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Unread 08-22-2009, 10:28 AM   #76
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This thread is awesome, why isn't it a sticky?

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Unread 08-22-2009, 07:57 PM   #77
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I know that this is common sense to most... But it would be awesome to have a link about what everything is... For example what a sway bar is/looks like... what control arms look like etc... maybe like a picture looking up from under a jeep with stuff labeled? When I first got my jeep i literally didn't know what anything was or what it did so that would have been very helpful
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Unread 08-27-2009, 12:25 PM   #78
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this needs to be a stickie.
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Unread 08-27-2009, 12:31 PM   #79
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I know that this is common sense to most... But it would be awesome to have a link about what everything is... For example what a sway bar is/looks like... what control arms look like etc... maybe like a picture looking up from under a jeep with stuff labeled? When I first got my jeep i literally didn't know what anything was or what it did so that would have been very helpful


This would be super helpful. What'd also be really awesome is if we had a long list of actual *specifics* - I know when I was researching which bulbs to use for the Dash/HVAC/courtesy lights I had to go through something like 60 pages of threads and even then it was unclear.

We need a Jeep TJ Cheatsheet.
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Unread 09-04-2009, 06:10 PM   #80
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How about a gear list to take when wheelin? I have seen small lists in some threads but that isnt really what the thread is about and they are definitely not comprehensive.

I know there is one in the Charles Wells guide books but I can't find any of mine. And I have been searching the forum for some time with no luck.

Maybe someone can type up the list in the Wells book or if I ever find mine I can...

It is in my nature to always feel like I am forgetting something anytime I go an a trip, especially wheelin. A checklist would be nice.

Example of incomplete list:

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If you have a recovery strap, tow points front and rear, someone to go with you and a AAA Premium membership (under $100/year) you don't need to worry about how you're getting home if you break.

A CB is also a good idea so you can talk to the people you're wheeling with.

Beyond that, I usually take plenty of tools, plenty of water, plenty of recovery equipment, a first aid kit, a complete change of clothes and shoes in a drybag, a roll of TP and lunch / snacks.
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Unread 09-04-2009, 08:15 PM   #81
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How about a gear list to take when wheelin?
One summer I compiled this list that I use when preping my gear before I head out. The medical section is a minimal list at best (and to be honest I don't have all the items listed to take with me yet but that's going to change). It's not all inclusive but the list has served me well thus far.

The first part is a list for me to do before I hit the trail followed by a section I use to check the Jeep before I head on the trip so I'm sure things aren't overlooked. (Some of the items (CB, Winch, etc) are items I don't have yet but will have eventually and want to be sure to check once I do)

Upon Arrival
• Air down tires
• Clutch override (10A fuse in Power Distribution Center #28)
• Check fuel level
• Disconnect sway bar
• Check that gear is tied down
Vehicle Checkover
Mileage _____________

• Check engine oil
• Check transmission oil
• Check transfer case fluid
• Check brake fluid
• Check radiator coolant
• Check front differential fluid
• Check rear differential fluid
• Check power steering fluid
• Check windshield wiper fluid
• Check lights
• Check air filter
• Check wipers
• Check breathers
• Check fan belts
• Check hoses
• Check seat belts
• Check shocks
• Check tire air pressure
• Check for tire wear or damage
• Check spare tire air pressure & condition
• Check and tighten lug nuts
• Check brake pads & shoes
• Check for frame cracks
• Check for loose bolts or nuts throughout Jeep
• Check for rear main seal leak
• Check for proper heater operation
• Check CB operation
• Check winch operation & condition
• Clean & Rain-X windshield & mirrors
• Tighten drive shaft u-bolts
• Grease all fittings (u-joints, steering, disconnects, suspension)
• Check for registration, inspection, & insurance
• Check Hi-Lift operation
• Check hand throttle operation
• Check battery tie downs
Notes
__________________________________________________ ______________________
__________________________________________________ ______________________
__________________________________________________ ______________________
__________________________________________________ ______________________
__________________________________________________ ______________________
__________________________________________________ ______________________
__________________________________________________ ______________________
__________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ________________________________
Tools
• Multimeter
• Wire cutters
• Wire strippers
• Soldering iron
• Wire crimpers
• Complete Socket Set (SAE and Metric) (1/4", 3/8", 1/2")
• Breaker bar
• Torque wrench
• Torx sockets
• Spark plug socket
• 36mm 6pt socket
• Allen Wrenches
• Combination wrenches (SAE and Metric)
• Adjustable wrenches (small, large)
• Flat screwdrivers (small, medium ,large)
• Phillips screwdrivers (small, medium ,large)
• Pliers
• Needle Nose Pliers
• Vise Grips
• Snap ring pliers
• Channel-lock Pliers
• Pry bars
• Rubber Mallets
• Claw Hammer
• Sledge (3lb, 5lb)
• Dead blow hammer
• Ball-peens
• Punches
• Center Punch
• Chisels
• Files
• Wire Brush
• Pipe wrenches
• Utility knife
• Pocket Knife / Multi-Tool
• Gasket scraper
• MAPP gas & tip
• Pickle fork
• Saw
• Magnet
• Safety glasses
• Jumper cables
• Funnel
• Grease Gun
• Bottle jack
• Jack Stands
• Tow Bar & Attachment Points
• Lug Wrench
• Lug Key
• Air Pressure Gauge
• Valve stem remover
• Siphon hose
• Small flashlight
• Large flashlight
• Fire extinguisher
• Generator
• Air compressor
• Air tools
• Air Hoses
• Hack saw
• Hack saw blades
Extras
• Ratchet Straps
• Gas Can (Empty)
• WD-40
• Brake Cleaner (2+)
• Throttle Body Cleaner
• White Lithium Grease
• Dielectric Grease
• Anti-Seize
• Loctite (Blue & Red)
• Duct Tape
• Clear Tape
• Masking Tape
• JB-Weld Metal epoxy
• Epoxy
• Super glue
• Zip-Ties
• String
• Rope
• Bungee cords
• Tire repair kits & plugs
• Hose repair tape
• Cotter pins
• O-Rings
• Valve stems
• Lug Nuts
• Extra Valve stem cores
• Nuts & bolts assorted standard and metric sizes
• Spare wire of various gauges
• Electrical tape
• Crimp ends
• Solder
• Relays
• Batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 9V)
• Wood blocks
• C-Clamps (Various Sizes)
• Repair manual
• Wiring diagram
Spare Parts
• Spare Key for vehicle (Left in Jeep on-trail)
• Engine Oil (6 qts)
• Differential Fluid
• Transmission fluid
• Transfer Case Fluid
• Coolant or Water
• Brake Fluid
• Power steering fluid
• Extra grease cartridge
• Spare fuses
• Serpentine belt
• Spare ZJ tie rod & drag link
• Spare differential covers (front & rear)
• Spare axle shafts (front & rear)
• Spare spider gears (front & rear)
• Spare u-joints for drive shaft & axles
• Spare u-joint bolts, straps, u-bolts
• Spare control arms
• Radiator leak stop
• Gas tank & Radiator repair
• RTV
• Spare Hoses / Tubing
Recovery
• Recovery Straps (2+)
• D-rings
• Chain
• Leather Gloves
• Flares
• Hi-Lift
• Shovel
• Ax
• Hatchet
Winch
• Tree saver
• Snatch block
• Cable Weight
Personal Items
• Water (1 Gallon/Person)
• Cooler with beverages
• Bottle opener
• Ice and ice chest or cooler
• Food - Bring Twice amount needed
• Snacks (trail mix, beef jerky, fruits, dry/canned food, etc.)
• Anti-microbial hand cleaner
• Grease hand cleaner
• Trash bags
• Paper towels
• Tarp
• Strike Anywhere Matches
• Lighter
• Sun block
• Chapstick
• Toilet paper
• Glasses
• Extra Contacts
• Contact Solution
• Contact Case
• Full change of clothes
• Shoes
• Boots
• Rain Jacket
• Sunglasses
• Hat
• Towels
• Rags
• Blanket
• Mechanix Gloves
• Camera
• Camera cards
• Binoculars
• Cell Phone
• Cell Phone Charger
• iPod
• iPod Charger
• CDs
• Driver's License
• Cash
• Credit Cards
• Maps (Local Area & Park)
• GPS
• Weather Forecast
• Directions To and From
• Local gas stations, parts stores, etc.
• Compass
• Walkie-Talkies (1 per Jeep)
Medical (First Aid Kit)
• Band-Aids (assorted sizes)
• 4x4 gauze
• Ace bandage
• Triangular Bandage / re-rolls
• adhesive tape
• Antibiotic cream
• antiseptic wipes
• Anti-diarrhea medication
• Tylenol
• Ibuprofen
• Aloe
• Burn gel
• Snake Bite kit
• Hydrocortisone cream (1%)
• Benadryl for mild allergic reactions
• Bee sting kit
• Bug repellant
• Disposable Gloves
• Instant Cold pack
• Instant Hot pack
• Scissors and Tweezers
• First-aid manual
• Safety pins
• Thermometer
Winter
• Jacket
• Hoodie
• Winter Hat
• Winter Gloves
• Mittens
• Scarf
• Boots
• Extra Socks
Camping
• Tent
• Sleeping bag
• Folding chairs
• Backpack/sacks
• Tarps
• Stove or grill and fuel
• Cooking pans
• Paper plates
• Paper towels
• Trash bags
• Zip-Lock Bags
• Propane Lanterns
• Stereo
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Unread 09-07-2009, 05:38 PM   #82
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Excellent list. Some of those thing are a little overkill, and wouldn't recommend taking up precious cargo space with extreme "just-in-cases". If you're pulling a small utility trailer, then by all means, carry as much as you can. I would recommend that everyone use this list as a guideline, as it's the most complete I've ever seen online.
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Unread 09-07-2009, 08:41 PM   #83
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Originally Posted by mdawg89 View Post
I know that this is common sense to most... But it would be awesome to have a link about what everything is... For example what a sway bar is/looks like... what control arms look like etc... maybe like a picture looking up from under a jeep with stuff labeled? When I first got my jeep i literally didn't know what anything was or what it did so that would have been very helpful
yes, this would be very helpful..... I know what some stuff is only because I help my husband from time to time when he works on cars... but it would be nice to be able to go to a thread and look it up with pics.
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Unread 09-07-2009, 10:33 PM   #84
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Excellent list. Some of those thing are a little overkill, and wouldn't recommend taking up precious cargo space with extreme "just-in-cases". If you're pulling a small utility trailer, then by all means, carry as much as you can. I would recommend that everyone use this list as a guideline, as it's the most complete I've ever seen online.
X2! Phenomenal list. This should definately be used at the very least as a guideline for anyone off-roading. Jeepers or not.
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Unread 09-09-2009, 11:54 AM   #85
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You can fit all that in your jeep?!
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Unread 09-09-2009, 10:11 PM   #86
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A good addition:
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/wh...nt-one-854790/
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Unread 09-11-2009, 10:29 AM   #87
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Thanks for all the comments on the list. I can fit it all along with a large cooler and keep it below the tubline. Most of it gets tossed into a few toolbags. Just separate the stuff into the different bags in an order that makes sense to you so that you can go to one bag and know whats in there.

It is a lot of weight though so recently I've been going over the list with the other Jeeps coming on the trip and dividing it amoungst us. We all carry the basics (ratchets, sockets, hammer, screwdrivers, etc) because its always better to have a few around but the more specialized stuff there's tyically no need to bring more than one. Also, always bring your own spares (fluid, shafts, etc) because you don't want to be the person using someone elses that they may need later in the day.

Of course if you need a shaft and don't have one, I'll let you borrow one of mine but if I break mine, you better believe I'm taking it back
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Unread 09-29-2009, 02:10 PM   #88
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What hard tops fit my TJ??
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/tj...3-06-a-841036/
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Unread 10-24-2009, 09:05 AM   #89
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more useful stuff to add:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/as...hp-d30-875455/
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/i-...-my-tj-751873/
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/lo...basics-879206/
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/lo...-101-a-869124/


Backspacing/Offset Conversion:


From: https://www.rsracing.com/tech-wheel.html

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Unread 11-07-2009, 03:01 PM   #90
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One summer I compiled this list that I use when preping my gear before I head out. The medical section is a minimal list at best (and to be honest I don't have all the items listed to take with me yet but that's going to change). It's not all inclusive but the list has served me well thus far.

The first part is a list for me to do before I hit the trail followed by a section I use to check the Jeep before I head on the trip so I'm sure things aren't overlooked. (Some of the items (CB, Winch, etc) are items I don't have yet but will have eventually and want to be sure to check once I do)

Upon Arrival
Air down tires
Clutch override (10A fuse in Power Distribution Center #28)
Check fuel level
Disconnect sway bar
Check that gear is tied down
Vehicle Checkover
Mileage _____________

Check engine oil
Check transmission oil
Check transfer case fluid
Check brake fluid
Check radiator coolant
Check front differential fluid
Check rear differential fluid
Check power steering fluid
Check windshield wiper fluid
Check lights
Check air filter
Check wipers
Check breathers
Check fan belts
Check hoses
Check seat belts
Check shocks
Check tire air pressure
Check for tire wear or damage
Check spare tire air pressure & condition
Check and tighten lug nuts
Check brake pads & shoes
Check for frame cracks
Check for loose bolts or nuts throughout Jeep
Check for rear main seal leak
Check for proper heater operation
Check CB operation
Check winch operation & condition
Clean & Rain-X windshield & mirrors
Tighten drive shaft u-bolts
Grease all fittings (u-joints, steering, disconnects, suspension)
Check for registration, inspection, & insurance
Check Hi-Lift operation
Check hand throttle operation
Check battery tie downs
Notes
__________________________________________________ ______________________
__________________________________________________ ______________________
__________________________________________________ ______________________
__________________________________________________ ______________________
__________________________________________________ ______________________
__________________________________________________ ______________________
__________________________________________________ ______________________
__________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ________________________________
Tools
Multimeter
Wire cutters
Wire strippers
Soldering iron
Wire crimpers
Complete Socket Set (SAE and Metric) (1/4", 3/8", 1/2")
Breaker bar
Torque wrench
Torx sockets
Spark plug socket
36mm 6pt socket
Allen Wrenches
Combination wrenches (SAE and Metric)
Adjustable wrenches (small, large)
Flat screwdrivers (small, medium ,large)
Phillips screwdrivers (small, medium ,large)
Pliers
Needle Nose Pliers
Vise Grips
Snap ring pliers
Channel-lock Pliers
Pry bars
Rubber Mallets
Claw Hammer
Sledge (3lb, 5lb)
Dead blow hammer
Ball-peens
Punches
Center Punch
Chisels
Files
Wire Brush
Pipe wrenches
Utility knife
Pocket Knife / Multi-Tool
Gasket scraper
MAPP gas & tip
Pickle fork
Saw
Magnet
Safety glasses
Jumper cables
Funnel
Grease Gun
Bottle jack
Jack Stands
Tow Bar & Attachment Points
Lug Wrench
Lug Key
Air Pressure Gauge
Valve stem remover
Siphon hose
Small flashlight
Large flashlight
Fire extinguisher
Generator
Air compressor
Air tools
Air Hoses
Hack saw
Hack saw blades
Extras
Ratchet Straps
Gas Can (Empty)
WD-40
Brake Cleaner (2+)
Throttle Body Cleaner
White Lithium Grease
Dielectric Grease
Anti-Seize
Loctite (Blue & Red)
Duct Tape
Clear Tape
Masking Tape
JB-Weld Metal epoxy
Epoxy
Super glue
Zip-Ties
String
Rope
Bungee cords
Tire repair kits & plugs
Hose repair tape
Cotter pins
O-Rings
Valve stems
Lug Nuts
Extra Valve stem cores
Nuts & bolts assorted standard and metric sizes
Spare wire of various gauges
Electrical tape
Crimp ends
Solder
Relays
Batteries (AAA, AA, C, D, 9V)
Wood blocks
C-Clamps (Various Sizes)
Repair manual
Wiring diagram
Spare Parts
Spare Key for vehicle (Left in Jeep on-trail)
Engine Oil (6 qts)
Differential Fluid
Transmission fluid
Transfer Case Fluid
Coolant or Water
Brake Fluid
Power steering fluid
Extra grease cartridge
Spare fuses
Serpentine belt
Spare ZJ tie rod & drag link
Spare differential covers (front & rear)
Spare axle shafts (front & rear)
Spare spider gears (front & rear)
Spare u-joints for drive shaft & axles
Spare u-joint bolts, straps, u-bolts
Spare control arms
Radiator leak stop
Gas tank & Radiator repair
RTV
Spare Hoses / Tubing
Recovery
Recovery Straps (2+)
D-rings
Chain
Leather Gloves
Flares
Hi-Lift
Shovel
Ax
Hatchet
Winch
Tree saver
Snatch block
Cable Weight
Personal Items
Water (1 Gallon/Person)
Cooler with beverages
Bottle opener
Ice and ice chest or cooler
Food - Bring Twice amount needed
Snacks (trail mix, beef jerky, fruits, dry/canned food, etc.)
Anti-microbial hand cleaner
Grease hand cleaner
Trash bags
Paper towels
Tarp
Strike Anywhere Matches
Lighter
Sun block
Chapstick
Toilet paper
Glasses
Extra Contacts
Contact Solution
Contact Case
Full change of clothes
Shoes
Boots
Rain Jacket
Sunglasses
Hat
Towels
Rags
Blanket
Mechanix Gloves
Camera
Camera cards
Binoculars
Cell Phone
Cell Phone Charger
iPod
iPod Charger
CDs
Driver's License
Cash
Credit Cards
Maps (Local Area & Park)
GPS
Weather Forecast
Directions To and From
Local gas stations, parts stores, etc.
Compass
Walkie-Talkies (1 per Jeep)
Medical (First Aid Kit)
Band-Aids (assorted sizes)
4x4 gauze
Ace bandage
Triangular Bandage / re-rolls
adhesive tape
Antibiotic cream
antiseptic wipes
Anti-diarrhea medication
Tylenol
Ibuprofen
Aloe
Burn gel
Snake Bite kit
Hydrocortisone cream (1%)
Benadryl for mild allergic reactions
Bee sting kit
Bug repellant
Disposable Gloves
Instant Cold pack
Instant Hot pack
Scissors and Tweezers
First-aid manual
Safety pins
Thermometer
Winter
Jacket
Hoodie
Winter Hat
Winter Gloves
Mittens
Scarf
Boots
Extra Socks
Camping
Tent
Sleeping bag
Folding chairs
Backpack/sacks
Tarps
Stove or grill and fuel
Cooking pans
Paper plates
Paper towels
Trash bags
Zip-Lock Bags
Propane Lanterns
Stereo
feels like you forgot something...oh yeah, shotgun and plenty of rounds(buckshot and slugs)
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