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Jared66 02-13-2013 09:20 PM

What are these
 
Iv seen a couple jeeps driving around with cables running from the top corners above the front windshield. Down to the front corners of the hood. Obviously they're to deflect tree limbs ect. But what are they called and who makes them. Or is it a custom thing.

jkjeeper06 02-13-2013 09:22 PM

They are called limb risers and yeah it's just to deflect tree branches. Not sure who makes them tho.

Side question: do you have to drill into the side of the windshield frame to bolt the top support in? The bottom goes to the hood latch

COStrider 02-13-2013 09:48 PM

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They are called limb risers and yeah it's just to deflect tree branches. Not sure who makes them tho.

Side question: do you have to drill into the side of the windshield frame to bolt the top support in? The bottom goes to the hood latch

Here's a link to Offroad Elements. High quality stuff. Excellent customer service and communication. Fast delivery. Everything top notch across the board:

http://www.offroadelements.com/offro...er-kit-for-jk/

I also bought one of their grill screen kits and got a package deal.



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I can take more pictures from different angles if anyone wants. These are just what I had on my phone.

YES you have to drill. And I was skeptical at first. There's a very thick piece of tape (similar to 3M clear bra material) attached to the mounting brackets that mount to the windshield frame. This material protects the paint and seals around the self tappers included in the kit. Of course I used a q-tip with paint to seal the holes, or did I use clear nail polish? Whatever, but definitely cover the bare metal for paint integrity and longevity.

Had them since last summer and they have held up perfectly thus far in winter conditions (mag-chloride, salt, sand, power washing, drive through car wash, etc.)

You can see where branches were smashing and scratching my windshield frame before I had them.



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Jared66 02-14-2013 06:20 PM

Thanks!

cornfedksboy 02-14-2013 06:34 PM

If there were trees in Kansas, I'd get em.

cmaggi2 02-14-2013 06:47 PM

That's a great idea. I bet you could rig some up before going on trails for a lot cheaper than that though.

COStrider 02-14-2013 11:07 PM

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That's a great idea. I bet you could rig some up before going on trails for a lot cheaper than that though.

Yes, you could and you could pull your own teeth too. Lol

All joking aside. This stuff is high quality. But you could make your own with the right supplies and equipment much like anything else available out there.


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