So, this christmas, i got a total of 125 dollars to spend on whatever i want. i have a 100 dollar target card to but they dont sell a lot of automotive stuff. id like to get something for my jeep since i have been holding off to save money. any ideas?
I would say the most important "cheap" things for a jeep are a recovery strap (NO METAL HOOKS), fire extinguisher, a good bag to keep all your gear in. 12V air compressor, tire plug kit, high lift jack, folding shovel......The list is endless.
thanks for the ideas guys. im thinking of a nice tool kit. as i am using my fathers tools right now, and they arent in the best condition. i found this one, http://www.target.com/p/Allied-175-p...page.adjacency ive never heard of the brand, but its pretty jeep for 175 piece.
and to the bumper suggestion, i think its a great idea. But im going to save that for my tax return money. And i already have a recovery strap. but a compressor is a good idea. anyone else got suggestions? im open to them.
For that budget, I second the idea of tools. I have some Kobalt tools and they seem good, and that set linked to above is a nice deal, but it doesn't have close to everything you'll need. You absolutely have to get Torx and 12-point sockets in addition to the regular 6-point if you are going to be doing a lot of Jeep work, and to do that, you generally need to get a much bigger set.
I just bought my dad (who had Jeep tool envy versus my collection) the 255-piece Craftsman mechanic's tool set for $150 because I thought it was the best deal I found this season, and I can tell you that it has nearly everything you'll need for basic work on your Jeep. It also comes in a case that has a logical layout, which isn't true of most tool sets. I wish I had started with it when I built my own collection.
I just looked on Target's site and wasn't impressed with any of their mechanics tool sets -- way too small and limited.
Make sure that when you go to buy tools, you buy a BIG set with a good case. You will save tons money and even more aggravation in the long run. Buying piecemeal is a killer.
My do-it-yourself install thread for a TrueTrac in the rear, upgraded shafts, and a PowerTrax No-Slip in the front: