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post #1 of 15 Old 03-14-2010, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Installing River Raider Limb Risers - PART !

I know a number of folks are not familiar with Limb Risers. They are used to keep tree limbs from scraping on your Hood and Windshield. There have been kits for TJs and YJs but until recently there hasn't been a JK solution. Thanks to Kenny at River Raider you can now easily protect your JK.

You don't need many tools for this install. You will need:
1) A 1/8 inch drill bit
2) A pop rivet gun (borrow one from someone)
3) A pair of pliers (for pulling and holding the cable)
4) Four cable clamps (optional)
5) Heat shrink tubing (optional)

Here is what comes in the River Raider Limb Riser kit:




Unlatch the Hood Catch:




Remove the two bolts you find under the hood. You need a 10mm socket or wrench:




Clean the surface before you proceed to the next step:




Place the new plate onto the hood surface:




Reattach the hood latch:




Now take the upper brackets and prepare for the only part of the process that is a little more difficult:




Place a bracket on the edge of the windshield so that the upper edge of the bracket is touching the rubber. Make small marker dots in the center of the three holes:




Remove the bracket and make sure the small marker dots are visible. Then use a center punch to make an indent on each dot:




Okay, that is the end of PART 1

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Inexperience. This is the first write up I have done. The system told me I had too many pictures. I thought about trying to do a reply but wasn't sure if that would work so I posted it in parts. Perhaps Gold night can put them together for me.

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PART 2 of River Raider Limb Riser

Using a 1/8 inch bit, carefully drill the top hole:




If you happen to have clecos then use one to hold the bracket in place and then drill out the other two holes. On the lower two holes you will need to drill through the outer sheet metal and then drill through a second piece of sheet metal inside:




Then using the supplied stainless steel pop rivets attach the bracket:




You can now close the door with your new upper bracket in place:




Now you can begin putting together the cable assembly. Start with one of the supplied bolts with a hole drilled in it:




I decided to enhance the kit a little. I wanted to create a cleaner way of anchoring the cable. The normal method is to simply put the steel cable through the hole in the bolt and when you tighten down the bolt it will hold the cable taught. I chose to use a cable clamp:




Part of my approach to a cleaner cable was to use a bit of shrink-tube. I decided to use yellow so that it matched my Jeep:




To get the cable ready you first slide a piece of shrink-tube on it. Next thread the cable through one side of the cable clamp. Then put a washer on the and bolt and thread the cable through the hole in the bolt:




Bend the cable back around the bolt, feed it through the other side of the clamp. Crimp the clamp (I smacked it with a hammer a few times). Then slide the shrink-tube over the pieces and heat it to shrink it up:



End of Part 2

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PART 3 of River Raider Limb Riser

Then place the finished end in the upper bracket and do the same thing to the other end of the cable. However, before fastening the other end you should place the bolt in the lower bracket. Pull the cable taught. Bend it around the bolt and thread it back through the clamp. Take the assembly off the Jeep and crimp the clamp. Heat the shrink-tube and you have a completed cable. Now attach it back to the two brackets and screw it down:








Repeat the process on the other side and you will now have a great set of Limb Risers on your Jeep. They be easily removed by simply unbolting the cables when you're not on the trail:







Enjoy your pretty paint job while your Limb Risers do what they do best - keep those limbs off your Jeep.

Thanks again to Kenny at River Raider for making a great kit that is easy to install.

Roger "Hemo" Kasten

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Those look great! What'll these set ya back?




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looking good

nice yj back there too
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Those look great! What'll these set ya back?
They set me back $69. If they do their job, and I see no reason they wouldn't, it will be money well spent.

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man i was looking around for this and just pmed hitmoney, who i thought was the only one with these.

thanks for the writeup, now i think i really want these too

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Thank you!

Awesome write up! I have actually been waiting for about 5 months because I wasn't sure how it all pieced together. I had some guy from another forum tell me the only way he would get these is if he lived in the jungles of Brazil.

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I really appreciate it, I can visualize it now!!!
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Nice write up... i was thinking about making a set of these for my Jeep, but Kenny's product, as usual, looks top notch!

any idea if there would be any issues installing this set up if there is a snorkel already in place? I have the AEV snorkel with the dust bowl filter. Kenny, if you happen to read this could you chime in?


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Sweet. I could never tell from River Raiders pics if the windshield brackets extended over the top of the Jeep but I'm glad to see they don't; I'm avoiding clearance issues with my building's garage. Thanks for a great write up.

Now I just have to find out if my snorkel is in the way of the top brackets.
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You know when I first seen this on a jeep I thought it was the dumbest thing I have ever seen. After reading this and seeing what the cable is actually for It Clicked and now I kinda like it. haha. I always just rolled down my window and used my hand to keep the limbs from grabbing my winshield mounted light. But this looks much easier! I mean I wouldnt even have to put down my beverage!

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oooOOOOoooOOOOooooOOOOOOOOOOOO......



I didnt know thats what they were called or for.... when ever i saw them i always said man that is either a crappy way to hold their hood down or an even crappier way to hold their windshield up! hahaha nicely done!

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love mine




they work well and i think they look badass

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Any issues using them with the snorkel ?
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