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#1 Old 12-30-2012, 10:40 AM
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Recommeded Offroading gear???

In the near future I plan on arranging a local 4x4 trip and would like to get some additional feedback on what are the necessary things to bring for your truck and for myself while out 4x4'ing. As we always try to be safe there could be a time where a 1 day trip could lead to an overnight due to weather or breakdowns. I generally have a good idea of what to bring. See list below. If I have missed something please let me know.

- Small Jerry can with gas
- shovel
- hi-lift jack or some type of jack.
- flashlight
- sleeping bag
- food
- first aid kit
- tool kit
- heat pads(location dependant, could be cold in the night without heat)
- water
- Beer

Now the question I have is what about spare truck parts?
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I would carry spare fuses,
tire plugs,
Socket set with wrenches
zip ties
duct tape
a tarp to throw under the truck as a barrier from the snow/mud
small air compressor ( or OBA tank)
small hand saw ( metal and wood blade)

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Spare auto-hubs and tie-rod adjusters is a must in my opinion. If you can only do one or the other, tie-rod adjusters. You can always limp out in 3WD or 2WD as long as you are NOT ALONE.

Other stuff in no particular order:

tie-rod ends
centerlink
idler arm (if you don't already have an idler arm brace then this would go into the must carry category)
CV axle
torsion bar anchors
torsion bar adjusters


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To add to the list

Spare tire
Tire repair kit
Fire extinguisher


Also see this thread for more info http://www.clubxterra.org/forums/showthread.php?t=19645

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Here is what I have found to be very important. I usually go to ORV parks with a group, so overnight stays and even recovery gear isnt necessary on my part.

CB
Rubber floor mats like Husky Liners
Tire Deflators
Snatch Strap and D-Rings
Camera (gotta get those sweet offroading pics for the forum!)

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My old 4x4 club came up with this list:
http://www.cnc4x4.org/mini_equipment.asp

If you're going with friends, FRS radios are pretty cheap and easy to use - not everyone has a CB. I wouldn't recommend going solo.

Make sure you save the beer just for the campsite, too... ;-)

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I added Silicone Rescue Tape to my kit, just in case of a leak in the cooling system. It can be used to temp fix a hose. Plus it is great for wiring.


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My old 4x4 club came up with this list:
http://www.cnc4x4.org/mini_equipment.asp

If you're going with friends, FRS radios are pretty cheap and easy to use - not everyone has a CB. I wouldn't recommend going solo.

Make sure you save the beer just for the campsite, too... ;-)
I couldn't stress this enough. Take it from a lot of bad experiences from my teenage years just getting into offroading (in a POS blazer). I've had to walk several miles multiple times to find rescue.


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Thanks for all the great feedback. Here is what I have collected so far.

- Small Jerry can with gas
- shovel
- hi-lift jack or some type of jack.
- flashlight
- sleeping bag
- food
- first aid kit
- tool kit
- heat pads(location dependant, could be cold in the night without heat)
- water
- Beer
- spare fuses
- tire plugs
- Socket set with wrenches
- zip ties
- duct tape
- tarp to throw under the truck as a barrier from the snow/mud
- small air compressor ( or OBA tank)
- small hand saw ( metal and wood blade)
- Spare tire
- Tire repair kit
- Fire extinguisher
- tie-rod ends
- centerlink
- idler arm (if you don't already have an idler arm brace then this would go into the must carry category)
- CV axle
- torsion bar anchors
- torsion bar adjusters

Some of those mechanical items ie. an axle really? Must be fom experience?
Why the torsion bar anchors and adjusters? Don't understand this one.
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Some of those mechanical items ie. an axle really? Must be fom experience?
Why the torsion bar anchors and adjusters? Don't understand this one.
An axle really.....yes. The front CV's can and do break, I broke one this weekend but got lucky and it was at the end of the day so did not have to change it on the trail. I carry a spare and we have some members who carry more than one.

Torsion bars can break but usually it is the anchor or the adjuster that the splines end up stripping out. The torsion bars are the springs for the front suspension and are supporting the weight of the truck. When one breaks or strips splines the front suspension on that side will collapse and you are going to be pretty much stuck.

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