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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-26-2019, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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Prowler Pro is Hot

Just purchased a Prowler Pro. Find that there is 185 degree heat from the radiator blowing threw the dash area into the cab. Rather uncomfortable. Anyone else experience this? What is the fix? Of course the door's don't fit either.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-29-2019, 09:44 AM
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I don't notice heat in the cab, but under the bed the muffler heat warps the bed. Should have a heat shield from the factory. I put a muffler wrap around mine and it made a huge difference.

I may not notice the cab heat because temps here rarely get above mid 70s in the summer.

The door latches are pretty crappy too.
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Took the Prowler over to the Dealer Monday morning. They lied about having the heat stopped or slowed down and the doors fixed. It sit there for a week and all they accomplished was to wash it and paint the tires black. Really disgusted with the Dealer and Artic Cat. It's nearly unusable in the summertime because of the heat coming threw the dash.
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Took the Prowler over to the Dealer Monday morning. They lied about having the heat stopped or slowed down and the doors fixed. It sit there for a week and all they accomplished was to wash it and paint the tires black. Really disgusted with the Dealer and Artic Cat. It's nearly unusable in the summertime because of the heat coming threw the dash.

I'm in Florida and can tell you we have a problem with heat regardless of the machine. My HDX gets really hot and puts a ton of heat coming from under the seat and bed area. I recently have done several things to help cut down on the heat coming in as well as getting more air to the engine. I have other friends with Honda's and Kawasaki's with similar problems to ours.
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Took the Prowler over to the Dealer Monday morning. They lied about having the heat stopped or slowed down and the doors fixed. It sit there for a week and all they accomplished was to wash it and paint the tires black. Really disgusted with the Dealer and Artic Cat. It's nearly unusable in the summertime because of the heat coming threw the dash.
Maybe try putting some Thermo-Tec Adhesive Backed Heat Barriers in the cab.
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I've had the heat warp bed problem too, but so far the bed flattens out when cooled. I need to try that muffler heat wrap.
I do like the cab heat hunting and cool weather riding. Looking for a good cab heater to make it more so. I have roof and front windshield, but the door kit is too pricey right now.
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Just purchased a Prowler Pro. Find that there is 185 degree heat from the radiator blowing threw the dash area into the cab. Rather uncomfortable. Anyone else experience this? What is the fix? Of course the door's don't fit either.
You might try weatherseal around the firewall. These things do generate heat! I have an older model, and found that air flow would up over the cab even with the roof off. I built a small scoop that catches air and directs it into the cab. I used a cable to open/close the flap. Really catches the air, and directs it into the cab.
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RD's does work great! I sprayed under the front with undercoating to seal all the holes in my 09. Radiator hoses running under the floorboard can be insulated with pipe wrap. Both the Prowler and the RZR are hot. Honda Talons really suck! Generals aren't too bad. But all in all, they all radiate a lot of heat because its just thin plastic and lots of stuff crammed into close quarters.
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RD's does work great! I sprayed under the front with undercoating to seal all the holes in my 09. Radiator hoses running under the floorboard can be insulated with pipe wrap. Both the Prowler and the RZR are hot. Honda Talons really suck! Generals aren't too bad. But all in all, they all radiate a lot of heat because its just thin plastic and lots of stuff crammed into close quarters.
Great points! Looking at some of the Prowler models that incorporated a tunnel to move air into, and out of the engine cover.

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I'm gonna mount one of RZR fans in the cowl to see how it works, I have 13 built. May as well experiment with one in the Prowler
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