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Some questions about wheeling in my FJ.

Ok, I was told different stories about going wheeling all afternoon. Do you really have to bring it home and spend all day/night taking it apart to clean out all the mud and water? I used to LOVE blasting through mudholes in my Wrangler, and I NEVER took it apart to clean it. I had it one year before I traded it in, and I never really ran into any problems I could blame on 4 wheeling.

The thing is, I am an excellent wheelman, meaning I can navigate all kinds of terrain or obstacles with anything with a steering wheel, lol. But other than knowing how to drive a 4x4, I don't know anything else.


If I bought an FJ, it'd be destroyed within a year. Help me out guys, how do you go wheeling for the weekend???

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If I bought an FJ, it'd be destroyed within a year. Help me out guys, how do you go wheeling for the weekend???

Blasphemy!!! Percy, get the rope!

Tone, I generally try to wash off as much as possible being lazy using one hand while eating a hot dog in the other. We actually constructed a nice drive over under carriage spray bar to wash the hard to reach places.

So, I would say... At LEAST rinse it off when you're done. Think of it like your other head, Tone.>> Sure.. you can go and slosh it around for days on end.. But do you really want to put it to bed dirty every night?

But, if you don't care MUCH for it.. you can just park it all muddy like I do the one GT-Four.. aka.. Little Red Bastard. That one doesn't sleep good unless it's droppin' clumps of mud on the garage floor during the night.

Case Closed.

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Just spray it off from time to time. The front suspension mainly. Moab dust rinses off nicely!
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what about layers of salt in the Northeast?
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what about layers of salt in the Northeast?

drive faster.
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Re: Some questions about wheeling in my FJ.

Look for a commercial carwash with high-pressure undercarriage jets and make the mud theirs! During the winter, I get mine washed regularly to get the salt off. Not so this winter, though.....no snow, no rain, 60 degrees outside.
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One way to remove the mud is to part your FJ on your lawn and turn on the sprinklers and have it rinse the underside. Always works like a charm
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Re: Some questions about wheeling in my FJ.

Truck washes work REAL nice. The big commercial jobbers, plus, sometimes they have people waiting who for like $20 or $30 will shine all your chrome and clean your wheels really well.

Beats gettin' your driveway all nasty and being fined by the water police. You guys probably don't have water police to worry about though.

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Truck washes work REAL nice. The big commercial jobbers, plus, sometimes they have people waiting who for like $20 or $30 will shine all your chrome and clean your wheels really well.

Beats gettin' your driveway all nasty and being fined by the water police. You guys probably don't have water police to worry about though.

Percy, try cruising through the Bellagio fountain!

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Beats gettin' your driveway all nasty and being fined by the water police. You guys probably don't have water police to worry about though.
What the hell are water police?

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