Just because my rig is clean....

GotLime?

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 14, 2009
Location
Mooresville, NC
...doesn't mean I don't wheel it.

I get comments pretty often about how clean my Jeep is.

I like my vehicles clean. I'm not embarrassed of that.

Just because you don't have a hose and a bucket doesn't mean you wheel more often, harder, etc.

Anyone else with a clean rig hear about it?

This is "dirty". We went to URE last Sunday. I stopped on the way home and rinsed it off.

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untchabl

On the rocks
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Mar 30, 2009
Location
Bear Creek, NC 27207
I've owned my XJ for over 2 years. Probably washed it 5 times while I've owned it, might have vacuumed the inside twice. It's a beater and I use it as such.

Usually the rain will keep it clean enough.

I keep the rest of our vehicles clean though.
 

Blaze

The Jeeper Reaper
Joined
Aug 9, 2005
Location
Wake Forest, NC
I can't stand to have my vehicles dirty. I wash and wax them all the time, probably twice a month I wash them, maybe every three or four months I wax them.

That Suburban I owned definitely kept my arms in shape from waxing. :lol:
 

Hurley

WTFab
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Feb 22, 2008
Location
Statesville
See the problem is one man's definition of 'wheeling' versus another. I'd like to think a good day of wheeling a door slammer rig involves lots of damage
 

UTfball68

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Jul 18, 2008
Location
Granite Quarry
I'm there with you...I'm a clean vehicle fanatic. Washed at least once every two weeks...waxed every two months and clay barred once every 6 months. That's all my rigs.

That said...I have a buddy on one of my Ford forums, that has literally been known to pull the bed off his truck, to get any remaining dirt after hitting a mud puddle.

See the problem is one man's definition of 'wheeling' versus another. I'd like to think a good day of wheeling a door slammer rig involves lots of damage

So you're saying wheeling without narrow passages can't be tough...or are you saying you can't pick a good enough line to get passed an obstacle unscathed (relative sarcasm)
 

GotLime?

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Location
Mooresville, NC
See the problem is one man's definition of 'wheeling' versus another. I'd like to think a good day of wheeling a door slammer rig involves lots of damage

That's the great thing about our sport/hobby. There's something for everyone. Body damage is not my thing. I try to avoid it.
 

CasterTroy

Motarded
Joined
Mar 21, 2005
Location
Wallburg
My biggest problem was the fact that it took SO doggone long to get my rig clean AFTER I wheeled it!!!

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GubNi

8 lug disc brakes?
Joined
Mar 20, 2005
Location
Jonesborough, TN
Often clean has very little to do with mud or dirt on it. When I refer to a clean vehicle sometimes I mean no dents or scratches. If you splash in mud puddles that's not really wheeling it. If you lay it on it's side and rub the paint off your sliders and contastly hit trees and bushes that's different.
 

89wrangler

Not a new member
Joined
Oct 22, 2005
Location
Bostic,NC
I used to get harrassed about a clean rig. Not so much anymore as the "other" folks washing them now :lol: I just hate working on a muddy/dirty rig was the main reason. Nothing wrong with waxing dents and scratches.
 

levellinebrad

ROCKCORPS4x4 & EX-BDB
Joined
Dec 27, 2008
Location
Denver NC
Hell yeah I wash my rig. I armourall it too! I vacuum it and bout twice a year I pull the carpet out and pressure wash that. Keeping your rig clean is basic common sense. Basic maintenance is a must on any thing but especially on something you use off road. Helps you find problems early plus it will just plain last longer. Personally, I think Chris just wanted to post another pic of his new jeep.:flipoff2: Looks good Brotha!
 

levellinebrad

ROCKCORPS4x4 & EX-BDB
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Dec 27, 2008
Location
Denver NC
That is a darn good looking Bronco too by the way! Love me some Bronco.

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Jason W.

Carolina Trail Blazers
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Feb 27, 2009
Location
nebo nc
I clean, wash and inspect mine after every single ride, If you dont take care of youre rig then it will not take car of you.
 

GONOVRIT

blue collar brotherhood
Joined
Apr 10, 2005
Location
Dallas NC
I clean mine since its easier to work on it, I would never wax it being a trail only rig, thats not going to get me over an obstacle.

I have an '02 CTD that I bought new and its never been waxed, but it has waxed alot of other tow rigs and a few ricers here and there:flipoff2:
 

WeRideNTruX

Active Member
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Jun 15, 2011
Location
Edgemoor SC
i washed my nismo alot when i 1st got it but after awhile i was dirty to much so i gave up. now that i hunt, work and play on the farm so much keping it shinny would be an everyday job almost. im to lazy for that haha!
 

jeepless21

New Member
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Oct 19, 2011
Location
Charlotte
when I used to have a jeep i left a protective layer of mud on it because if i ended up on a tight trail the branches would only knock the dry mud off, no scratches haha
just a creative way to say i was lazy
 

89wrangler

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Oct 22, 2005
Location
Bostic,NC

Hurley

WTFab
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Feb 22, 2008
Location
Statesville
So you're saying wheeling without narrow passages can't be tough...or are you saying you can't pick a good enough line to get passed an obstacle unscathed (relative sarcasm)


Neither? I just dont think that it's 'wheeling hard' if a vehicle is clean and you can't tell it's been offroad. I'd rather see the carnage, and I enjoy seeing people who are willing to get their rig roughed up and keep on truckin'. Simply put, the original post came across to me as 'having something to prove'.


Wanna wash my truck?:flipoff2::beer:
 
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