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Jersey
St Peters, MO
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Posted - 1 September 2013 7:6  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
I'm thinking of dumping a few bucks on a 'spare kit' for my 2010 JK. Since I know a few of you out there are no stranger to breaks and fixes, I figure I'd ask for some help building a small ist.

I know you can never have 'everything' - but my goal is to maybe have one of each of the 3 most common things that one would break (and maybe even some tools that would be needed to do it).

Most of you know my rig, but in case - its a 2010 JK, stock D30/D44 combo; stock shafts.

shotwell
Gerald, MO
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Posted - 1 September 2013 8:59  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
Both front axles and a rear axle.
jkelly64
St. Louis , MO
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Posted - 1 September 2013 10:51  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
Don't forget to have plenty of Hose clamps on hand too
loadbreak
High Ridge, MO
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Posted - 1 September 2013 13:52  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
Since you do not have a rubicon, 1 spare JK rear shaft fits both sides. Spare fronts is a good call also.
Like Jeff Kelly, an assortment of 1.5-3" hose clamps :), which I need to restock.
Peep
Columbia, IL
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Posted - 1 September 2013 14:1  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message
Brake lines are easy to transport.
loadbreak
High Ridge, MO
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Posted - 1 September 2013 14:11  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
Plus extra fluid. Large Brake fluid, engine oil and Chrysler ATF+4 for the PS or trans.

Edited by - loadbreak on 9/1/2013 3:05:52 PM

pudggie
Oakville, MO
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Posted - 1 September 2013 14:18  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
Anti frezze and some hoses to go with the clamps jug of water spare uni bearing
chrispy
, CO
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Posted - 2 September 2013 3:27  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
not disagreeing with any of the list, but keep in mind that the JK is already a tubby b!tch.. and weight is its worst enemy.... do you really need to carry 70# of axle shafts, 50# of tools, plus all the other usual junk everywhere? adding all that extra weight may actually cause failures and reduce capability...
Holaday
St. Peters , MO
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Posted - 2 September 2013 7:47  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
IMHO a set of axle shafts is cheap insurance that can be swapped in 20 minutes and not be a burden to the group.
Jersey
St Peters, MO
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Posted - 2 September 2013 8:38  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
If safe to do so, id likely keep heavy items at base camp / locked in a vehicle or stored in a tent if i trust where I am. Goal is to get out alive, so to speak...

Sounds like shafts are the best advice. Surprised I didn't hear u joints and what not. Granted, you all know mechanically speaking I'm Lenny (not George), but I had heard that u joints go and are good to have.

chrispy
, CO
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Posted - 2 September 2013 8:50  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
yea, a lot depends on the type of wheeling you do. if you typically go to 'parks' where your fairly close to the tow rig/base camp, keeping the stuff on the truck/trailer is the way to go.


something to note: a few months ago, Dana released new 'stock' shafts for the JK 44.. I won a set of them at EJS this year for my 2010 rubicon, and they are beefer where they need to be than the older generation shafts.

usually i say to run what you got till it breaks, but, these shafts are inexpensive enough to get a set to replace what you got, and keep your 'stock' shafts as spares.

Heres what one site has to say about them.

http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?2688-NEW-2013-JK-OEM-Dana-44-Front-Axle-Shafts

shotwell
Gerald, MO
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Posted - 2 September 2013 10:42  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit or Delete Message  GoTo Member Rides
Jersey,I found it was easier to change axle,than try to replace Ujoint.Ujoint are easier to change st home.
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