Originally Posted by 4x4 Mecca
Thanks Cody! Good information you have there.
Are there any other common breakage parts that you can think of? Even if you don't know the fixes, what breaks the most often?
First thing that came to my mind is breaking steering components such as tierods and draglinks which Cricket just covered... Keeping some jump cables and 6011 or 7018 welding rod is always a good idea for mobile repairs.
Another thing people never mention is tools. What tools do they bring to the trail? In my DD, I keep a 3/8" set, tire iron, jack, tape, carhart coat, two pair of carhart bibs, muck boots, my hobo- flip finger wool gloves, jumper cables, road flare kit with triangles, spare tire (yes, some people run without a spare...) rain suit parka, and a box of peanut butter crackers. Speaking of which, I think theyre due for a swap with a new box...
My point is, I keep this all in the trunk of my 05 Cobalt SS that I drive everyday. I drive with the intent of making it to my destination as cheaply as possible (most the time
) If Im going out to run trails, my list would probably be a little longer...
Originally Posted by Cricket
You just never know when something unexpected will happen that you are either prepared or unprepared for. Having extra people around gives you a better chance of getting back.
This Xeleventybillion. Never wheel alone. A couple miles may seem harmless, but Im here to tell you, its a long and humbling trek back to home base when you've broke down. Especially at 2am in BFE Iowa.
"Welcome to the world... just remember that everyone fails, its how you recover that defines you. Use any of it as an excuse and it will keep you down, use it as a lesson and it will make you stronger."- cbbr