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Essential tools in your truck

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by Texio, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Oct 5, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    Texio

    Texio [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I am putting together a small tool/misc kit to carry in my truck. What do you guys carry with you to be always ready? This is not necessarily for serious off-roading, just driving around normally. What wouldn't you leave your garage with?

    So far I have:
    - Small air compressor (the portable kind that plugs into your 12v outlet)
    - 100ft of 1/4in rope
    - Ratcheting driver with assortment of bits (flat, philips, torx)
    - Flashlight
    - Assortment of bungee cords and straps

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Oct 5, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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    Seabass

    Seabass Chrome won't get you home

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    x2. I carry the Crovel under my back seat

    http://www.gearupcenter.com/new-crovel-extreme/

    I also carry a 30,000lb tow strap with hooks, jumper cables, 16 gauge speaker wire for quick fixes, wire stripper, and fuses.
     
  3. Oct 5, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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    rbishopp

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    Toilet paper.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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    Junebug McQuinn

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    I always keep some bungee cords, ratcheting tie downs and a bed net in the bed compartments. I also keep a hammer in the compartment under the back seat and a knife in the center console, along with screwdrivers and ratchets, sockets and all that.
     
  5. Oct 5, 2011 at 3:04 PM
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    BEEFY_CHEESY_TACO

    BEEFY_CHEESY_TACO DUDE MAN BRO

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    tow strap, high lift jack, ratchet and sockets, ratchet straps plus one larger one just in case I break the bead on a tire so I can strap it around the tire to hold the beads in place while I air it up. flash light, spare batteries, gerber multitool. also a first aid kit and road side safety kit.
     
  6. Oct 5, 2011 at 3:09 PM
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    qb6fire

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    duck tape, electrical tape, small shovel, first aid kit, basic tool kit, rope and bungys as well as my new tow rope
     
  7. Oct 5, 2011 at 3:38 PM
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    Cypherian

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  8. Oct 5, 2011 at 3:43 PM
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    Stubbs95tacoma

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    zip ties!!!
     
  9. Oct 5, 2011 at 3:49 PM
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    throw in some gloves!
     
  10. Oct 5, 2011 at 4:06 PM
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    Texio

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    This is awesome, than you guys! Keep'em coming! I might need a bigger truck to carry everything I might need ;-)
     
  11. Oct 5, 2011 at 4:16 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    everything, full socket set air compressor, gear oil, trans fluid, alternator, alternator belt, tire tool, various recovery equipment, 2 snatch blocks, brake cleaner and a lighter just incase i break a bead on a tire hahaha
     
  12. Oct 5, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    TacoSurf4x4

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    I'd add maybe tire pressure gauge, (I have a slow leak) lighter/matches, backup prepaid cell phone with charger
     
  13. Oct 5, 2011 at 4:32 PM
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    Andrew H

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    x2 on the toilet paper. sometimes you just gotta shit you know?
     
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    TacoSurf4x4

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    oh yea and i always have extra motor oil and coolant.. not tools but can be helpful
     
  15. Oct 5, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    TP is a must! and a large jug in case you're stuck in traffic and gotta piss!!! hahahaha
     
  16. Oct 5, 2011 at 4:38 PM
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    fuck yeah man. dont be sad maverick. im just a funny fucker.
     
  17. Oct 5, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    Texio

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    I think I'm gonna stick a small fire extinguisher behind one of the back seats too. You never know!
     
  18. Oct 5, 2011 at 10:38 PM
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    2a10bc is the one i have it will put out any fire but a kitcken or cumbustable metal fire
     
  19. Oct 5, 2011 at 10:47 PM
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  20. Oct 6, 2011 at 3:41 AM
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    My truck is work truck so here goes whats in the toolbox;

    Power;

    - cordless drill
    - sawzall
    - angle grinder
    - jig saw
    - skill saw

    Hand;

    - socket set
    - Map torch
    - solder to sweat copper
    - Multimeter
    - set of metric and SAE wrenches
    - hand auger
    - hammer
    - Philips and flat screwdriver
    - set of SAE and metric allen wrenches
    - two sizes of crescent wrenches
    - two sizes of pipe wrenches
    - oil filter wrench
    - few chisels
    - bunch of drill bits
    - drywall mud
    - pan for drywall mud
    - putty knifes
    - hand saw
    - mitter saw box
    - wise grips
    - pliers
    - needle nose pliers
    - soldering iron
    - solder for electrical wire
    - bunch of screws, zip ties, bolts, etc...

    Straps;

    - 4 ratcheting straps
    - 1 bungee cord

    Then I have bunch of spare parts under the driver's side jump seat...

    LOL there might be more stuff, but that's all I can recall right now...
     
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