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Old 02-21-2006, 07:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up What tools do you bring for the trail? Without bringing the entire shop!

What tools do you try to bring on the trail when go out for a weekend? Sure you have spare parts, but what tools do you find always neccesary to have? Most jeeps dont have much extra room for storage, do you strap down a small tool box? I know theres some jeepers that consider it "full tools".
Any pics of your setup? Who is the most organized that you have seen and had the "trick" setup. What are some of the most common size of wrenches and sockets that you use?
I would think these tools would be among some of the most important:

1. Bailing wire.
2. High lift Jack
3. Wrenches up to 1"
4. Sockets up to 3/4 "- 1/2" drive
5. (2) Cresent Wrenches
6. Regular Pliers
7. Zip ties.
8. Electrical shrink tubing.
9. Propane soldering gun.
10. Black electrical tape.

What else? Any pics? Any suggestions?
Thanks for any help!
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Old 02-21-2006, 07:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you normally go wheeling with the same friends, make a tool list and each person bring some of the tools on the list. other wise try to pack tools for the repairs you will have to make on the trail.
Snap ring plyers
vices
chain
rope
ratchet straps
tire repair
air supply
wrenches svrew drivers
vehicle specific tools also.
Dont over pack with tool that you wont be able to use on the trail. or plan for repair that you dont need to make on the trail.
I would not bring all my sockets or wrenches either. Bring the one that are used on your vehicle only. I used to bring two tool bags with me till I decided to go through and bring the wrenches and sockets sizes that were on my jeep. now I just have one.
And never leave home with out duct tape.
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Your list isn`t to bad, I would add:
Spindle nut socket
Small ohm/voltage tester
Couplings and clamps to fix broken heater/radiator hoses
2lb. hammer/16oz. ball peen hammer
collapsible bucket to carry water
A sensible first aid kit
A couple years ago I built a tool box under the rear seat of my cj. It`s 6" D x 2ft. L x the width of my wheel wells. It`s amazing how much crap you can get in there if you pack it right
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Old 02-21-2006, 09:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I pretty much have 2 of every tool I own... I carry one of every thing every time i got out... you never know.... how many of you have ever needed a file on the trail???
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If I have to use it at home, it or a copy usually makes it into my tool box some how. Not saying thats how you should make you tool list, just a good way if you think your stumped about something.

Obviously I don't haul around tools to do an engine rebuild or anything, but if I need spacific sizes to work on my brakes or replace a ujoint (usually socket and wrench sizes) then I do.


An oil filter wrench is my only suggestion. Yeah, call me a pussy, but theres nothing like standing on the side of a river covered in mud trying to losen an oil filter coverd in mud on a hot motor...... and it didnt take up too much space so I'm keeeping it in my box!
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Old 02-21-2006, 09:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Duck Tape needs to be in every jeep!!!! I don't care if you are an offroader or a mall crawler.
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Ammo cans are so awsome....... :-0 and really really cheap.

I've got two and ordering more. Tried to beat the major dents out, sand it down, spray some bed liner inside few coats is good, and use hammered style paint on the outside.


Love it....
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Old 02-21-2006, 09:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Duck Tape needs to be in every jeep!!!! I don't care if you are an offroader or a mall crawler.

Duck tape keeps your cd player from being stolen at the mall!... or it atleast slows them down a little.
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Old 02-21-2006, 10:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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OMG.... I actually have a LIST that I check every time we go wheeling.

Here it is:

Snap Ring Pliers
Needle Nose Pliers
Vice Grips
Channel Locks
Assorted Screwdrivers
Large Standard Screwdriver
3/8" Drive Sockets Standard
3/8" Drive Sockets Metric
3/8" Ratchet
3/8" Extensions
3/8" Female to 1/2" Male Adapter
1/2" Drive 1-1/8" Socket
Hub Socket
Metric Combination Wrenches
Standard Combination Wrenches
Large Adjustable Wrench
Allen Wrench Packs
4 Way Lug Wrench
Rubber Mallet
Ball Peen Hammer
Hatchet
Leatherman
Utility Knife
Regular Pliers
Dykes
Chisel
Punch

Recovery:

Tow Strap
Receiver Draw Bar
Tree Saver
Recovery Shackles
Winch Remote
Winch Snatch Block
Winch Gloves

Replacement parts/other stuff:

Warn Hubs
ARB Air Line
Replacement Leaf Spring Shackles
Shackle Bolts - both sizes
Spicer 5-153X U-Joint
Spare Brake Line
Tire Repair Plugs
Spark Plug Wire
Electrical Wire
Electrical Tape
Tie Downs - bungee chords
Duct Tape
Spare Rear Axle shafts
Spare Front Axle shafts
Radiator Fluid 50/50
Redline MT-90 Transmission Fluid
Brake Fluid
Engine Oil Mobile 1
Gear Oil
ATF Mobile 1
Bars Leak
PB Blaster
WD40
Tie Downs
RTV
JB Weld
Wrangler Air filter

Fire Extinguisher
First Aid Kit
Trail Head Deflators & Tire Gauge
Air Chuck w/Coiled Airline

Gawd...why does that seem like aloota shit???
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be-fawkin-cause it is.. I have electricians tools.. an electrical kit, wrenches, and pliers, jumpers and fluids.. gloves.. duct tape..ratchet straps.. screwdrivers..

I'd like to carry some wrenches and socket drives.

Gonna find some room to tuck the extras under the rear seats.

Oh yeah.. a chainsaw.. I use that the most.

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c-clamp
brass punch
grease gun
hammer
sockets
assortment of pliers
screwdrivers
(note, all of the above are used to change u-joints, yeah, I've got a u-joint problem)

wire & testers
jumper cables
welding rod
pry bar
high-lift

Parts:
u-joints, assortment of o-rings & cotter pins, nuts & bolts... lots of little stuff
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Old 02-22-2006, 07:54 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Nice! This is exactly what I was looking for! I would imagine a small tool box can probably fit behind the front seats in a wrangler, but this is a lot of supplies. What size tool box works the best for you?
How or where do you consolidate your tools? Any pics? Damn, as many tools as you guys carry- im suprised no one brings the garage tool box that stands 6 feet high and 8 feet wide!!!!!
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Old 02-22-2006, 11:03 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I've got a large rubber maid bin with tools in right now.
I need to get more ammo boxes to use though, a big one.
I carry:
full socket set
Spindle nut socket
metric and SAE wrenches
bailing wire
rope
duct tape
screw drivers
allen keys
breaker bar
fluids (coolent, water, oil, atf +4, etc)
Recovery gear
wire cutters
crimpers
electrical connetors (crimps, slipes, etc)
fuses
spare bulbs

I still need more tool, especially once I lock my junk then I'll carry spare shafts too. Also will have an on board air set up by end of the summer so I'll have to change around how I haul stuff.

Best way to fit lots of tools in a Wrangler, ditch that rear seat. No one likes sitting back there anyhow.
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My set up..


I've got all my listed tools in the red/black box and the tool belt/pouch to the right of the sub. also a small 10x6x3" electrical kit.
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Old 02-22-2006, 12:59 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Pack it all.... Because the one tool you'll need you'll forget at home.....DOP...lol


I Pack every tool I have ever used on my Heep and I have 2 set's of each sockets...Just in case….

Valve stem's... Hose insert... Drain pan.... All Fluid’s.... Mis. bolts, nut’s & screws, Wire… DUCK tape….

The big Key is to work on your rig and you will know what you need..13mm 12 point is key for Heep’s…I know this..lol..

Remember what people bust on the trail…. You can’t take it all but you can always run home to get it…
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Those Rubbermaid "Action Packers" are always good to carry stuff, you can put locks thru them. Used a bike lock to lock it to the roll bar. I had that thing filled up with everything. Recovery, electrical, spare whatever, tool bag, fluids. Had no back seat though.
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When camping I leave most everything but the basics at camp. Daytrips I try to load up. I hate staying in the bush.

Tools

Bottle jack
Chain & boomer
200 peice socket set in a case
needle, locks, snubs and snap ring pliers
vice grips
u joint press
pitman puller
assorted wrenches
assorted screwdrivers
test light and multimetre
wire
duct and electrical tape
36mm socket
couple 13 mil 12 points
4 ft breaker bar
1 4 crow bar
hack saw
few rachet straps (holds my shit down anyways)
booster cables
head lamp

Parts
rear long side axle
stock short and long side fronts
steering hose
serp belt
fluids
small bolt box
couple u joints

Most the things on my list are there because we've used them at one time or another to get someone out. Mostly we camp, so my junk usually stays there.

I use one milk crate, one fair sized tool box, and the box the mastercradt socket set comes in.

I'll be adding CV ball kits, u joint straps, and an idler puller to the parts list when I get back on the trails this summer.

Nothing like blowing a cv out first day of wheeling on a 4 day campin trip.
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Old 02-22-2006, 04:50 PM   #18 (permalink)
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ok, so who has the art of organization down? In other words, who the hell packed all these tools into the smallest bin, or box, or Tool chest?????
HA HA! Thanks for the help guys! Turned out to be a great thread.
Sounds like the best setups soo far are the guys running the rubbermaid bins and the picture of the Jeep with the rear storage setup. NICE!
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Most things have been covered already.

I have a nice (~9" x 9" x 18") soft tool bag that I use, pretty muck I pack that full.

The key is nice organization, for fitting tools in a tight space, and to find them easy on the trail.

My wrenches, I pack a FULL set of both Metric and SAE, since my rigs (XJ, and a Toyota have amix of both type of bolts). What I do, is get some long bolts, with fender washers and wing nuts. Put the bolt through the closed ends of the wnches, in order, so you have them all bolted together. Very compact and easy to find.

Sockets I organize on rails that I cut the 'handle' off for compactness.



One ofthe important tools that few bring is a good pickle fork for removing tie rods, steering linkages, etc, and works as a general punch/pry bar in a pinch.

I keep a brass hammer and 1/2" brass drift, as well as a couple steel punches, they always come in handy.


Also, your best friend is a good size piece of plastic sheeting or a 6x8' tarp.

Good for laying on in the mud, and for wrapping up something like a muddy tire if you store inside your rig like I do on my XJ.
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I guess it depends on where I go. Just out for the day I take less than going a week into Moab backcountry. The lists here are great for trail, but I see a lot of rockcrawlers that don't even carry a spare tire anymore because of weight, or mobility. I do always take an...

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as far as organization in bags, i have a buddy who uses those cheap ziplock tupperware containers, he keeps all of his sockets in them. he seperates them by metric and standard and impact or non impact. he also has them all marked so he can just pull them out real quick.
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A good way to tell what you need for your particular rig is to start in the garage/driveway, and tighten EVERY nut and bolt you can find on the vehicle and keep track of the tools you use. Those are the min. tools you need to take with you.

Again something I still need to do myself.
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One thing I try to do is use my tools out of my rig when I'm working on it at home. That way I'll know that my rig's tool box will have the stuff I need when I'm not. If I need something more from the grarge than what I have in my rig, it gets packed with the rig at the end of the project.

Oh, and one more thing to add that I didn't see on the list. I always carry some JB weld or Quick Steel. Mostly to patch a leaky radiator or something like that.
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