The Mid-Size Polaris Ranger is a powerful vehicle that can come with an issue of excess radiant heat. This problem becomes even more apparent when aftermarket upgrades are added to the vehicle. If not addressed properly, the heat can make its way into the cab, resulting in an uncomfortable ride. Furthermore, the heat can increase in various parts of the vehicle, putting riders at risk of dangerous burns, especially with parts such as exhausts and mufflers. While upgrading the Mid-Size Polaris Ranger with an aftermarket exhaust can deliver significant performance gains, it also comes with the unintended side effect of extra heat.
To avoid burns caused by the Mid-Size Polaris Ranger's exhaust or muffler, it is advisable to install a UTV heat shield, such as the Muffler/Exhaust Heat Shield Kit by Design Engineering. This heat shield is made from 10mil dimpled aluminum with a 1/8" needle glass insulator and is designed to prevent heat from penetrating the vehicle's interior.
Another excellent way to reduce heat and prevent burns is by using exhaust heat wraps like the Mid-Size Polaris Ranger Exhaust Wrap by Design Engineering. This heat wrap is easy to install on the exhaust and can reduce heat by up to 50%. It can handle temperatures of up to 1200°F of direct heat and 2000°F of radiant heat. Additionally, it is available in different colors to match the color scheme of the vehicle, ensuring a seamless look.
At Everything Polaris Ranger, a range of heat shields is available for Mid-Size Polaris Ranger owners, including engine heat shields, UTV heat shields for reducing in-cab heat, and exhaust heat shields. Polaris has previously recalled heat shields due to issues, and problems such as exhaust leaks caused by damaged exhaust donut gaskets can also lead to heat-related issues. Even in the absence of heat shields, the unshielded areas of the Mid-Size Polaris Ranger can transfer significant amounts of heat into the cabin. This situation can be brutal for riders in warmer regions as it creates an unpleasant riding experience.
If the factory heat shielding of the Mid-Size Polaris Ranger is developing cracks, there is a missing heat shield in a particular area or aftermarket heat shields are required, Everything Polaris Ranger has everything owners need to insulate and protect the vehicle. To prevent the vehicle's plastic bulkhead from warping or the metal heat shield on the dump body from catching fire, riders can install heat shielding designed for firewalls on cars or UTV-specific heat shielding. In addition to preventing heat-related damage, heat shields can also block noise, muffling the sound level produced by the vehicle.
If the Mid-Size Polaris Ranger's exhaust is running too lean, it will likely overheat. While heat shields can prevent the heat from affecting the surrounding components, an aftermarket ECU tuner that enriches the vehicle's fuel mapping is a better solution. Overall, the Mid-Size Polaris Ranger is a powerful vehicle that requires the right heat shields and exhaust wraps to enhance rider comfort and prevent dangerous burns. With the wide range of products available at Everything Polaris Ranger, owners can enjoy an excellent riding experience while protecting their investment.