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Old 04-24-2008, 10:21 PM
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Default What do I need?

Making an offroad kit....I need my recovery gear. I have a 30' by 3" strap, 3/4" shackles....what else do I need?
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Here's a list I got off this site a long time ago. I think it was posted by someone who drives a Jeep, so some of the parts and spares you won't want, like spare u-joints. You can add and take things out as you see fit.
You'll be wanting to have a spare tie rod if you haven't changed them out with the fabtechs, and the tools to replace it like a small pipe wrench and a big crescent wrench. Does your H2 have air suspension? Make sure the hose is in it. The list is just to get you started.
  • Air pressure gauge
  • Allen wrenches
  • Baling wire
  • Crescent wrench (small & medium)
  • Electrical tape & spare connectors
  • Grease (or a grease gun)
  • Hammer
  • Nuts & bolts (assorted sizes)
  • Open end/box wrenches (3/8" to 3/4")
  • Pliers - standard, needle-nose and channel lock
  • Pocket/utility knife
  • Screwdrivers - standard and phillips
  • Socket set (3/8") with extensions
  • Standard & phillips screwdrivers
  • Super glue/epoxy
  • Vise grips
  • Wire & wire cutters/crimpers
  • Air pump/compressor and hose
  • Axe
  • Blanket
  • Bow saw
  • Bungee cords
  • Can opener
  • Candles
  • Cell phone and/or CB (Note: steel whip CB antennas can be dangerous out on the trail)
  • Cigarette lighter
  • Coat hanger - don't underestimate the number of uses for the common household coat hanger!
  • Compass/GPS unit (remove GPS below)
  • Duct tape
  • Extra gas - enough for a round trip & in an appropriate container (haha! how about make sure the tank is full before you leave Hummers carry plenty of fuel unless you're going on safari)
  • Extra motor oil (1-2 quarts)
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit (packed in a tight weatherproof container)
  • Flares
  • Flashlight/lantern extra batteries
  • Food (dehydrated foods take little space and last a long time)
  • GPS unit/compass
  • Hydraulic/hi-lift jack
  • ID card, with emergency phone number contact info & medication/allergy information
  • Jumper cables
  • Leather gloves
  • Maps
  • Mirror
  • Multi-fit hose and a roll of rubber-weld tape - to repair a blown radiator hose
  • Paper towels
  • Pen & paper (a china marker writes on anything!)
  • Radiator Stop Leak / Tank sealant putty Don't put this sh*t in your radiator unless there is no other alternative! and I still wouldn't use it.
  • Rags
  • Repair manual for your particular vehicle
  • Rope
  • Rubber gloves
  • Shovel
  • Spare clothes
  • Spare key kept on your person
  • T-style lug wrench
  • Tarp (6'x6') - to keep yourself out of the mud and to catch small parts
  • Tire pressure gauge & tire pump; fix a flat
  • Trash bags - heavy duty
  • Water - enough for you (to drink, clean up) and your vehicle (battery, radiator, washer fluid)
  • Waterless hand cleaner
  • Waterproof matches
  • WD-40/lubricant
  • Whistle
  • Winch kit - including straps, snatch block (pulley), shackle
  • Zip ties/cable ties
There are also a number of kits and products on the market today to simplify the repair process, should a particular part fail. Some of the most popular: radiator stop-leak, silicone gasket material, plastic steel, plastic aluminum, tank sealant putty, tire plugs/patch kit, carburetor cleaner, etc

Make sure that you have extras on hand for each of the following parts to fit your 4WD vehicle. (Keep in mind that many of your old parts can be used as spares in an emergency, so start saving them now.)
Remember, you don?t need to bring every spare part you own on the trail - just bring the parts that are most likely to break:
  • Air filter No
  • Belts One
  • Fuel filter No
  • Fuses
  • Hoses and several sizes of hose clamps
  • Oil Yes and one pint of transmission oil
  • Oil filter No
  • Some brake line NO
  • Spark plugs No
  • Tire valve stems with cores
  • Tires (don't forget a good full-size spare!) Make sure there's air in it.
  • U-joints No
  • Vacuum line (a small piece)
  • Wiper blades
Your aim is to think of all the components that would leave you stranded if they failed. THOSE are the ones to take along spares for. A good rule of thumb is to take along anything that has already broken twice, because the odds are, it could happen again

Make sure that you have extras on hand for each of the following parts to fit your 4WD vehicle. (Keep in mind that many of your old parts can be used as spares in an emergency, so start saving them now.)
Remember, you don?t need to bring every spare part you own on the trail - just bring the parts that are most likely to break:
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Default Re: What do I need?

Or do like Rox did and take a friend with an SUT and a strap to pull you out.
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Or do like Rox did and take a Sister with an SUT and a strap to pull you out.
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Old 05-11-2008, 05:38 PM
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Default Re: What do I need?

That is a great list! I would add fuses, lightbulbs, and cotter pins.

For recovery kits, especially if you are going to be wheeling in trees, get something like this from Warn: http://www.warn.com/truck/accessorie...flagebag.shtml
But always have two clevis' that are rated for the weight you need. Always get irecovery items with a much heigher weight rating than just your truck if you are going to be stuck in sand or mud. A pull-pal and high-lift jack are also nice to have.
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Default Re: What do I need?

Hey thanks for sharing such an illusive list of things required for an off roading trip... thanks a lot.. that was of real help
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