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?
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Adjustable wrenches, med. and small .
Vise grips, small and large.
Two small pry bars.
Army Leatherman tool.
E-tool with case.
Folding four-way tire tool.
20 Foot tow strap.
100 feet 550 cord.
2 Ratchet tie downs.
100 mile an hour tape.
Heavy duty zip ties.
Large pocket knife.
Army cleaning brush.
Air compressor AC/DC.
Hand vac DC .
Combat life savers bag.
10 feet of 1 inch webbing.
OEM tire jack and tool.
Plug gap tool .
Assorted spare Jeep parts.
6 foot tape measure
BDUís top and bottom.
Field jacket and gloves.
Tees, socks and UW.
TP, Soap, Wipes and DO.
Shoulder holster U.S..
DCU boonie hat.
Two 1 Qt. Army canteens.
Spare glasses and repair kit.
P38 can opener.
Army earplugs and case.
Army safety pin large.
Rem. TAC-4 with 500 rounds.
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
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....
BFH and fire
Ok.....this may be a stupid question, but should I have a standard or metric socket set?
Both. Metric up to 22 mm
Uggg. I was hoping it would be one or the other.
Why can things ever be the easy way?
^^^ You had me at "kegerator" :D:rofl:
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