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10-07-2010, 04:14 PM
Recommended tools list

Hulk made me go ahead and post what I have been thinking about for some time. Has any made a recommended trail bag list for tools that Toys may need for the outdoors. It would be great if you could just take everything that you ever needed - but not practical for all of us. However, I'm sure that there are tools for the things that break most often off-road that should always accompany you in the great outdoors.

We should make a list. One item that I did not have that I realize is essential is a 3/8's ratchet extension of about 8". I needed this to remove the spark plugs when I rolled the truck up on its side and oil filled the cylinders.

Anyone want to make a list that everyone could grow?

Thanks, Barry

10-07-2010, 04:33 PM
This is a hard list to accomplish, as it is totally vehicle dependent, and normal terrain dependent. Also, in addition to tools, one should carry spare parts.

I can't even remember everything I keep with me. A few ideas are:

-Pliers (vise grip, needle nose, channel lock, chain lock, snap ring)

-Screw drivers (at least two flat heads and two phillips. Preferably two large for prying/pushing, and a small one for electrical stuff)

-Metric and standard sockets and combo wrenches, with appropriate ratchet handle (good idea to carry at least the common sizes=10,12,14,17,19 for Toyotas, better still to have more, and larger sizes. Standard sizes if you have made any modifications that use grade 8 or some such standard size wrench, like skid plates or bumpers)

-Electrical stuff (crimpers, crimp-connects, fuses, wire strippers, spare wire, a small multi-meter)

-Big crescent wrench, for all those times that your normal wrenches just don't cut it, and/or you need a bunch of leverage.

-Big hammer: self explanatory.

-Pry bar of some sort

-Brass drift or brass rod, in case you need to beat on something without damaging threads

-Bailing wire and duct tape. Doesn't look pretty, but it will get you home.

-air tools are nice to have


Depending on the wheeling you do.

-spare pre-flanged brake lines
-spare belts
-spare hoses, esp for radiators, and power steering
-spare drive line for the rear
-spare axle/s
-spare hubs
-spare bolts/nuts in commons sizes. Good to have a nice assortment. Fastenal can help you out there
-spare tie rods ends
-hose clamps
-tire repair kit
-extra engine oil, diff oil, tranny fluid, brake fluid, coolant, axle service grease, and some sort of cleaner/degreaser. Some FIPG is a good choice too.

Thats all I can think of off of the top of my head. I don't carry spare PS hoses, and don't have spare radiator hoses, but I need to get some. I also need a spare rear drive shaft. Everything else I usually have with me.

10-07-2010, 05:04 PM
we already have a couple of these lists floating around here...maybe we should compile them into a master list and make a sticky?

10-19-2010, 11:25 PM
we already have a couple of these lists floating around here...maybe we should compile them into a master list and make a sticky?

I'm all for a compiled sticky list! :thumb:

10-20-2010, 09:06 AM
I would like to add two items. 14mm 6pnt wrench for the drive shafts and a brass hammer for removing cone washers on the drive flange plate.

10-20-2010, 09:24 AM
Here's some of the other threads (a couple are in the Member's Only section):