If you’ve ever been bogged down while crossing a creek, stopped short and mired while plowing through a large puddle, or trapped like a mouse on a glue trap while playing in the mud, you know how much of a hassle it is to get water, moisture, and mud in your Ranger’s air intake, CVT inlet/outlet, and other vent lines. Whether you’re purposely taking your Polaris Ranger 570 Crew into swamplands or just accidentally drive your Crew 900 XP a little too far into the deep end, snorkeling your Polaris Ranger Crew can prevent a lot of damage and headache -- adding an invaluable layer of protection that pays for itself several times over. Most Polaris Ranger Crew snorkels -- be it a snorkel from SYA Warrior Riser, High Lifter, or any number of aftermarket snorkel kit manufacturers -- come 100% assembled and ready to bolt on, requiring no drilling into your Polaris Ranger Crew’s airbox. However, some modifications to the middle seat or cargo bed are likely required to give the snorkel kit’s vent tubes room to extend upwards. But worry not, very few aftermarket snorkel kits interfere with bed dumping functions or obstruct your rear view.
Not a mud jumper and don’t push it when it comes to bodies of water? You still might want to consider a snorkel kit for your Polaris Ranger Crew if you ride during those chilly winter months, as they are a great way to keep snow and moisture out of the important areas. Even if you don’t expect to ride on flooded-out trails, muddy roads, or snow drifts, having a snorkel kit on your Polaris Ranger Crew will give you peace of mind; and in the event that you’re forced to traverse such precarious terrain, you’ll be glad you snorkeled your machine.