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Offline DJMelodia

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what trail tools do i need for my 86 suburban?
« on: July 16, 2019, 03:59:25 AM »
i have no experience offroading and just bought a 86 chevy suburban. what tools and accessories would i need to buy to go on trails with you guys and gals? links would be helpful. i know it says i need towing points and stuff but idk what to get for that or where to get it. i can get a 60'' high lift jack from home depot and some jerry cans off craigslist but other than that i am lost. thanks!

Offline Big Chuck

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Re: what trail tools do i need for my 86 suburban?
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2019, 04:47:06 PM »
Hey DJ! A basic tool kit is always a plus to have. Spare axle shafts, what axles are in the burb 14bolt/D60? You should if you haven't already look into lockers. If you have no experience Offroad you will really have to pay attention to ALL of your surroundings with such a big long rig.....
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1989 YJ on a 78 K10 chassis that has been bobbed in the middle. Chevy crate 350 mated to a T400 with a reworked NP203. 14 bolt full floating rear with a Detroit locker, Dana 60 chromo shafts with a lockrite locker. Roll cage, skid plate. 15 gallon fuel cell in the back. Needs some stuff....

Offline DJMelodia

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Re: what trail tools do i need for my 86 suburban?
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2019, 11:01:06 PM »
im not sure what axles i have. i will find that out when i take it to the mechanic. my friend is getting me winch point hooks for the front and rear, and i am going to buy a high lift jack after i find out how much the body work will cost. im going to get a cross wrench and some tools as well. any specific tools i will want?

Offline calvynandhobbs

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Re: what trail tools do i need for my 86 suburban?
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2019, 01:32:52 PM »
I carry a 200 piece craftsman tool kit with a little bit of everything, but you need to know your rig and tools specific to it. Most also carry zip ties, hose clamps, fluids of different types and specific tools.
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