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Old January 15th, 2016, 10:41 PM
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I still want to know the definition of "That Guy". It may be something of interest trying to become. Sounds like a super special title. One of rarity and hard to obtain. Wait.....that would be a perfect sticker! I must have it now.
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I still want to know the definition of "That Guy". It may be something of interest trying to become. Sounds like a super special title. One of rarity and hard to obtain. Wait.....that would be a perfect sticker! I must have it now.
If you have to ask, you're probably "that guy". :D
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Old January 16th, 2016, 12:21 AM
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I disagree. You haven't wheeled in Oregon I take it. I've found them useful and I wish still had them on when I was out last weekend.

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Actually the Expo-sexual thing is running limb risers in the first place. Let's face it folks, there's no place in the contiguous states where limb risers are actually needed. I've wheeled some seriously thick forest in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's UP and never have I found myself wishing for them. If you're running the Camel Trophy or doing a photo shoot then go for it. Otherwise don't be "that guy".
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Old January 16th, 2016, 09:12 AM
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No. Have you wheeled in Northern WI? How about the UP? There's lots of trees in lots of places and as far as I know there's no definitive list of "thickest bush".
My statement was just my experience. I think a lot of people install limb risers and then they see a branch rise up them so they think that without them they'd have a broken windshield, which isn't really true.
Bottom line is i really don't care of you run limb risers. I think they are completely unnecessary, most people just like the Camel Trophy look of them, and most sets are made poorly by drilling an eyebolt through the brushbar and whatnot.
I did post a pic of a HD mount that looks good and is completely removable, so I'm not being a total pain in the ass.
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Old January 16th, 2016, 09:29 AM
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I still want to know the definition of "That Guy". It may be something of interest trying to become. Sounds like a super special title. One of rarity and hard to obtain. Wait.....that would be a perfect sticker! I must have it now.
Spend some time on ExPo and you'll find many of 'That guy.'
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Old January 17th, 2016, 12:29 AM
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The "that guy" comment almost always comes from someone who is overly concerned with what people think of them. So yes, I think you really do care or you wouldn't have made the comment.

Personally I don't have a problem with people thinking I'm "that guy" because I don't care what people think. I care if something is useful. I have a set that I find occasionally useful. I put them on when I need them, if I can remember it. I find them particularly useful on a Defender and especially here in Oregon. Not all trees are the same. The thick fir branches we have here in Oregon can slap pretty damn hard on the windshield even when going very slow. I prefer to avoid that and I don't necessarily want to go out and chop down every tree or branch that could potentially interfere. I've also gotten whipped across the face while inside the truck because I had my window down. That was the moment I decided to build a set. I've also had a large branch lodge in between my roof rack and roof above the front wind shield and tear of from the tree. The risers prevent that from happening again.

All I'm saying is just because you haven't found them useful, doesn't mean that they're not useful to anyone. It just means that you haven't found them useful. I don't care about the risers. I just have a pet peeve against sweeping statements.

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No. Have you wheeled in Northern WI? How about the UP? There's lots of trees in lots of places and as far as I know there's no definitive list of "thickest bush". My statement was just my experience. I think a lot of people install limb risers and then they see a branch rise up them so they think that without them they'd have a broken windshield, which isn't really true. Bottom line is i really don't care of you run limb risers. I think they are completely unnecessary, most people just like the Camel Trophy look of them, and most sets are made poorly by drilling an eyebolt through the brushbar and whatnot. I did post a pic of a HD mount that looks good and is completely removable, so I'm not being a total pain in the ass.
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Old January 17th, 2016, 01:57 AM
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I think I bought my truck from "that guy." And it has limb risers. But I took them down, since I don't use them, but I left the mounts up. So I'm good, right? Right? ;-) jk

But in all seriousness, the home depot route is the way to go. Then it looks utilitarian, which they are, and not overthought or overdone. Plus they are removable. I have those previously suggested rubberized cable clamps and SS braid from my brush to my rack. Simple, cheap, and effective. Just roll up the line and keep it in your go bag when your at the mall! ;-)

But if I had the cojones, or the coin, I'd have a set up like Carl's, with eyelets welded, to do it properly.
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Actually, I lost a windshield back in the day in my old CJ7, would have been nice to have them instead of forking out
Yep, thinking exactly the same only in a CJ5. The antenna had a nice small ball on the tip and a branch hit it. Thing vibrated and the smacked the windshield which then cracked. Same trip ripped the spare tire off the side. Just drive more cautiously now.
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I think a classic 'that guy' pic is the one of the FJ cruiser with limb risers in the desert.

------ Follow up post added January 17th, 2016 09:59 AM ------

I like how Mike Boggs made his go to the roof rack and roll bar.

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I think a classic 'that guy' pic is the one of the FJ cruiser with limb risers in the desert.

------ Follow up post added January 17th, 2016 09:59 AM ------

I like how Mike Boggs made his go to the roof rack and roll bar.
Yes, and truth be told, there are many trails in Virginia( the ones that are still open anyway) that benefit from limbrisers.
Its amazing how overgrown some trails can get after a few months.


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Same here except it was an old CJ5......


QUOTE=Daddymow;706357]Actually, I lost a windshield back in the day in my old CJ7, would have been nice to have them instead of forking out for new glass.[/QUOTE]
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