Can We Guess the Make of Your Mud Truck?

By: Dave Davis
Estimated Completion Time
5 min
Can We Guess the Make of Your Mud Truck?
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About This Quiz

It's a sport, but it's more than that; to the people who really get into mud bogging — or mud running, mud dragging or just plain ol' fashion muddin' — it's a way of life. Getting together for meets or getting together with friends, mudders are a breed apart. Where most people go through their lives trying to keep their car — and themselves — clean all day, every day, mud runners see dirt as a badge of honor, knowing that there's no bog too deep or muddy hill too slick that can keep their vehicle from making its run in style. 

Do you think you're muddin' material? If so, you'll need the right truck. A mudder without a truck is just a spectator, and you want to go out and get in on the fun! Just answer these 30 questions, and we'll find the perfect truck for you!

Would you prefer to buy the right truck from the start? Do you want to find something almost perfect that you can modify? Is there a hand-me-down truck from the previous generation just waiting for you? Or do you prefer a "diamond in the rough" truck that you can build up with your own two hands? 

Answer honestly, and we'll line you up with a truck that you'll be proud to take to the field on the weekends or to compete in the Michigan Mud Jam or Howie's Mud Bog! You're not afraid to get your hands — or anything else — dirty, so let's do this!

Rough Terrain When April comes around, what's your first impulse?
Time to see if these adjustments I've made improve the handling!
This season will be yet another that we'll win!
Time to tune up the engine and go muddin'!
Time to buy this year's vehicle!

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Ford F100 1968 Do people ever envy your truck?
All the time. I'm used to it.
Only when I win, so yes, quite often.
Nah — there are literally millions of them out there.
Envy? No. Stare? Yes.

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Frankenstein Which of these movies speaks to your soul?
"The Wolf of Wall Street"
"Casablanca"
"The Fighter"
"Frankenstein"

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Earth Deep down, what's your true feeling about mud?
It's a challenge to be conquered.
It's fine as long as it stays on the outside.
It's a family tradition.
It's where I prove my ideas.

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Mudding How much did you spend on your mud truck?
Hard to say — I've bought parts from all over.
Adjusted for inflation?
Only as much as I had to
I don't know because money is no object when it comes to my truck.

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If We Give You 3 Words, Can You Tell Us What Job They're Associated With? 1 Would you consider yourself handy?
No, that's what I pay handymen for.
Sure, but it's best to start with quality material.
I've got to be handy to keep my truck running.
To be handier, I'd need a third hand.

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Off road mudding What do you get out of mudding?
A chance to put my theories to the test!
Showing my superiority in everything I do
I love the thrill of competition.
I like to exchange bragging rights with my dad.

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Manly Mud Run Are people surprised that you like mudding?
My circle has no idea what mudding is.
They're more surprised if I skip a weekend.
Nope. They know I've done this for years.
Nah. One look at my super-dirty truck gives it away.

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Bogging How long have you been a bogger?
A few years, since I saw the challenge of it
I can't remember a time when I wasn't.
About 10 years, when I bought my truck
I saw it on TV a few months ago and decided I'd try my hand at it.

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truck chains How far have you jacked up your truck?
I prefer the factory settings.
Only as much as I've needed to
More than some, not as much as others
Just enough — I don't want it tumping over.

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Truck winch Your buddy has gotten himself stuck in the mud. What do you do?
Laugh enthusiastically
Figure that I've won the race
Get the chain to pull him out
I get help. His truck' is too heavy for mine.

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Flank Steak What's your idea of a perfect dinner?
Something I fixed myself
Drive-thru is fine
Anything my mom makes
A seven-course meal in an exclusive club

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Mud truck When mudding, do you prefer hills or holes?
It doesn't matter. I've got this thing tuned for both.
Hills — the floor's rusted and the mud gets in otherwise.
Holes — I like to catch some air coming out of them.
Hills — I like looking down at the competition.

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family trip Do you bring your family when you go mudding?
Good lord, no. I have a reputation to maintain.
They're already there.
Sure — I like to share my passions.
No — this is all "me" time.

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6-Car Radio What type of music do you like to listen to in the car?
I like two kinds of music: country AND western.
I like whatever is hot in Europe at the moment.
Rock and roll, baby!
I never got around to putting a stereo in my vehicle.

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Mudding Do you compete in races or just like running in the mud?
I compete, and I'd love to get an endorsement deal.
I would compete, but it's hard to find the right class for my vehicle.
I do compete! If you don't keep score, you don't know who's won.
My family has competed for generations.

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Monster Truck What's your opinion of monster trucks?
I suppose they entertain the masses.
It's like comparing the Harlem Globetrotters to an NBA team.
I've often been inspired by them.
I like to look at their engineering.

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Muddy rear window What's your biggest fear when you're bogging?
Getting stuck and needing to be pulled out
Getting stuck while I'm pulling someone out
My engine exploding
My employees showing up to watch

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Mudding Jeep What's the biggest misconception people have of mud bogging?
That just any truck can do it
That it takes no skill to run a mud course
That newer is always better
That money can't buy good results

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mud bogger Finish this sentence: "Mud bogging is ...
... a way of life.
.. a worthwhile challenge.
... easy with the right equipment.
... not for the faint of heart.

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Which Top Gear Host Are You, Based on Your Auto Opinions? What's your favorite automotive television program?
"Top Gear"
"My Classic Car"
"Motor Week"
"Pimp My Ride"

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9-Nascar Besides mudding, what other automotive sport do you enjoy?
24 Hours of Le Mans
NASCAR
Indy racing
Demolition Derby

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Ford Ranger Lariat Your friend shows you his new truck. What do you do?
I list all the things he should modify.
I hope he bought the right brand.
I try to avoid saying how 1987 was the best year for trucks.
I tell him mine is newer.

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20-Car Wash What is your opinion of car washes?
They're sad places because I've earned all that mud.
I've got to get it clean to see what I need to repair.
They're fine, as long as they're careful when they hand wash mine.
I've got to get it clean to see what I need to adjust.

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21 Old Chevy Interior How comfortable is your truck to ride in?
It rides like a dream.
It handles well, but it's not the smoothest ride.
It's just comfortable enough.
I make people sign waivers before getting in.

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Q19 Race You've just been beaten in a race. What's your reaction?
To have my attorney send a strongly worded letter
I hope my dad didn't see that.
Try to figure out what went wrong and fix it
Make a list of things I'll need from the junkyard this week

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Mudding truck What's your opinion of foreign-made trucks on the mudding course?
It doesn't matter. Price is the only thing that matters.
Hey, bring it on!
There's no substitute for American ingenuity.
I've got so many modifications, I'm not sure what camp mine is in now.

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Muddy road What's the most important element of a winning mudder?
The engine
The handling
The ingenuity
The pedigree

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Kids Muddy As a child, did you like to play in the mud?
Good lord, no. I wasn't allowed to get my clothes dirty.
I didn't care if I got dirty as long as I was having fun.
I basically grew up in the mud.
I was covered in engine oil more than mud as a child.

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Truck How would you describe your truck to someone in one word?
Classic
Dependable
Expensive
Inexplicable

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