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    I'm putting together my spare parts and I'm just wondering what you everyone else carries?

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    Front axles, hoses,bolts. Etc...

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    I will post my "hard trail" list, most of which resides in my truck anyway, but sometimes gets pared down a little:

    Spare drive shaft. I have a spare "square" that will fit on either the front or the back. I also have a spare rear drive shaft that is balanced and round. One or the other travels with me all the time.
    Spare tie rod with good TREs.
    Spare TRE
    Spare hub/rotor/wheel bearing assembly. Complete.
    Front axles. Set.
    Full set of rubber: hoses, hose fix it junk, all belts.
    Spare hose clamps. I usually double up all my hose clamps as this is a convenient way to carry spares.
    Spare drive shaft bolts.
    Spare hub gear(s). Usually one extra gear as there is one with the hub assembly.
    Spare shock bolts, usually the uppers as those are the ones that 'go away' on and off, despite periodic tightening.
    Spare bolts. Random selection. I also fill all the 'extra' bolt holes in my frame so that there are extra 'extras'.
    Spare wheel bearing outer. Again in addition to the the whole assembly.
    Spare trunnion bearing(s).

    Extra fluids for all fluid stuff, including just plain water.

    Every realy and fuse that is going to shut the rig down. A lot of duplicates as most of these were junk yarded booty, including the $40 EFI Yota relays that Yota is so proud of...

    Tools to fix most crap that breaks.

    Heavy duty cargo straps to pull or lash crap together or to simply anchor an axle to the frame so that the wheel doesn't drop into a huge hole.

    Duct tape and baling wire (yeah, yeah....totally old school, but you would be surprised.)

    Radiator leak repair stuff.

    Gas tank leak repair stuff.

    Epoxy of some sort, usually fast setting.

    Super Glue.

    Electrical tape.

    Teflon Tape.

    Electrical parts cleaner/dryer.

    Dielectric grease.

    WD40

    There is more crap, too, but that is the general idea....

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    Pete's got a pretty good list, folks!

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    I carry much of what Pete listed so I won't bother repeating. Couple things not mentioned that can fail without warning and stop your rig dead, coil and fuel pump. Both can fail without warning and are fairly cheap and small spares to carry.

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    I don't run hard trails.

    I have a trail box with hose repair stuff, an extra coolant bottle for my closed cooling system, and every sensor that can shut down my engine.

    Tools are another story. Along with the 'ol tool box, I keep my stuff organized it "kit" boxes: Recovery kit, tire kit, electrical kit, puller kit, first aid kit...

    None of this stays in her Jeep. When I actually get to play, I can have kits loaded and tires swapped in less than two hours.
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    Good call Jon.

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    Hypoid previously posted:
    "I don't run hard trails.

    I have a trail box with hose repair stuff, an extra coolant bottle for my closed cooling system, and every sensor that can shut down my engine.

    Tools are another story. Along with the 'ol tool box, I keep my stuff organized it "kit" boxes: Recovery kit, tire kit, electrical kit, puller kit, first aid kit...

    None of this stays in her Jeep. When I actually get to play, I can have kits loaded and tires swapped in less than two hours."

    I like this method. I seem to be carrying far too much around with me all the time.

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    This was an older thread that discussed the same stuff and has a lot of information on it:

    http://www.frontrange4x4.com/forums/...ry-in-your-rig

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    I carry spare tire and two tool boxes with jumper cables and some small stuff...

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    I try to carry everything I can, but then again, I break a lot.

    axle shafts, all 4 corners for big trips, just rears right now. Fronts are hard to carry in my rig
    spare drive shaft, front and rear
    drag link
    Ujoints
    spider gears
    fluids
    spare drive shaft u-straps and nuts
    tire
    gas
    highlift
    at least some basic camping stuff (just in case)
    all kinds of tools, including air tools for my OBA
    small spool of wire, to jump things and make things work (pre-computer vehicle)
    tow straps, shackles, winch, snatch block
    FIRST AID KIT!!
    jumper cables

    Probably other things too, but thats off the top of my head

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    Brody previously posted:
    "Spare hose clamps. I usually double up all my hose clamps as this is a convenient way to carry spares."

    As I just changed hoses & belts so I'd have "new state" on those parts, keeping the old for spares... the spot to locate extra hose clamps comes as a "lightbulb flashed on" tidbit. Thanks for your list

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    A cell phone with a couple number to Diesel truck with trailers so they can take me to High Country Performance 4x4 when something break haha

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    mattzj98 previously posted:
    "A cell phone with a couple number to Diesel truck with trailers so they can take me to High Country Performance 4x4 when something break haha"

    sounds like there is something else you should invest in!

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    scout man previously posted:
    " sounds like there is something else you should invest in!"

    he has to keep his interior looking good!!!

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    Yeah sorry I don't have a pick up truck or anything.. leather seats and such make me not wanna keep an extra axle housing or or extra motor lol it gets detailed once a month

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    Not saying you need spare everything, but some tools and recovery gear and such is very important. We all know cell phones dont work on all these trails, and you have to get yourself off the trail somehow, and you cant necessarily rely on those around you to do it. Also way too many articles these days about folks getting in to trouble on the trails with absolutely nothing to save their ass with. If you cant fix it yourself, at least have stuff to safely spend the night and hike out, especially if you ever go out alone!

    Also, far too many of us on this forum know that money can eventually run out, the ability to fix things never does!

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    A step up from cell phones would be an emergency / personal locator beacon. The popular consumer level satellite based device is Spot which offers several nice features* in addition to "emergency/help me" mode...
    www.findmespot.com/en/

    * Non-emergency, help me mode (to family / up to x number of people); real-time map tracking so family & friends can see your last location

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    "Spot" is pretty cool. Some friends and family of mine used it when they did a continental divide ride a while back on motorcyles (and Southpaws3's truck). I didn't do the ride with them, but received several messages letting me know where they were. (I was on stand-by in case they needed help). A very efficient system to let family and friends know your exact whereabouts as well as if you are in trouble or not.

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    scout man previously posted:
    "Not saying you need spare everything, but some tools and recovery gear and such is very important. We all know cell phones dont work on all these trails, and you have to get yourself off the trail somehow, and you cant necessarily rely on those around you to do it. Also way too many articles these days about folks getting in to trouble on the trails with absolutely nothing to save their ass with. If you cant fix it yourself, at least have stuff to safely spend the night and hike out, especially if you ever go out alone!

    Also, far too many of us on this forum know that money can eventually run out, the ability to fix things never does! "

    Well, I keep one toolbox with basic wrenches and sockets, electrical tape (learned) spare fuses, screw drivers, pliers and so on. As far as recovery, I have my winch, a shovel that never leaves the jeep, 3 tow straps, a tree strap and lots of D rings. Ah and an air tank and fire extinguisher.
    Then for fluids I got coolant fluid, brake fluid, motor oil and transmission fluid..

    That's usually all that my jeep will fit under the seats in the storage and in the trunk so the list stops there.

    I did 90% of the work on the Jeep by myself so id like to think I CAN fix most of the things by myself if there's need. If not, then cell phone and off to the shop it is.

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