I had a Ranger aswell, and i know what your talking about, Dont worry about heat with the Viking, I dont cnsider it a problem at all with the Viking, the heat shields, wrap, etc that alot of us have done, is really just to keep the heat off the diff, and works great to do so. In the cab, i haven't noticed any heat so far.Hello. I had a lot of heat issues with my Ranger. I've recently sold it looking at other options. My Ranger I wrapped the header pipe. Installed a heat shield and heat blanket under the seat. Then installed a marine blower and duct work to move the air out from under the SXS. And it was still hot.
So reading about heat issues with the Viking....it scares the hell out of me that I'll be right back in the same boat. Polaris moved the engine to the rear back under the bed. I haven't tried out a Viking yet. But the photos 'look' like the engine is pushed to the back under the bad eliminating the heat in the cab. ????
Mine too, I have wrapped many Canam exhausts with no sign of it deteriorating or falling off. I use lava titanium wrap, on the viking I just wrapped it once real tight with 1" wrap. Usually I wrap with 2" then re wrap with 1" to make it real tight and thick. The 1" wrap on its own lasted roughly 10hrs, first to go was the very back of the pipe section. I think that the exhaust gets too hot and makes it brittle then the mud and weeds dragging on it just pulls it to pieces. I use stainless twitching wire so every 2 inches there is a wire holding the wrap down which didn't help at all holding the wrap together. Better luck on the next double wrapping procedure I hope. CheersI had to remove my heat wrap, it literally fell apart, and i just wen ahead and removed the rest of it.