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Unread 04-14-2013, 11:30 PM   #1
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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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Unread 04-14-2013, 11:56 PM   #2
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Mud doesn't do anything GOOD for you, thats for sure.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 01:31 AM   #3
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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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Unread 04-15-2013, 07:35 AM   #4
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What is it hard on that needs extra work?
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Unread 04-15-2013, 08:17 AM   #5
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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.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 08:50 AM   #6
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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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Unread 04-15-2013, 09:21 AM   #7
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So if I take it slow and pressure wash joints and stuff I should be ok?
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Unread 04-15-2013, 09:37 AM   #8
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You'll wanna replace fluids pretty often as well.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 09:42 AM   #9
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Pretty much
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Unread 04-15-2013, 10:05 AM   #10
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Cool, thanks guys.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 12:22 PM   #11
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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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Unread 04-18-2013, 08:46 PM   #12
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Don't forget to extend the breather tubes.
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