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What would you need to have to keep the rubber side down and the truck moving??

1- High Lift 48" jack
2- 2" towing strap, probably 50 ft long
3- Fix a Flat tire repair and inflator
4- 12v air compressor
5- Metric tool kit, box, open end and racket sets, screw drivers
6- Hand saw, foldable
7- Foldable shovel

Anything else?? Remember, this is a list of must haves, not like to haves.

Maybe this could be made a sticky??
 

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mine;
*spare tire
*race jack
*Flares
*space blanket
*race radio &CB
*flashlight
*If venturing far MRE's
 

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outlnder said:
What would you need to have to keep the rubber side down and the truck moving??

1- High Lift 48" jack
I've heard of these things before but never really looked into one. Do they work in sand? My only time getting stuck was in sand....

I've got the other stuff you have listed. This is my first 4x4, I've had Saturns before. Excuse my limited knowledge...
 

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how about a a gal of water and leak stop for your radiator. cell phone, blanket, and always let a buddy know where your heading just incase.
This I have experienced. I drove a 1996 Plymouth Voyager into the mountains one time. A rock flew underneath the car and broke the belt tensioner. I had to drive down a dirt road about 2-3 miles with the hood up and my buddy pouring water in to keep it running for as long as we could.

it sucked.
 

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RustyJCNC said:
outlnder said:
What would you need to have to keep the rubber side down and the truck moving??

1- High Lift 48" jack
I've heard of these things before but never really looked into one. Do they work in sand? My only time getting stuck was in sand....
Yes, they work. Even in sand, IF you have the wider ground plate to stop the end sinking in.

I would imagine that a folding shovel would work better in sand.
 

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Speaking of jacks, I jacked up one of my front wheels today and the jack doesn't lift high enough! It needs at least another inch of lift. I wonder what I'm doing wrong if anything? I'm assuming that the jack fits in the outside pinch weld opposite the arrow stamp on the frame? (I can't quite put it at the arrow because a mounting bracket for the step rails is there.) Has anyone else noticed this problem?

I might make up a 12" x 6" x 2" thick oak board to give me the extra height needed and it might come in handy in dirt if needed.
 

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No, it goes under the frame where the arrow is....not the pinch weld on the body.
 

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yep, goes UNDER the frame. i change my jacks out for a normal hydro one from walmart. i get a lot more lift out of one and they are more stable. most stock jacks SUCK.
 

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Toilet Paper...
 

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baby wipes are the best they have many uses.
 

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Map, compass (more for lost than stuck, I suppose)
Gloves
Tree strap & shackle - you can "winch" yourself out of quite a bit using these and a hi-llift jack & tow straps/chain
Duct Tape or some of that new silicon super tape stuff, even better for high temp applications
Fire extinguisher
Zip Ties in multiple sizes

Also, lots of off-road clubs post on their sites the minumum equipment you personally have to have to go on junkets with them.
 

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Duct Tape...

McGuyver wouldn't go off-roading without it
 

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since i do desert stuff, i'll post what we usually take for fun adn then what most racetrucks have.

jack (i prefer floor jack) and other tire-changing tools
spare tire(s)
tool bag/s with your basic sockets, wrenches, and hammers
water
decent tow straps of some sort (would not reccommend the wal-mart special)
shovel
fire extinguisher
radio/cb/cell phone depending on area
maps

most race trucks carry at least the following:
floor jack
2 spares
an extra of small, major parts (ie tie rod, fuel pump, etc)
tools and zip ties
fire extinguisher system
tools and zip ties
race radio and gps system
tools and zip ties
and anything else can be brought by chase trucks which have just about everything


remember for desert, you don't really need a winch. what the hell are you going to winch to?
 

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Under The FRAME

racinzak said:
No, it goes under the frame where the arrow is....not the pinch weld on the body.
Ah HA! Thanks so much Mylt1 and racinzak. I crawled under the truck again tonight and finally saw the raised area under the frame where the jack interfaces with. I stupidly just didn't see it the first time. Got the jack out again just to be sure and it fits perfectly. In the rear I see that it goes under the plate near the axle ends where the U-bolts thread through.

This being a new vehicle, I figured that I'd best look into jack placement before I get a flat. No fun looking at this sort of thing for the first time along a highway or in the dirt! Like a Boy Scout, I like to "Be Prepared". <g>
 

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LOL copmpletely forgot the one item i lways have in my truck... the reason for it gets laughs...

Super Glue.

Because sometimes an ER is 50 miles of hard drivign away... and i don't trust any of my buddys enbough to stitch me up in the middle of no where.

and NO liquid bandage is not the same thng.

hardwear grade Super Glue bonds faster, dries quicker and cures Harder... it also tends to burn the skin when used on a large area and does not allow oxygen to penetrate so as soon as your back to civilization, hit the ER and get it removed and replaced.
 

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I'll support that super glue. That was the intended purpose for superglue until someone figured out how well it worked on plastic.

Just be sure not to get it IN the wound, 'cause that really hurts. Just pinch the wound back together, and seal it shut. Hold for a few moments, and viola!

Any Cyanoacryllic is good. It doesn't have to be the name brand.
 
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