair than others, and all require labor and materials. After any repairs are done to the surface of the vehicle, a primer layer is applied. It is usually a shade of grey or black. Primers help the paint adhere to the surface of the vehicle better, and they can even out tiny imperfections. Primers prevent moisture from reaching the base metal which will cause rust or oxidation. Primers are porous and require sanding between coats so the final paint will adhere smoothly. Determine if the company performing your paint job will remove parts prior to painting, or just tape off parts. The best way (and at FlexBilt, the only way) is to remove any part that is not receiving the new paint application. We have outlined the different types of paint in this article, but there are different price points within those categories. As with most things, you get what you pay for. Make sure you understand the expected life span of the paint you select for your vehicle paint job. Application Method Syphon spray guns used to be the application method for painting vehicles. They were used with lacquer paint, and syphoned the paint from the bottom of a bottle attached to the spray gun. These are no longer used because they required 45 to 70 psi but only delivered about 40% of the paint to the surface of the vehicle. Now days, a high-volume, low-pressure (HVLP) spray gun is used. These feature a tank on top of the spray gun which gravity feeds paint into the nozzle. These HVLP spray guns deliver about 80% of the paint and only require 10 psi to operate. Painting cars, trucks, and Jeeps has gotten more technical than ever. There are many considerations to research, and more options available to create a unique finished product. Understanding the process and paint options helps you make a better decision on your paint job. Be sure to consult with an experienced company, like FlexBilt Customs, to ensure you are happy with your newly painted vehicle!
- Custom Shop for Trucks & Jeeps
Auburn & Opelika Auto Repair The Auburn/Opelika area in the auto repair business sector has a ton of competition. So, what is the difference with FlexBilt's auto repair service you ask? Honesty, respect to ALL customers, and quality work we stand behind. We do this with SAFETY in mind throughout our initial assessment of your vehicle. A perfect auto repair shop simply does not exist and we are no different. However, we stand behind every wrench we turn on your truck, Jeep, SUV, or car. We do not lie, mislead, or overcharge. We offer an extensive variety of services including basic oil changes to one of the most advanced oil changes using Liqui-Moly oil products from Germany. We are innovative, savvy with automated monitoring that pinpoints the root cause of your automotive problem. Our team members are well trained and work hard every day to treat everyone with consistent superb repair service or preventative maintenance work orders. We understand auto repair can be stressful while taking you out of your daily routine. We give our customers extensive data on why the repair is required, how the failure happened, and what measures that can be taken to avoid it happening again. FlexBilt Customs is pleased to offer a complete variety of the most commonly requested auto repair and maintenance services in the Auburn, Opelika, and Columbus GA area. Our services included engine repair, oil changes, belt replacement, battery replacement, brake services, tire repair and replacement, and much more. Currently, we do not do engine swaps, drivetrain or transmission work, custom exhaust, or A/C work at this time.
- Custom Shop for Trucks & Jeeps
Premier Custom Off-Road Truck Shop for Lift & Leveling Kits , Raptor Liner , Rock Lights , Wheel Lights , Light Bars & Light Pods , Wheels & Tires , Custom Suspensions and Full-Service Alignments , Winches , Hitches & Towing packages , and Paint & Body for tru cks, Jeeps, SxS, and SUV's in Auburn, Opelika, Columbus, and Montgomery! Our Most Popular Pages: Services Lift Kits Leveling Lighting Bed Liner ...it's about what you want! We take the ordinary and turn into extraordinary. We will lay out a plan for you with your budget and can even do it in stages. You want options, you got it! It's not about what you need... FlexBilt Customs will take what you like and make into something you LOVE. Customized trucks, Jeeps, SxS, and SUV's for individuals, businesses, and dealerships FLEXBILT CUSTOMS PRESENTS THE LATEST CUSTOMER CUSTOMIZATIONS: Before & After 04' Dodge 3500 Makeover Took an ugly red 2004 Dodge 3500 and made it a real work truck - new bumper, tow mirrors, bed, paint & body restore, and lighting Murdered Out Tahoe! Customer brought us their new Tahoe to remove all chrome accents and put new wheels & tires. Black out is what she got! 1969 F-100 Restoration Customer brought in his inherited 1-owner (Dad bought it off the showroom floor in 69') to completely restore back to original. Top to bottom new! 2006 Cat-eye Build Now owned by an Opelika Sheriff deputy, this Cateye got new wheels & tires, lift, bumper makeover, paint, and Raptor Liner 22' Gladiator Custom Build From the dealer showroom floor to FlexBilt for a complete custom build - new wheels & tires, lights galore, f&r bumpers, fenders, and more 1986 Toyota Truck Raptor Spray-in bedliner inside and out. Took an old primered Toyota and made it two-tone Raptor Lined. Show More Brands we stock & carry: See all
- Custom Shop for Trucks & Jeeps
Better Business Bureau & Customer Appreciation FlexBilt Customs, LLC is an accredited business by the Better Business Bureau since June 2022. BBB Accreditation Standards represent standards for business accreditation by BBBs in North America. These standards are based on BBB's determination of the attributes of a better business. They incorporate not only lawful business practices, but also BBB's experience with ethical advertising, selling and customer experiences. For a business to qualify for BBB Accreditation, it must continually meet these standards. Not all businesses will qualify for BBB Accreditation. At FlexBilt Customs, we treat every single customer with the utmost respect and consideration at all levels. We are determined to put back trust within the mechanical automotive custom shop industry. Our standards and expectations of ourselves is second to none. Every day, we do our best to be SAFE, innovative, take full initiatives, and do quality work for every customer that walks in our door. Our Customer Service is Built on the Following Principles: Safety Without a doubt, SAFETY is the most important part of what we do. Lift kits, suspensions, brake systems, and engine work all carry an extreme amount of liability. We take your safety seriously! Accountability It is not only what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable - to ourselves as a team and with each and every customer we come in contact with. Honesty Without a doubt, mechanic shops have a bad reputation with lack of trust. At FlexBilt, you will get nothing but the truth every time with our team - no matter the circumstance or situation. Service We do our best to treat each customer as if we are the customer by servicing each with dignity, thoroughness, and quality actions. We want you to walk away with the "Wow" effect Trust Our goal is to have every customer we are blessed to have trust us at every level. It is something we want to be known for. Trust is built behind consistencies. Our simple plan is to be just that! Satisfaction We work hard to surpass expectations. By building a great experience for our customers, we know word of mouth alone will grow our business/foundation. Contact FlexBilt Today! It's NOT about what you need, It's about what you WANT! First Name Last Name Email What are your needs? Send Thanks for submitting!