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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by blazing86, May 27, 2001.

  1. blazing86

    blazing86 1/2 ton status

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    i am tryng to think of spare parts i might want to bring with me when i go wheeling. I have a 4 in lift with 35's. What are some common things that will break on me?
     
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    i know i bring the basics
    shovel, knife, wrenches hacksaw etc... axe.
    and then i bring liek food water, drinks, sleeping bag
    jack, tow strap, and a cell phone
    i know i am missing a ton af stuff, but i cant think of it right now.

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  3. blazing86

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    i was talking more about replacement parts on my car, like u joints and stuff like that.
     
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    The appropriate u-joints, belts, hoses, maybe an air filter. If you wheel hard, spare axleshafts front & rear is probably smart. Maybe a set of guts for your front hubs.

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  5. BlazerGuy2

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    Definately u-joints and I would also bring a fuel pump and some rubber fuel line, clamps and raditor hoses.

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    FIRE EXTINGUISHER......Fluids like steering,tranny,transfer case,axles,radiator,and oil....and also a Hi-Lift jack! Also a spare tire.


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    I always make it a point to carry a couple of extra plug wires and plugs. I also carry a lttle "General Foods International Coffees" can full of nuts,bolts,crimp connectors and fuses. Another good idea is a couple of extra 1157 bulbs and a roll of "Instant taillight" in case you bash one and don't want any police officers pointing out your lack of a light.

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    My normal Trail parts is as follows.
    spare U-joint in each size on the vehicle
    radiator hose patch kit (it's a plastic pipe with 2 hose clamps, at most parts stores)
    I don't see a need to carry heater hose. I keep mine in good shape and if one fails you can alwasy bypass the heater since you will still have on good hose.
    Spare fuel line I do keep as well as some spare hose for the tranny in the envent I should blow one or bust a cooler I can bypass or repair. Fule line I keep several feet of. One of my buds had something happen to his gas tank (was a clogged line). Since we had fuel line we strapped a 5 gallon jerry can on his front bumper and plumbed it. He drove from Tellico to Atlanta like that [​IMG]. Unfortunatly a FI rig your SOL unless you carry a spare pump.
    Belts
    Fuel pump
    Outer stub (haven't located a complete shaft for both sides but when I do it will be in there and that may be solved soon bcause I may be switching out my D44 for a 10 bolt and I have spare shafts for it them)
    Rear Driveshaft is not a bad idea. If you got a 208 or 241 or any slip yoke case you really want to concider it. If you wank the driveshaft you can drive out on the front shaft only but a slip yoke case will dump all it's fluid out and be pretty unkind to the enviorment in the process.
    Back to the unkind bit..A couple Ammo boxes for storing you junk is nice but that same ammo box, if you get the full seal models, will also work to catch fluids that may leak or have to be drained. That way you can do the right thing and dispose of it properly. One of the main things that the ECO nuts use against us is contamination of streams and water, don't prove them right.
    1 Rear axle shaft. 12 bolts are same right to left, I thing 10bolts are also but if you snap it off comes the wheel so it's high on my list
    gear oil. Enough to fill one Diff
    Motor oil, 5 quarts. If you punch a hole in a oil pan it's no big deal to fix but you got to have the oil to go in it. Also covers my butt if I u-Boat the truck and fill the case full of water.
    Tranny fluid 4 quarts Same deal as above.(power steering will work on ATF in a pinch)
    Belts
    Alternator (mines making noise and happen to have a spare but some comfort my truck not being a FI truck will run a long time on the battery but FI trucks won't If you have electric choke and no spare alternator jam your choke linkage open and unplug the element to conserve battery. Also unplug the brake light switch. you can run for hours like that)
    Spare Hardware such as bolts etc. Something falls off do do any good to have a spare if you can't put it back on.
    5 gallons of Potable (drinkable) water and a gallon of antifreeze. Most radiator damage you can at least slow down the leak but you got to have the water to fill it back up. Also give you clean drinking water in the event of a bad stuck that your spending the night. Also handy for other issues like washing out a cut or cleaning up after a repair if you carry hand cleaner. [​IMG]
    Small butane torch and solder. Can solder with it. Again on the radiator you can bust a tube. Pinch and file the ends shut and solder it shut to get you out. In the winter you can thaw frozen locking hubs.
    Tools of course and plenty of recovery gear.





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