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Old 12-11-2013, 08:52 PM   #1
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JK personal tool kit ideas

I'm looking for the "perfect" tool kit for my JKUR... I don't want to carry around my entire ratchet kit or an entire tool kit, I'm looking for essential tool that will get me past a break down with a minimal foot print... Some of my thoughts are, a set of brake pads (for excessive BLD wear) and the wrenches to change out pads, what wrenches I need, sockets, plyers, duct tape (duh) etc...

The perfect kit...

I welcome good advice, remember, I need the smallest footprint. It seems like a certain few sockets and wrench sizes would cover a lot of repairs, I would like to know the sizes.

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I'm interested too.
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3/8" regular metric sockets,
1/2" metric deep sockets,
metric wrenches to 22mm.
1/2", long breaker bar,
1 3/8" ratchet,
1 1/2" ratchet.
1 standard phillips,
1 standard flat screwdirver,
a vise grip,
a channel lock pliers,
a regular pliers,
a flashlight,
a set of Allen wrenches,
a set of star wrenches,
and a set of large star drive male sockets
safety wire
baling wire
100mph tape
electrical tape
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I'm looking for the "perfect" tool kit for my JKUR... I don't want to carry around my entire ratchet kit or an entire tool kit, I'm looking for essential tool that will get me past a break down with a minimal foot print... Some of my thoughts are, a set of brake pads (for excessive BLD wear) and the wrenches to change out pads, what wrenches I need, sockets, plyers, duct tape (duh) etc... The perfect kit... I welcome good advice, remember, I need the smallest footprint. It seems like a certain few sockets and wrench sizes would cover a lot of repairs, I would like to know the sizes.
Can of starter fluid and lighter or matches. Will save ur butt if you pop a bead out on the trail. Watch a YouTube vid to see how it's done, but real simple and works!
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:51 PM   #6
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wheel stems and cores...

a couple of every fuse in the jeep...
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I forgot to add a couple/three different crescent wrenches.
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I carry: a pair of crsecent wrenches. A screwdriver. The controller for my winch. A snatch strap. A tow strap. A couple tree savers. Five shackles. A snatch block. A shovel. A four way wrench.

Every time i go wheeling theres always someone changing brake pads on the side of the trail on their JK...
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I carry: a pair of crsecent wrenches. A screwdriver. The controller for my winch. A snatch strap. A tow strap. A couple tree savers. Five shackles. A snatch block. A shovel. A four way wrench.

Every time i go wheeling theres always someone changing brake pads on the side of the trail on their JK...

I consider recovery gear to be a separate category from tools.
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Similar thread we could benefit from overlap info How do you store your RESCUE gear???
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I consider recovery gear to be a separate category from tools.
Two crescent wrenches, a screwdriver, and a couple extra pistons incase my 3.8 starts using to much oil then
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Whatever you carry tool-wise, I encourage you not to go cheap. Notice: I didn't say expensive- but well made ratchets and sockets are affordable, and the cheap stuff you couldn't make if you made minimum wage? Well, I've had that stuff break in my garage, and I would be triply frustrated if it happened away from home.
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to start:

3/8" regular metric sockets,
1/2" metric deep sockets,
metric wrenches to 22mm.
1/2", long breaker bar,
1 3/8" ratchet,
1 1/2" ratchet.
1 standard phillips,
1 standard flat screwdirver,
a vise grip,
a channel lock pliers,
a regular pliers,
a flashlight,
a set of Allen wrenches,
a set of star wrenches,
and a set of large star drive male sockets
safety wire
baling wire
100mph tape
electrical tape
That's exactly what I'm looking for.... I like the fuse idea as well and the stem & core with starter fluid and matches.

I'm focused on tools because there are a ton of threads on trail gear, but I'm talking easy to pack tools that would be needed anywhere in an emergency.
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Star drive? Whats that?
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Star drive? Whats that?
Torx
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Torx
Thought maybe you guys were talkin about something else. Ok
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Old 12-13-2013, 05:45 AM   #17
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...it's a gearwrench brand...they call it a microdriver set...

...i add a screwdriver handle...a couple of extensions and a good comprehensive set of bits...gives me lots of capability with lots of angles for access...loose the plastic case and put it in a tiny cloth pouch...
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mushroom style tire plug kit...or a rope style if size and cost are a factor...use it to get to where you can mount your spare...or get to a tire store...

...a flat 35" or 37" tire makes you decidedly crooked!
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nylon wire tie zip straps...various sizes and lengths...
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nylon wire tie zip straps...various sizes and lengths...
You can actually buy those in 4 foot lengths even. Seriously. I cant even begin to list the uses...
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I have yet to find any bolt standard or metric or rounded that this will not work on. I have this 2 screw drivers a pair of channel locks.
The dogbone even has torx bits with it.
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I have yet to find any bolt standard or metric or rounded that this will not work on. I have this 2 screw drivers a pair of channel locks.
The dogbone even has torx bits with it.
...oh see now...i had to order one!

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The max access wrenches and ratcheting wrenches all in metric. An e-tool, bolt cutter. Chainsaw (the b&d electric is awesome), vise grips, wire cutters, needle nose pliers.

Most of these can be had on the sears.com outlet store for cheap. I for the ratcheting wrenches for 15 dollars; 8,10,12,13,14,15,17,& 19mm in that set
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I freakin love me gear wrench set. Set itself ends at 17mm and I believe 3/4. Both standard size and stubby. I added 18-19 mm and 21-22 mm A nut splitter has also saved me a lot of hassle.

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I ended up buying this a month ago. I've used it a few time now and it has everything I've needed. And it comes with a nice heavy duty case.

Crescent 170-Piece Mechanics Tool Set - Amazon.com
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Spare U-Joints , Tools to Change em.... Maybe a "C" screw press.
Extra Oil and a filter, Collapsable bag for carrying water incase ya bust a hose.
Extra Serpentine belt ! And tools to change it.
Lots of "stuff".... Good luck ! "BH"

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