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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-02-2003, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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What stuff do we bring \'wheeling?

With new members finding this board and looking to it as a resource, we should make a list of the equipment and spares that we bring when we go off road. Those of us that have gone for a while bring stuff based on what we needed at one time and didn't have, but if we all list what different stuff we bring it should give someone an idea of what to bring "just in case".

Here's what I jam into my CJ7:

Tow hooks front and rear
Two 2"x20' tow straps
Hi-Lift jack
CB radio
Spare tire that's only one size smaller than what I run
Tire gauge
First aid kit
Basic tool kit with 3/8" drive sockets, screwdrivers and box wrenches
Front hub socket with 1/2" to 3/8" reducer
Test light
Electrical tape
Duct tape
Bailing wire
18 and 12 gauge electrical wire
Varoius electrical connectors
Heat shrink tubing
Propane cylinder, torch, solder and flux
Zip ties
A bunch of nuts and bolts
A bunch of hose clamps
Fire extinguisher (yes, I've had to use it)
Axle and driveshaft U-joints
Ignition module
Heater hose
Small can of grease
Complete set of front wheel bearings and races
Ratchet straps
Bungee cords
Cheap compressor that plugs into the power point
Fast Orange hand cleaner
1 gallon of water
2 quarts of motor oil

It seems like I'm forgetting some stuff, but that about does it for what I carry in the Jeep when I go wheeling. What else do you find is "necessary"?

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Re: What stuff do we bring \'wheeling?

tow straps, hi lift, shovel and beer (beer is optional, must have if your camping or so stuck that you just arent moving!) I finally came to the conclusion that I couldn't possibly bring a spare jeep with me so that when mine sh*ts I can fix whatever breaks but I always wheel with someone else, so worst case is we drive out in one and come back with spare parts.

I guess if I was wheeling alone I would bring more stuff....

Oh and the one thing that I ALWAYS forget is a camera. That should be number one everybodys list!
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Re: What stuff do we bring \'wheeling?

Just a couple things to add. I always bring a small assortment of common bolts, matches and starting fluid for re-seating tires on the bead, a 2" x 10" board for a jack base, and a pair of my wifes old nylons for a tie to length emergency engine belt.
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Re: What stuff do we bring \'wheeling?

While your at it, a tube of silicone, starting fluid, and yes....a tube of super glue. Wouldn't have thunk it, but during our recent jamboree my cheapo Jeepin sungalsses broke. Budy had the glue and they are still holding strong. Much needed on a hot sunny day. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: What stuff do we bring \'wheeling?

[img]images/graemlins/goodpost.gif[/img] Thanks for starting this!

The starter has never quit, but the starter drive has broken twice, so I carry a spare. (What broke it was trying again to start while the starter motor was still spinning. 1st time ignorance, second time brain fade.)

One time a broken motor mount rubbed a hole in the oil filter, so it's a good idea to keep a hose clamp around the filter, and a spare might be a good idea.
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Re: What stuff do we bring \'wheeling?

good to have food also, for the unexpected stuck.

i like beef jerky, vienna sausages, potted meat and the like. self contained and small makes for convenience.
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Re: What stuff do we bring \'wheeling?

Rather then carry a air tank or one of those mostly useless portable air compressors here is what I did. To keep cost down get 15-20' of good 3/8 fuel line and 2 clip-on style air chucks (the kind that are on tire machines that stay clipped on valve stems) and make up a hose, then air up your spare to the max pressure or I've even gone 20 psi over but do that at your own risk.

Then if you ever need air you got it,you'd be surprised how much air a 35" tire will hold. You can also use it to steal air from your other tires or your buddies if need be. It also works great to equalize your tire pressure if you run lockers and if you ever need some fuel hose your covered as well.

If you do over-inflate your spare just be sure to let the extra air out if you end up having to use it.
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Re: What stuff do we bring \'wheeling?

Just so you know, you can use gasoline to seat a tire on a bead. It works as well as ether, but you don't get the fun blowtorch...
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Re: What stuff do we bring \'wheeling?

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Spare tire that's only one size smaller than what I run

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Sorry to shift off topic here, but is this ok? Would you guys rather have an almost new spare one size under, or a badly worn one on size?
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Re: What stuff do we bring \'wheeling?

For off road use only I would rather have the size smaller new tire than a badly worn on size tire. This would also work on highway due to the 1 size smaller and not being in 4wd but again i have air lockers and will not be locked up on the highway [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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