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    Spares I Carry

    This is what I carry. It is always evolving. Tell us your ideas of what you carry.

    my spare box has
    Set of belts
    Set of radiator hoses
    Various size heater hoses and clamps
    Set of plugs
    Leads
    Disy cap and rotor button
    One wheel bearing kit
    Grease
    Top ups of all fluids.
    Fuel filter
    Gasket goo
    Various globes
    One shocker
    Service manual
    Roll of 100mph tape
    And roll of tie wire.

    It did take a while to get together.
    Not all of it brand new. For example the distributor cap is the old one from the last tune up and so on.
    98' Ti, 4.5L, 2" lift, factory rear diff lock with front E-locker, 63% reduction gears
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    Which shock do you take?
    Imo shocks are probably last on a list.
    I'd throw in a set of welding leads and rods..
    And I'm guessing you mean spark plugs?
    It's not a bad list. But where do you stop. Probably just as likely to do a cv as you are wheel bearings
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    That's it. Where do you stop?
    Welding leads would be good. With rods and stuff. Best would be all in the group take the basics and then each car has a specialty item to take.
    Just found this link. http://www.nissanpatrol.com.au/forum...s-do-you-carry
    Last edited by Chubba; 4th January 2016 at 11:47 PM.
    98' Ti, 4.5L, 2" lift, factory rear diff lock with front E-locker, 63% reduction gears
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubba View Post
    That's it. Where do you stop?
    Welding leads would be good. With rods and stuff. Best would be all in the group take the basics and then each car has a specialty item to take.
    Just found this link. http://www.nissanpatrol.com.au/forum...s-do-you-carry
    Seen that. Good thing the new bus is good for 3.5 ton.. lol
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    ............ and don't forget wheel studs, front and back are different (on my GU IV) so you need two sets.
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    The spares I take will depend on the trip I am doing.
    What I have in the car all the time is:

    All hoses and belts and clamps
    Gaffa Tape, cloth tape and electrical tape
    Cable Ties, stainless and nylon
    Selection of nuts, bolts and screws
    CRC
    Grease
    Roll of wire

    When I go on remote trips my mates and I will go through what larger spares we can share rather than all taking too much.
    Would always take all fluids and filters.
    Have never taken spare shocks and the last Simpson trip we did my mate did a shock on his hilux and we braced and strapped the wishbone to stop it from bouncing, made a very uncomfortable trip for him but was still able to get home.
    Have made sure bearings are ok before leaving home.

    One of my mates half fills his cruiser with spares and tools and ends up struggling to get the other stuff he needs into the car, it is easy to go overboard.

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    Trip spares would vary a lot IMO as the CSR would require more than a trip to the Birdsville races.
    It would also depend on who's going with you, if there are compatible vehicles maybe share the spares .
    Get everyone going on any trip for a pre trip meeting fully loaded, then lay it all out and really see
    what needs to be taken, you dont need 3 chainsaws or 8 gas burner stoves more common sense than
    anything else. like wise share the meals around along with water storage. As for spare shocks yes
    take one front and one rear especially if doing Cape york. Start any big trip with new belts and hoses
    keeping the old ones for spares. Take two spares one with a rim ready to change over and the tools
    and know how on how to change them.
    04 ST 3lt auto, not enough Mods to keep me happy, but getting there

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    Nothing beats a thorough pre trip service tune and vehicle check but any thing can happen on a trip so the group as a whole must be able to overcome any predicament.
    98' Ti, 4.5L, 2" lift, factory rear diff lock with front E-locker, 63% reduction gears
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    I always carry a spare alternator belts hoses wheel bearing and studs.

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    I would certainly agree with the pre-trip inspection. Saves a ton of little unexpected glitches that can turn into major problems if you don't catch them. That being said, I also keep most of the items mentioned on ever trip, along with the tools to install them. Spare shocks definitely come with me, since our roads are extremely rough and rocky. Can be pretty rough on shocks. A tubeless tire repair kit is on my list as well.

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