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Rack Ops 06-19-2013 08:21 PM

Tools: In the Jeep and in the garage
 
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?

WatchThis! 06-19-2013 08:33 PM

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.

insylem 06-20-2013 12:10 AM

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.

Eichster 06-20-2013 08:07 AM

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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.

Jlho1980 06-20-2013 08:15 AM

i was actually thinking about this earlier, im thinking of buying this set

Shop Kobalt 24-Piece Standard/Metric Mechanics Tool Set with Case at Lowes.com

1Topp 06-20-2013 04:52 PM

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7285/9...15b0776da5.jpg

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
BDUís 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.

Up Hill Bill 06-20-2013 04:58 PM

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

:thumb:

kjeeper10 06-20-2013 05:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Up Hill Bill (Post 3882736)
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

:thumb:

:thumb:

Up Hill Bill 06-20-2013 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Up Hill Bill (Post 3882736)
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

:thumb:

Quote:

Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3882763)
:thumb:

That's older than I am.... but, when I was a kid it was bailing wire and bear grease :D

panthermark 06-20-2013 05:20 PM

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....

kjeeper10 06-20-2013 05:24 PM

BFH and fire

Rack Ops 06-20-2013 07:04 PM

Ok.....this may be a stupid question, but should I have a standard or metric socket set?

kjeeper10 06-20-2013 07:27 PM

Both. Metric up to 22 mm

Rack Ops 06-20-2013 09:38 PM

Uggg. I was hoping it would be one or the other.

Why can things ever be the easy way?

WatchThis! 06-20-2013 10:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3883335)
Both. Metric up to 22 mm

36mm if you plan on changing front axle shafts on the trail :whistling:

yellowtailfan 06-21-2013 11:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by panthermark (Post 3882832)
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" :D:rofl:


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