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Old 04-06-2012, 09:48 AM   #1
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What tools do you guys suggest I keep in my jeep at all times?
Like wrenches, sockets, 4-way, etc.

Gotta risk it to get the biscuit
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:57 AM   #2
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I keep one of those fold up socket sets under my back seat. Can have them all day at wally world for like $50. a T55 Torx (stupid torx...), rubber mallet and tow straps.

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Old 04-06-2012, 10:01 AM   #3
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sockets, wrenches, hammers, prybars, screwdrivers, pliers, visegrips, channel locks... crescent, electrical tape, duct tape, wire strippers, extra 14-10g wire, allen set, metric and standard, torx set. needle nose, dikes, tire plug kit, tire gauge,jumper cables, flashlight, brakefluid, oil, PS fluid, hilift and a few odds and ends....

For the most part, if I am more than 5-10 miles from my house, all this goes with me... and then some.... you never know.... it could be for you or a fellow Jeeper

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Old 04-06-2012, 10:06 AM   #4
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Depends how and where you drive it.
City driving with a soft top or top down a lot then don't carry anything, or minimal. Cheap 4-way screwdriver, pliers, adjustable wrench.
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Old 04-06-2012, 12:50 PM   #5
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I just read an article about this very topic last week. It was full of good recommendations and sounds like something you ought to check out. I think it was in the new issue of 4Wheel & Offroad... but I can't find it on their web site.

Anyone else see it?
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:03 PM   #6
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What tools do you guys suggest I keep in my jeep at all times?
Like wrenches, sockets, 4-way, etc.
You can never have enough tools
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:29 PM   #7
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Here is my favorite tool set, use to care it my YJ when I hit the trails.

I got them as a wedding gift from my cousin 12 years ago. Only thing I broke was the socket extension (I twisted it off) and the knuckle. They have a lifetime warranty, I just lost the pieces over the years and never replaced them yet. I also lost the 9mm socket for some reason.

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Old 04-06-2012, 07:22 PM   #8
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I don't carry any tools in either of the Jeeps daily. I can't stand the sound of tools and crap clanging around when I hit bumps.
When I go wheeling I pack a medium sized toolbox with just about everything I can think of bringing.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:23 PM   #9
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Since I work at an airport, and have to park in the parking garage, I usually don't carry much (if anything) in the way of tools. No sense tempting fate.

Anywhere else I usually carry a small army tool pouch with a decent assortment of combo wrenches, sockets, extensions, torx, etc.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:26 PM   #10
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NON wheeling I carry:

(1) 15mm wrench
(1) 15mm socket and ratchet

...covers everything

lol, well not everything, but those two tools and a spare serpentine belt can get me going if i break a belt...the only thing that will shut you down fast and is a easy road side fix.

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