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Bush Wire

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Geem750, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. Jun 5, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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    Geem750

    Geem750 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So, i did a light search and i couldnt find a single thing about Bush Cables or brush wires. im not entirely sure what they are even called. The cable you run from your front end to the roof of your truck to push away trees and branches from your hood and windshield.

    How come i havnt seen a single taco with this mod yet? i was seriously considering this with the amount of brush i come across where i wheel.

    Pics for the curious

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  2. Jun 5, 2013 at 5:26 PM
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    on a google seach i read that they are illegal for daily drivers since they can cut open a pedestrian pretty good if you hit them. since most of the tacomas are DDs i suppose this is my answer?
     
  3. Jun 5, 2013 at 5:35 PM
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    Removable ones wouldn't be. Maybe someone has some info on that? :popcorn:
     
  4. Jun 5, 2013 at 6:27 PM
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    maybe something like aircraft cable and a spring? i was thinking about a tri hoop plate bumper so i could attach one eye there and then roof rack for another eyelet
     
  5. Jun 5, 2013 at 6:37 PM
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    I imagine it would need to be a bit more stiff than on a spring. Maybe something with a tension screw.
     
  6. Jun 6, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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  7. Jun 6, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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    maxamillion2345

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    Some cable, crimps, turnbuckles, shackles, and mounting points and you're set!
     
  8. Jun 6, 2013 at 5:29 PM
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    Aha! Limb risers, that sounds much better than Bush Cables

    All things i can find at work except the Turn Buckles


    Still no tacomas with them though? the Turn buckles would be quite useful to have removable sets. My dad made an interested point, if i mount to a front plate bumper and to the top of my cab via a roof rack, would the body and frame move differently and cause the cable to snap? could cause more damage than any tree branch.
     
  9. Jun 6, 2013 at 5:31 PM
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    I like em, but have never seen em before.
     
  10. Jun 6, 2013 at 5:34 PM
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    I think ill be installing a set once i get a plate bumper
     
  11. Jun 6, 2013 at 5:46 PM
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    Good point. Maybe the right cable selection is in order.
     
  12. Jun 6, 2013 at 6:11 PM
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    Theres flex in the bumpers, you can see that easily enough when the frame twists but if there were that much I don't think the doors would shut and you would have issues elsewhere. Should be enough stretch and strength in the components if you don't tighten them too much. All these other rigs would have similar problems as well. I don't think they have to be banjo tight either. Just my opinion.
     
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    Yep, their are usually referred to as limb risers. I ran them on my defender for years and loved them. There are a few good places that sell nice kits (especially if you check land rover specific expedition vendors), or they are pretty easy to make yourself. I have never found anything about them being illegal in the US for street use, and I took my defender to a few police and highway patrol events with no negative comments from numerous officers. This was also 8 or 10 years ago, but still, I never ran into any issue for 3+ years with the truck.
     
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    Found a user pic(sytfu510) on the Live thread with em:

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Jun 7, 2013 at 3:54 AM
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    Nice find, thanks! When you get yours on OP lets see 'em!
     
  16. Jun 7, 2013 at 5:32 PM
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    This is exactly what i was thinking for my truck. tri hoop bumper and roof rack with limb risers. unfortunately, i dont think ill be getting either until next year, if im lucky
     
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