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#1 s'ko

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 03:56 PM

Just wondering it we could make a FAQ write up about off-road repair tools/parts.

For Tools I was thinking

1) basic metric socket set.
2) Channel Lock pliers
3) vise-grip locking pliers
4) Permasteel or other epoxy
5) Screwdrivers (phillips and standard)
6) Lug wrench
7) Jack (hi-lift jack even better)
8) Oil and Gear Oil

For parts
1) Assorted drive belts
2) Spare tire
3) fuel pump

For Accessories
1) Tow rope
2) Air Pump, (if you air down)

Anyone else want to add to the list?

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#2 bratman2

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 04:36 PM

Clutch cable, I have had two break in over 7 years. Luckily the second time I had one under the seat.

#3 MorganM

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 05:06 PM

Here's some things from a tech inspection list. Gotta pass tech inspection to get into most ORV parks and events. Even if you dont go to ORV parks or events these are good ideas :)

- FULL size spare tire
- Fire extinguisher must be mounted with in the reach of the seat-belted driver and extinguisher must be fully charged
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Tow straps cannot have hooks attached
- Tow strap must be 2-4 inches wide with a 10,000-pound minimum rating
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Tow strap must be in good condition; no excessive tears, fraying or knots
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Trail vehicle must have first aid kit
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Working CB radio hand-held is OK

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 07:25 PM

an alternator can leave you dead in the water.
timing belt(just the one), and idlers
disty
axle
welder =]

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 08:07 PM

A jug of water or premixed anti-freeze/water. A gas can. A shovel. A come along.

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 08:44 PM

A spare front CV and a spare rear CV. They can be crappy ones that are almost dead with duct tape sealing tears in the rubber, as long as they can help you out of trouble. Also gasket goo and exhaust repair tape so that if you hit the exhaust and puncture it, or pull the headers out of the engine you can bodge up a repair to get it home.

If you run a welded diff it probably wouldn't hurt to take a spare diff just in case the weld snaps.

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 10:14 PM

CV axle, at least for the front, as the rear can run without axles. It'll be 2wd, but at least you can go somewhere. Also carry a set of spare front wheel bearings and seals. These things necessitate bringing a 36mm socket and a large drift punch. I also highly recommend finding a piece of aluminum pipe a couple feet long that is the same size as the inner race on the wheel bearings. This is helpful in getting the axle back through the bearings (just tap on the pipe rather than the hub, which avoids putting that shock load on the bearings), and doubles as a cheater bar with the added bonus of being really light.

Take a BFH with you. You never know when this will come in handy and if you don't have one, you'll need it for sure.

Also, bailing wire, duct tape, and a big bag of zip-ties.

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 10:25 PM

I always like to be way prepared:

- Blanket
- Change of warm clothes
- Flashlight
- Cell phone (or as stated above CB)
- A 2x12 board or flat surface for your jack

Thats all I can think of for now.

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 11:25 PM

dont know if it has been said but a 3/16 punch, hammer, block of wood, jack, and vice grips and extra axle pins are alls neccesities if you run a welded diff.

and and extra rear axle of course

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 12:12 AM

i never like to forget the small bottle of whiskey
it can keep you warm,
happy and content for hours if you can't get out.
it will keep you sane when you realize what a ******* you are for trying to go where you should not have.
and last but not least,it's just good.

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 10:12 AM

So, once you get all of this stuff strapped onto you vehicle, you'll either not be able to go anywhere, or you'll look like the Beverly Hillbillies.:lol:

#12 MorganM

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 11:38 AM

Yeah for sure. I rarely travel light in the Subaru. :-p That's why I like ORV parks and events a lot. Got a base camp to unload at and run light on the trails. Then make any repairs back at base camp.

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 12:35 PM

I can't believe nobody said a repair manual and a detailed state map book!

and a ohm meter also helps in a pinch.....

One more, a Tarp just incase you have to make a shelter or crawl under a subie for a repair in the mud and slop!

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 02:28 PM

CASH In case you need a tow or whatever and the bottle of wiskey doesn't work as payment.

#15 MorganM

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 10:24 PM

Repair manual? LOL :lol:

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 02:26 AM

Repair manual? LOL :lol:


True Dat! Anything I need a repair manual for, I'm NOT doing anywhere other than my garage, I'll call AAA (thank you grands!) before I do any serious repairs.

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 09:12 AM

Rear bumper with hitch so you can just tow a spare Parts car Around with you.........Put all your extra gear in it, so you've got leg room in the Wheeler.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :eek: :eek: :eek:


Seriously......

For the Rubicon we Took pretty much everything thats already been listed....
Took multiples of Axles and Easily broken Items, and One or 2 of many other things....But we Also broke several big things up between the 3 Rides that went......So as a Collective Whole you have it all and then some, but One rig isn't carrying the entire load.....

If you are fortunate enough to have a Welder along.......Steel to fix or scab things together to get you off the trail needs to go as well......We had this for the Con, and Used some of it.......

One thing Not Listed yet, another Ride or several......To pull you out, or run for parts if Needed.......:D

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 09:21 AM

this is why im building an offroad trailer out of a 2x subarus rear runing gear. that way i wont have to overload the suspension of the car.

you gotta have a welder. where can you get a cheap stick for the trail?

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 12:09 PM

where can you get a cheap stick for the trail?


Lincoln Weld pack (80 amp mig welder) = $210 at Home depot. Will do most trailside repairs. I just bought the Mig 135 ($467 - Lowes). It'll do up to 5/16ths steel. I feel like a kid with a new toy.

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 03:10 PM

Here's the complied list

Offroad repair kit.

1) basic metric socket set.

2) Channel Lock pliers
3) vise-grip locking pliers
4) Permasteel or other epoxy
5) Screwdrivers (phillips and standard)
6) Lug wrench
7) Jack (hi-lift jack even better)


8) Big Frigging Hammer

9) Welder (For those who are uber-prepared) and scrap steel

10) Punch for axles

For parts
1) Assorted drive belts
2) Full size spare tire
3) fuel pump


4) Clutch Cable

5) Front Wheel bearings

6) Motor Oil and Gear Oil

7) Premixed Coolant

8) Front CV axle

9) Timing belt for EA82 motors

For Accessories
1) Tow rope
2) Air Pump, (if you air down)


3) Tarp

4) CASH.

5) First Aid Kit

6) Bailing wire, duct tape, and a big bag of zip-ties.

7) Shovel

8) Gas Can

9) Come along

10) Blanket

11) Flashlight

12) CB

13) Wooden board, for jacking

14) Change of Clothes

anything else?

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 03:28 PM

I saw something on "Trucks" (off-road show on Spike TV) about a portable arc-welding setup that runs off the car battery. I suppose that would be handy for some quick fixes.

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 04:21 PM

I saw something on "Trucks" (off-road show on Spike TV) about a portable arc-welding setup that runs off the car battery. I suppose that would be handy for some quick fixes.


A couple flavors for your portable welder. Qman has a trick setup under the bonnet. Seen the same setup on a Toy Land Cruiser last week. Definatly a good way to go.

Toyota duder also had one that clamps onto a battery and wire feeds for some welding action. He couldnt find it at the moment so I didnt get to check it out closely. He just explained it's basics.

Anyway their are some neat portable welding options for seriouse offroaders. There's also the shade tree's battery welder buuuut I really dont understand how that works properly and it really didnt sound too safe :-p And that's all I have to say about thaaat....

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Posted 30 December 2004 - 04:49 PM

I use a coat hanger for wire (bailing wire) and what ever else it may be needed for.

I also carry a small saw. It can come in handy in so many ways :rolleyes:

I also carry my old parts from my last tune up....belts, hoses, cap, wires, plugs they take up no space and were in working condition when they were used last.

Food for thought....
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Posted 30 December 2004 - 07:52 PM

In addition to most of the stuff on the list I also carry a water pump, T stat, flares and a loaded .45(it's better to have it and not need it, right).

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 11:20 AM

Miss 'Trisity makes the world go round

Jump box with
cig lighter plug to cig lighter plug cord

My alt went south - I jumped boxed the car started and then made the trip back
with the jump box "jumpered" to
the car's 'Trisity system with the plug to plug cord.

Many other uses for these jump boxes




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