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post #1 of 12 Old 04-14-2013, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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Muddin questions?

I've took my MJ on a lot of fun trails, and climbing up steep hills but my whole life I've been told to not put my truck in the mud because
it would cause problems. Does any one think different because I really want to get it covered in mud.

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post #2 of 12 Old 04-14-2013, 10:56 PM
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Mud doesn't do anything GOOD for you, thats for sure.

Maintain, wheel, upgrade, repeat.

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post #3 of 12 Old 04-15-2013, 12:31 AM
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Everywhere I wheel is muddy, thats what makes it a challenge. Mud just requires more maintenence. But to be honest with you when I go somewhere thats dry unless it has really gnarly hills I find it pretty boring.

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post #4 of 12 Old 04-15-2013, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
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What is it hard on that needs extra work?
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post #5 of 12 Old 04-15-2013, 07:17 AM
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Depends... if you're mashing on the pedal and hitting a mudpit at speed like the average redneck, you're going to see accelerated wear and tear on your powertrain and drivetrain.

Maintain, wheel, upgrade, repeat.

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post #6 of 12 Old 04-15-2013, 07:50 AM
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You just need to spend time to power wash the all the mud off the bottom. Mud holds moisture and accelerates rusting if left there. As with any wheeling, too much skinny pedal causes breakage.

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post #7 of 12 Old 04-15-2013, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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So if I take it slow and pressure wash joints and stuff I should be ok?
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post #8 of 12 Old 04-15-2013, 08:37 AM
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You'll wanna replace fluids pretty often as well.

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post #9 of 12 Old 04-15-2013, 08:42 AM
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Pretty much

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post #10 of 12 Old 04-15-2013, 09:05 AM Thread Starter
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Cool, thanks guys.
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post #11 of 12 Old 04-15-2013, 11:22 AM
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So if I take it slow and pressure wash joints and stuff I should be ok?
Plus inside of frame rails, above skid plates and around trans and transfer case. you'd be surprised at how much mud can pack in there.

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post #12 of 12 Old 04-18-2013, 07:46 PM
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Don't forget to extend the breather tubes.
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