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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-19-2003, 11:14 PM
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After you guys hit the trails, do u rinse the underbody?? axles n joints? last time i went out i had to replace my rear brake pads and other rear brake related stuff too it was almost $600 and dad doesnt wana pay that again. was this just a coincidence? could it have been prevented? theres a place out here that gets about a foot or more of water on cement would driving threw that rinse it off enough?
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-20-2003, 12:39 AM
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I think power washing the undercarriage does more harm than good because the high pressure will push mud/water past the seals and then you've really got problems. I would go through and lube everything that has a grease zerk on it after a mud ride, I do this and always push some water out so I know they need it. About the only things that really need a good rinse are the rear drums because they can trap mud (the fronts aren't so bad) and the inside of your wheels so that they dont get out of balance. That's all I worry about, but I go through once a year or so with my own pressure washer and get it sparkling under there so it's easier to clean if I need to work on something. Keep in mind that you could probably roast a set of rear shoes between the mud hole and the time you get home if you get into nasty clay mud... one more reason to swap to discs and use the drums on your trotline [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

DRUM BRAKES SUCK [img]images/graemlins/lame.jpg[/img]
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ya, do you think i like working under a rig like this? wash the crap out of it.
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I love parking my truck in front of the house when it looks like that! My neighbors can kiss my a$$ [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/cussing.gif[/img]
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i dont think the 25cent do it urselfer car wash is that powerful do u? to rinse the rear drums should i take off the rear wheels? or is that going threw to much trouble? what would have a grease zerk on it? any pictures of these?
OF COURSE i dont meen the body of the truck i wait weeks b 4 rinseing that
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OF COURSE i dont meen the body of the truck i wait weeks b 4 rinseing that



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so you like your [bleep] to rust?
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Re: Post Trail/Mudding

There's pics of the grease "zerks" on the rear driveshaft in this thread.
You've got them in lots of places.
Tie Rods/steering linkage.
Ball Joints.
Ujoints on the front axles.
Ujoints and slip-joint on the front driveshaft.
Ujoints, slip-joint, and CV joint (known as a double cardan joint) on the rear driveshaft.

Hmmmm, did I miss any? [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

As far as the rear brakes, I don't know if I'd be blasting water in there. [img]images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
Compressed air works good, but do it outdoors while wearing a good mask or respirator,
and make sure no-one else or any pets are around at the time.
That dust is toxic stuff. [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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i dont really wait "weeks" b 4 rinsing but i make sure everyone in our fancy city sees my bronco droping chunks of mud next to their chrome biggies
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wow, your cool! [img]images/graemlins/lame.jpg[/img]
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cooler than kids around here in there missguided heads driving "fast" trucks [img]images/graemlins/lame.jpg[/img] i get so confused when i see them on the ground...
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