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Old 09-05-2011, 04:17 AM   #1
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Jeep abuse, first mud run, PICTURES!

went to a mud bog today and ran the jeep

IT DID AMAZING, i always seem to under estimate the jeep, its stupid how good it did compared to these lifted trucks.

As my confidence went up i got more ballsy and before i knew it i had the jeep off the ground slightly and was getting crazy.

well she didn't complain much at all. I even out did a hummer and pulled him out, MY FIRST HUMMER RECOVERY!!!!!

BUT on my way home I noticed the steering wheel is cocked to the left, the jeep does not pull if i let go of the wheel, but when driving strait the wheel is aimed to the left a bit......
what could have happend? i did not get a chance to look at it yet as i got home at 3am, its going to take a full day of power washing to get it clean.

oh and with the AC condenser as clogged as it is the jeep didn't go above 210 my entire 40 minute drive home..i did have the heat blasting because i was worried.
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Old 09-05-2011, 04:25 AM   #2
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Old 09-05-2011, 04:33 AM   #3
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Looks like a great time! And congrats on the Hummer recovery!

As far as the steering wheel being off center, it could just be from the rough handling. Luckily, it's an easy fix. Check out the "Re-Centering Your Steering Wheel" steps at the bottom of this page: Basic Jeep Front End Alignment

Just a tip, wrap a small piece of tape around the steering wheel, at the point that SHOULD be on top when centered. When you do the re-centering job, you will be getting up from under the Jeep several times to check it. The tape will make it easier to check your progress.
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Old 09-05-2011, 04:58 AM   #4
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Looks like you had fun, enjoy cleaning. You will be finding mud forever. Nice tape tip BTW, I will use that one in my arsenal.
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Old 09-05-2011, 11:39 AM   #5
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Same thing happend to my steering wheel after going out one day. Just adjust your drag link turnbuckle to straigten your wheel out again. Easy peezy.
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Old 09-05-2011, 12:34 PM   #6
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cool cool, yeah it was alot of fun. I probably wont do it again just because its so hard on your stuff. I had to do it once and im glad i did.

well, time to get the power washer out....
the jeep is sitting low from all the weight of the mud. gotta be at least 200LBS of mud on the thing.
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:01 PM   #7
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No reason to be your last time. At least you had your top, doors and windows on. I'll never make that mistake again! Inside is the hardest part to clean. I know mud isn't great for your Jeep, but what really is? To make the mud come off easier next time, before you go mudding spray a can or two of PB blaster or WD 40 over everything under your Jeep. The more the merrier. Both have Water Displacement properties ( What WD stands for ) and will help the mud come off way easier.
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:51 PM   #8
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nice man looks like you had a blast! keep on jeepin on
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Mud is a ton of fun, just not in my own rig.. LOL
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:49 AM   #10
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After spending 3-4 hours power washing the jeep its still muddy. HAHAHA.

Im going to need to pull of my wheels tomorrow and might need to drop my t-case skid plate.

its bad...very bad. The mud is sooo thick and nasty. looks like its going to be a 2+ days project.

so far nothing seems broken but i do feel a SEVERE shake in the jeep around 55MPH, at first it was almost like death wobble but after looking under better it should just be a my rims out of balance from mud. they are all out of wack since they are half cleaned.

its funny how much mud i brought home, id guess 300ish pounds of mud, the mud is still wet and super thick. my lawn is now a mud bog from everything that has come off so far haha
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After spending 3-4 hours power washing the jeep its still muddy. HAHAHA.

Im going to need to pull of my wheels tomorrow and might need to drop my t-case skid plate.

its bad...very bad. The mud is sooo thick and nasty. looks like its going to be a 2+ days project.

so far nothing seems broken but i do feel a SEVERE shake in the jeep around 55MPH, at first it was almost like death wobble but after looking under better it should just be a my rims out of balance from mud. they are all out of wack since they are half cleaned.

its funny how much mud i brought home, id guess 300ish pounds of mud, the mud is still wet and super thick. my lawn is now a mud bog from everything that has come off so far haha
And I bet this isnt discouraging you at all from doing it again.
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Getting it all pretty makes me wanna get it dirty again lol
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next time i need a lift so i dont need to lay down to get the mud out from under it. hahaha
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Now you know what those coin operated "U spray it" car washes are for. I work with a guy that owns 2 of them, and he bitches when people use them for that. So now when I do, I'll spend an extra $1.50 to blast the mud on the ground before I leave. At least clear the drains, especially in winter. Way better than bringing it all home. Still have some, but gets the heavy off.
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Now you know what those coin operated "U spray it" car washes are for. I work with a guy that owns 2 of them, and he bitches when people use them for that. So now when I do, I'll spend an extra $1.50 to blast the mud on the ground before I leave. At least clear the drains, especially in winter. Way better than bringing it all home. Still have some, but gets the heavy off.
Thats how I do it....I also live in an apt tho.
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Trust me, you won't do it more than once when you get your own house.., unless you need the dirt.
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where i live the extra dirt is no big deal, heck this thick mud might help the grass grow better next year hahaha.

and if I didn't have my own powerwasher id already be at 20 bucks worth of quarters trying to clean everything underneath lol
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where i live the extra dirt is no big deal, heck this thick mud might help the grass grow better next year hahaha.

and if I didn't have my own powerwasher id already be at 20 bucks worth of quarters trying to clean everything underneath lol
Thats the down side, Im usually 30 deep in it before I go home.
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Damn. I'm usually in the $10-12 range when I've had enough. I just knock off the heavy there, concentrate on the front brakes and wheels. The rest I get with my pressure washer at home. I've got a drain that separates my garage from driveway, it's a total PITA when that plugs.
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Mud is fun, but every time I'm going through what you are it reminds me why I like wheeling in snow so much more!
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cleaning sucks dont it.
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well i power washed all day today too. probably 3/4th the way done. I also need to clean the inside from muddy passengers and things got moved around from hitting the muddy ruts and jumps (literally lol) so hard.

The shake at 55 is gone now that i took the rims off and cleaned them.

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