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what to bring along as a spare part?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by four_by_ken, Mar 11, 2002.

  1. four_by_ken

    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    I know this has been done before, but I wanted to do it again. Now, I am talking major items, not like duct tape things.

    - both driver and passenger front and rear shafts
    -axle shaft u-joints
    -driveshaft u-joints
    -starter
    -alternator
    -air cleaner filter
    -cap and rotor
    -plugs & wires
    -hubs
    -spare wire
    -belts
    -hoses
    -fuses
    -fuel pump
    -spare tire

    Remember, just parts. Not tools or such. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
    Yeah, its been a long day at work.

    Ken H.
     
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    What about an old set of plug wires????
     
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    four_by_ken 1/2 ton status

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    Opps. forgot to add that to my list. I will put it up there now.

    Thanks
    Ken H.
     
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    A few more things for good measure... different sized hoses you can cut to length... belts, spark plugs, ignition module, various bolts, nuts, screws and washers (never know when you'll set one down and forget where, drop it or have it fly off on a trial... fuses, lug nuts.... heck if you got one even a spare battery (and cables) in case yours decides to blow up... I usually carry wire in lengths of 10-15 feet of all the guages along with connectors..... that's all my brain can think of for now! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Good additions.

    THANKS!!!
     
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    would carry a spare? meaning a spare tire? If so isnt that more important than being able to tune up your truck on the trail??? Seems like a lot of spare parts to carry along.
     
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    Yes, I meant spare tire. And there is no room for me to carry a 44 inch spare tire. So, that is my problem.

    And the ignition parts are not for a tune up. You havnt been in deep mud have you, meaning like 4+ feet?

    Ken H.
     
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    I guess I have not....seems like you should just take a spare truck...lol In my experences so far the only thing I could have used was a spare tire and a spare battery. Thats why I mentioned it...not having a spare resulted in a new set of tires at almost $1000.

    Ok also remembered the time the spare air filter came in handy, and I didnt mean tune-up literally.
     
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    How did not having a spare ruin the ohter 4 tires. I could see having to drive on a flat one would ruin that one... but what about the others?

    Yeah, I like to be able to fix about anything when I need to. Dont want to have my day ruined if my alternator goes out within the first hour. Expecially if I am hours from an autoparts store, and on a Sunday.

    Mud is tough on things.

    Ken H.
     
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    Sorry but it seems that if you are leaving out the spare tire, which is one of the MOST important thing the rest is useless, as far as a checklist goes. Sure all those things are also VERY helpful out on the trail, but no spare?? Or are you talking just not a 44inch spare?
     
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    If I had the room I would DEFINATELY take a spare, no doubt. I personally kind find a good way to carry a 44 inch spare.

    Maybe someday I will fgure it out. I do have the stuff to fix punctures though.

    Ken H.
     
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    fuel pump?
    depends what you are after.
    if you want to be able to limp out, then a lot of that isnt needed.
    if you want to repair and continue then a truck load is required
     
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    I wouldnt carry a spare either
    a repair kit for the small stuff and a tube for the major stuff
     
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    Another good one... especially if it is a 4-5 day trip.

    Thanks
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    The other tires were already worn to about 50% and I wasnt gonna get one new tire snd leave the rest. And finding 1 used 15x35x15 TSL wasn't happening.

    If you are going on a long trip I guess all that stuff would be necessary, just in case. although my thought is that if you are with a group then maybe you dont need all the parts. Just seems like a lot of stuff to have to bring along .
     
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    How about an extra thermostat!
     
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    Maybe an air compressor strong enough to reseat a bead and a under-the-hood welder
     
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    Don't forget the good old RTV sealer...
     

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