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Old 11-26-2013, 04:38 PM   #1
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Does a real jeeper have a muddy Jeep?

I was at a biker bar not too far from some off-road opportunities here in So Cal a while ago. I saw a young guy with a fairly clean Jeep go into the dirt parking lot apparently only to get his ride dirty. It was a bit muddy and he went back and forth spinning his tires to throw mud up on his Jeep. When it was sufficiently muddy, he left without ever going inside the establishment.

I'm kind of to newb to jeeping, so explain something to me. Is it a badge of honor to have your ride dirty? Like you are a real off-roader? Are you lame when, like me, you only go off-road a few times a year and you mostly use your Jeep to commute? Is it that important to have your Jeep dirty that some people would do what that young man did?

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Old 11-26-2013, 05:19 PM   #2
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Nope a jeep is a jeep, no matter how clean or dirty it is. They all look cool whether they are covered in mud or or right out of the detail shop. I keep my Jeep clean and wax it every 6 months. That kid is probably just trying to impress one of his friends.

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Old 11-26-2013, 05:28 PM   #3
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I hate mud...

give me some other obstacles such as rocks, water crossings, and whatever else!!
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:34 PM   #4
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I hate mud...

give me some other obstacles such as rocks, water crossings, and whatever else!!
X2. A little mud is one thing, but trying to clean the underside after really getting into mud just sucks.
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Mud is fun for 5 mins then 4 hours if cleaning! HATE IT!
IMO he was a poser driving around a mud puddle get vehicle dirty then drive around town and hope people think you must be hardcore!
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Old 11-26-2013, 05:56 PM   #6
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I'm kind of to newb to jeeping, so explain something to me. Is it a badge of honor to have your ride dirty? Like you are a real off-roader? Are you lame when, like me, you only go off-road a few times a year and you mostly use your Jeep to commute? Is it that important to have your Jeep dirty that some people would do what that young man did?
Like many others throughout life, he wants the image without the effort. People like him are why I am loathe to buy a used 4wd vehicle. I have seen people hit parking blocks, light/telephone poles, signs, and other fixed objects doing these stunts in dirt lots. It's pretty irresponsible to tear up someone's private lot.

I enjoy getting my Jeeps dirty for the sake of the trip and the memories from the trip. Part of that is washing the vehicle regularly to inspect it and see if anything needs attention or repair.

Some people are fortunate to go off road several times a month, some can only do it a couple of times a year. Either way, as long as you do it responsibly and with respect for property, you are a Jeeper.
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Old 11-26-2013, 06:28 PM   #7
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Nope, a real Jeeper will drive around the mud to crawl across the rocks. lol
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Old 11-27-2013, 12:21 AM   #8
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Mud is fun for 5 mins then 4 hours if cleaning! HATE IT!
This about sums it up.
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:30 AM   #9
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I hate mud and if I do happen to encounter it, it's not by choice. It's usually off my Jeep before I head home.

So, no.
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:56 AM   #10
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Mud is for kids. It just sucks
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:35 AM   #11
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Nope, a real Jeeper will drive around the mud to crawl across the rocks. lol
This.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:49 PM   #12
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Mud is for kids. It just sucks
So agree. Brother (22) always hounds me to go mudding. Does seem to be a young thing. I HATE MUD, but will go through it if I have no choice.
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People with no experience think "mudding" is all there is to wheeling. I HATE when someone asks if I "go muddin" or "take it out to play in the mud." I always say, "no, not intentionally. I prefer rocks and dry trails."

And once you have experience with mud and cleaning the Jeep afterward, there's no way you'll prefer it. No way.
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people with no experience think "mudding" is all there is to wheeling. I hate when someone asks if i "go muddin" or "take it out to play in the mud." i always say, "no, not intentionally. I prefer rocks and dry trails." and once you have experience with mud and cleaning the jeep afterward, there's no way you'll prefer it. No way.
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Old 11-30-2013, 05:03 PM   #15
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My neighbors can see how much fun I had by how dirty the YJ is when I come home. Fortunately not much mud here on the desert.

Love em all clean or dirty!!!
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Old 11-30-2013, 05:57 PM   #16
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IMHO, going mudding is fun. But, leaving mud on your Jeep is bad. So, just putting mud on your vehicle for the sake of mud, is a Poser's maneuver and harmful to your Jeep. Go mudding, take pictures, have a good time, then immediately clean the mud off your Jeep.

If you get muddy and dirty, you would immediately take a shower. You wouldn't wait two weeks. Why would you treat your beloved Jeep any different?
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:12 PM   #17
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I never go out looking for mud but unfortunately around here it's hard to avoid. If I want to play in the mud I'll get on the 4 wheeler. It's a lot easier to clean.
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Around here, mud is a badge of honor with the country hicks. When i first got my Jeep, i really enjoyed getting it trashed. Then after spending hours washing all that gunk out... It got old. It looks awesome both trashed and clean, but a little bit of mud spray on the side from simply having cut flares is enough for me.

A little bit of mud here and there is fun, but i try not to let it get too ahead of me. Because that's when the real cleaning fun begins
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A REAL Jeeper has a Wrangler. 'nuff said.

Not a Compass, and definitely not a Cherokee.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:14 PM   #20
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IMO It can be useful to do enough mudding to be familiar with getting through it when you have to but after you figure it out just avoid it unless you're really into cleanup.

I think it also does quite a bit of insidious damage to bearings and inside of axles that make it just not worth it the sloppy short term fun.

We have red clay mud around here and it takes forever to clean off.
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This is the vehicle that won the Wars. A Wrangler.



Definitely Not This. A Volkswagon? Give me a break, loser. lol.

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Old 12-02-2013, 01:59 AM   #22
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This is the vehicle that won the Wars. A Wrangler.
Wranglers never won any wars. They showed up about 40 years later.

I avoid mud too. A younger guy who works for me often asks me if I'm going to go out mudding. Every time I tell him I prefer rocks and mining roads. In one ear and out the other... He's from Houston.
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Old 12-02-2013, 06:38 AM   #23
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In general terms, A "REAL" Jeeper does'nt give a rats azz about what other people think, he/she does what they want to their Jeep. They spend their loot on mods THEY like. They smile while driving it and enjoy the top and maybe even the doors off. Real Jeepers love being able to blast through anything mother nature thows at them. Real Jeeper love cruising the strips or backwoods. Real Jeepers come in many shapes sizes and colors. Most are really awesome people. :-) Welcome to the Jeep community.
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This is the vehicle that won the Wars. A Wrangler.

Definitely Not This. A Volkswagon? Give me a break, loser. lol.
Who's the loser now?

Brush up on your history.
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Does a real jeeper have a muddy Jeep?
No.
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No.
Next time, get to the point without so much beating around the bush.
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I prefer trails, sand , water and rocks. Mudcrossings are utilized when there are no way around to continue down the chosen path.
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Who's the loser now?

Brush up on your history.
Well, I assumed that the Willy's Jeep was an early version of the Wrangler.
It is made by the same company and it looks basically the same. But, thanks for pointing out my error in such a nice manner and referring to a fellow Wrangler owner as a loser. Cheers.
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This is the vehicle that won the Wars. A Wrangler.



Definitely Not This. A Volkswagon? Give me a break, loser. lol.

Who wants to bet against the next Wrangler looking more like the VW? I already see a lot of JK with the big fenders and high beltline...sloped hood, here we come!

Seriously though, when I see a really muddy Jeep, I immediately think "attention whore." Then I start worrying if mine is too muddy...
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Well, I assumed that the Willy's Jeep was an early version of the Wrangler.
Uh huh.....

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