Essential accessories for a new owner - Page 2 - JeepForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #16 of 31 Old 07-22-2010, 10:18 AM
McKBrew
Registered User
 
McKBrew's Avatar
JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Hayden
Posts: 2,739
Good luck on keeping the sand of of the Jeep. I've got sand all over my seats, carpet, under carpet, etc... from last weekend.

McKBrew is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 31 Old 07-22-2010, 10:23 AM
little_Jeep
Registered User
 
little_Jeep's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Louisville
Posts: 5,961
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffself View Post
These are all great suggestions! I've just ordered the Rugged Ridge floor mats for the front and rear from Northridge 4x4. Hitting the beach in about a week and want to control the sand as much as possible. Will try and get my basic kit set up before hitting the beach.

I have a feeling the wife is going to take my credit cards away from me!
There isn't sand anyway within 500 miles of me so I have never wheeled in sand. However, wheel-n in sand is different than wheel-n in dirt or rock. Maybe a few guys/gals here that have experience in sand, can share some sand driving tips.
little_Jeep is offline  
post #18 of 31 Old 07-22-2010, 10:27 AM
Amesbear
Registered User
1996 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Ames
Posts: 191
When I had my Jeep (RIP) I always had the following:

Jumper cables
Camp Shovel
Tow Straps
Socket Set
Ponchos
Foil Blankets
Candles
Flashlight
Matches (in an aspirin bottle)

I'd also recommend a fire extinguisher.
Amesbear is offline  
 
post #19 of 31 Old 07-22-2010, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
jeffself
Registered User
 
jeffself's Avatar
2010 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by little_Jeep View Post
There isn't sand anyway within 500 miles of me so I have never wheeled in sand. However, wheel-n in sand is different than wheel-n in dirt or rock. Maybe a few guys/gals here that have experience in sand, can share some sand driving tips.
Fortunately for me, I'm 3 hrs from the mountains and only a little over an hour from riding on the beach. I'll mostly do the sand, but I definitely look forward to hitting the mountains either this fall or next summer.

May have to arrange a little Jeep excursion around a Virginia Tech football game!

2010 4dr Rubicon. Temporarily stock.
jeffself is offline  
post #20 of 31 Old 07-22-2010, 10:32 AM
little_Jeep
Registered User
 
little_Jeep's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Louisville
Posts: 5,961
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amesbear View Post
When I had my Jeep (RIP) I always had the following:

Jumper cables
Camp Shovel
Tow Straps
Socket Set
Ponchos
Foil Blankets
Candles
Flashlight
Matches (in an aspirin bottle)

I'd also recommend a fire extinguisher.
FYI, Stick matches painted with clear finger nail polish are pretty much water proof.
little_Jeep is offline  
post #21 of 31 Old 07-22-2010, 11:10 AM
1222
RIP John
 
1222's Avatar
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Henderson
Posts: 13,238
I also carry a top rated tire plug kit. Not only is it good for your vehicle but others too. Iíve used it several times over the years. Of course youíll need an air compressor which I feel is a must have anyway.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

(2011-2016)
1222 is offline  
post #22 of 31 Old 07-23-2010, 11:47 AM
krip
Registered User
 
krip's Avatar
2008 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: princeton
Posts: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by little_Jeep View Post
You are in my area of the World.... so I suspect that the terrian we have is about the same.


CB radio (don't waste your time with a handheld) there are some real nice mini CB that work great for about $50.00 (Cobra M19 at Wally World, but there are others to choose from).

CB antenna, Firestic II, or Wilson (Pilot Truck Stops have a great selection of these antenna). For wheel-n, you want antenna to stick above the roof line only a couple inches, any taller and you will just knock it off in brush. Usually a 3 foot fiberglass antenna works perfect if mounted about tail light high. If you want to use CB for highway use, purchase a second taller antenna.
Great tips. I like the idea of teh Cobra 19 (especially the small size) Curious to know where and how you mounted the unit inside your jeep?

Thanks
Krip
krip is offline  
post #23 of 31 Old 07-23-2010, 01:11 PM
little_Jeep
Registered User
 
little_Jeep's Avatar
1998 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Louisville
Posts: 5,961
Quote:
Originally Posted by krip View Post
Great tips. I like the idea of teh Cobra 19 (especially the small size) Curious to know where and how you mounted the unit inside your jeep?

Thanks
Krip
I actually have the Cobra 19 in my tow rig and I have it setup to be a loaner when needed... I zip tie it to a roll bar, and have a long power cord that plugs into cigerette lighter, add my magnetic antenna, and a newbie without a CB now has a CB. You can mount it under the dash, beside the console, there is a mount that you can mount it on dash by driver's side door, basically, you can mount it anywhere if you also attach a $10.00 external speaker so you can hear what is being said.
little_Jeep is offline  
post #24 of 31 Old 07-23-2010, 11:00 PM
fernjack
Registered User
 
fernjack's Avatar
2007 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 1,031
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1222 View Post
I also carry a top rated tire plug kit. Not only is it good for your vehicle but others too. Iíve used it several times over the years. Of course youíll need an air compressor which I feel is a must have anyway.
That has been a trip saver for me in the past ....... I strongly second this for sure

07' Rubi Unlimited 6spd. , Rescue green #64 CDN , 35x12.5 mudders
Rick .
fernjack is offline  
post #25 of 31 Old 07-24-2010, 02:31 AM
Mudhound0530
Registered User
1988 MJ Comanche 
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Champaign IL
Posts: 310
Maglite and cb

88 MJ 94 XJ
09 JKRU SOLD
14 Chevy Silverado Quad Cab 4x4
Mudhound0530 is offline  
post #26 of 31 Old 11-19-2015, 09:16 AM
Silvercreek
Registered User
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: S.E.
Posts: 12
Just as a note, I think the word essential is a very mis-used word. Of course the aftermarket retailers are taking advantage of it in their advertising. Check out what you get when you search Jeep Wrangler Essentials.
Silvercreek is offline  
post #27 of 31 Old 11-19-2015, 09:47 AM
cranbiz
Moderator
 
cranbiz's Avatar
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Wentworth
Posts: 4,065
I mounted my CB using the Rugged Ridge Footman loop mount. It's holding a Bearcat 990 radio and it's solid.
cranbiz is offline  
post #28 of 31 Old 11-19-2015, 10:05 AM
jay-h
Registered User
1989 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 5,745
Pocket code scanner

My toys
'89 Wrangler YJ
'47 CJ2-A

wife's toys
97 Grand Cherokee (ZJ)
87 MB 560SL roadster
jay-h is offline  
post #29 of 31 Old 11-19-2015, 10:22 AM
fastfreddie
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 638
Essential?
GraBars.


After your sandy, play time is through, make sure you hose out the sand that accumulates in the nooks and crannies of the undercarriage. The sand will act like a localized sandblaster due to vibrations, not to mention it being a moisture trap.
fastfreddie is offline  
post #30 of 31 Old 11-19-2015, 12:12 PM
motoguy1251
Registered User
2012 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Big Rapids
Posts: 424
To me the most essential tools for a Jeep is a Torque wrench and preventative maintenance.
motoguy1251 is offline  
Reply

Tags
accessories , essential accessories , JK Wrangler , wrangler

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Are Cooling Upgrades Essential For Stock Jeep bertram31 TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 9 09-02-2009 06:13 PM
List of essential trail gear/equipment Jonman03 TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 11 03-01-2009 03:50 PM
Most essential/important mod... 98 Sahara TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 12 10-23-2007 09:43 AM
An example of why skids are essential... Jerry All-Bran TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 18 12-03-2005 04:39 PM
What skid plates are essential for offroading? And HID headlights? diveguy TJ Wrangler Technical Forum 22 12-23-2004 07:40 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome