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Old 02-04-2014, 10:20 AM   #1
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'Must Have' Tools

I've bought about all of the accessories that I want for my new Jeep and now I need to look at some must have tools as a Jeep owner. Help me fill my toolbox. What are the tools that every Jeep owner should have?

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Old 02-04-2014, 11:09 AM   #2
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zip ties
t50 and t40 torx bits
tire plug kit
allen wrench set
First aid kit
Hi Lift
pliers
flathead
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These are the things i always have in my Jeep

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Old 02-04-2014, 11:10 AM   #3
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Floor jack and jack stands. And a big darn hammer.
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A couple of HD flashlights and WD40. I also carry a socket set.
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METRIC sockets! 10mm and 18mm are commonly used.
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:29 AM   #7
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A good long handled Torque wrench.
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:38 AM   #8
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1/2" drive - 24" breaker bar with impact sockets
1/2" drive torque wrench
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Snacks and wet-wipes. Tic-Tacs are popular from the rear car-seated set.
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Jumper cables, the extra long ones! Maybe some rope, a collapsible shovel and a snow brush.
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Metric crescent wrench
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Do you think I should get the left-handed one too? Just in case?
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Jumper cables, the extra long ones! Maybe some rope, a collapsible shovel and a snow brush.
THIS!

Seriously, even if you don't think you'll need it (New battery, etc) you might need it to jump someone else.
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Do you think I should get the left-handed one too? Just in case?
Damn, onto me.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:00 PM   #15
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Ordered my jeep on 1/29. Not stressing on the delivery date but I want the right tools when it arrives. Didn't pay attention to the fasteners when I ordered it
What tools will I need to remove the hard top, doors & rear seat?
Standard, metric, torx?
Sizes?

I want to have the tools ready when the weather breaks!
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:48 PM   #16
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Ordered my jeep on 1/29. Not stressing on the delivery date but I want the right tools when it arrives. Didn't pay attention to the fasteners when I ordered it
What tools will I need to remove the hard top, doors & rear seat?
Standard, metric, torx?
Sizes?

I want to have the tools ready when the weather breaks!
Just read the manual on-line it will tell you exactly what tools are needed to remove those components. BTW, if your replacing your headlight get a T-15 and some panel "removers", they are better than flat-head screw drivers.

If you have no idea what you need, etc... drop about 100. on a Craftsman mechanic tool set and it should have everything that you need... BUT as you learn you find out you need "speciality" tools to get the job done correctly sometime .. for example, how "long" should a flat-head screw driver be.. and next thing you know you have 100+ sizes and never the correct one for the job

If your going off-road then you need "off-road" tools .. and that list goes on and on ...
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If you are going to wheel there are a few tool that come in handy if you or someone breaks a front axle shaft.

A 12point 13mm shallow socket with a wobbler for the unit bearings and a 36mm socket for the axle nuts on the front.

You might never need them but if you or someone else does it makes things a lot easier.
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Just read the manual on-line it will tell you exactly what tools are needed to remove those components. BTW, if your replacing your headlight get a T-15 and some panel "removers", they are better than flat-head screw drivers.

If you have no idea what you need, etc... drop about 100. on a Craftsman mechanic tool set and it should have everything that you need... BUT as you learn you find out you need "speciality" tools to get the job done correctly sometime .. for example, how "long" should a flat-head screw driver be.. and next thing you know you have 100+ sizes and never the correct one for the job

If your going off-road then you need "off-road" tools .. and that list goes on and on ...
Thanks! I have several fiends that off road. But no one has a jeep beyond 02. Worried about cheep Chinese made fasteners. See a lot of of them in MFG these days.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:20 PM   #19
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Most important PB blaster and a hammer ranging from normal to a sledge hammer and every one in between.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:29 PM   #20
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:36 PM   #22
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Always carry the sledge! What others do you carry? Ball pien? Dead blow?
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.. WOW, last year the #1 item was the AXE, I guess everyone has upgraded to a SledgeHammer ... and the all time favorite is the High-Lift
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And my friends Dennis & Blair who have more years Jeeping and more tools and know-how then I'll ever have
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As far as the sledge hammer bit, I just carry a conventional axe that has a blunt opposite side, just be careful where/how you swing it.
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Work enough constuction & you always have the BFH (Big F-----g Hammer)
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Ordered my jeep on 1/29. Not stressing on the delivery date but I want the right tools when it arrives. Didn't pay attention to the fasteners when I ordered it What tools will I need to remove the hard top, doors & rear seat? Standard, metric, torx? Sizes? I want to have the tools ready when the weather breaks!
T40 and T50 to torx bits. T40 removes the top and T50 removes the doors. Get them at any automotive store or harbor freight.
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Now thats info I can use.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:36 AM   #29
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What you REALLY NEED to get is a large VISE GRIP (curved jaws) and a small one also. It'll get more use than you would ever imagine.
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What you REALLY NEED to get is a large VISE GRIP (curved jaws) and a small one also. It'll get more use than you would ever imagine.
Agreed, the vise grip is the most versitle tool you can carry, next to a roll of duct tape of course.

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