How to Find Your Polaris Ranger Roll Bar Size
Apr 29th 2020
When shopping for Polaris Ranger accessories, there are several details about your UTV that should be known before pulling the trigger. While many commonalities exist between different years, editions, and models of the Polaris Ranger Mid-Size, the Polaris Ranger Full-Size, the Polaris Ranger Crew, and the Polaris General, there are a few key distinctions that prove problematic if overlooked. If you're after for a quick chart detailing the various Polaris Ranger roll bar sizes, you'll find the info you require right here. If you'd like to dive a bit deeper into the sizes & style options of Polaris Ranger roll cages and ROPS - keep reading further down the post!
Polaris Ranger Roll Bar Size by Vehicle
- Ranger 400 - 1.75"
- Ranger 500 - 1.75"
- Ranger 570 - 1.75" (Pro-fit cage use PF-Out and PF-In Clamps)
- Ranger 800 - 1.75"
- Ranger 6x6 800 - 1.75"
- Ranger EV - 1.75"
- Ranger XP 900 - 1.75"
- Ranger XP 1000 - 1.75"
- Ranger Diesel - 1.75"
- Ranger 1000 - 1.75"
- Ranger Crew - (Pro Fit cage NOT ROUND use PF-OUT & PF-IN clamps) Use 9” Bolt On mirror for rearview
- General 1000 - 1.75" (Top crossbar only, Pro-fit cage use PF-Out and PF-In Clamps)
Among the various specifications that distinguish one Polaris Ranger model from another, differences in roll bar / roll cages / rollover protection structures (ROPS) are near the top of the list in terms of importance. Although all sizes and styles of factory Polaris Ranger ROPS are certified to withstand a rollover, some aftermarket accessories and cage-mounted parts only work with one particular Polaris Ranger cage style.
Polaris Ranger accessories like roofs, windshields, and cab enclosures need to match your machine’s cage style to fit properly, and things like side-view mirrors, gun brackets, fire extinguishers, and other accessories that mount onto the vehicle’s ROPS must also be compatible with the size and shape of the roll bars and crossbars. As far as the Polaris Ranger is concerned, there are two ROPS variants: ProFit cages and Non-ProFit Cages.
Before 2014, all Polaris Rangers used tubular-style roll cages with round, cylindrical bars. Starting in 2015, however, Polaris introduced the ProFit cages that are both semi-round and semi-rectangular. Regular c-clamps don't work well on ProFit pillars and cross bars, while ProFit clamps don't work at all on round roll bars.
Some confusion arises because the 2015 Polaris Ranger Full-Size 570 was made using the same chassis as the Polaris Ranger 900 XP -- but still with the ProFit roll cage. Then, a year later, Polaris made another version of the Full-Size Ranger 570. Except instead of using a ProFit 900 XP cage, they stuck 570cc engines inside Polaris Ranger 800 chassis with round-tube roll cages and strut front suspension.
The 570 Full-Size Rangers with ProFit cages and dual a-arm front suspension became a part of the XP family, and in 2017, Polaris lengthened the wheelbase by four inches and reintroduced Turf Mode. And while we could go on and on enumerating the differences between each year and model of the Polaris Ranger, for the sake of brevity, we’ll stick to differences in Polaris Ranger roll cages in this post.
The two main difference between ProFit cages and Non-ProFit cages are their shape and size. Many Polaris Ranger accessories made to fit ProFit body styles won’t work on Non-ProFit body styles. Things like doors, windshields, and roll cage mounting clamps that work with one cage style usually won’t work with the other. And because most of the newer Polaris Ranger editions have ProFit cages, the majority of aftermarket accessories are made for new body style (NBS) Rangers. If you own a regular-cab (round tube) Ranger, you’re going to want to find accessories that fit 2010-2014 800 XP Rangers.
As far as perimeter lengths go, Polaris Rangers that were made before 2015 (2014 and older) have rear bumper crossbars that are 1.5 inches in diameter, with 1.25-inch rear top crossbars on the four-seater versions. The Polaris General has 1.75-inch top crossbars, and the rear harness bars on the newer Ranger models are 1.75 inches as well.
A surefire way to ensure that you’re getting the right accessories to fit your cage is to simply measure it. Measuring calipers can be used to find the length and diameter of your machine’s roll bars, and you can also use string or printable cutouts like the one found here to measure the perimeter of your roll tubes as well.
At the end of the day, you can avoid serious frustration by knowing the style and size of your Polaris Ranger Mid-Size, Polaris Ranger Full-Size, Polaris Ranger Crew-Cab, or Polaris General roll cage. If you own a Ranger with the ProFit cage, there are many brackets, clamps, and other mounts made specifically to fit NBS Rangers. And if you own a Ranger with round, tubular roll bars, ensuring that your accessories are compatible with them will help you to avoid returns and unnecessary modifications.