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post #1 of 30 Old 12-26-2011, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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tips on what to buy with christmas money

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?

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post #2 of 30 Old 12-26-2011, 08:40 PM
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Work on getting a decent set of tools

I've probably spent as much on tools over the years as I have Jeep parts.

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post #3 of 30 Old 12-26-2011, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Work on getting a decent set of tools

I've probably spent as much on tools over the years as I have Jeep parts.
i was thinking that as i was posting this haha
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What's done to your jeep so far?
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post #5 of 30 Old 12-26-2011, 09:56 PM
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Good bumpers if you don't have any. May be out of your price range though.
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i have a 100 dollar target card to but they dont sell a lot of automotive stuff.
Tons of useful Jeep stuff at Target.........................

Tools - Never have enough tools

GPS - Getting un-lost

Digital Camera - Record the carnage

Good LED flashlight - Great for trail repairs at night

Fire Extinguisher - Well, ask Rik about that....

PSP - Something to do while waiting for Jeep parts to arrive

300W speakers - Drown out the screams of your passengers (Hey, watch this...)

Tylenol/Vitamins - Reducing owning a Jeep stress
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post #7 of 30 Old 12-26-2011, 10:12 PM
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gas! its what I'm spending mine on... got have something to get me to the trails and back
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post #8 of 30 Old 12-26-2011, 10:14 PM
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http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?...llow&cId=PDIO1

Kobalt 138 piece mechanics set at lowes. 60 bucks, Not a bad deal at all.
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Tools, flashlights, cooler, tent, ropes and chains and all that stuff lol
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post #10 of 30 Old 12-26-2011, 10:22 PM
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Tools like that kobalt kit, camera to take pics of wheeling trips, gas, recovery strap, or save the money for more expensive mods!
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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.
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post #12 of 30 Old 12-27-2011, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #13 of 30 Old 12-27-2011, 05:56 AM
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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:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/ex...hafts-1234745/
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post #14 of 30 Old 12-27-2011, 10:55 AM
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^got that exact 255 piece set for Christmas! perfect for most any repairs you plan on doing, and the compartment at the top leaves room for other things like pliers and small parts
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