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washing after trail rideing

were do you guys start and what spots does it like to hide. i allways pull mmy taillights out seems like ther allways some mud that you just cant get out from under neith
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dont go mudding in the first place lol...my truck has only seen mud once
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go off road, dont be a *****. I like to pull the rear tires and spray real good for & aft of the tire. I also would suggest for "mudders" to pull all 4 tires and spray rims out real good. theyll fill with mud and ride horrible or chew tires to bits
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im sorry i like keeping a clean truck and dont feel like risking breaking **** off road
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im sorry i like keeping a clean truck and dont feel like risking breaking **** off road
i wasnt referring to you sir
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oh haha
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im sorry i like keeping a clean truck and dont feel like risking breaking **** off road
Then why did you buy an FX4?
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Then why did you buy an FX4?
i knew nothing about the FX4 pkg when i bought my truck...it was what i wanted when i was looking for a truck...ext. cab, 4wd, v6 and stick shift...just because its an FX4 doesnt mean it has to go off road...
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I always pull my taillights and spray on the backside of the front bumper.
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i keep a spotless truck i dont go to mudholes and rag my truck i trail riding and hunt outa my truck so it gets a littel muddy not swamped
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and i go thru about 2 gallons of simple green aswell
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Just don't wash your truck. It is over rated anyway.
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Put it on a 4 post lift and clean everything :)
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Put it on a 4 post lift and clean everything :)
i wish i could then i could paint everything alot easyer
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Make sure to clean your rocker panels out. Mud sits in there and rots away the rockers from the inside out.
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There a trick that makes no mud stick, use wd40 on everything.
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Make sure to clean your rocker panels out. Mud sits in there and rots away the rockers from the inside out.
^^ this

And if you've never done it before (cleaning the rockers) then be prepared to be sitting there for a long time until the water runs clean..
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Take the bed off.
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That is also a good practice to get into when living in the rust belt. Another spot is the rear bumper.
Think of areas you can't see. Just cus the body is clean, doesn't mean the underside is.
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Take the cab off too.
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That is also a good practice to get into when living in the rust belt. Another spot is the rear bumper.
Think of areas you can't see. Just cus the body is clean, doesn't mean the underside is.
Ya, once it warms up to where they are not gonna put more salt/brine crap on the roads (not that they have much anyways this year lol) I am going to fully clean the underside of the truck. Even though I had it undercoated when I bought it I still am going to keep it clean under as well.
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dont go mudding in the first place lol...my truck has only seen mud once
^THIS...and this is how you clean Mud off dixie_boysles style:

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Now i stay clear of Mud

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the rockers on the older rangers are more of a pia on my 2000 it took forever my 04 is alot easyer i alos find it good that i have a 1 inch hose to blast everything off =] and also tire shine works great on all the plastic trim on my truck
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lol i normally try to presure wash as much as i can, a nice engine clean, and if deep deep mud take out the rad and clean it. and the inside.. havent got time to clean it still got mud spots from a couple weeks ago
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im sorry i like keeping a clean truck and dont feel like risking breaking **** off road
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