If you are the proud owner of a Polaris Ranger, then you must know how important it is to choose the right doors for your vehicle. Not only do they provide protection from the elements, but they also add a stylish touch to your ride. However, with many materials and designs to choose from, buying the right doors can be a daunting task. Here are a few things to look out for when buying Polaris Ranger doors:
Aftermarket Polaris Ranger doors can be made from various materials, including aluminum, steel, plastic, canvas, vinyl, and fiberglass. Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages, so it's important to consider your specific needs and intended use before choosing a material. Aluminum is expensive and lightweight, steel is heavy but cheap and has great impact protection while fiberglass, plastic, canvas, and vinyl are all lightweight and cheap, but not nearly as durable.
Functionality and Isolation
Depending on how you use your Ranger, you need to consider the levels of sound and temperature isolation you want to achieve. Also, consider the usual weather conditions in your area and try to make a sound decision about which features you can do without.
Some doors come with various handy features such as roll-down windows, storage spaces, cup holders, special locking mechanisms for theft protection, door nets, easy transport, door inserts, door bags, and quick installation. For example, the Polaris Ranger XP 1000 is more suited for extreme environments compared to the Polaris Ranger 1000, so be sure to consider your features accordingly.
Polaris Ranger Half Doors
Half doors cover only the lower half of the Ranger, leaving the top half open. They are a popular option for warm-weather riding and offer more protection than soft doors. Also, these can be removed really easily but aren't the best when it comes to mud, dust, and rain driving.
Polaris Ranger Full Doors
Full doors provide complete coverage for the Ranger and are ideal for cold weather or when driving in muddy or wet conditions. They are typically made from sturdy materials such as metal or plastic and offer the most protection and durability. Also, it's best to combine these with a full cab enclosure in order to make your Ranger as comfortable and livable as a normal car.
Soft Doors vs Hard Doors
Soft Doors (Mesh)
Soft doors are designed to be lightweight and easy to install and remove, making them a popular choice among Polaris Ranger owners who want to switch between having an open-air vehicle and a more enclosed one. These are typically made of fabric or vinyl material and provide protection from the elements, such as wind, rain, or debris, while driving.
Unlike soft doors, hard doors are typically made of metal or composite materials, such as aluminum or plastic, and provide a more permanent and durable solution for enclosing the Polaris Ranger cabin. These offer much better protection, but are also much more difficult to remove. This is why hard doors are made for those who prioritize durability and security over convenience.
In conclusion, when buying Polaris Ranger doors, consider the build material, functionality, features, and door types available before making your purchase. With the right doors, you can add significant value to your Polaris Ranger and enhance your riding experience.