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Old 05-21-2013, 10:43 AM   #1
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What parts to carry

When out on the trail, what parts do you carry? I'm thinking parts that when broken will strand you out in the middle of nowhere and you can reasonably replace while on the trail.

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When out on the trail, what parts do you carry? I'm thinking parts that when broken will strand you out in the middle of nowhere and you can reasonably replace while on the trail.
depends on your budget and mechanical prowess..

I have:
Oil (gear and engine)
alternator
idler pulley

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serpentine belt
spark plugs

i don't know how to do an axle shaft swap so they wouldn't do me much good...

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When out on the trail, what parts do you carry? I'm thinking parts that when broken will strand you out in the middle of nowhere and you can reasonably replace while on the trail.
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I have a specialist Off-Road Breakdown and Recovery policy. They will even come and get me in the middle of a field. This is an add-on to my normal vehicle insurance.

I don't know if there is anything similar available in the US. My daughter lives in Canada and I know her normal car insurance is more per month than my Jeep insurance is per year
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i brought my extra diff covers on the last trip, and a spare set of sway bar links. I'd like to pick up a spare altenator, and serp belt. Most important "extra" thing you can have on the trails, however, is a spare tire. or 2 if you are me.
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i brought my extra diff covers on the last trip, and a spare set of sway bar links. I'd like to pick up a spare altenator, and serp belt. Most important "extra" thing you can have on the trails, however, is a spare tire. or 2 if you are me.
I'm thinking a communal parts kit is all we need. I've already got the alternator covered... unless that is what is making the god awful noise under my jeep.
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How about the plastic retainer for the transfer case. You can shift it manually climbing under there if it breaks, but it'd be easier to replace it instead of going thru the hassle
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How about the plastic retainer for the transfer case. You can shift it manually climbing under there if it breaks, but it'd be easier to replace it instead of going thru the hassle
good call.. i've actually never even looked at it but have heard about it failing. Got a good place to order from?
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A pistol. .40 is my flavor of choice.
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A pistol. .40 is my flavor of choice.
No doubt. When you are high centered you just start shooting out the rear window and the recoil will propel you forwards. Better than a winch IMHO. Only downside is the guy behind you, but thats their problem not yours. Next time they will do a better job spotting for you.
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No doubt. When you are high centered you just start shooting out the rear window and the recoil will propel you forwards. Better than a winch IMHO. Only downside is the guy behind you, but thats their problem not yours. Next time they will do a better job spotting for you.
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In the past:
- vital fluids for the Jeep (and a jug or two of water for humans)
- something to make a fire, a tarp, para cord
- flashlight, batteries
- paper map when possible
- hose repair materials (some folks carry tubing or the loc-tite leak tape w/e)

things I need to order
- those t-case shifter tabs (the plastic ones)
- serpantine belt
- a hi-lift jack

thing I need to put together
- a tool box with the most-needed tools, my tools are strewn all over right now as I'm adding bits to the new JK
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Axle shafts and Ujoints is what I carry as of now. I plan to get more things as time goes on
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Idler Pulley and alternator seem a bit extreme unless you happen to have extras. Isn't there a decent warning if those are going to go out? I wouldn't expect the trail to cause those to go out very often. Seems like a second battery would be preferential to an alternator, no?

Does AAA cover from a trail? If so, I'll sign up in a heartbeat. I thought they only covered from official roads. A friend swamped her car in a high school parking lot yesterday after some torrential rain storm we had here. She said AAA refused to come on school grounds and she had to get her car to the street first. I don't know what's up with that. Bizarre.
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Idler Pulley and alternator seem a bit extreme unless you happen to have extras. Isn't there a decent warning if those are going to go out? I wouldn't expect the trail to cause those to go out very often. Seems like a second battery would be preferential to an alternator, no?

Does AAA cover from a trail? If so, I'll sign up in a heartbeat. I thought they only covered from official roads. A friend swamped her car in a high school parking lot yesterday after some torrential rain storm we had here. She said AAA refused to come on school grounds and she had to get her car to the street first. I don't know what's up with that. Bizarre.
the idler pulley and alternator are spares that I have because we wheel at rausch which is 200 miles from home. I like the mud/water and have learned that I can easily mess up both. A spare battery can be had at just about any parts store (and are heavy to lug around). This is really just what makes sense for me with the distance, parts availability and my ability to fix.

When in a situation that i can't fix, I just need to get to a paved road for AAA to pick me up (they won't come into the trails). The Premium membership gives me one free 200 mile tow which works out perfectly for me.
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Axle shafts and Ujoints is what I carry as of now. I plan to get more things as time goes on
I need to learn how to swap those out.. doesn't look too hard. Once i have that knowledge, I can start carrying those spares...
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U-Joints!

Truth is, what every you bring won't break, what ever you leave behind will break. But, having U-Joints will likely solve 90% of the problems that will leave you stranded.
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Gallon of distilled water and a roll of electrical tape. With this combination, you can limp back in if you blow a hose.
Fan Belt.
Tow rope, don't use a chain!
Drinking water
Tool kit
Breaker Bar to loosen wheel lug nuts
I also carry the extra rider insurance policy, which covers off road damage and towing to the closest Dealer. The problem is that where I run, a tow truck can't get too.
44 Magnum Pistol, we have black Bear where we run. I'm really not sure if this is a big enough gun to take one down. I don't want to find out!
It's always best to have a minimum of two Wrangler on the same run.
Last, but not least a fresh roll of toilet paper.
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Gallon of distilled water and a roll of electrical tape. With this combination, you can limp back in if you blow a hose.
Fan Belt.
Tow rope, don't use a chain!
Drinking water
Tool kit
Breaker Bar to loosen wheel lug nuts
I also carry the extra rider insurance policy, which covers off road damage and towing to the closest Dealer. The problem is that where I run, a tow truck can't get too.
44 Magnum Pistol, we have black Bear where we run. I'm really not sure if this is a big enough gun to take one down. I don't want to find out!
It's always best to have a minimum of two Wrangler on the same run.
Last, but not least a fresh roll of toilet paper.
Umm, yeah dude, a 44 mag is more than enough to take a black bear, although if you have to dispatch a bear, the closer it gets to you the better off you are bc of the accuracy or lack thereof in the .44 cartridge. I have a pretty good kit out in my jk, I'll have to go out and list what I carry when it quits storming.
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Something I read said there are different u-joints for different sides of the shaft, is that accurate? How many different ones do you need?

With the axles, I assume the front and back are different. Do you just carry the rear?
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Something I read said there are different u-joints for different sides of the shaft, is that accurate? How many different ones do you need?

With the axles, I assume the front and back are different. Do you just carry the rear?
I second this question. I wanted to carry a spare u-joint with me, but when I checked, there are many dimensions. Which one would be the best?
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I need to learn how to swap those out.. doesn't look too hard. Once i have that knowledge, I can start carrying those spares...
It's not hard at all once you do it one time. One of those things once you learn it, it never leaves you. even changing the ujoints with a hammer and some sockets isn't to bad
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I second this question. I wanted to carry a spare u-joint with me, but when I checked, there are many dimensions. Which one would be the best?
People around hear have the part # for Ujoints. I can't remember what they are but I've just gone into napa or somewhere to get them (they looked it up for me)
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Gallon of distilled water and a roll of electrical tape. With this combination, you can limp back in if you blow a hose.
Fan Belt.
Tow rope, don't use a chain!
Drinking water
Tool kit
Breaker Bar to loosen wheel lug nuts
I also carry the extra rider insurance policy, which covers off road damage and towing to the closest Dealer. The problem is that where I run, a tow truck can't get too.
44 Magnum Pistol, we have black Bear where we run. I'm really not sure if this is a big enough gun to take one down. I don't want to find out!
It's always best to have a minimum of two Wrangler on the same run.
Last, but not least a fresh roll of toilet paper.
Yeah a 44 is big enough but if you want to make sure a S&W 500 is very effective! haha just don't shoot it to much, starts to really hurt the hand
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