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Has anyone done this ? Any reason not too ? Im thinking it would cut down on the heat on the underside of bed.
 

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I did it a long time ago and it's helped a lot specially with the aluminum heat shield that we installed
 

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Could you explain the aluminum heat shield you installed, I looked at a sound deadening that had a heat shield also.
Want to know what you used and are you satisfied with it ?
 

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Sure, we made our own plate, out of aluminum, our neighbor cut it to fit with a plasma cutter. Its on over the rear diff, and it blocks the heat from the exhaust pipe from going to the diff and boots, we checked it with a Temp gun, and it make a HUGE difference on the diff heat. I'll look and see if i have a pic, i did at one time, if not, i'll take you one tomorrow. Id recomend getting that sound dampening kit too, i already spend alot of money on sound proofing materals in the cab of my Viking its make a huge difference, its such a pleasure to drive around now. I got my heat/exhaust wrap, on eBay. Last i looked couldnt find the exact one, but there's alot on there, DEI is a real good brand. I got a 50' roll, had plenty left over.
 

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No problem at all
 

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Looks great, I may have to copy your work if you don't mind.
 

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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. ????
 

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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. ????
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.
 

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Same here, I haven't experienced any heat issues in the cab. However, I do like the idea of the heat shield Viking2K14 installed. I'm going to add this mod to my "to do list". Thanks for the info and pics!
 

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I had to remove my heat wrap, it literally fell apart, and i just wen ahead and removed the rest of it.
 
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My heat wrap melted after about 10 hours of use. Completely fell apart. I installed extra stainless ties and had it installed really tight. Lots of heat produced I guess. I'm going to make a heat shield for the diff.
 

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My heat wrap melted after about 10 hours of use. Completely fell apart. I installed extra stainless ties and had it installed really tight. Lots of heat produced I guess. I'm going to make a heat shield for the diff.
Same here
 

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Did you soak your exaust wrap in water first? I did then wrapped it as tight as i could overlapping about halfway. So far so good and i pressure wash mine. Im guessing i have around 20hrs and 200 miles on my wrap. Im sure it just a matter of time but as of now it looks to be holding up well
 

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I had to remove my heat wrap, it literally fell apart, and i just wen ahead and removed the rest of it.
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. Cheers


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Here is my effort to combat the heat and what a difference it makes. Thanks to everyone for posting about this known issue!
 

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