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What to carry tools in?

What are you guys carrying your tools in on the trail? I carry mine in the extra bin under the back floor in the "trunk" but have outgrown that small storage. I'm looking at tool bags but wondered if any of you would recommend a tool box with drawers or a bag. What are y'all using?


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I have two 14" heavy duty Husky bags, matching. They work great.

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This Craftsman was the perfect fit... Tons of room for a box that's only 8.5" deep!

I also have a tool bag that serves well when the toolbox is out.
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I took an old pair of cargo pants that needed to become shorts due to seriously frayed cuffs and after cutting off the bottom of the leg, decided to make tool pouches out of em. Sewed the end shut with fishing line and ran a piece of manilla rope through the old cuff. Holds a surprising amount of shit in there. All my torx bits, assorted metric crescent wrenches, jumper cables, gloves, pliers, plug kit and a few other things I might be forgetting.

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Dan, you can sew?!? Bravo and creatively CR points to you, those pants would have long been in the trash at my house.

OP, not being that creative as ^^ I got this.

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Pretty much everything needed to take a Jeep apart, lol.
and a tool bag for the impact wrench and sockets.


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I have a Craftsman Mechanics Tool set that came in a box that fits perfectly under the passenger seat. I also have a Smittybilt Taligate cover that has really helped empty out my storage compartment.

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We use a tool bag stuffed behind the drivers seat in our two door. Don't even know it's there


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My neighbor was a Ridgid Tool Rep. I got a few bags from him that were meant for power tools but they work great. I am direct with CLC if you want anything from them hit me up. They have some really nice stuff.


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Soft sided bag. I do have smaller zip canvas bags inside to oragnize stuff. One for screwdrivers, one for impact sockets and extensions, and one for wrenches.
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Not a lot of tools yet but the black zippered trail bag from EAD. At the time they had a starter kit with tow strap, shackles and a couple other things. It's held up well.

A friend of ours with a TJ removed the rear seat and mounted a tractor supply metal box in there on it's back so it's like a drop down gate in the cargo area. She runs a windjammer something like this. and has it pushed up tight so you still have a little space behind it.


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Soft sided bag. I do have smaller zip canvas bags inside to oragnize stuff. One for screwdrivers, one for impact sockets and extensions, and one for wrenches.
I use this same setup. CLC tool bag with half a dozen Klien pouches
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Two eight gallon action packers filled to the brim and I still have shit tucked away in other spots. Ugh... as soon as I off load something, the next day I'll need it.... Murphy you know.
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Pretty much everything needed to take a Jeep apart, lol.
and a tool bag for the impact wrench and sockets.
X2 on these craftsman sets. This set really does come with almost everything you will ever need. I have another bag for the random things that are needed.

In the feautre I would like to use the Jeepswag pouches for the odds and ends.

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My tools are not really set up to take with me. I need another set just for trail runs.
I was thinking the socket organizers, each in a sock, in an ammo box(.50 cal) would work well, but haven't gotten around to trying it

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had a tool box but to much noise. so i went to my old clc tool bag from work, got a new klien backpack tool bag for work. everything fits plus more if need be.useing a large battary box for oils and wd40 and other liquids needed in a emergency. plus smaller bags for recovery equipment. built a small 11 in wide shelf across back of seat useing top bolts to hold in place.and thats where everything sits woofer box under shelf

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I'm looking at picking up one of the Craftsman sets as well. They can be had for reasonable prices on eBay.

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