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« on: March 28, 2012, 10:28:15 PM »

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1st of all, thanks again to River Raider and Ramphog for providing these.

Some of you might be wondering just "what the heck are limb risers for  anyway?" Limb risers help prevent larger branches and limbs from making contact with the hood and windshield areas of your Jeep when wheeling through tight overgrown wooded trails. Limbs will ride up the cables and be directed over the windshield and pillars.



The River Raider kit came complete with all needed parts, fasteners, directions and a River Raider sticker. Bolts, washers,nuts and rivets appear to be stainless for corrosion resistance. Brackets had a nice black glossy textured powder coated finish. Cables appear to be galvanized.



Tool list:

10mm socket and ratchet
9/16 wrench and socket
rivet gun
marking pen
1/8" drill bit and drill
centerpunch
large VERY sharp linemans cutters(or high speed cutoff wheel)
silicone sealer

Installation starts with removing the hood portion of the hood latch which is held on with 2-10 mm nuts. Install the bent limb riser hood bracket between the latch and the hood. I put a couple of layers of painters tape on mine to prevent damaging the paint.







Next, position the upper limb riser bracket on the side of the windshield frame with the large hole for the cable mount on top. Position the bracket all the way up to the rubber weatherstrip for the header and mark the 3 holes on the windshield frame.



Carefully center punch the marks and drill 3 holes with a 1/8" drill bit. Do not bear down too hard on the drill, there is another layer of sheetmetal inside the outer skin. If you bear down too hard you might break the bit or deflect the bit towards the outer skin when it pushes through.







Reposition the upper bracket and install using 3 stainless steel rivets. I opted to add a bead of silicone to the bracket in an attempt to prevent moisture from being funneled into the windshield frame.









Take a 3/8 bolt, install a flat washer and thread one end of the cable through the hole drilled in the bolt. Allow about 1/2" of the cable to protrude through the bolt.



Put the bolt through the hole in the upper limb riser bracket. Put a washer, lock washer and nut on the other side of the bolt. Position the cable in the direction of the lower bracket and tighten.



Repeat this process on the lower limb riser bracket. Make sure the cable is taught when the hood is fully latched. The excess cable can then be trimmed to the desired length using the cutter.



Repeat the process for the other side.

Note: It is the actual owners responsibility to ensure safe use and installation of this product.









Installation was easy and took about 1 hour.
Edited to add: The installed brackets are VERY solid. I was a bit concerned about the upper bracket installation being flimsy. I can assure you they are NOT!

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