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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all,

Here in Colorado a lot of our trails have overgrown tree. I was wondering if any has a DIY or knows of a kit for limb risers.

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Been thinking about this too. Following

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I've considered it a few times, but due to the non square design of our hoods and the fact that the fenders are aluminum I decided against it. We'd need to remove the risers anytime the hood needed to be opened and might deform or rip a hole in the fender depending on the mounting location. Buts it's an idea I've tossed around a few times. I was gonna go to the mounting bolts for my 40" light bar on my Gobi rack.


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I've considered it a few times, but due to the non square design of our hoods and the fact that the fenders are aluminum I decided against it. We'd need to remove the risers anytime the hood needed to be opened and might deform or rip a hole in the fender depending on the mounting location. Buts it's an idea I've tossed around a few times. I was gonna go to the mounting bolts for my 40" light bar on my Gobi rack.


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Just a few thoughts to share...

As you mentioned with respect to your Gobi rack, to mount something like this, you need something already above the roof line to connect the high end of the cable. This pretty much means a roof rack of some sort since you could not clear the roof sheet metal attaching to the factory roof rails or even a cross bar since you can't mount one far enough forward. Since I've never seen a brush guard for the KL that goes out wide enough to mount the low end of the cable we are kind of limited. The low end of the cable can be attached to a bracket or cable stub with loop depending on how far out you wanted it. For an attachment at the gap between the hood and fender you could make a bracket or cable loop attached on the under side of the hood or inner lip of the fender. When not in use a cable loop could be tucked away out of sight. Attaching to the hood has the advantage of allowing the cables to go slack when the hood is opened. If a more outboard mount was desired, mounting a bracket attached between the fender trim and wheel well liner might be doable.

Since I've got a Front Runner rack, I happen to come across their offering while browsing their web site. This is what got me thinking about how to do this on the KL in the first place. These guys are based out of South Africa and made their reputation building hardware for the Land Rover fans. Take a look at the pictures for ideas on the rather simple hardware for a DIY setup. The one shown happens to have the T-slot loops that slide onto the rails in their racks. I would probably start with uncoated stainless cable since the vinyl coated cables would get torn up over time. Spray a couple of coats of rattle can bed liner and you have a nice black cable that won't scratch your paint but is easily maintained via rattle can. I suppose if you want to add a little color (red?) you could spray on a little Plasti-Coat.

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Without a full-sized brush bar on the front, I don't know how you'd mount these without potential damage to your fenders.

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Without a full-sized brush bar on the front, I don't know how you'd mount these without potential damage to your fenders.


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