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x1000 on the sprinkler. get two oscillating ones... one at the ront going parallel to the frame, some with the front.. get under with a garden hose and clean up certain spts. work 100% of the time
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i use a garden sprayer and fill it with water and add some baby oil shake it up then just spray it where ya dont want mud then the mud will wash off easy
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It's been said before, but I too just put the water hose on sharp stream then when dry I use armorall tire shine, I also use it on anything black, really makes it stand out.
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I just use the high pressure setting on the garden hose and get on my knees/back to clean. I get soaked and muddy, but it works. The frame will still be tan because fine dirt sticks to the wax covering the frame, but all of the chunks of mud and other debris will be gone.

BTW - don't forget to drop the spare and clean it and the frame it covers too.
but i guess that may take water to the plug ??? nd engine may burst!!
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I clean my underbody using a pressure washer in my driveway. I simple green my engine and pressure wash that as well. OF course...i do this WHEN THE ENGINE IS COLD...aka...after it sleeps at night, the next day.
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I have tried ever way possible to get the mud from the nooks and crannies of my truck and I can say with all honesty that if you are truly mudding, you'll never ever get all of it out. You may get most the big clumps off but I promise you will always find more somewhere. So now what I do is get what I can with a pressure washer, make sure I clean out the rear drums, rear ABS sensor, front end components, rockers and transfer case.
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spray your frame and underbody in some bed liner in a can. it helps out in washing and usually always come back out looking pretty good
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spray your frame and underbody in some bed liner in a can. it helps out in washing and usually always come back out looking pretty good
this is actually a bad idea... the problem here is bedliner is like a plastic coating.... once it fails, and it WILL fail, rust will start underneath it, and you will NEVER fix it.. Not with out ALOT of work...

this trip:







I spent well over a WEEK cleaning the truck after that. And to this day I am STILL pulling little clumps off it... thats was back in April, its now December...



That was fun though....
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you arent a ''wuss'' if you dont mud your 4x4 my 03 just hit 40k miles and has barely ever seen mud i use it to pull my atv boat and hunt ive beat the hell outta my share of trucks but now ive grownup [a little bit] and need my daily driver every day my friend just told me tonight wow your really not romping this truck she seemed more impressed than anything dont get me wrong if i had the money id still be out at the river buried headlight deep and my friendswouldnt be surprised when they showed up to pull me out but too each his own it just seems ridiculous to call someone names because they dont beat there truck just my 2 cents
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lol...wut?
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don't worry about it.. Its just gonna get dirty again

if you need to work on it I would suggest going up to the DIY car washes.
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a srew driver,pressure washer ,6pack of beer,and some goggles to keep the dirt out your eyes then you are ready to clean the dirt off, i don't go offroading in my truck that much anymore maybe about once every 2 or three months but once it hits mud it's always dirty and i'm still getting mud off it
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1. put a sprinkler under the truck
b. use the power wash and keep at it from the sides
III. go to a drive through car wash and pay for under body wash


most of all - keep wheeling
people with a 4x4 that don't take them out to get muddy are real wussies....
mud sucks. I don't blame anyone that stays away.
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it just seems ridiculous to call someone names because they dont beat there truck just my 2 cents
i agree
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a srew driver,pressure washer ,6pack of beer,and some goggles to keep the dirt out your eyes then you are ready to clean the dirt off, i don't go offroading in my truck that much anymore maybe about once every 2 or three months but once it hits mud it's always dirty and i'm still getting mud off it
wow only a 6pack??? man if there was enough mud on my truck it would take me a 12pack.. haha..

i used a big *** flat head screwdriver, a garden hose (with a nozzle on it), some beers and gave er ****..
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