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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-03-2015, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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2014 Heat and Noise issues

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Very new to the UTV world but am a die hard Arctic cat guy! I recently bought a brand new 2014 HDX 700. Its awesome but I do find it quite loud. I have a soft cab on it. I find the noise a bit excessive and I also notice a lot of heat getitng sucked up through the seast belt hole if I drive with a window open. I assume its because its drawn up through the hole due to a vacuum effect.

Does anyone have solutions for this? Anyone do anything that makes it quieter? I can deal with the heat, especially with a Newfoundland Winter about to start.

Also, any suggestions for a gun rack? I was looking at the Kolpin Floor mount. Any ideas would be great!

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welcome to the house .. the new guy gets to brew the big pot of coffee in the morning and brings in a load of fire wood for the fire pit

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as to the Kolpin floor mount .. works well after you find the right location and angle for your needs , it does intrude on the passengers space and if they are a large person might not be what you want.

Dyna mat [a dense foam type product available a most US speed shops like Summit Racing or Jegs on line works to get it] line the underside of the engine cover .. they also make a quiet muffler system but they are hard to find so start looking online .. most mufflers are noise makers . A/C's are noise makers do to engine location and exhaust routing.

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Welcome to the forum! Lining the area around the engine helps both noise, and heat. Not that familiar with the HDX, but I think the seat is over the engine so lining the bottom of the pan would help greatly! At one point in time, wrapping the exhaust with header wrap was popular, but the downside is that it shortened exhaust pipe life. From your post I assume you have a full cab, great for winter, but not so much in hotter months. Being that the HDX is a popular machine I'm sure others will offer better ideas!

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They are all hot in the cab,even on the brands that the motor is in the back.

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That is why they invented "COLD BEVERAGES"! LOL
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Or as Scot says.... Trail Ales! Everyone I've been in rides hot, but that heat can be good too! My heat vents work great in the winter when plowing, gonna add 2 more. Then Dyna Mat and looking for a small fan to push the heat out of the vents. I bet by playing around, we could duct the heat out from under the splashpan in the summer, too. RD... Here we go!

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Biggest challenge on the full cab is getting air into the cab, and exhausting it. Some type of closable vent high in front on the windshield, and a similar vent down low behind the seats (above the bed). I used the Arctic Cat vent kit on my Lexan windshield, they are easy to install. On my Street legal setup, I fabricated a scoop over the top of the windshield to catch air. I found that while riding, air would follow the windshield surface up, and then over the top of the Prowler, very little would come in the cab. This was with the top off! Anybody interested in the air scoop, PM me, I can get some pictures to you if wanted.
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A friend of mine made me some side vents they work awesome....they open and close.
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My '14 HDX 700 is very hot under the seat and I haven't had much luck controlling it. I did use a ton of aluminum tape under the seat pan, and other parts, but it did very little. As far as the gun racks go look into the overhead option, I installed one that holds two rifles and I love it. I will advise you to use hose clamps, or something similar, to secure the bars to the roll cage. Otherwise they can vibrate loose and fall. The attached picture doesn't show it well but there are two rifles overhead.
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My '14 HDX 700 is very hot under the seat and I haven't had much luck controlling it. I did use a ton of aluminum tape under the seat pan, and other parts, but it did very little. As far as the gun racks go look into the overhead option,
You might consider a bilge blower to help with your heat issue. Below is a link to the current discussion:

http://www.prowlertalk.net/forums/ne...ge-blower.html
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