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Old 01-11-2013, 08:18 PM
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My family owns their own lot on a lake and we go out there every weekend during the summer. I really want to start mudding but I don't know exactly what I need to have a successful and enjoyable time. I have a 1999 3.0 4x4 auto which is pretty much all stock. If you have any tips or any useful advice, please share along with some necessities needed to mud.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:24 PM
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Tow strap, a come along, and money for all the stuff thats will break. Lol
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:28 PM
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Haha. So would you recommend not to go mudding if I didn't want to harm my truck?
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:29 PM
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Haha. So would you recommend not to go mudding if I didn't want to harm my truck?
Yes. Lol. As long as you dont go to hard on your truck or anything you should be fine. But its likely something will break.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:29 PM
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Haha. So would you recommend not to go mudding if I didn't want to harm my truck?
Ive done it a couple of times just dont go crazy

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Old 01-11-2013, 08:32 PM
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Just dont go 80 into the mud lol
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:35 PM
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My family owns their own lot on a lake and we go out there every weekend during the summer. I really want to start mudding but I don't know exactly what I need to have a successful and enjoyable time. I have a 1999 3.0 4x4 auto which is pretty much all stock. If you have any tips or any useful advice, please share along with some necessities needed to mud.
You have the exact same setup that I have. 3.0, offroad package, etc. As long as you don't get it in the intake, and you have some clue what you're doing, you won't get stuck. Here's a couple pics of my last outing:

You can see what we went through behind us. The mud was over my bumper, and it just kept going. lol


I had mud on my roof! lol.


Oh, and I have yet to break anything while muddin'. Don't floor it through the mud and you probably won't either. That's when shit breaks.

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Haha. So would you recommend not to go mudding if I didn't want to harm my truck?
There's always a chance something will break. But you could also throw a rod through your oil pan driving down the interstate. Shit happens. Be smart about it, and you probably won't have any issues.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:37 PM
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Dont do this. This was me in my 95 explorer way before I had my nice 2011 ranger. Had to get a bulldozer to yank me out it was so deep.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:39 PM
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Thanks for all the advice! Love your 99 ranger btw! Also there is no way I would dare and try to take my ranger through mud that high haha. When I do go out for the first time I'll take it easy and go slow!
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:45 PM
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Thanks for all the advice! Love your 99 ranger btw! Also there is no way I would dare and try to take my ranger through mud that high haha. When I do go out for the first time I'll take it easy and go slow!
If you're talking about mine, it's a 2000. Same thing though. lol. Which reminds me, do you have PVH or have you converted to live axle hubs? If you haven't converted, I'd do it before you go muddin'. Much more reliable setup than PVH. My ranger has them and my 4x4 is awesome.

You have to find that perfect balance where you're not going too fast, but not too slow, either. It's an art form, but once you get it figured out, you'll be amazed at the stuff you can go through. lol. I've got a video of my Ranger going through 2ft of snow, with a foot of mud underneath. The closest I've ever come to getting stuck in that truck. lol.
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:52 PM
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This was me in my ranger, got flexed out so i lost traction. Just don't haul ass and be stupid and you will be just fine. Keep in mind, you have spin the tires fast enough to clean your treads while moving. Also, stick to 4low since you have the 3.0. 4HI isnt really for mudding anyways. Nothing will break if your smart and easy on what you do. Have fun!!
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Old 01-11-2013, 08:59 PM
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If you're talking about mine, it's a 2000. Same thing though. lol. Which reminds me, do you have PVH or have you converted to live axle hubs? If you haven't converted, I'd do it before you go muddin'. Much more reliable setup than PVH. My ranger has them and my 4x4 is awesome.

You have to find that perfect balance where you're not going too fast, but not too slow, either. It's an art form, but once you get it figured out, you'll be amazed at the stuff you can go through. lol. I've got a video of my Ranger going through 2ft of snow, with a foot of mud underneath. The closest I've ever come to getting stuck in that truck. lol.
Yes I was talking about your truck haha. And no I have not converted to live axle hubs. Can you explain the difference between the two please?
Im just 15 and have only had my ranger for 7 months so i'm sorta a newbie with all this stuff haha.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:02 PM
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This was me in my ranger, got flexed out so i lost traction. Just don't haul ass and be stupid and you will be just fine. Keep in mind, you have spin the tires fast enough to clean your treads while moving. Also, stick to 4low since you have the 3.0. 4HI isnt really for mudding anyways. Nothing will break if your smart and easy on what you do. Have fun!!
DON'T USE 4LO! 4lo is for when you're stuck. 4hi is plenty, and unlike this guy, I've never been stuck.

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Yes I was talking about your truck haha. And no I have not converted to live axle hubs. Can you explain the difference between the two please?
Im just 15 and have only had my ranger for 7 months so i'm sorta a newbie with all this stuff haha.
Basically PVH uses the vacuum system to engage the hubs when you turn the switch. Live axle basically means your hubs are always engaged (at least thats the way I understand it). Do a search for "live axle swap" and you should find everything you need. Pooleo did a really nice write-up on it. Real simple, and shouldn't take more than an afternoon.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:02 PM
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You have a point there! haha.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:18 PM
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Don't go too fast, just have fun. I've been twice just taken it easy and everything is fine

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