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Washing the undercarriage

Ok guys, how do you guys go about washing the undercarriage of your rigs?

Right now I am trying a new technique because I do not have a pressure washer. The new technique consists of running a sprinkler under my truck and moving it once in a while So far lots of mud is coming out from under the bed.

Do you guys think its ok to run the sprinkler under the engine compartment considering all the electronic parts?

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hmmm. thats not gonna be easy without a pressure washer. or you could go to the car wash . i will give you credit the sprinkler is an awesome idea!!! usually when i wash mine i just break out the hotsy. its so quick,and it cleans awesome. so your best bet is probably find a pressure washer.

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If his truck is lifted like mine car washes are not an option. We dont fit (and wide mud tires have a tendency to grab a side lug on the track and pull the truck off the track).



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when i had my jeep wrangler my car wash was the oscillating sprinkler under the body moving it every once in a while it worked great, but now that i have the super duty i lay down under the truck and get to spraying



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I have some big dirt piles in the back yard that work great. Find a pile that is as steep as possible and about 6ft tall and drive up it and park with the front tires on top of the pile and then you can stand up right under the truck and power wash.



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hmmm. thats not gonna be easy without a pressure washer. or you could go to the car wash . i will give you credit the sprinkler is an awesome idea!!! usually when i wash mine i just break out the hotsy. its so quick,and it cleans awesome. so your best bet is probably find a pressure washer.
Unfortunetly, I can't take credit for the idea. After going mudding, a buddy told me thats what he does. I guess I should pick up a pressure washer, or stop playing in the mud.

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If his truck is lifted like mine car washes are not an option. We dont fit (and wide mud tires have a tendency to grab a side lug on the track and pull the truck off the track).
Good point, I have 8" lift running 42's that are I think 14.5 wide, and I have the bushwacker cut-out fender flairs. So pretty much my truck is tall and wide.

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when i had my jeep wrangler my car wash was the oscillating sprinkler under the body moving it every once in a while it worked great, but now that i have the super duty i lay down under the truck and get to spraying
My buddy that gave the the sprinkler idea is a jeep guy. Must be a jeep thing.

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I have some big dirt piles in the back yard that work great. Find a pile that is as steep as possible and about 6ft tall and drive up it and park with the front tires on top of the pile and then you can stand up right under the truck and power wash.
My parking brakes don't work, but if they did, I'm still not sure if it would be a good idea to be under the truck.

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