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I do. But I am careful where I spray. I don't know how else to get the mud off.

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In your manual on page 112.
It says Do Not Use a pressure washer on your ranger.
Years ago.
Harley Davidson even sent me emails. explaining how a pressure washer drives the water in switches, electrical connections, and places where contacts are made, causing problems they can't find.

I wasn't even using a pressure washer.

It's tough getting mud and minerals off.
And it takes a lot longer .
But you need a good spray head to get the mud loose.
Spray soap after that on everything..
When you get it clean.
Use a leaf blower to get it dry.
 

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There is so much sand that gets everywhere, after going in some of these mud RV places.
And even taking the rabbit holes to get around the deep places.
Even after pressure washing.

Man please !

It's really rough getting all the mud and sand off everything.
I had a spray zep bottle with dawn dish washing liquid, some turtle wax blue car soap mixed together.
Spraying it on and using a rag..then washing it with a water hose.
And really washing out the insides of the disc brakes.
And blowing it dry. Trying to get the electrical connections dry.
Even then, it still looks like it needs washing again.
 

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Pressure washer always.. Dont be stupid and hold the wand an inch from the machine and you will be fine.. I try to spray 12-18" away and it works great.. I also use a slick products foam cannon and it works well to soak it with their offroad soap for a minute first
 

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Polaris dealer says,
You ride in the mud.
Just take the water hose and squirt it off.
Cause you are just gonna be back in the mud.
Why did you buy a Polaris just to keep it clean.
I said to myself.
Anybody that has had a 4 wd drive knows that the minerals from the mud , will eat metal parts up.
What you want to keep the high pressure from is electrical connections.
 

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Know a lot of this is common sense.
Got a lot of friends that go mudding..when they come back, they don't pressure wash their ranger.
I've done a lot of 4x4 with trucks and all.
Dealer was stressing today.
To try to keep you ranger as clean as possible..
Don't spray electrical connections to hell and back..
But to clean everything good.
And keep it greased for preventative maintenance.
So you can keep dirt and sand out of everything.

Ball is in your park.
 

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Pressure wash it all with a foam cannon and off road Soap as stated above. I have a 2015 and never once have had any issue or indication of an issue from keeping my ranger clean.

Be smart and don’t spray the dash where the electronics are. Don’t directly spray the engine with the pressure washer, water hose is ok at low pressure.

And don’t spray the two intake directly or you’ll slip a belt and get water in your air box.

Don’t over complicate by overthinking. It’s an off road machine, made to go off road in all conditions. Take care of it after every ride and it will take care of you.

I have had mine buried over the seat at Hatfield mccoy, had the radiator clogged, and it’s still running strong today. Because I cleaned it at the end of that day and got the mud off the radiator and the moving parts.


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