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Old 09-05-2011, 10:10 AM   #31
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I can see where a large prybar would come in handy on the trail, as well as the pipe wrench. I know what the 13mm 12 points are used for, but what would the 3/4 inch and 13/16 sockets be used for?
That's the two most common sizes of lug nuts plus the 13/16's will fit the head of most lower control arm bolts and you can get the pipe wrench on the nut.

In our normal rigs, we always carry one of the small folding lug wrenches beside the driver's seat. Many a time on the trail I grab that and have a tire off before the owner can hook up his whiz bang air power impact or find his fancy high dollar lug wrench.

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Old 09-05-2011, 11:08 AM   #33
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This is my starter kit. It has more junk in it now. I have another bag with a fire extinguisher, winch stuff, straps, air pumps, etc.



This was the kit in my last jeep before it was stolen.
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:04 PM   #34
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That's the two most common sizes of lug nuts plus the 13/16's will fit the head of most lower control arm bolts and you can get the pipe wrench on the nut.

In our normal rigs, we always carry one of the small folding lug wrenches beside the driver's seat. Many a time on the trail I grab that and have a tire off before the owner can hook up his whiz bang air power impact or find his fancy high dollar lug wrench.
I've seen those folding 4 ways in the auto parts stores, they always looked kinda flimsy to me... Ever had one break on you?
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This is my starter kit. It has more junk in it now. I have another bag with a fire extinguisher, winch stuff, straps, air pumps, etc.



This was the kit in my last jeep before it was stolen.
I like the small Husky set in the above right of your first pic, looks nice and simple without having 300 screwdriver bits and a bunch of loose allen keys so it can claim it's "200 pieces"... The needle nose, channel locks, and folding hex key sets seem like good additions, and the mini hack saw is pretty neat too

+1 on the beer! Always makes wrenching more fun!
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Old 09-05-2011, 02:38 PM   #36
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i just added this junkyard beauty to my tool kit -



Land Rover bottle jack, lifts 16" high cost: $6
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i just added this junkyard beauty to my tool kit -



Land Rover bottle jack, lifts 16" high cost: $6
Oooooooh, I likey! :drools:
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Old 09-05-2011, 06:37 PM   #38
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Eliminate the need for the Torx bolt on the track bar, replace it with a grade 8 regular bolt.
(thanks Jerry!)

TOILET PAPER!!! you will thank me sometime.

And a first aid kit!
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TOILET PAPER!!! you will thank me sometime.
Ha yeah, that is one of my essentials I forgot to mention above. Keep some TP in your Jeep, you'll need it sooner or later!

I was on a very remote part of an island (Catalina) off the SOCAL coast preparing for a scuba dive when the call of nature suddenly hit me with a vengence. With no time to waste, I felt lucky to spot an old Tide soapbox laying on the ground to tear up to use. Using the unprinted side was a mistake, it had a Tide detergent soap residue on it. Yeouch!!! My next fast move was a dive into the water to get the powdered detergent off my backend.
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Ha yeah, that is one of my essentials I forgot to mention above. Keep some TP in your Jeep, you'll need it sooner or later!

I was on a very remote part of an island (Catalina) off the SOCAL coast preparing for a scuba dive when the call of nature suddenly hit me with a vengence. With no time to waste, I felt lucky to spot an old Tide soapbox laying on the ground to tear up to use. Using the unprinted side was a mistake, it had a Tide detergent soap residue on it. Yeouch!!! My next fast move was a dive into the water to get the powdered detergent off my backend.

Lmao!!!! That's an awesome story!!!! I think you just won post of the day!

I already carry a custom made first aid kit, and a "bug out bag" with me any time I go off road, here are a couple of links to both of them...

Bug out bag: Coleman Max Elate 65L backpack review - KMA Off Road Forums

First aid kit: Voodoo Tactical first aid bag review. - KMA Off Road Forums
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Sat phone and credit card. Its a plus to have a friend with access to a helicopter. Seriously most important thing IMO is people who know where u are and when u should be back. Life is a team sport. Ooo forgot the beer cooler
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Figure to ad mine in and keep going w thread. Girlfriend seems to do pretty good an surprised me with this kit an a few plier sets and crescent wrenches. Little big but leaves me ton of room to add to it and keep other stuff on top. There's a lot of 1/4" but doesn't hurt to have being I'm not just carrying tools to work on jeep but whatever I'm around out on road, bikes, snowmobiles. I'm damn pumped! Just need to get a big hammer and that's it. Select bigger wrenches and crap.

Was only 220 at sears all pieces and box. And she got me a torq kit that has 55 in it which was cool. Box fits PERFECT w seat up an door shut so won't wiggle around.

Here's few pics how I have it now. Plenty to add to it.
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I carry a lot of tools but there always seems to be those times when you still don't have what you need. I needed a cold chisel a few trips ago which of course I didn't have with me. I discovered not many offroaders carry a cold chisel that day.
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Figure to ad mine in and keep going w thread. Girlfriend seems to do pretty good an surprised me with this kit an a few plier sets and crescent wrenches. Little big but leaves me ton of room to add to it and keep other stuff on top. There's a lot of 1/4" but doesn't hurt to have being I'm not just carrying tools to work on jeep but whatever I'm around out on road, bikes, snowmobiles. I'm damn pumped! Just need to get a big hammer and that's it. Select bigger wrenches and crap.

Was only 220 at sears all pieces and box. And she got me a torq kit that has 55 in it which was cool. Box fits PERFECT w seat up an door shut so won't wiggle around.

Here's few pics how I have it now. Plenty to add to it.
Very nice! I need a girlfriend like yours!
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This is perhaps my most important tool, and I carry it whenever I jeep.....



Keeping an eye on it can negate the needed use of many of the other tools I carry in my rig!
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I have a 150 pc Craftsman "mechanic" tool set that comes in its own nice little compact case. it has everything that I would probaly need for trail repairs and fits very nicely on the floor behind the rear seat. It stays in my Jeep at all times. also a shovel (foldable military type) Fire Ext., and a tow strap just in case I can't fix it as well a good jack the fits your vehicle. other than that it is seasonal, or expedition related. now thats what I have and has always worked for me. you might find some other stuff that works for you as well
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This thread kinda turned into a what tools do you carry in your Jeep thread, or a what's the maximum amount of tools you can carry in a Jeep thread...

There has been some good advice, but what I originally intended was weight savings, what tool would be need for what repair on the trail..

A few examples:

36mm socket for the spindle/ axle nut on the front unit bearing.
33mm socket for the pitman arm nut on the steering gear box.

^^^ there would be no need to carry a 30mm through 40mm set of sockets for those repairs, just those 2 sizes, thus resulting in more room, and less weight.

1/2" and 13mm wrench, socket, or both for the brake caliper bolts, and the unit bearing bolts.

5/8" wrench or socket for the gear box bolts.

3/4" wrench or socket for the tie rod end castle nuts...

t55 for the bumper bolts.

t50 for the trackbar bolt and various others.

Tire plug and patch kit.

High lift and bottle jack.

Shovel, and ax.

Ratchet straps and tow straps.

D rings and other recovery gear.

The weight of everything quickly adds up, and while it would be nice to carry every possible size wrench, socket, scewdriver, some air tools, and a huge toolbox, I would also like to carry extra fuel, food, camping gear, a passenger, extra clothes, water, a cooler or two, a first aid kit, etc... so space is at a premium.

I'm not knocking anyone, I'm just trying to clarify what I'm trying to accomplish.
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and some type of jack... wether its a bottle of jack, a bottle jack, or a hi lift
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This thread kinda turned into a what tools do you carry in your Jeep thread, or a what's the maximum amount of tools you can carry in a Jeep thread...

There has been some good advice, but what I originally intended was weight savings, what tool would be need for what repair on the trail..

A few examples:

36mm socket for the spindle/ axle nut on the front unit bearing.
33mm socket for the pitman arm nut on the steering gear box.

^^^ there would be no need to carry a 30mm through 40mm set of sockets for those repairs, just those 2 sizes, thus resulting in more room, and less weight.

1/2" and 13mm wrench, socket, or both for the brake caliper bolts, and the unit bearing bolts.

5/8" wrench or socket for the gear box bolts.

3/4" wrench or socket for the tie rod end castle nuts...

t55 for the bumper bolts.

t50 for the trackbar bolt and various others.

Tire plug and patch kit.

High lift and bottle jack.

Shovel, and ax.

Ratchet straps and tow straps.

D rings and other recovery gear.

The weight of everything quickly adds up, and while it would be nice to carry every possible size wrench, socket, scewdriver, some air tools, and a huge toolbox, I would also like to carry extra fuel, food, camping gear, a passenger, extra clothes, water, a cooler or two, a first aid kit, etc... so space is at a premium.

I'm not knocking anyone, I'm just trying to clarify what I'm trying to accomplish.
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We make it a point to never ever use a strap like that with metal hooks on the end. A good recovery strap with D-Rings are what we usually use.
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We make it a point to never ever use a strap like that with metal hooks on the end. A good recovery strap with D-Rings are what we usually use.
Good point.
I just pulled the pics off the internet but I've never had a problem with hooks as long as they have safety latches (sry, I didn't take a close look @ the pic. before I posted it)
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I threw in a pick axe which slides on the handle and can also be used as a pry bar. Regulear recovery stuff, jacks, air, power inverter to charge phones etc, (not that phone are much good if you're really in the boonies) portable drill with 2 batteries, regular socket sets, hand tools, pipe wrench,crescent wrench etc.
I don't do mudding but have had occasion to hit some big rocks underneath which caused some minor stearing concerns. Of course, brake fluid, power steering fluid and oil. Oh yeah, two jerry cans of gas.

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