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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-29-2001, 07:51 AM
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Quick question...

What are the 10 (or less) most usefull tools you keep in your Jeep?

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Re: Useful Tools

1. Come alongs - yeah they're a tool
2. Pressure gauge
3. Torx ratchet set
4. Standard and metric ratchet set
5. Hi-Lift Jack
6. Mini screwdriver set
7. Regular Screwdriver set
8. Set of standard and metric wrenches
9. Is a tow strap a tool?

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1. duct tape
2. sockets
3. duct tape
4. wrenches
5. duct tape
6. vice grips
7. duct tape
8. zip ties
9. duct tape
10. cell phone


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Re: Useful Tools

Don't know if I can count to 10 but here's what I seem to use frequently:

Leatherman/Gerber tool
tow strap
Hilift jack
socket set
lug wrench

Let's see 6 more and that's 10 right?

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canis, i too carry the duct tape. believe it or not, i repaired a busted u-joint with duct tape. then drove over 10 miles at speeds up to 40 mph. no vibrations! i had the u-joint strap break on the M20 yoke. ended up finding both bearing caps with most of the needles. i taped them to the yoke pretty well, then started wrapping over the u-joint from the yoke to the shaft. when i took the tape off for u-joint repair, it was worn, but no where new ready to come apart. it worked surprisingly well! matt

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Leatherman Crunch (multi-tool w/ locking pliers)

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Re: Useful Tools

I knew duct tape was usefull, I carry a roll all the time, but I never would have had the cahunas to tape-up a u-joint with the stuff. I can now add one more use for the duct tape.
As for the 10 tools, I carry about the same as everyone has posted:
Tow Strap
Pliers(many shapes and sizes)
Hammers(one of which is a BFH)
Cell phone

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Re: Useful Tools

"tools", well....

toolbox w/tools
trash bags
duct tape
zip ties

I think that's 10.

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Great post!
One thing I haven't seen mentioned yet is:
A random assortment of wires and small electrical crimp on connectors.
That will allow you to rewire or bypass something electrical that may get messed up on the trail.
Also, jumper cables. Good for jump starting your or another jeep and they too could be used in a pinch to "hotwire" something.
Oh...and electrical tape.
So that's 3 things no the 1 that I said...oh well..

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I have to put in a vote for a BFH. No, make that a VBFH! I had to use it more times than anything else.

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Yeah duct tape is great but I think I got a story to top that. I broke a strap and all the bolts off of the rear yoke. Well one strap was only severly bent so I pounded it into shape, more or less, then found 2 bolts that fit the yoke and put the strap on with one bolt and zip tied the other hole. I then put the last bolt in one piece of the broken straps and zip tied the other piece. I then duct taped the whole thing and drove from Phoenix,AZ to Flagstaff, AZ. About two hours up through the mountains and it somehow held.

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