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Need torque wrench, skid, recovery rope, etc...

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by taco_runner, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Jun 30, 2020 at 8:43 PM
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    taco_runner

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    Hi folks, as per title... I'm not looking for the most expensive ones though... what brand, etc thanks
     
  2. Jun 30, 2020 at 11:03 PM
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    I am carrying a breaker bar. While I have a torque wrench for wheels I just carry the breaker. I also find a spark plug socket is the perfect size for wheel nuts, though too snug to hold the wheel lock adapter so I carry an extra socket for that. Carry a couple of pieces of wood for under bottle jack and some wheel chocks, and tire plugs. Spare tire tool/handle needs a Philips head screwdriver Surprised not part of the kit. I picked up the Factor 55 small recovery kit. I didn't shop cost for the recovery kit but looked like what would be useful. Not driving around with this on my hitch but will have as needed.

    An informative video explaining best usage of shackles and soft shackles. https://youtu.be/kW304fXuG1M
    I may investigate what best option would be for a better front recovery point.


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    ** Update. I am on a trip around the SW and was heading to a high elevation MTB trail up a 7 mile rocky fire road in Taos, New Mexico, when I came upon this guy who got himself stuck 5 minutes before I got there. He was calling for help when I pulled up. I asked him if he had a strap and he did, so pulled out my kit and pulled him out in a couple of minutes. Made my purchase a worthwhile decision.

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  3. Jul 1, 2020 at 4:42 AM
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    Thatbassguy

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    I have a Harbor Freight click-type torque wrench in the 4runner. I wouldn't build an engine with it, but it's fine for lugnuts.

    A kinetic recovery strap is nice to have. I have the ARB 30'×2-3/8" Snatch Strap. It's not cheap, but none of the kinetic type recovery straps are.
     
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  4. Jul 1, 2020 at 5:12 AM
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    RCI skids (alum. full length),Fox susp. lift,OME rear springs, Westcott Sliders and rear tire carrier and rack, Warn 10s Zeon Platinum winch Factor55 Borah VRK,and SSO front winch bumper, ARB air comp.(single) Switch-Pro, Rigid lights 40” on the rack, 30” in the front bumper floods on the back of the rack. GY k02 with fuel wheels(red)
    I prefer American products when I can, I have Factor55 recovery gear and a Bubbarope winch line extension, both are high quality products. My skid plates are all RCI aluminum, full length. My thoughts are I do not want to be in the middle of no where and have a poor/cheap quality recovery gear and have it fail, because then what do you do?
     
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  5. Jul 20, 2020 at 5:57 AM
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    For torque wrench I broke down and bought the Lowes Kobalt 24 volt impact wrench, then I went on Amazon and found a set of torques sticks to use for getting the proper torque. I found it amazingly easy to use compared to a manual bar or clicker wrench. A side benefit is the Kobalt makes it real easy to remove mower blades for resharpening.
     
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  6. Jul 20, 2020 at 8:24 AM
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    Which one?
     
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  9. Jul 20, 2020 at 11:38 AM
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  10. Jul 20, 2020 at 11:50 AM
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    Yes battery and charger were included. Not sure where made. Kobalt is Lowes standard tool brand. Had mine over 1 1/2 years without any issues.
     
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  11. Jul 20, 2020 at 12:09 PM
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    Nice recovery. Why didn't you use your snatch straps from that kit?
     
  12. Jul 20, 2020 at 1:53 PM
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    Wanted to see his reaction when I asked, as was what motivated me to get the kit. I didn't want to be the guy unprepared. Since he did... He was ready to go once I attached my shackle.
     
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