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Old September 19th, 2013, 03:06 PM   #1
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I’m looking for some suggestions on what to keep for spare parts on hand. I think I have most of this covered, but I’m open to suggestions. Quick rig specs – LS1, TH350, Atlas, 60, 14, links, etc.

On the trail, I bring only tools, tree strap, a few electrical things, and some plug wires (in case I roll it and have to pull the plugs and the wires come apart). Here’s what I have in my trailer:

• Front driveshaft
• Rear driveshaft
• Rear axle shafts
• Front axle shafts (assembled)
• Most bearings and seals for both axles
• Alternator
• Starter
• Spark plugs
• Spark plug wires
• Brake lines
• Air line (ARB)
• All but the housing for ARB pump
• Fuel pump
• High pressure steering hoses
• Various lengths of 6 and -8 hoses with brass double-barb splices for trans, fuel, steering
• Tire and wheel
• E-fan
• Various wires, fuses, connectors
• Oil, anti-freeze, gear lube, steering fluid, trans fluid, WD-40, brake cleaner
• I think I’m going to add a D60 ring and pinion set, as it seems inevitable that it’s going to break.

Anything engine-related, I am pretty confident most parts store would have or could have quickly. Anything brake related should be in stock anywhere (1/2 ton Chevy parts). Anything steering related PSC or Howe should be able to overnight to me. Anything electrical related I should either have, or could have fairly quickly.

Any other suggestions for anything else I need to keep with me, either on the trail or in the trailer?
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Old September 19th, 2013, 03:12 PM   #2
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Any drive belts, and or idler/tensioner pulleys ran with the belt.

When I upgraded my drive shaft from 1350 to 1410s. I kept my old tcase yoke and 14b yoke. They are attached via the ujoint straps to my now spare driveshaft.

I also keep a spare oil filter.
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Old September 19th, 2013, 03:19 PM   #3
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Also since its a LS1, I would carry something to read codes from the computer. I use the android app "torque", and a 35 dollar Bluetooth obdII adaptor. Works great and also gives a lot of things you can read off the computer.
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Any drive belts, and or idler/tensioner pulleys ran with the belt.

When I upgraded my drive shaft from 1350 to 1410s. I kept my old tcase yoke and 14b yoke. They are attached via the ujoint straps to my now spare driveshaft.

I also keep a spare oil filter.
I have a belt I keep onboard. Good idea on the tensioner. I need to get an oil filter too. Thanks. Do yokes actually break? I've never seen or heard of one. I keep the u-joint straps in bag on my rig too.
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Old September 19th, 2013, 03:40 PM   #5
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I broke a yoke on Drummond this spring
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Old September 19th, 2013, 03:41 PM   #6
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Also since its a LS1, I would carry something to read codes from the computer. I use the android app "torque", and a 35 dollar Bluetooth obdII adaptor. Works great and also gives a lot of things you can read off the computer.
I have the torque app and the reader is always plugged in. And its's only $15.

EDIT: Well, it used to be, anyway. $23 now.

http://www.amazon.com/BAFX-Products-...ds=obd2+reader
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Knock on wood I haven't broke any yokes recently. But I was breaking 1310-1330-1350 yokes. Mostly just at the tcase though. Broncograveyard has reasonable priced "field repair kits". Get the yoke-straps-pinion seal-pinion nut-ujoint all in one box.
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I have the torque app and the reader is always plugged in. And its's only $15.

EDIT: Well, it used to be, anyway. $23 now.

http://www.amazon.com/BAFX-Products-...ds=obd2+reader
Yeah I got a ELM327 I believe it is, off ebay like 2 yrs ago and it was $35.00 shipped to the house, I see they are cheaper now. But yeah I love that app, the paid version is better yet. I like how if it does trip a code, you are one finger click away from a full write up on what causes it. Very cool.
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Old September 19th, 2013, 04:13 PM   #9
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Drive shaft yokes. Shifter cable seen a few people my self included shut down from a broken/ melted shifter cable. Hardware large gr8 for shocks, links, steering. Any odd fasteners on your rig. If you carry axle yokes make sure you have the socket to change them. Valve stems, lug nuts and studs.
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heims, tie rods and a crap ton of nuts/bolts. All my limit straps were the same length, so I carried a spare in the spare parts box.
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Who the hell brakes a yoke? You need bigger yokes...
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alos, I am not sure if your front and rear coilovers are the same, but buying a used coilover just for spare parts might save you on a wheeling trip. Never know when you need a resi hose or body or shaft, etc
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I have bigger yokes now :)

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alos, I am not sure if your front and rear coilovers are the same, but buying a used coilover just for spare parts might save you on a wheeling trip. Never know when you need a resi hose or body or shaft, etc
I'll have to put that in the list of "I'm fucked" if one goes bad.
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I am running ori's and have been considering finding a used single air shock for that just in case something happens to a strut.
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Short park trips,
- a small pack of tools.
-CO2 tank.
-recovery gear

In the trailer,
-Jack stands
-Floor jack
-Grease gun
-spare starter
-spare winch motor
-spare winch solenoids
-Nitrogen tank
-Front D60 spool & bearings. (I installed this when I thought I had a Detroit problem, now it makes for a nice spare)
-Soon to have a spare rear 9" spool with bearings.

In the trailer for short runs but goes in the jeep for long distance runs,
-spare driveshaft
-serpentine belt
-spare DBW module, harness & pedal reostat
-shit load of tools & fluids
-a box of misc bolts
-ECM real time reader
-Redi welder


A separate tool bag that contains,
-u-joints & grease
-air die grinder with carbide burring tool & cutoff wheel
-spare fuel pump
-misc fuel line
-spare plastic brake line & fittings
-1 caliper worth of pads & shoulder bolts
-funnel
-u-joint u-bolts
-misc wiring connectors/chunks of wire/a couple toggle switches (yes, a way to bypass a lost key)
-other stuff I can't remember.

RE a spare shock, I thought about that for some time. After KOH where I bent a shock, I found that it still functioned enough to wheel the rest of the week. So, now I have a spare.
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