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Spare parts you carry off road.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mach.85, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. Oct 3, 2013 at 3:40 PM
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    Mach.85

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    What parts do you carry for your truck, leaving recovery gear aside (just replacement parts). If possible please list part numbers. That would be most helpful. Trying to prepare my truck as well as possible for trips beyond armor, etc.

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  2. Oct 3, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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    Seabass

    Seabass Chrome won't get you home

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    Let's be honest... you really only care about your own rig.
    Nothing. I just wheel with a buddy so if one of us breaks then the other one can run us back to civilization and go parts shopping. Preventative maintenance and pre-wheel inspection is also a necessary practice. Some folks carry control arms, tie rods, etc., which I don't. I'd rather replace a part if it is starting to go bad instead of investing in parts to carry which I likely won't need. Has worked for me so far.

    I do carry tools to fix the necessities though. Just nothing for replacement.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2013 at 3:48 PM
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    jw1983

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    Really no point for replacement parts because you don't know what you're going to break.
     
  4. Oct 3, 2013 at 4:20 PM
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    obscurotron

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    Too many to list, and I've probably forgotten a bunch.
    I carry two spares in my truck. A spare serpentine belt and a spare set of boots w/ wool socks. If it ain't the belt, and if I can't fix it, I'm walking out (hence the spare boots/socks).

    Any other part is pure speculation. Your feet are your best recovery method.
     
  5. Oct 3, 2013 at 4:38 PM
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    92dlxman

    92dlxman drinking whats on sale

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    another c/v axle is a good idea. I wouldn't call it a vulnerable part persay, but if you get aggressive, you can break one.

    I believe it is the same for both sides, (don't quote me on that) and as long as you have diff fluid, a 1/2" drive socket set, and the big hub socket, it is a trail sideable repair.

    I would carry one if I could justify the cost of one. and I would personally not carry anything less than factory
     
  6. Oct 3, 2013 at 8:19 PM
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    Eh, if you aren't locked up front the odds of you breaking a cv are really small. If you are on 33's or smaller I doubt your break anything unless you are doing something wreckless. I abuse the hell out of my rig and have only broke 1 CV (I'm locked up front) and banged up 2 rear driveshafts (they seem to be pretty exposed...) Overall I would be more worried about getting body damage than breaking something under non wreckless wheeling conditions and I push the wreckless side of wheeling. haha
     
  7. Oct 3, 2013 at 8:35 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Leaves the bay but brings all its problems

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    Says the guy that was rolling on 35's :p haha Tie-rods are definitely the next spare part I plan on picking up.
     
  9. Oct 4, 2013 at 5:26 AM
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    maxamillion2345

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    Wish I was carrying a 3rd that day but hey!
     
  10. Oct 4, 2013 at 5:33 AM
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    colinb17

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    inner and outer tie rods, complete CV assembly, rear driveshaft, usually at least one extra spare (in addition to the normal spare), and even more spares if i'm pulling my trailer. extra valve stems, a couple of extra lug nuts. used to carry an extra air filter, but don't have one for my new intake yet. and as of recently, i added a complete extra hub/wheel bearing assembly to my list.

    may not know what's going to break, but the more parts you have, the moste likely you're gonna have a better day than the next guy.....
    or at least be able to help him out when things on his truck go south.
     
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    landphil

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    My take-off serpentine belt is all I carry for spare parts, but I'm basically stock and I maintain the "H.E. double hockey sticks" outa my truck.
     
  12. Oct 4, 2013 at 6:23 AM
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    Boone

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    Spare drive shafts, u-joints, hoses (coolant, vacuum, vent), spare serpentine belt or two, fluids, nitrogen tank to run air tools& inflate tires, alternator, tire repair kits and I'm probably forgetting some stuff.
     
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  13. Oct 4, 2013 at 6:28 AM
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    I just carry an extra CV axle. For those that want only a factory CV, but dont want to buy a new one, check your local junkyards for a used one. Thats what I did.
     
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    A spare alternator?! That sounds like overkill unless you are expecting it to die any time soon. haha
     
  15. Oct 4, 2013 at 7:22 AM
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    Boone

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    It's just nice to have. The majority of the guys I wheel with run SB 350's and are constantly winching, so it's just nice to have a backup. It may or may not have been useful before.:anonymous:
     
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    I figured you were going to say winching. You're winch took out the alternator on your 2nd gen? Is that the 130 amp alt that comes with the tow package? I could see needing one for older rigs but I didn't think it would be too much of an issue on a 2nd gen Taco.
     
  17. Oct 4, 2013 at 7:26 AM
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    colinb17

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    that's abotu what i've found. i've seen a number of altornators go out on the trails, but never a second gen. some toyotas for sure, but never a 130 from the tow package.

    however, it's never been from overuse, but rather getting it all gunked up from watter/mud.
     
  18. Oct 4, 2013 at 7:27 AM
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    Boone

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    No, the Jeep in my sig. 140 Amp Mean Green. 5,000 lb pig and heavy winching.
     
  19. Oct 4, 2013 at 7:33 AM
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    BradyT88

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    My rig weighs almost 6000lbs and my alternator held up fine to my winch :p haha I wasn't sure if my body was going to hold up fine though...

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  20. Oct 4, 2013 at 7:45 AM
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    Boone

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    Number one thing you have to remember- constantly broken Jeep. And most of the pulls are long and steep through rock gardens with some decent sized stuff. It hasn't happened often, but when it does it's a nice quick fix. Last time it was Rattle Rock at Windrock in TN.
     
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