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mackey
04-30-2012, 03:55 AM
Ok, so I am somewhat of a beginner to this and constantly hear about people breaking down on the trail. Are there any ***MUST HAVE*** spare parts or tools that you should have on a weekend off-roading trip, like while doing the Rubicon Trail? Thanks in advance

Indefatigable
04-30-2012, 04:20 AM
Another complete vehicle. Don't go alone!


Depends on the condition of your vehicle going in!

Spares such as u-joints, drive and axle shafts, TIRE! Tools to change all of these.

U-joint yoke straps/u-bolts

Valve stems and cores. plug kit, gloves

Know your vehicle and its weak points.

wayoflife
04-30-2012, 05:11 PM
agreed. so long as you maintain your jeep and keep it in good condition, you don't really need to take any spare parts. carry tools for sure and a means to get you off the trail but, that's about all you really need.

CALIJK
05-01-2012, 05:08 AM
As far as ***MUST HAVE*** spare parts, I don't think there are any in order to get off the trail, but if you are looking for the luxury and convenience of being able to repair your rig on a remote trail and keep wheeling, then I might have a few suggestions only based on what I've already broken on the trail: axle shaft u-joints, drive-shaft u-joints, ball joints, tie rod ends, and a rear axle shaft. Other than that, it is up to you, but as mentioned above, I suggest you have the proper tools and knowledge required to repair, or at least temporarily-fix your rig to get you off the trail.

piginajeep
05-01-2012, 02:47 PM
I always bring a good friend that knows more, and always has a jeep full of tools :D:thumb:

MTG
05-01-2012, 03:10 PM
I always bring a good friend that knows more, and always has a jeep full of tools :D:thumb:

Agreed. Too bad I can't bring WOL each time I go out. :cheesy: Sharkey is a pretty good surrogate though.

StrizzyChris
05-03-2012, 12:27 AM
a fresh pair off Underoos for those extreme off-camber moments!

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Shadow's_Jeep
05-05-2012, 02:59 PM
a fresh pair off Underoos for those extreme off-camber moments!

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:cheesy:Yup you might need them for your 1st extreme off-camber moment!

donyuma
05-05-2012, 08:37 PM
Extra fuses never hurt,

bl17z90
11-27-2012, 11:33 PM
When my first extreme off camber moment came I didn't even realize it until i stopped and went to hop out to go spot watch someone come up the hill. Needless to say when i got out it was about a 3 foot drop. The best part I'm sure was watching me try to get myself back in:doh:

bdmckenna
11-28-2012, 12:17 AM
Duct Tape, JB Weld

Tranquillity
11-28-2012, 02:01 AM
a fresh pair off Underoos for those extreme off-camber moments!



Lolllllll i agree

Metalmasher
11-28-2012, 02:16 AM
Ok, so I am somewhat of a beginner to this and constantly hear about people breaking down on the trail. Are there any ***MUST HAVE*** spare parts or tools that you should have on a weekend off-roading trip, like while doing the Rubicon Trail? Thanks in advance

An extra shot glass

Tranquillity
11-28-2012, 02:34 AM
I'd suggest an Hi-lift plus check out the thread that Eddie posted for starter kit.

bl17z90
11-28-2012, 10:49 AM
Duct Tape, JB Weld

Been there done that:thumb:


I say a tie rod can never be a bad thing to have, especially on the yj with as low as the linkage on that thing sits.

JAGS
11-28-2012, 09:46 PM
The "carnage" thread going right now got me searching. This thread touched on it, but not directly. I'm a noob :crazyeyes:, so forgive if this makes no sense. But, as you are doing upgrades to various parts (DS, Axles, Gears, the like) is there any purpose to carry the stock parts as spares for extreme trail fixes? Yes, the stock wouldn't hold up for more crawling, but maybe to get you out of a bind or off the trail.

Maybe that's a stupid question. :idontknow: I ask as I'm saving for my build and was planning to sell a lot of the old stuff, but seeing the carnage thread, had me thinking maybe I use the pieces as spares?

OverlanderJK
11-28-2012, 09:51 PM
Driveshaft could be useful as might hold out a little bit, gears not so much as you probably aren't going to swap gears on the trail as most people don't even know how in a garage, and for an axle, your probably not going to carry around an axle with your but an axle shaft might be helpful. That's my opinion.

JAGS
11-28-2012, 09:56 PM
Driveshaft could be useful as might hold out a little bit, gears not so much as you probably aren't going to swap gears on the trail as most people don't even know how in a garage, and for an axle, your probably not going to carry around an axle with your but an axle shaft might be helpful. That's my opinion.

Thanks.

:cheesy: Yep, a whole axle aint gonna be in the back. Axle shaft is what I meant.