Yeah...I can see your point of view. I am though, new to this truck and seem to find myself looking for ANY trail/or fun. Plus I like helping others. My wife gave me poo for getting this stuff but in the last two months I have used more of it than you think helping others.You're talking as if an FJ would break down in the city. ........:rofl:
I love this list! I have a few questions though... are the 10, 12, 14, 17 and 35mm sockets the only ones we need for the FJ? What is a PB Blaster?First aid kit
Fire extinguishers (front and rear)
Co2 Tank (compressors break and overheat at times)
Metric Sockets (10, 12, 14, 17, 35mm)
ratchet with 3", 6" and 12" extensions
Set of metric gear wrenches
Cordless or air ratchet or impact wrench
Ball peen hammer
Large Pry bar
Common wire connectors and crimper
Rubber backed mat to lay on.
Lots of different sized screw drivers (flathead and philips).
Pouch or allen wrenches
Hacksaw and extra blades
Slider adapter for High-Lift
Yes I carry a lot of stuff, but I hate not being prepared. I know you wanted to keep this on tool box items, but it is very important to be able to repair a CV on the trail. Expect them to fail, it is the weakest link in the drive train.
CV Axle assembly
Left and right diff seals
Couple extra c-clips for the CV
And for goodness sake, take those sway bars off!
Those are the general sizes you will need, I carry a ful set of SAE and Metric 1/4 to 3/4 drive sockets. A lot of my mods have SAE bolt heads and you never know what size you will need helping out somebody else. The 35mm is for the hub to remove the CV axle, I have two, in case I loose/break one.I love this list! I have a few questions though... are the 10, 12, 14, 17 and 35mm sockets the only ones we need for the FJ? What is a PB Blaster?
I never thought I would need alot of this stuff, even in the city. But then next thing you know, slightly out of town or on the moon... Whamo! You, or someone else needs it.
Go, Be prepared... Be reasonable though... that's my motto!
I would add a set of wheel chocks to this list as well. I read recently where a trucker had pulled over to place chains on his rig, and although it did not look like it, he was a slight incline. As he was underneath the rig chaining up, the rig slid back and crushed him. The chocks may have prevented the rig from sliding back as far as it did.Recent ice and snow experiences by myself and a few other members of this forum combined with advice from experienced members prompts me to add another item to this list of items for an emergency tool box - tire chains. They don't take up too much space, aren't too expensive, and to quote 5380FJ, "When you need chains, you need chains...". He also shared this link:
4x4 Snow Chains article by Bill Burke - great article!
There have been some (potentially fatal) close calls reported on this forum on high mountain trails where snow, packed to ice remains in the shadows and makes for very treacherous wheeling. I had a close call last week trying to wheel up a steep seasonal road - was snow covered but their was ice underneath packed down by snowmobilers. I'm getting some tire chains and putting them in my emergency too box asap.
I found these from JC Whitney that appear to be similar to the more pricey ones in the article above that should also be great for preventing sideways slides -
WHITESTAR™ DIAMOND-PATTERN TIRE CHAINS - JCWhitney Auto Parts
I know this is off topic, but I have to ask.And for goodness sake, take those sway bars off!
POWER TOOLS...did everyone forget there is a elctrical plug in the rear. 100' of good old fashion outdoor/industrial extension cords and tada circular saws, drills, heck you can even recharge the batteries is you have cordless tools.
A BIG list... If I didn't have to run to a meeting shortly, I'd go through the thread responses and compile the list.I think when this thread ends we will have a solid list...
yupA trailer to haul all of the stuff mentioned around in!
A BIG list... If I didn't have to run to a meeting shortly, I'd go through the thread responses and compile the list.
I agree with the suggestion for a toss-in bag for wheeling, but hauling all the stuff mentioned in the thread around daily is a little much (with the exception of self-protection and a cell phone). Good suggestions, though..
400W ain't much.. Best to use that one for small stuff like cell phones and smaller rechargeable batteries. I still want a stand-alone 1000W+ that connects directly to the battery for big stuff. I got a great one at Sams's for $29. If I burn the wires off it, it doesn't take the FJ wiring with it. If I don't need it, it stays in the ActionPacker with my MaxFlow and jump starter. Ron
I agree that my inverter is on the soft side. I use it to keep the charge up on my Jump Starter Kit on the way to work when it is cold. So far so good as it was needed three times this winter and never hit the house beyond its initial charge.
Other than that it fit in that cubby hole and my spot light is AC.
I do smile when I go to the truck stops with the giant inverters.