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Old 01-22-2014, 01:24 PM   #1
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Default Cleanest Pit Bag setup/organizational skills and tips - post your pics

This post was inspired by the "cleanest wiring" thread.

Some people are pretty clean and or anal in organizing their pit bag and pit area. Some use their pit bag as a one all carrier and put things anywhere they'll fit and dump it out on the table in the pits and go to work. In any case I think the less organized would always like to be more organized. I would love for my pit bag and pit area to be full 5S (see image below of 5S example or google it for yourself).

I'm asking anyone and everyone to post up some pics of their pit bag with the drawers out to see how you organize them and also throw in some of your clean pit area setups. I'd like to think that this could help the new and old with ideas that maybe they haven't thought of to be more efficient with their gear.
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Um, there is a wench missing.

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Um, there is a wench missing.

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That's the whole point of that type of organization. You can see at a glance if something is missing or out of place.
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Plano Divider boxes. Have them on amazon for $2-15 and are fantastic. Makes things very easy to sort out and swap out easily. I race both on-road and off-road and I have my boxes setup where I just grab the ones I need for each format/class.
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To add to this. I dont mean what tools do you use, though its good to add to it. I'm more of a minimalist and don't think I need to be making 6 trips to the car to haul my stuff in and out cause I'm the guy with a RC pit bag plus 6-7 Rubbermaid tubs. No offense to the half dozen tub guy, but I think if your pit bag drawers are at their most efficient, its better.

Anyway, keep the pics coming! LOL
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Admittedly my organising within it is crap, but I use one of these;


The upper toolbox comes off so I can lay it down in the back of my saloon (sedan) car
If I packvery sparingly I can get everything except a setup board in it.
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That's the whole point of that type of organization. You can see at a glance if something is missing or out of place.
If you look closely, you'll notice that the missing wrench is actually where it should be. It's black in colour so it's easy to miss and it's a little deeper/lower then the others in their respective places. That being said, I could be very wrong.

I'll try snap a pic of my minimalist pit bag at some point.

Good idea with regards to this thread.
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The thread is a great idea. I had the intent to get ideas just as I was reading your post. That is a shop toolbox rather than a pit or hauler bag though. I will try to snap a pic or two of my pit tomorrow after setting up. Here is one of my bags. Bottom drawer has Power supply, charger, pit light, pit clock, Li-Po sacks, & 12v power strip.
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This picture shows a car and a pit towel under each.
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I love these threads.
I recently started re-organizing my parts boxes to make sure like parts are together. I use the small Plano parts boxes that have the dividers and have at least one for each vehicle. I have been trying to think of a more efficient way to get everything to the track instead of the giant Stanley contractor's tool box I use. I'm close to buying a Wingtote roller or something similar.
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To add to this. I'm more of a minimalist and don't think I need to be making 6 trips to the car to haul my stuff in think if your pit bag drawers are at their most efficient, its better.
I edited your post a bit. Agree 100%, too many people carry too much stuff they don't need. However, the amount of stuff you take to your local indoor track on a weekly basis is going to be different than what you would travel with.
IMO at local events you don't need a dremel and two handfuls of bits, or a 12 inch vise grip, etc etc most of the time. Going on the road? pack it all. Good thread subject, goes beyond the normal "post a pic of your pits".
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:03 PM   #13
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Wink My pit bag submission:

Still being rather new to the racing side of this hobby, I soon realized how important it is to have the correct tools, having them well looked after and organized.



I made a conscience effort to invest in tools before investing into anything else. Some of my other tools I keep at home, such as soldering iron, soldering tools and some spares plus some wheels.

Great thread once again.
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^very nice.
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^very nice.
Thanks! Have an OCD approach to most things in my life. My chassis wiring and electronic installations are pretty much the same as my pit bag - minimalist and neat.

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