Jeep Muddin’


4-wheeling and mud go together like a hamburger goes with and bun, like yen goes with yang, like… like… they just do, that’s all. There is something about getting your Jeep all mudded up, like a badge of honor or something.


Okay, so it’s messy, and treacherous, and gooey, and wet and thick, and soupy, but it is fun! Okay, but if you don’t know what your doing, you could be in for more of a mess then you were expecting.
When you are playing in the mud, you have to keep in mind different consistencies of mud will require different techniques in order to conquer it. The depth and the base of the mud also play a factor in how you deal with it. Now when I am talking off-roading in some mud, I am not talking about taking your standard jeep for a weekend of fun in a mud bog folks. Standard all terrain, tires unless we are talking just a mere rain mud puddle, are not designed to get you through the type of mud I am talking about.

When you are off roading in the mud in your Jeep you need to have some pretty aggressive tires. So, if you know you are going to be playing in some mud, swap your tires out for your aggressive mud eating machines. Granted, they do not give for the most comforting and smooth ride and they are loud as heel on the road, and wear fast, they sure as heck will pull you through a mud bog as easy as taking candy from a baby!. Your tires should use a tread design with deep lugs, large open voids, and thick bias-ply sidewalls. The wider the tire the deeper the mud you can play in. Wider tires will float over the surface of the mud better keeping you from sinking down to the murky bottom.

Suspension is a must. You want to eliminate as much drag as you can. Ground clearance…, ground clearance…, ground clearance folks!!!! You will need a suspension that can handle a lot of power without axle wrap. Check out some big lifts here: Suspension Lift Kits

Another plus of having a high lift on your jeep is that it keeps your engine bay out of the mud keeping it cool while under pressure. It is not uncommon for off roaders playing in the mud for the very first time with out taking necessary precautions to blow their radiators and hoses. Deep mudding can also play havoc on torque convertors and engines due to the heavy resistance mud delivers. If you intend on doing a lot of mudding with your Jeep, especially if it will be for extended periods of time, consider using a large auxiliary transmission cooler, high flow water pump, and electric fan.

Just a little mudding fun!

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Written by Andrew

"You're telling me it's got four wheels, two seats and goes faster than the speed limit? Good, I'm driving."

5 comments

  1. I totally agree. Jeeping is not for sissies! Some of the girls I’ve seen on the trails are real drama queens and I can’t imagine why their guys brought them along.

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  2. I guess I’m one of those drama queens. I really like Jeeping, and I don’t mind the dirt a bit, but I don’t like the mud at all. Jamie knows that if he’s going mudding, I’m going shopping. We’re both OK with that.

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  3. I’d like to have an up close look at tires that can pull you out of mud. I’ve seen some clips of pretty bad mud but you can never really see the tires clearly. They must have some knobby tread on them. Have any pictures?

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  4. By mud bog I’m assuming you are not referring to normal muddy paths in most off road areas. I’ve had some trouble even there with traction so I know my tires would have to be changed. Is there a mud tire? I guess the place would know or at least have an idea of what I would need. It sounds awesome and I would love to try it, but I know I need to be prepared.

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  5. That sounds pretty extensive and expensive. It does look like fun but I think I’ll stick to the rocks and dirt trails and steer clear of the mud, especially when it’s 2 feet deep!

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