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Unread 03-30-2003, 08:57 PM   #1
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muddin

What's the basics of muddin. Like are there any tricks out there, besides common sense?

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Unread 03-30-2003, 09:11 PM   #2
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Good tires, decent amount of lift and some horsepower is a good start.
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Unread 03-30-2003, 09:16 PM   #3
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It's all about speed. Don't let your tires stop spinning. Gun it all the way through. Turn your windshield wipers on high BEFORE hitting the mud. I usually make it to 5th gear through the middle, just remember to gear down before you hit dry ground. Keep it in 4hi unless you get stuck, then try 4low, steering back and forth while going forward and reverse. Good luck and have fun Oh yeah, don't let the mud sit on your Jeep more than a day, especially in the heat. It will screw up your paint. It's a good idea to coat your paint and wheelwells with cooking oil before going out, keeps the mud off.
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Unread 03-31-2003, 05:11 AM   #4
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Go slow, especially if you don't know how deep it gets. I once was creeping along beside a mudhole and decided to put one tire in and fell into a 44" rut. The snorkel saved the motor that day!
Oh yeah. Don't go alone.
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Unread 03-31-2003, 12:48 PM   #5
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I second the "don't go alone" tip, using my hilift as a winch gets old quick!! And bring a camera!

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Unread 03-31-2003, 05:26 PM   #6
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Ditto on the don't go alone thing. Also, try to egg on the other driver so he/she drives into the holes first. Once in the mud, I like to put it in 3rd gear/low range, bring the RPMs up to about 3 grand, side step the clutch and bring it up to about 5500 RPM even if I get stuck, it still sounds cool..
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Unread 03-31-2003, 08:43 PM   #7
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Get a good dog that you can take with you!!!

This is what I do when we go ridin 4-wheelers, let the dog run in front of you. If the dog disapears, DON'T GO IN THERE!!!
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Unread 03-31-2003, 09:17 PM   #8
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I just go for it.. I get to the edge of the hole and then I go at
it balls to the wall.. Works for me 90% of the time..I go places
that others cant. Then I pull them through..Like here

here is me pulling out a toyota that is strapped to a datsun ..
See it in the back.. I pulled them both out at once..
Thank god for V8's ..
Never go charging into mud holes you just end up like this.

Like I am sure lots of people will tell you .. Slow and steady ..
You want to maintain momentum ..That is the most important
thing..Dont have to go fast just dont stop.. I have seen people
stop and get stuck in holes that look like a bicycle could go thru..
Like this

He is completly stuck and you can see my tracks right in front of
him.The hole is deep in the middle but he went to the side and
his back tire is stuck on a tiny bump but when he hit it he stopped
then he couldnt get over it.. Very sad...It looks like he is stuck
in a piss puddle..
Hope this long post helped...
Have fun, never go alone get a good strap and tow hooks..
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Unread 04-01-2003, 09:24 AM   #9
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Hey BESRK !! I thought you got shipped out? What you been yup to. I've missed ya around here.

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Unread 04-01-2003, 09:35 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by Dembones
It's a good idea to coat your paint and wheelwells with cooking oil before going out, keeps the mud off.
Thats the first i heard of that one...
like rainx on mud? yah?
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Unread 04-01-2003, 10:08 PM   #11
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Ya, I used to wax the whole thing before going out, but that got old real quick. Cooking oil does the same thing, if it doesn't keep the mud off it will at least make it alot easier to wash off afterwards.
You are all right. Speed happens after the depth is found (by dog or person ) and you're sure there's no big holes. I got stuck in a "W" shaped rut when I bombed into a 4' wide puddle. ALWAYS check the depth first and either bring a friend or a good winch.
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Unread 04-02-2003, 06:57 AM   #12
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Turkey closed the door in our face so I'm here in VA waiting on a short leash. I'm gonna get in as much Jeep time as possible though! I already started helping my buddy swap in a pair of locked 4.56'd Dana 44's and a 401 into his CJ7. Hope I finish before leaving or he'll be walking for awhile. As to the muddy Jeep thing... I just use Greased Lightning on everything when I'm done. Spray it on and just hose it off... minimal scrubbing, even on tires and soft top.
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Unread 04-02-2003, 06:14 PM   #13
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where in NN are you???
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Unread 04-02-2003, 06:49 PM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by BIG SEXY
Get a good dog that you can take with you!!!

This is what I do when we go ridin 4-wheelers, let the dog run in front of you. If the dog disapears, DON'T GO IN THERE!!!

I had to register just to tell you that, when i read this i laughed out loud here at school, lol, i almost got busted but its night school and were all adults, haha..But yeah im lookin forward to bein around here alot, for in 3 weeks im purchasing a jeep and goin to a big 4-wheelin avent in Ashboro, NC..Cool cool
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Unread 04-02-2003, 07:04 PM   #15
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I think the key is to get into the mud at a slower pace then start spinning the tires instead of hitting it wide open.

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