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    Default CJ Owners-Spare Parts

    I have am building my '84 CJ7 to do extensive travelling and was curious as to what other CJ owners carry as far as spare parts? I was thinking going with:

    -Spare u-joints (axle and drive shafts)
    -Spare shackle (f&r)
    -Spare u-bolts

    The thing I don't know shit about is the lockout hubs. Any good readups? I probably need to repack them and have no idea how to do it.

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    lock outs are not hard just keep everything in reverse orderr when you decide to pull them. Dont think they need much grease they get some from the bearing on some set ups. Just make sure spring and teeth are all clean and can move nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    I have am building my '84 CJ7 to do extensive travelling and was curious as to what other CJ owners carry as far as spare parts? I was thinking going with:

    -Spare u-joints (axle and drive shafts)
    -Spare shackle (f&r)
    -Spare u-bolts

    The thing I don't know shit about is the lockout hubs. Any good readups? I probably need to repack them and have no idea how to do it.
    Spare Driveshafts (find some junkyard ones and have a DS shop do a cheapie upgrade to get off the trail only)
    Spare Bolts (misc sizes)
    Spare Hoses (get a replacement for each hose under your hood)
    Spare Gas Filter
    Spare Oil Filter & Oil
    Spare Steering Fluid
    Duct Tape, lots of it
    Hi-Jack and Tie Down straps in case you break a shaft to hold the tire/shaft from falling out.

    There are a few things to chew on..........
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    Spare hoses and filters make a lot of sense. No telling whats ticking on there now. Will do.

    I'm looking for CJ specific items. I have a shit ton of fluids I carry due to past experiences. I've actually used the tie down and log (instead of hi lift) to get my ass off the trail before. Good times.

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    Larry, thanks for the hook up. Should I carry some extra parts for it?

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    Spare stuff

    TRE's- I always carry spare tie rod ends, at least 1 each left hand and right hand threads.

    Belts- When you install new belts, zip tie the old ones onto the radiator support rods under the hood. Out of the way and handy!

    I carry a set of spare hubs, but even just one will do, as they fit either side.

    For CJ's, keep a 9/16" socket and ratchet handy, and check the hub bolts before and after wheeling. On the road in 2WD they are usually fine, but tend to come loose when wheeling.

    If you have an older one, keep a set of points and a rotor handy.

    Cotter pins- for when that TRE snaps, or you have to pull the tie rod to straighten it. (don't ask how I know this...)


    Anything you have had break in the past.

    I 2nd having spare drive shafts. If a U-joints goes, more than 50% of the time, the shaft gets damaged. Not to mention, twisting a shaft is common, especially the skinny front shaft of the CJ's.


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    More struff:

    Wire and connectors:

    CJ's are pretty simple rigs, it's easy to get one up and running with
    some spare wire, if the harness melts or you have other major
    electrical issues.

    And of course, any special tools you may need.

    Front wheel bearing socket,
    Big hammer


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    Hey Chris, when you say 'U-bolts', do you mean for the U-joints?

    If so, good. Mine has the straps, so I carry 2 sets of those, with the bolts.

    Bailing/Tie wire.

    Can't use Zip-ties on the exhuast

    Actually glad you brought this up, as I'm taking the CJ to Moab and Camp MJ Midwest, so I need a refresher course!


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    ****in' hell. That's almost another lock box for the roof. Hahah. Oh well. Better to have and not need than need and not have. The fun part will be figuring out how to store all of this without my over head rack being done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    ****in' hell. That's almost another lock box for the roof. Hahah. Oh well. Better to have and not need than need and not have. The fun part will be figuring out how to store all of this without my over head rack being done.
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