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Unread 01-08-2012, 12:14 PM   #1
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What do you keep in your Jeep?

So, I am going to be putting my box together. I was just wondering what you guys keep in yours. People have cool ideas, so lets hear them.

Here is what I am thinking so far:
tool/ratchet set
jumper cables
tire iron
belts/hoses
anti-freeze/water
maglight x 2
air line for ARB comp.
advanced first aid kit
bottle jack
can of fix a flat
duct tape/electrical tape
fuse bus
flares/matches



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Unread 01-08-2012, 12:16 PM   #2
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tow strap & fire extinguisher
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Unread 01-08-2012, 12:19 PM   #3
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tow strap & fire extinguisher
Yep.....Jesus...how could I forget those.....
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Unread 01-08-2012, 12:22 PM   #4
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Slime. you know, that green stuff you put in your tires for a flat? I love that stuff

A small notepad and pen

And a roll of paper towels
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Unread 01-08-2012, 12:26 PM   #5
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Is this for off-road, or just driving around? I keep everyday stuff in my CJ, well, every day. I have an "off road" kit I take with me, well, off road.

But anyway, you need motor oil, WD-40, grease, hose clamps, zip-ties, and bailing wire.

Personal tip: I use a big swivel-head ratchet with the right size socket for tire iron. It's practically a breaker bar, and I have used a pipe for leverage. But, since I carry other size sockets, it's my go-to ratchet for stubborn bolts on the trail. I have also whacked the end of it with a hammer a number of time to break stuck bolts.
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Slime. you know, that green stuff you put in your tires for a flat? I love that stuff

A small notepad and pen

And a roll of paper towels


roll of "potty paper" ........ is a great idea , too
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Bourbon, MREs, bungee cords - but mostly the bourbon.
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I swapped out my coil, ICM, and fuel pump looking for a problem. None of them made a difference. I keep them in a box, just in case.
I put on new belts, and keep the old ones in the box also.They are in bad shape, but may get me home some day.

Don't forget the Vice-Grips. A small pipe wrench is always a handy tool to have. A spool of mechanics wire, and a roll of duct tape.

A cheap circuit tester will be a day saver at some point.
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This is great guys...

The Jeep is not my daily driver, it will be used for the occasional drive to work or whatever, and then just a trail Jeep. I think the box is big enough to keep everything in it minus the fire extinguisher.
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This is great guys...

The Jeep is not my daily driver, it will be used for the occasional drive to work or whatever, and then just a trail Jeep. I think the box is big enough to keep everything in it minus the fire extinguisher.
Mount it to the rollbar! that would look cool.
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Unread 01-08-2012, 12:44 PM   #11
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Yeah, I had planned on getting one of those pouches that straps to the cage for the extinguisher.
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Wrap your parts in paper towels or rags, then vacuum pack in freezer bags with a squirt of oil inside.
That will keep the stuff from rusting away.

I carry a drive flange for the guys that blow factory lockouts, along with bolts/snap ring for it.

Basic hand tools, and the more compact the better, I don't carry the really big sockets (Except for spindle nut socket) and I don't carry anything really small that Jeeps don't normally use...

Jack handle has a 1/2" drive extension welded into it, so I don't have to carry along a long breaker bar, and with a common 1/2" drive extension/socket for lug nuts, I don't have to carry a different lug wrench.
A heavy walled jack handle also makes for a pry bar, large hammer, ect. in a pinch,
Mine is threaded on both ends, will accept tie rod ends as a 'Get You Home' steering link when needed. (Tie rod ends in the 'Spares' box)

An adjustable wrench with graduations on the side usually works for 'Backing' wrenches in most cases, where you need TWO wrenches to get something on/off, so that keeps the 'Extras' to a minimum,

Snap ring pliers that do internal/external and have different tips usually saves room,

Along with one of those '4-in-1' screwdrivers keeps the drivers to a minimum.
They will usually accept common tool bits, like torx, allen, ect. so that means just the bits instead of extra drive tools with bulky handles.

I take crap about my tool bag instead of tool box.
Bags don't rattle, the stuff down into places you have instead of taking up room other stuff could be using, and you can oil them to keep tools from rusting.

Tape a bulb and socket with some lead wire inside the top of your glove box.
Much less likely to get your 'Make Shift' test light broken taped to the top of the glove box, and it's always handy that way.

Wrap your flashlight handle with duct tape, electrical tape, 'O' rings, ect. that are for your Jeep.
The wrap will keep your hands from freezing on the light in cold weather, and we all know how handy tape can be!

Make your air hose out of fuel line with an air chuck in both ends.
With a quick turn of a screwdriver, you have extra fuel line and the correct size line clamps for your fuel system... JUST IN CASE...

Get one of those skinny ammo cans with a good waterproof seal under the lid,
Grease the seal with dielectric grease,
Pack your 'Extras' in that can, and bolt it to the back side of the PASSENGER FENDER or someplace under the body or on the frame where it's not 'Obvious',
Good place for extra keys, 'Keep Dry' parts you don't normally need often.
Ignition rotors and modules come to mind right away...
Well packed against impact and stored away for the day when you loose you keys or a rotor/ignition module gives up.
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- duct tape (or even better -> gorilla tape)
- wd40
- condoms

something for every situation
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Unread 01-08-2012, 12:52 PM   #14
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JEEPHAMMER...I am running a BULLTEAR HEI. What can fail in that dist that I can easily have parts for to replace on the trail?
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Unread 01-08-2012, 12:56 PM   #15
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I keep a tow strap, winch control, a bunch of tools, flash light, bikini top, wd40, and brake fluid. I got into a reck last year in my chevy cause my brakes went out. Fluid leaked out and I went to hit the brakes and it didn't stop and I hit a tree. 2 lessons learned. NEVER buy a chevy and always keep brake fluid on you
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