When it comes to lifting iron, Kilian Weekes’ (aka. KiWee on our Forums) bagged Ford Flex takes the cake. Fresh out of the JDM scene after creating two high horsepower Subarus, this Ontario native picked up his new cruiser in March 2009 and hasn’t looked back since.Modding a platform of vehicle to get as close to the ground as possible was Kilian’s main goal. After going through two sets of springs and a set of coilovers, he was utterly disappointed. There had to be a better way to get low while still keeping a certain level of functionality, but how? Air ride is how. Kilian’s first set up saw him chew through 5 Universal Air Suspension bags due to the rubbers not sitting properly on the front coil struts. He was about to write air suspensions off completely until he made a call to Wing at MemoryFab who pointed him toward a new product on the market called AirREX.
This solved his blowout issues and Killian was now able to ride low and park hard. The rear bags still remain from his first Universal Air Suspension setup however upgraded STD adjustable air struts give him more control over dampening. In the trunk, dual ViAir 480cc compressors feed a humble 5 gallon tank via 3/8″ air lines. In the cockpit however, air readings are measured through a Dakota Digital Odessey gauge and the whole setup is controlled by an AVS 7-way switch box.Now that the air ride issues were solved, Kilian focused on decking his Flex out with some new kicks. Two piece 22×8.5″ MHT Stokes with color matched lips and black face create a clean and subtle upgrade to the stock wheels.The front end also saw an upgrade thanks to custom Infiniti FX35 retrofitted projectors being installed into the stock headlight housing. A three-piece Carriage Works front grille with embedded HID fog lamps seal the deal on this one of a kind ride.Wrapping up the exterior is an 11 piece 3D carbon lip kit that pushes this Flex out of the soccer mom category and into street cruiser territory. In case anyone wasn’t sure about this, a custom 2.5″ exhaust makes the motor come alive and shout like no other.The end product of Kilian’s months of work is something that would have even Funk Master Flex admitting a need to take it for a spin. Kilian knows though, that this ride and his journey wouldn’t be half as complete as it is now without the help of his friends at Rockstar Motorsports in Oakville, Ontario, Blacknight Customs, Kyle from ICE Automotive, Peelers Pit Crew, J.P. at Standard Suspension, Zack from Universal Air, Wing from MemoryFab, Mike at Legit Graphics, Stance Akademy, Jensen Auto Detailing, Brett Lyver, SK Performance and most importantly Domenic Cusati for taking these killer shots.