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Another good reason to lower a ranger...

Its easier to wash!

I didnt realize how much it used to be a pain to wash my old truck, now Im not the tallest Im only 5'5 and washing the roof and windshield and hood and stuff on my old truck truck that was dropped 5/7 was easy as hell I didnt realize how much of a pain it was to wash the roof and windsheild now on my new truck thats stock height its back to being a pain lol.

I dont know how you guys in lifted truck wash them lol
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Yea I hear ya...I'm not lifted but I have to use a step ladder for the roof. It's a PITA at times.
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it's easier to wash, but I hate putting gas in it, i gotta lean over a bit to do it. And mine isn't that low.
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I dont know how you guys in lifted truck wash them lol
I don't

LOL, poor thing is lucky to see a pressure washer once or twice a month
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I dont know how you guys in lifted truck wash them lol
Ha, its called hang out your door and hold on.

To get to the center of my hood or engine compartment on my Bronco, I have to climb up on the tire.
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I usually just stand in the bed to wash the roof. The windshield... usually have a step ladder for that though... haha...
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I dont know how you guys in lifted truck wash them lol
The rain
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The rain
mine's getting washed right now, lol.
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yeah mine might get washed this weekend, there is like a 30% chance haha
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Just use a brush, I went to a detailing store and bought a pretty expensive brush with an extending handle. It works awesome and doesn't scratch like the cheap walmart ones. (this one was 60 bucks)
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yeah mine might get washed this weekend, there is like a 30% chance haha
ROFL!!! I hear ya on that one
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This is another reason I like to buy new vehicles....lol.
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This is another reason I like to buy new vehicles....lol.
So you wouldn't be interested in an adult owned 2003 LII with low miles then huh?

Never taken offroad, show queen only.....I swear!!
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^^^^^ Hahaha...Um....no. LOL
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Just use a brush, I went to a detailing store and bought a pretty expensive brush with an extending handle. It works awesome and doesn't scratch like the cheap walmart ones. (this one was 60 bucks)
yea, same here cept. I bought a walmart one, and its done me fine, only paid 13 bucks... just use it for the roof and windows only... just gotta be easy with them... I also use my car cover alot, def. helps...
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It's a gentle balance between washed and clean.

Basically, I go get it covered in mud, so that the ladies will go "ooh look at that dirty truck, i really want to get dirty with the driver".

But, inevitably the ladies don't come, black people just look at me funny. So then I proceed to hit big water puddles until my truck is generally clean.

Then, a 90 degree day comes around and I head to the local carwash and get my baby shiny.
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I get in my bed/ on my toolbox to wash the roof and I can get the top of the windshield from there of by standing on the ground.
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im 6'1 and even with mine i have to stand on the sill to wash the roof... ours brush is on a handle so that makes it easy however...

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Then, a 90 degree day comes around and I head to the local carwash and get my baby shiny.
i wont go to car washes anymore after i found out they reuse the water...
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Want me to wash it? I'm 6'8"... lol I can basically reach everywhere on the F150 'cept the very middle of the roof...
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let a bunch of girls do it then you ait got to worry bout it
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let a bunch of girls do it then you ait got to worry bout it
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Try washing a Dodge 3500 dually. Its a monster. You have to climb up on the tires to wash the hood and windshield, and you still have to reach far to get the middle. For the top of the cab, you have to climb up like 4 feet to get in the bed, and reach far to get the top front of the cab.

I can wash my ranger in about 30 minutes....its really easy.
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LOL, does mark need a "how to" wash a big truck :-)

Mines lifted, but then again im 6'3......i can reach the center of the hood fine, but the top of truck i open my door and stand on my step bars......put alittle soap on the sponge and wash while the door is open, if your easy, it goes right down the windshield....instead of in the truck... then jump down, close the door and spray it off...

Since i have a fiberglass bed cover i cant stand in my bed anymore, but that made it the easiest before i had it..

Rocky
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I prefer lifted. I wash the underneath of my truck just as much as the exterior. Its not hard to lift the pressure washer above the roof.
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I'm stock but with the hi-rise camper it's a pain to wash. Me only being 5' 6" doesn't help much either. I use a step ladder to get the hood, roof, and camper. Waxing all this paint is even more fun............not. I only wax 2-3 times a year so it isn't too bad.
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