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Old 05-07-2015, 07:28 PM
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What tools should I have in my tool box in my 89 wrangler Laredo 4.2 L?

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Torx! Lots of torx.

Really, best thing is to do a walk around and grab the tools you would need to take off anything you look at. And then add a prybar , vicegrip, and electrical tape.

Then figure out how much secure space you have to work with. Then figure out what you can put in that box you found that fits there.

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1/2" drive breaker bar, ratchet, 3", 5", & 10" extensions
3/8" drive ratchet, 3" & 8" extensions
1/4" drive ratchet, 3" & 6" extensions
1/2" drive 36mm socket (for axle nuts)
24oz or 32oz ball peen hammer
3/8" drive T40 socket
1/4" drive T15 socket or T15 screwdriver
12-16" prybar
1/4" or 3/8" drive 12mm socket (for caliper slide bolts)
1/2" drive 13mm (IIRC) 12-point socket (for unit bearing retainer bolts)
3/8" drive 14mm or 15mm socket (for oil drain plug)
Oil filter wrench (I like the slip-joint pliers type)
5/16" box-open end wrench or 1/4" drive 5/16" socket (for U-joint strap bolts)
#2 Phillips and 5/16" slotted screwdrivers
Needlenose pliers
Dykes
12V test light

And that's all I can think of off the top of my head.
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Thanks guys!
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This is the small kit i keep in my KK.

The YJ has a bigger kit but its the same, just with all the torx stuff .

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how big is your tool box?

the basics would be a crescent wrench, vise grips, hammer, wd40 or pbblaster, screwdrivers, knife, tape, rags....Im sure Im forgetting something, but the list could grow and grow... as others have comments, and will comment

good luck...
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how big is your tool box?

the basics would be a crescent wrench, vise grips, hammer, wd40 or pbblaster, screwdrivers, knife, tape, rags....Im sure Im forgetting something, but the list could grow and grow... as others have comments, and will comment

good luck...
I have the rampage trail can.
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Ammo cans are also very useful to store anything, including speakers.
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Ammo cans are also very useful to store anything, including speakers.
I really like that,
I'm going to steal your idea!
How tall are your ammo cans and with the top off, how far does your ammo can stick above the tub?
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I have a 200 piece socket set I take wheeling along with a 22 piece combination wrench set. 3lb mini sledge, breaker bar , impact sockets , gloves , eletrical tape , zipties , prybars , screwdrivers , pitman arm puller , and balljoint press. , 12 gauge wire , flashlight , vice grips , 1gallon of oil , 1 gallon of coolant . Hose clamps , knife , and my mv50 compressor. 4' of vacuum hose . Yes my tools take up the cargo area ! But I usually have a tool to fix a rig wether it's mine or a buddy's.
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I really like that,
I'm going to steal your idea!
How tall are your ammo cans and with the top off, how far does your ammo can stick above the tub?
Write down your measurements to the space you are going to use. Then do a search for ammo cans. Be sure to look into foreign ones also. Ive had a few that are much more conveniently sized than most US cans. The 20mm are usually too tall, and the 40mm mk19 box is long and narrow and both have the double end latches. There is an Israeli(?) can that is about 18 long x 8 wide x 10 tall that is the best overall I've found.
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Write down your measurements to the space you are going to use. Then do a search for ammo cans. Be sure to look into foreign ones also. Ive had a few that are much more conveniently sized than most US cans. The 20mm are usually too tall, and the 40mm mk19 box is long and narrow and both have the double end latches. There is an Israeli(?) can that is about 18 long x 8 wide x 10 tall that is the best overall I've found.
Excellent advice thank you.
I've got quite a few ammo cans stored away, the 7.62 I have are to narrow, but I have some other 30cal that might just be the ticket...
Think I'll put some bed liner in them so my tools aren't as noisy rattling around in them...
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I have minimal space because I have 2 12 inch base speakers behind my back seat.
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Don't forget a few zip ties or the old farmer trick some bailing wire, might get you back in a jam.
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I have minimal space because I have 2 12 inch base speakers behind my back seat.
Ditch the subs they don't help on the trail
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I really like that, I'm going to steal your idea! How tall are your ammo cans and with the top off, how far does your ammo can stick above the tub?
they are 40mm cans. They stick up above the tub probably 5 inches or so but with the style of my yj it looks pretty sweet with explosives written all over the side. My next plan is to get an 88 mm can to go under the back seat to hold a 10" sub. If you do it right and seal them you can still be waterproof and hold a ton of stuff aka tools

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