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Old 06-19-2013, 08:21 PM   #1
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The other day I was reading a post on here that mentioned keeping a Gorilla telescoping wrench in his Jeep. I had never heard of that particular product, so I checked it out on Amazon...it has great reviews, and it made me wonder what other tools are a good thing for Jeep to have onboard, and what tools are must haves for a JK owner's garage?

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Old 06-19-2013, 08:33 PM   #2
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I actually tote all the tools and fluids I need to do anything to my jeep on the trail. Anything from changing a light bulb to changing an axle shaft. And yes I do tote spare axle shafts in the jeep if I am going some where that I or someone else might break one. Of course this is not practical for most people.

As far as what to carry in the jeep goes. A socket and wrench set along as a few screwdrivers and pliers are a good start. These can be carried in a small bag that does not take up a lot of space.

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Old 06-20-2013, 12:10 AM   #3
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So far I have a small 3/8" drive ratchet, a T40 and T50 Torx bits. I have some Jumper cables that I swap from my car to the Jeep depending on what I'm driving that day.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:07 AM   #4
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Here is what I carry harbor freight about $30 including the roll case.
Hopefully it would be enough to get me or someone else out of trouble.
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:15 AM   #5
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i was actually thinking about this earlier, im thinking of buying this set

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Old 06-20-2013, 04:52 PM   #6
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Tools and Equipment
Standard wrenches, 5/64 - 7/8.
Metric wrenches, 8 - 19.
Standard hex key set, 5/64 - 1/4.
Metric hex key set, 1.5 - 5.
Torx key set, T9 - T40.
Ratchet screwdriver.
Adjustable wrenches, med. and small .
Vise grips, small and large.
Hammer.
Two small pry bars.
Army Leatherman tool.
E-tool with case.
Folding four-way tire tool.
Jumper cables.
20 Foot tow strap.
100 feet 550 cord.
2 Ratchet tie downs.
100 mile an hour tape.
Vinyl tape.
Heavy duty zip ties.
Large pocket knife.
Tire gauge.
Army cleaning brush.
Flashlight LED.
Air compressor AC/DC.
Hand vac DC .
Fire ext.
Combat life savers bag.
10 feet of 1 inch webbing.
OEM tire jack and tool.
Lighters.
Plug gap tool .
Assorted spare Jeep parts.
6 foot tape measure
Personnel Equipment
BDU’s top and bottom.
Field jacket and gloves.
Tees, socks and UW.
TP, Soap, Wipes and DO.
Sleeping bag.
Nomax gloves.
Shoulder holster U.S..
DCU boonie hat.
Two 1 Qt. Army canteens.
Army goggles.
Platoon pendent.
Spare glasses and repair kit.
P38 can opener.
Army earplugs and case.
Army safety pin large.
Maps.
Rem. TAC-4 with 500 rounds.
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:58 PM   #7
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WD-40 & Duct Tape.

If it is supposed to move but doesn't - WD-40
It it moves but isn't supposed to - Duct Tape

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Old 06-20-2013, 05:04 PM   #8
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WD-40 & Duct Tape.

If it is supposed to move but doesn't - WD-40
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:19 PM   #9
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That's older than I am.... but, when I was a kid it was bailing wire and bear grease
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:20 PM   #10
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I keep a nice Swiss Army Knife and an LED flashlight in my underseat lockbox.
I also have a roadside kit (reflector triangle, jumper cable, cheap poncho, limited first aid stuff, ect) with a roll of blacktape in it, along with a blanket, atlas, fire extingisher, 100 feet of rope, 6 foot tow strap, 12V air compressor, puffy vest (only when it is cold outside) and thick gloves in the trunk enclosure. Been meaning to get a few more simple tools, but have not gotten around to it. 99.9% of the time I'm on pavement in the burbs or the expressway, and in cell phone range.

In my garage....meh.....a lot of standard stuff for anyone that would work on motorcycles, including a 10 gallon air-compressor.

Most important tool in my garage? The kegerator....
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:24 PM   #11
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:04 PM   #12
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Ok.....this may be a stupid question, but should I have a standard or metric socket set?
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:27 PM   #13
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Both. Metric up to 22 mm
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:38 PM   #14
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Uggg. I was hoping it would be one or the other.

Why can things ever be the easy way?
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Both. Metric up to 22 mm
36mm if you plan on changing front axle shafts on the trail
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:28 AM   #16
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I keep a nice Swiss Army Knife and an LED flashlight in my underseat lockbox.
I also have a roadside kit (reflector triangle, jumper cable, cheap poncho, limited first aid stuff, ect) with a roll of blacktape in it, along with a blanket, atlas, fire extingisher, 100 feet of rope, 6 foot tow strap, 12V air compressor, puffy vest (only when it is cold outside) and thick gloves in the trunk enclosure. Been meaning to get a few more simple tools, but have not gotten around to it. 99.9% of the time I'm on pavement in the burbs or the expressway, and in cell phone range.

In my garage....meh.....a lot of standard stuff for anyone that would work on motorcycles, including a 10 gallon air-compressor.

Most important tool in my garage? The kegerator....

^^^ You had me at "kegerator"

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