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Old 08-22-2014, 06:29 PM   #1
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Is It a bad idea to mud with the top off

Hey I'm a new member and I was wondering if it is a bad idea to go mudding with my top off. I have a 2011 unlimited hardtop if that matters..any input helps! Thanks

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Old 08-22-2014, 06:39 PM   #2
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Take it off and have fun. Part of jeep ownership is the fun u get cleaning mud from places it shouldn't be.

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Old 08-22-2014, 06:43 PM   #3
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You will regret it. I did.
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Old 08-22-2014, 06:46 PM   #4
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Just pull the carpets and the drain plugs. I hit the car wash afterwards and pressure wash the seats and everything but the dash.
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Old 08-22-2014, 07:59 PM   #5
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:17 PM   #6
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Hardtop and snorkel for mud.

I've got stains on my soft top that I can't get out.

And mud in my eyes every time I get under the Jeep.

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Old 08-22-2014, 08:49 PM   #7
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I don't know: Do you like to eat mud?
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:50 PM   #8
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I don't know: Do you like to eat mud?
I do it for my Jeep.
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:51 PM   #9
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I do it for my Jeep.
The Jeep eats pickups and FJs bones and all
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:56 PM   #10
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That depends on how you feel about having mud all over the inside of your Jeep. If you mud with the top off, your wheels will sling mud up and it will end up everywhere. On your seats, on the bars, on your dash, inside your speaker covers.... EVERYWHERE.

I prefer to have the top and doors off because I like being able to see around the jeep better. But it's a PITA to clean for sure.
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:25 PM   #11
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Trails and rocks are good times to strip the Jeep. Mud isn't.
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:37 PM   #12
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I would say yes. lol! The inside will get filthy. Sure it can be cleaned but it will be a royal pita! But if you do hit the mud topless, be sure to post pics. Hehe.
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Old 08-23-2014, 03:39 AM   #13
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Yes bad idea! Cleaning it all up is a pain in the butt. You will be finding little bits of mud everywhere for a while too...
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The problem is that often you go out for trails and rocks and still encounter a little mud. And even just a little mud can cause problems if your Jeep is naked. Just a little mud in the tire treads will get slung up and get on everything... seats, bars, seat belts, dash, ect...
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Lol no kidding, and ontop of that to the OP use some common sense and judgement, the answer to your question is pretty self explanatory lol
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Lol no kidding, and ontop of that to the OP use some common sense and judgement, the answer to your question is pretty self explanatory lol
Common sense and judgement in the jeep world?? Whaaattt??? Have you read any of the other responses? Lol
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Old 08-23-2014, 02:26 PM   #19
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Did it the other day with the top off..... And the doors. Big mistake. Thankfully could have been much worse. 3k miles, loaded sahara (white with tan leather). Spiderweb shade saved me I think. Won't be doing it again. Spent every bit of 6 hours yesterday. And it WASN'T as bad as it could have been.
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LOL, Just part of owning a JEEP. I've always referred to my Jeeps over the years as "She" did this or "SHE" did that or I took "HER" thru...... SO.... Naked and Dirty..... Like my Jeeps the same way. Top off, Doors and side out.
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Trails and rocks are good times to strip the Jeep. Mud isn't.
Amen!
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Old 08-23-2014, 03:08 PM   #23
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Muddin with my Duratracs and top down was a blast but the cleanup the next day was anything but. Mud is still being found months later. Once I can justify taking the carpet out and rinsing it I know it will be fun. A 2013 J/K still has some seasoning to do to it before I don't care as much.

Its a bunch of pine needles but the mud is in little specks everywhere.
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I had Super Swampers TSL on my TJ talk about throwing some mud.

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Are we talking muddy trails or straight up mud bogs? Mud bogs I wouldn't do personally and I would totally keep the doors and top on for bogs if I were to partake.

But if it's just a muddy trail, it's a Jeep, go have fun! I still have mud on my dash from last year!! With the factory top I'd wheel all the time with the doors on but all the windows out/rolled down. Sure mud gets in the back but when it dries on the carpet it just sucks up with the vacuum.
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I have a hard time wrapping my mind around the concept of someone buying a Jeep and worrying about getting mud in or on it.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:26 PM   #27
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Hey I'm a new member and I was wondering if it is a bad idea to go mudding with my top off. I have a 2011 unlimited hardtop if that matters..any input helps! Thanks
All depends on you.... how much do you like cleaning for months after 1 day of play?????????????
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Is it OK to take a crap with your pants on??
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But either way, you'll have a mess to clean up.
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Depends. Are you a girly man? If so then leave your top on.



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Is it OK to take a crap with your pants on??
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But either way, you'll have a mess to clean up.
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