Are you familiar with with 4x4 mudding? Well, whether one is just watching or actually getting into a truck and driving through the mud, 4x4 mudding is the epitome of an adventurous activity. And as you may have guessed 4x4 mudding involves trucks and a lot of mud. To take participate you will have drive your truck through a set course that is full of mud.
Sound silly? Well, make no mistake... there are many outdoor enthusiasts who take this sport very seriously, and the people that rally around this activity are some of the strongest competitors you will meet.
In most cases, the trucks get stuck and then someone tries to pull them out. But this is all part of the 4x4 mudding fun. These vehicles are created from different parts from various cars and trucks to come up with a truck strong enough to go through the sticky mud. The trucks suspension will be enhanced to assist the truck in clearing the mud and withstanding the beating that this activity will dish out. And the engines of the vehicles will be perked to create more power at low speeds. This will allow them get through the mud easily.
When a truck gets stuck, people have to get into the mud and help it out. This gets everyone covered up in mud and this situation is why many people watch in the first place. There are obviously those who have better driving skills than others and those who have better vehicles. But the point of 4X4 mudding is to drive to the farthest point before it is not possible to drive any further.
If a driver is able to drive through to the furthest point or is able to drive through the mud to the end, they are declared the winner. The win is usually just for bragging rights. In the weeks that follow that competition, while they get their trucks repaired and improved, the drivers will be getting prepared to beat the current winner. The show is in continuous motion.
This event sees many customized trucks and sometimes motorcycles. 4x4 mudding can be quite an expensive hobby because specific parts have to be fitted to give the vehicle an advantage over their competitors. And because of the rough nature of the sport, these parts will get broken and will need replacing on a regular basis.
4X4 mudding is not for everyone, but in an age when people are looking for interesting ways to escape the daily grind, they may just find themselves surprised at the pleasure that can be gleaned from watching people and cars rolling around in the mud.