Westin Brush Guard Install Documentation Troubles
Just want to give anyone considering bolting up a Westin Sportsman mod. 40-0885 brush guard to their '04 Ranger a little heads up.
The online installation PDF instructions that you download from Westin and retailers use the older mounting system. So ... What you get in the box is a different set of brackets, which I'd say are a better mounting system and even though Westin does send along a one sheet revised instruction, with a couple low res. pictures, there is NO illustration or picture of the upper support.
You'll have to look at these strange shaped brackets and figure out where they mount. That part ain't rocket science. But when it comes to bolting up that upper bracket to the frame cross member, I had to run to town for a couple 2.5 inch, 3/8 hi grade bolts and then rummage around my hardware boxes for a few large ( 2 1/2 inch ) washers. In other words, I had to do some improvising to make it work.
This took me, at least twice as long as it should have taken for the install.. Like 5 hours.. ( Some of which was hunting thru my misc.hardware boxes :-)
If anyone has had this same issue, reply and let me know.
If anyone needs a picture or two to help with their installation, let me know and I'll post some.
Good luck with all your endeavors.
Last edited by Axil; 04-17-2010 at 08:43 PM.