1. Welcome to 4Runners.com!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all 4Runner discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other 4Runner owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Limb Riser/Do it Yourself

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by JosephMehta, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. Jun 12, 2018 at 10:10 AM
    #1
    JosephMehta

    JosephMehta [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2018
    Member:
    #5854
    Messages:
    56
    Gender:
    Male
    I've searched much for 4Runner Limb Riser kits; the best I could come across was an outfit out of Australia, but I reached out to them and never heard back. The kits they have are not for 4Runners, but I thought I could still use one of them.

    However, I decided to do it myself. Here's my parts list (all from Amazon) and an unbelievably awesome, self drawn schematic with some of the words cut off--sorry but thank you very much--and, yes, I misspelled ferrule:

    1. Two Nilight NI-KIT01 LED Mounting Bracket Kit for Horizontal Bar Tube Clamp Roof/Roll Cage Holder; these will be used on the Shrockworks Brush Guard top tube

    2. Two Handster Work Light Mounting Clamps 0.75’’/ 1’’/ 1.2’’ Universal Tube Mounting Brackets; these will attach to the GOBI Rack

    3. Black Vinyl Coated Steel Aircraft Cable 1/8" VC 3/16" 7x19 Wire

    4. 2 of 3/8" x 6" - Jaw & Jaw Galvanized Turnbuckle

    5. A 2.3 Inch Stainless Carabiner Clip Heavy Duty Snap Hook

    6. IWISS Wire Rope Crimping Tool for Aluminum Oval Sleeves,Stop Sleeves,Crimp Ferrules

    7. Glarks 210Pcs 6 Size Aluminum Double Barrel Ferrule Crimping Loop Sleeve for Wire Rope

    AEC86A40-2D16-45EA-BE01-9A6103B93A07.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2018
    Grumpy Uncle and Bob like this.
  2. Jun 18, 2018 at 12:15 PM
    #2
    JosephMehta

    JosephMehta [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2018
    Member:
    #5854
    Messages:
    56
    Gender:
    Male
    I finished my limb riser installation project last night; pictures to come soon. Here's what I've learned:

    1. The large crimping tool was absolutely necessary (see the list above)
    2. Buy extra ferrules, they are really cheap, and when you mess up (yep, messed up--twice), there is no fixing it. You will have to bin the mistake and start again.
    3. While I do have the risers installed, it would have been far easier if I put another D-ring (Carabineer) on the top clamp (on the Gobi rack), and then attached the crimped cable to the carabineer versus crimping the ferrule over the vehicle. Meaning: do the crimping on the ground, or on a work table, it'll be a whole heck of a lot easier than trying to crimp the ferrule while attached to the clamp.
    4. Open the turnbuckles all of the way (meaning: extend each threaded side of the turnbuckle as far out as it will go without it coming apart).
    5. Make the riser cord as tight as possible through proper length cutting before attaching to the turnbuckle, very little slack is necessary; the length should be long enough to create a crimped loop on each end. The turnbuckle will tighten the cable. Make it taut or the buckle will bounce all over the place when driving
    6. You will not need to buy #7 on the list above; buy the ferrules from Home Depot, they come in packages of 2 for $1.79 (1/4 inch). Suggest 4 packs, giving you 8 ferrules. You'll need only 4 to do the job, but best to have extras on hand.
    7. On my list in the previous post, #1, and #2 will vary depending on the kind of rack and brush guard you have (or don't have). The nice thing is each clamp comes with a number of different sized inserts for differing tube diameters.
    8. For those that don't have a brush guard mounting option, see me post below on brackets to use in lieu of the clamps.

    That's it for now on lessons learned; if I think of any more, I will update the post. As well, I'll post pictures soon of the final outcome. Overall, I'm very happy with the looks (and hopefully the function).

    Joseph.
     
    Last edited: Jun 20, 2018 at 7:15 AM
  3. Jun 18, 2018 at 6:38 PM
    #3
    TN_TRAIL

    TN_TRAIL New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2016
    Member:
    #3237
    Messages:
    111
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Noel
    Vehicle:
    2017 TRD OFF RD PREM
    oh the list....!
    PICS!!!
     
    Bob likes this.
  4. Jun 18, 2018 at 8:33 PM
    #4
    JosephMehta

    JosephMehta [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2018
    Member:
    #5854
    Messages:
    56
    Gender:
    Male
    71C5809C-3ED2-440A-90BA-0B8B3F1CBB73.jpg 2EA17370-6988-4444-8656-B0E862C398D7.jpg C358F202-EDA5-4EA7-8BEC-1900AA945896.jpg 94EB6C1E-B9E5-4122-9523-6805B9621E8E.jpg C358F202-EDA5-4EA7-8BEC-1900AA945896.jpg 2EA17370-6988-4444-8656-B0E862C398D7.jpg CF5737B2-C104-4310-BAD0-68F74CA02006.jpg
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2018 at 8:38 PM
    DrewMan likes this.
  5. Jun 19, 2018 at 6:25 AM
    #5
    57buick

    57buick New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2018
    Member:
    #5711
    Messages:
    15
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    David
    Vehicle:
    2018 4runner Off Road premium
    33" Duratracs, TRD Wheels, Addicted Off-Road front Bumper
    So what is this the purpose of a "riser" ?
     
    jester243 likes this.
  6. Jun 19, 2018 at 8:25 AM
    #6
    JosephMehta

    JosephMehta [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2018
    Member:
    #5854
    Messages:
    56
    Gender:
    Male
    To keep tree branches (limbs) off of the vehicle, the windshield, etc -- hence the name: limb riser

    Hope this helps. Best.
     
    jester243 likes this.
  7. Jun 19, 2018 at 10:30 AM
    #7
    Caltech90

    Caltech90 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2017
    Member:
    #4637
    Messages:
    95
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    '03 Limited 4.7 4WD
    Can you open the hood with them attached?
     
  8. Jun 19, 2018 at 10:32 AM
    #8
    jester243

    jester243 rabble rabble rabble

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2016
    Member:
    #2304
    Messages:
    931
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Spokane, WA
    Vehicle:
    2016 4Runner Trail Premium w/ KDSS
    ahh I was drawing a blank on what it was too, nice work :thumbsup:
     
  9. Jun 19, 2018 at 10:34 AM
    #9
    JosephMehta

    JosephMehta [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2018
    Member:
    #5854
    Messages:
    56
    Gender:
    Male
    With mine I can, but I purposely installed them with a carabineer at the turnbuckle (and front clamp), so that I could have a quick release on them for that very reason.
     
    Caltech90 likes this.
  10. Jun 19, 2018 at 4:41 PM
    #10
    TN_TRAIL

    TN_TRAIL New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2016
    Member:
    #3237
    Messages:
    111
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Noel
    Vehicle:
    2017 TRD OFF RD PREM
    oh the list....!
    Very NICE!! Think I might modify the front hardware with some sort of boot? (only while in the woods) to help minimize damage to my truck when the cable gets destroyed by some overzealous limb, or (more likely) my overzealous approach.Thanks for the pics as well!! How do you like the Schrockworks bumper? Mine only has the center tube, so I would have to figure out another approach for any limb risers. hmm..
     
  11. Jun 19, 2018 at 5:19 PM
    #11
    JosephMehta

    JosephMehta [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2018
    Member:
    #5854
    Messages:
    56
    Gender:
    Male
    Love the bumper. Great approach clearance and well-mounted steel. I really like the hidden winch, too.

    Good suggestion on the boot.

    For your bumper with no tubing, perhaps look for a bracket to screw into the crack between the hood and the quarter panel.

    35F4E283-BDF9-4C47-8AF2-E170DB4594DE.jpg
     
  12. Jun 19, 2018 at 5:40 PM
    #12
    TN_TRAIL

    TN_TRAIL New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2016
    Member:
    #3237
    Messages:
    111
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Noel
    Vehicle:
    2017 TRD OFF RD PREM
    oh the list....!
    Cool! think I like the lower right one the best. The one in the upper photo seems like it could REALLY ruin your day with a big limb. On the bumper, did you install it yourself, and were there any 'gothcha's' while assembling?
     
  13. Jun 19, 2018 at 5:41 PM
    #13
    JosephMehta

    JosephMehta [OP] New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2018
    Member:
    #5854
    Messages:
    56
    Gender:
    Male
    The bumper was installed by the 4x4 shop I use. (High Country 4x4)
     

Products Discussed in

To Top