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About to do a liitle mudding for the first time.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mcleod90, Dec 25, 2010.

  1. Dec 25, 2010 at 6:15 PM
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    mcleod90

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    My friends are about to do a little mudding and they invited me. Only problem I have a little 2wd 5 lugger.

    Anything I have to be careful of? I keep hearing about alternators getting ruined.

    I know my limits and won't be pushing it that hard. Just want to get it a little dirty.
     
  2. Dec 25, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    Honestly. Avoid it. You will regret it later. Mud=death for a vehicle.
     
  3. Dec 25, 2010 at 6:39 PM
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    exactly .....how much muddin are u gonna do with a 2wd 5 lugger
     
  4. Dec 25, 2010 at 6:40 PM
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    Well it's more like driving in a field with wet dirt.
     
  5. Dec 25, 2010 at 6:42 PM
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    Lots.
    you're still gonna get stuck. With your tires and an open diff. You are bound to fail.
     
  6. Dec 25, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    Its risky with such low ground clearence
     
  7. Dec 25, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    it better be a dry field
     
  8. Dec 25, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    Don't do it if they are big mud pits but if its a muddy field have fun
     
  9. Dec 25, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    Ok. Im skipping out this trip. Even though I wanted to go it's probably better listening to you guys. Thanks
     
  10. Dec 25, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    not worth it. iv lost an alternator in mud and ill never make that mistake again. waste of time.
     
  11. Dec 25, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    You will find mud for months, I don't care how well you think you cleaned it. Mud/sand gets into everything and its like sandpaper on bearings brakes starters.not worth it man. Excellent decision to sideline this trip.
     
  12. Dec 25, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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    you can still go but shotgun in one of your buddy's car
     
  13. Dec 25, 2010 at 9:26 PM
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    well i guess their trip got canceled anyways. they are going to go check it out in the morning. i may drive down there and check it out

    thanks for the help guys you may have just saved me from some future problems.
     
  14. Dec 25, 2010 at 9:32 PM
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    Glad you had the sense to ask here first :thumbsup:

    I live down a dirt road and it always takes about 7 bucks in quarters at the car wash just to blast off all the mud from the undercarriage after we get a lot of rain. Not worth it for sure.
     
  15. Dec 25, 2010 at 9:43 PM
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  16. Dec 25, 2010 at 9:50 PM
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    numbah57 GIVE THE MALL A BREAK...WHEEL THAT SHIT

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    ^^^^ and what he said
     
  17. Dec 25, 2010 at 10:26 PM
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  18. Dec 25, 2010 at 10:36 PM
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    Ya I'm pretty sure I won't go into mud pits like that. The deepest water would be like 2". I just won't to go and get some dirt on my truck.


    So the guys that do go mudding or even do light off roading run the risk of messing up their truck? If that's the case what is the point of even getting a 4x4 or driving in mud anyways? I'm just trying to figure this out.
     
  19. Dec 25, 2010 at 10:43 PM
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    Just go and try it out...use basic common sense, pack a tow strap and go with a group incase you get stuck.....oh and make sure you have plenty of quarters for the self serve car wash after.:D
     
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