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spares what should i carry
Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:20 AM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 02:44 PM
Posted 28 January 2013 - 04:53 PM
in my kit, i have:
6' fuel line
spare upper and lower radiator hoses
timing belts and timing pullies (idler and tensioners.)
extra front and rear axle.
tool kit to do anything on the car, 2 breaker bars.
wiring kit/soldering iron
LOTS OF ZIP TIES. large ones with tensile ratings over 150 lbs are especially useful.
small halfy camping pad and tarp. they fit nearly anywhere when folded up, like under the rear seat, if you still have it. i was extremely grateful for it when i was replacing an axle on a hot windy beach. i used the tarp for wind/sun/sand shelter, and laid on the pad instead of hot rump roast sand. ever since then, it was part of my kit.
you should add:
preset tie rods, a left and a right. that way you can just bolt them straight in, and not worry about alignment if you jank it up.
radius rods. consider fabricating your spares nice and thick, as well as the ones on the car.
a single hub. if you have a spare tire carrier, you could modify it and weld an axle spline to the carrier in such a way that it holds a spare hub/conewasher/axlenut.
a big jug of water for yourself. it's hot out there. run a little bit of tubing from a 5 gallon jug to a camelbak bite valve, hanging within reach. you will thank me later.
confine all your spare parts and tools to a pack no bigger than 3 milk crates full, with exception to axles and tires. whatever you choose to carry this tool kit, make sure its all secured down. no need to have things flying around and breaking ************. if its going to be a dedicated rig, just bolt some crates to the floor, or rig up a cargo net.
Posted 29 January 2013 - 09:34 AM
Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:00 AM
Also missing from the list: duct-tape. I wrap it around water bottles, lighters, etc. It is fairly easy to put 4-6 feet around a nalgene, and comes in VERY handy.
I have no big parts to add to the list, and second all that are there.
Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:12 PM
Trailer and tow strap ........
Hell yah that would definitely increase the fun level but I would have to drive the impeza or ouback till I coul d build a new daily no fun in that ill just try not to rip the suspension out from underneath the car we will be towing the car so as long as it rolling I'm good
Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:35 AM
Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:43 PM
Posted 10 February 2013 - 11:53 AM
car did great made the 1200 mile trip with out any problems put about 150 miles of desert traval between spectator points and to hammer town and back to camp did some steap hill climbs in deep sand pasing stuck jeeps stoping and starting again in the deepsand on a steep hills hit some tight atv trails some crosscountry deasert traval and played in every sand pit gully or wash i could find the car dident like the woops i couldent find a sweet spot with it i did manage to get some pics and vids but ill put thoughs ina new thread oh and ecsept for a electrical short in the lights nothing broke
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