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Old April 5th, 2013, 03:03 PM
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What do you call the cables that protect the windshield

Trying to do a search on here, but nothing seems to pull up. What do you call the cables that attach to the brushguard and hook up to the roofrack or rollcage to protect the windshield from brush or trees?

I seem to remember a long time ago, somebody posted a good thread on how to make them with parts sourced from HD. Thanks!
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Limb risers....
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Old April 5th, 2013, 03:09 PM
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I call them ridiculous.
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Old April 5th, 2013, 05:25 PM
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I call them ridiculous.
They are a key poser item... But, they also have a purpose, if you are going on an expedition into the forest or jungle they would be helpful.
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Old April 5th, 2013, 05:40 PM
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They are a key poser item... But, they also have a purpose, if you are going on an expedition into the forest or jungle they would be helpful.
I think the limb risers are more important than a city dude driving around with a snorkel. For example in Va. you can go from DC to heavily wooded trails in no time and a lot of those guys do...now if you're driving the country going all over the place than yeah have both...heck with flash floods in AZ., CO., and the like you'd want a snorkel...bet you a limb riser would deflect a cinder block thrown off an overpass! Wouldn't want to see that but...
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They are a key poser item...
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Snorkels in AZ are more about pre-filtering dust and cool air than they are about water I think but valid point on both. If you need them (snorkel or Limb Risers) or they are beneficial to you then who cares what others think?
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I've heard that about the pre-filtering also...I've always thought, does it really do a whole lot...Now I'm not even implying that a D90 is aero dynamic to any degree but if you look at the way air streams around a vehicle then there would be no logic in that. Most of the snorkels that I've seen do not have a filter its just a straw. I agree that a pre-filter along with the regular filter makes sense and most likely pro longs the mass sensor. In the end who cares like you said...its a D90 and should look as bad ass as it is...!!
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The quick answer is to look under the hood on my truck or at my air filter when I have to regularly blow it out of dust even though it otherwise doesn't need changing. Yes plenty of dust gets in there.

A pre-filter isn't a magic wand to eliminate that but if you see how much dust we pour out of them every so often then its certainly helping to some extent. The other benefit is the cooler air. The air pulled in from the top of a snorkel can be many degrees cooler than the air sitting at the back of the engine bay here in AZ. Kind of like an intercooler? Cooler = more dense = more air.

I don't run either at the moment but I know many that do (snorkel anyway, less need for limb risers here).
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I call them ridiculous.
they are mandatory in the jungles of central america, and a wise addition on heavily forested trails that are not maintained. For D's that don't leave pavement though, you are right.

I have them for functional reasons. Otherwise. I'd get rid of them. They get in way of working under bonnet and questions/guesses about their purpose from general public are beyond stupid and annoying. Same goes for snorkel.

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I've heard that about the pre-filtering also...I've always thought, does it really do a whole lot...Now I'm not even implying that a D90 is aero dynamic to any degree but if you look at the way air streams around a vehicle then there would be no logic in that. Most of the snorkels that I've seen do not have a filter its just a straw. I agree that a pre-filter along with the regular filter makes sense and most likely pro longs the mass sensor. In the end who cares like you said...its a D90 and should look as bad ass as it is...!!
Down under, everything down to tractor trailers and taxi cabs have snorkels, primarily for prefiltering the bull dust, and secondary for flooding. I saw a ford taurus taxi with one. That was stupid looking but functionally required!
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Limb risers will slice badly into a pedestrian if you hit someone. They shouldn't be used unless needed.
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Trying to do a search on here, but nothing seems to pull up. What do you call the cables that attach to the brushguard and hook up to the roofrack or rollcage to protect the windshield from brush or trees?

I seem to remember a long time ago, somebody posted a good thread on how to make them with parts sourced from HD. Thanks!
Ryan,
I think I have a set I made up some where in my shop - s.s. as I recall..
No longer have a need.
PM or email if interested.
Prices will be cost of shipping..
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Limb risers will slice badly into a pedestrian if you hit someone. They shouldn't be used unless needed.
Really? And the front of you truck won't hurt them at all... This is why LR got rid of their brush bars... Dumb.
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Old April 5th, 2013, 08:47 PM
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I will admit, I wasn't all hyped about the snorkel, but it did make for a clean way to secure the wire harness going to the rack. It has also done well in dusty applications (i.e. URE last year) with a home made pre filter. As for water....haven't tried that ..yet.
The risers would prove very useful when hearding the bovine through the woods when they escape, and also on some "local" trails here in Orange county.
I think Lucky 8 has, or had some with a release that would allow removal when doing work under the bonnet.
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I have a turn buckle and small shackle on my risers, so only take a couple minutes to disconnect.
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Really? I always thought those were for drying your clothes.
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Ryan,
I think I have a set I made up some where in my shop - s.s. as I recall..
No longer have a need.
PM or email if interested.
Prices will be cost of shipping..
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I'd love them if available...perfect for tree paths...

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they are mandatory in the jungles of central america, and a wise addition on heavily forested trails that are not maintained. For D's that don't leave pavement though, you are right.

I have them for functional reasons. Otherwise. I'd get rid of them. They get in way of working under bonnet and questions/guesses about their purpose from general public are beyond stupid and annoying. Same goes for snorkel.

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Down under, everything down to tractor trailers and taxi cabs have snorkels, primarily for prefiltering the bull dust, and secondary for flooding. I saw a ford taurus taxi with one. That was stupid looking but functionally required!
I would guess you get just as many questions like- hey mister what's that tank for on the back of your truck?
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