What tools would you keep on board for the JL to get it to the shop?

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Especially when remote, what would you have on hand? What would be the BARE essentials? What size sockets, wrenches, etc?
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Especially when remote, what would you have on hand? What would be the BARE essentials? What size sockets, wrenches, etc?
I’ve posted this a few times, but here’s the packing list for a plastic tote I keep loaded up. I put it in when I go off-roading. Also have first aid kit/water/etc


Tools To Carry

  • Ratchet strap
  • Shop towels
  • Air compressor
  • Recovery gear
  • Zip ties
  • Socket adapters
  • Motor oil
  • ATF+4
  • Gear oil
  • Ratchet extensions
  • Hammer
  • 18-24mm deep sockets
  • 3/4 socket
  • Trash bags
  • Toilet paper
  • Water jugs
  • Lighter
  • Wrenches. 8mm-24mm and SAE
  • Tire deflator
  • Loctite
  • Tire repair kit
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Duct Tape
  • Spark plug socket 5/8”
  • Torx bits
  • Pliers
  • Starter fluid
  • Steering/ pitman socket
  • Axle nut socket.
  • 1/2 drive ratchet
  • Pry bar
  • Craftsman tool kit (sockets)
  • Bottle jack and extensions/base plate
 
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I’ve posted this a few times, but here’s the packing list for a plastic tote I keep loaded up. I put it in when I go off-roading. Also have first aid kit/water/etc


Tools To Carry

  • Ratchet strap
  • Shop towels
  • Air compressor
  • Recovery gear
  • Zip ties
  • Socket adapters
  • Motor oil
  • ATF+4
  • Gear oil
  • Ratchet extensions
  • Hammer
  • 18-24mm deep sockets
  • 3/4 socket
  • Trash bags
  • Toilet paper
  • Water jugs
  • Lighter
  • Wrenches. 8mm-24mm and SAE
  • Tire deflator
  • Loctite
  • Tire repair kit
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Duct Tape
  • Spark plug socket 5/8”
  • Torx bits
  • Pliers
  • Starter fluid
  • Steering/ pitman socket
  • Axle nut socket.
  • 1/2 drive ratchet
  • Pry bar
  • Craftsman tool kit (sockets)
  • Bottle jack and extensions/base plate
Awesome thanks!

Anyone else have another list to compare and bounce ideas around? What do others think you need to have on hand for the repairs a non-rock crawler might encounter? And how far do you go to be prepared outside of having a shop truck follow you? :)

I guess right now I’m focusing on tools first as I just got a nice compact but organized tool bag. I’ll have a separate FULL multi option recovery bag with all the new kits I’ve accumulated. Fluids are a great idea as well. I’m trying to balance keeping free space and weight as well.
 

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Add in a copy of OBD Jcan, a BT OBDII adapter and the secuity bypass cable. Or some other way to pull and reset codes
 
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Add in a copy of OBD Jcan, a BT OBDII adapter and the secuity bypass cable. Or some other way to pull and reset codes
Would the Tazer Mini suffice? I haven’t gotten tires yet and I’m leaning that direction at the moment.
 

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Add in a copy of OBD Jcan, a BT OBDII adapter and the secuity bypass cable. Or some other way to pull and reset codes
This, X1000. My Jeep tried to strand me and the wife in the middle of the desert on an 108F degree day, my flashcal was the only way to clear the codes and get it out of "limp mode" and it wasn't gonna make it out on the 3 cylinders that the computer left running. I have a good selection of survival gear at all times (don't trust the Jeep) but walking out of there would have been hell and the tow bill would have likely been in the thousands. This is why I shake my head when people have issues with their new Jeeps and other people on this forum say "just take it to the dealer, all new vehicles have problems, etc..etc". Going to the dealer or calling a tow truck is not an option when your expensive "offroad" vehicle strands you in the middle of nowhere.
 

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This, X1000. My Jeep tried to strand me and the wife in the middle of the desert on an 108F degree day, my flashcal was the only way to clear the codes and get it out of "limp mode" and it wasn't gonna make it out on the 3 cylinders that the computer left running. I have a good selection of survival gear at all times (don't trust the Jeep) but walking out of there would have been hell and the tow bill would have likely been in the thousands. This is why I shake my head when people have issues with their new Jeeps and other people on this forum say "just take it to the dealer, all new vehicles have problems, etc..etc". Going to the dealer or calling a tow truck is not an option when your expensive "offroad" vehicle strands you in the middle of nowhere.
Yup and this is when knowing your way around a wrench or in your case a scanner is literally PRICELESS
 
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I guess you’d need the code definition list too since you’d likely not have internet.
 

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I guess you’d need the code definition list too since you’d likely not have internet.
The superchips gives you the code definition, built in database. I would assume the Tazer can as well but I'm not sure. If you are using something that doesn't I'm sure you could download a PDF and store it on a phone or tablet or even print it out.
 
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The superchips gives you the code definition, built in database. I would assume the Tazer can as well but I'm not sure. If you are using something that doesn't I'm sure you could download a PDF and store it on a phone or tablet or even print it out.
Fancy! lol Not like the old ones I’ve used.
 

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Does anyone use Garmin Overlander or a Magellan TR5, etc for off road GPS?
I use the Garmin Overlander for a back-up navigation device. It has saved me several times when my phone was out of cell range.
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I’ve posted this a few times, but here’s the packing list for a plastic tote I keep loaded up. I put it in when I go off-roading. Also have first aid kit/water/etc


Tools To Carry

  • Ratchet strap
  • Shop towels
  • Air compressor
  • Recovery gear
  • Zip ties
  • Socket adapters
  • Motor oil
  • ATF+4
  • Gear oil
  • Ratchet extensions
  • Hammer
  • 18-24mm deep sockets
  • 3/4 socket
  • Trash bags
  • Toilet paper
  • Water jugs
  • Lighter
  • Wrenches. 8mm-24mm and SAE
  • Tire deflator
  • Loctite
  • Tire repair kit
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Duct Tape
  • Spark plug socket 5/8”
  • Torx bits
  • Pliers
  • Starter fluid
  • Steering/ pitman socket
  • Axle nut socket.
  • 1/2 drive ratchet
  • Pry bar
  • Craftsman tool kit (sockets)
  • Bottle jack and extensions/base plate
My 2 door would need a trailer to carry all of that crap. Over Half of that is big time overkill..
 
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