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Trail Fixes and Repairs

Posted in How To on August 1, 2010
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We've definitely gotten around, but we don't mean it in the same way as when we think about that popular chick we all knew in high school. We've traveled and wheeled all over this great country of ours and have seen our fair share of carnage. People often joke that their Jeep doesn't break until we're around.

It takes equal parts ingenuity, preparedness, and experience to fix stuff while on a trail. If you don't carry the correct assortment of spare parts, a repair just isn't going to be possible, but carry too many parts and you have a Jeep that weighs 10,000 pounds. The key is to balance the fine line between too many and too few spares. Carry spares for the things you won't be able to fix, and carry a few extra things to make repairs possible.

Sometimes guys have great ways to fix the problems, and sometimes we are the ones guiding them through the fix. Whatever the case is, we are often there with our cameras when things break as well as when they get put back together again. So here are some cures for the carnage that we commonly see and some hints on what spare parts you should keep on hand.

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