Theengine,transmission, and exhaust system of a powersports vehicle generate a lot of heat, especially during slow riding. If not blocked or dissipated properly, this heat may cause damage to nearby parts or affect their performance. Factory heat shields in high-temp areas may be inadequate, and some components may not be originally protected from heat at all. In our heat deflectors catalog, you'll find different types of heat shields, tapes, covers, and wraps that will help keep high temperatures at bay.
On aUTV, engine bay heat easily seeps into the cockpit. It can heat up the seatbacks, footwells, and a cargo bed floor. That is going to be a torture on a summer day, especially with the full windshield and top in place. You don't need to stand the heat. Along with individual products, we carry insulation kits that block heat preventing it from building up in the cabin. An added benefit is reduced engine noise and vibration. These kits are vehicle-specific so they include precision-cut pieces of insulation material that offer easy peel-and-stick installation. Your UTV's bed floor gets so hot that ice starts melting too quickly in your cooler? Our model-specific heat shields will help solve the problem.
Heat is tough on a number of components in your machine, including wiring, fuel lines, coolant hoses, etc. Plastic loom provides marginal protection against high temperatures, while specifically-designed sleeves not only offer thermal insulation but safeguard the wires and lines against debris and abrasion. Your fuel system will only benefit from additional heat protection. Radiant heat may cause vapor lock, which happens when gas starts boiling before getting to the fuel rail. This condition puts strain on the fuel pump and may result in loss of power, stalling, and other issues. Keeping the fuel cool by insulating the tank and lines is the basic thing you can do to prevent vapor lock.
Needless to say how hot the exhaust pipes get, and that this may be unbearable on your bare legs when you ride anATVin the summer. Heat deflectors and exhaust wraps may aid in reducing the radiant heat. There are other benefits that wrapping your pipes may bring aside from making ATV rides more comfortable for you and your passenger. As this increases the temperature of exhaust gases within the pipe and decreases their density, the fumes flow faster and the scavenging effect increases, which in turn results in performance gains.
And if you want impact protection in addition to heat management, look at our pipe guards. They have a thick, tough carbon fiber and Kevlar construction that takes the hit instead of yourexhaust pipe, protecting it from dents and scratches. The interior layer has a high-temp coating to resist heat. These guards have a model-specific design, not a universal fit, so they are shaped to hug the contours and bends of your pipe ensuring a perfect fit. Last but not least, this add-on will add a racy touch to your all-terrain vehicle.