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My fix for the cargo bed/muffler heat issue.

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    Good refillable extinguishers are cheap at most hardware stores, paid $27 for 2lb. Just make sure to get ABC rated for all fire conditions. The quick release roll cage mounts can be expensive although they're easiest to mount anywhere along cage.
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    Yeah those cage mounts look pretty expensive everywhere I have looked so far, but worth it looks like lol

    I wonder how much weight my Ace will have put on when I get it where it needs to be haha

    I'm glad to hear I am not the only one with the HVAC tape idea, I was wondering if it would work.

    I am glad that i ended up with a case of it :-)

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    All of you have taken a simple problem and overthought it to death. All that has to be done to keep the cargo box from melting is a 3/8 piece of rubber under the box but not blocking the holes. By spacing the box up slightly and still allowing the heat to escape through the cargo area holes the heat never gets hot enough to melt the box....at least it hasn't melted mine in the last year and a half. I personally used a tractor trailer mud flap cut to the the size of the bottom of the cargo box but leaving the holes open. The box still fits nicely and the lock and ride plungers still work without modification. Go any thicker than 3/8 inch and you will have to move the L and R plunger mounts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plateauman57 View Post
    Attachment 17786Attachment 17794A similar issue about heat, I ride with my seat all the way back and I took it out today for cleaning. It appears where the seat touches the rear panel the heat is causing the panel to melt against my seat. Will examine it closer tomorrow since it got dark on me tonight.

    A little closer look it may appear there had been a sticker on one of the two but if there was I didn't remove it.
    Upon further inspection during daylight it appears my issue is friction related. I think I will go with the rubber mat in the bed, without covering the holes. Tractor supply sells three different thicknesses by the foot
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    True, just throwing ideas that may never see daylight. Hahaha. I honestly don't believe the problem is caused only by covering the holes. That may increase risk of melting but doesn't lessen risk of muffler hangers only 1/8" away from the plastic. I won't buy box if it doesn't fit as perfectly because it's raised. Hauling anything else requires keeping eye nothing covers holes. I have no qualms of cutting the ACE if it stops any chance of heat & still allows accessories to fit exactly as they should.

    For me leaving the ACE in it's stock form is just another ATV. If that was the case I'd have bought a RZR instead! Thanks, but rather cut vents & never worry about it regardless of what's in the cargo bed!
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    Im with you Maxximus, I like they way you did it too.

    I never liked the band aid on a broken leg approach, would rather have something I can trust to not fail.
    If that takes putting shielding over all the rear plastics and venting the bed then thats what I will do.

    One Ace driver that races and is disabled has a fire suppression "system" installed in hers.
    That would be cool to have but not cost effective im sure.

    Im wondering as some have mentioned that they think the spark cover keeps the muffler from from moving enough air, if an aftermarket more open air design would help the problem.

    I appreciate when folks think out of the box :-)
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    I have had the factory rear storage box in my 570 since new and have not had any melting plastic or excessive heat issues. My lunch even stays cool inside the storage box when it is in a cooler bag. I wonder if some of the aces out there have different fuel mapping in the ecu that is causing them to run too lean and hot. I have added adhesive aluminum sheeting to the back of the cover between the seat and the motor but have not modified the cargo box in any way.
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    Yeah, melting issue is still very rare as very few have experienced it with/without storage box. Aftermarket mufflers let engine breathe easier & run slightly cooler, but usually require expensive EFI Tuner/Autotune for the change.
    Not sure about fuel mixture but just before delivery, my ACE had to be reflashed for under 2000ft. sea level...if that has anything to do with it? Runs absolutely beautiful though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBlaze View Post
    Im with you Maxximus, I like they way you did it too.

    I never liked the band aid on a broken leg approach, would rather have something I can trust to not fail.
    If that takes putting shielding over all the rear plastics and venting the bed then thats what I will do.

    One Ace driver that races and is disabled has a fire suppression "system" installed in hers.
    That would be cool to have but not cost effective im sure.

    Im wondering as some have mentioned that they think the spark cover keeps the muffler from from moving enough air, if an aftermarket more open air design would help the problem.

    I appreciate when folks think out of the box :-)
    Quote: Billy Blaze:I never liked the band aid on a broken leg approach,

    Band aids don't last 18 months and 1000 miles, but you geniuses go ahead and cut up your aces to improve on a SIMPLE method that has already been proven. You just cant fix stupid
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    Polaris cargo box
    Polaris low profile front and rear brushguards
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    Maxxis ceros tires 26X9X12 and 26X11X12
    20 inch light bar
    Badland 3500# winch with Moto-alliance winch mount
    Mudbusters fender flares
    Highlifter 2 inch lift kit
    Polaris A Arm Guards
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxximusDesimus View Post
    True, just throwing ideas that may never see daylight. Hahaha. I honestly don't believe the problem is caused only by covering the holes. That may increase risk of melting but doesn't lessen risk of muffler hangers only 1/8" away from the plastic. I won't buy box if it doesn't fit as perfectly because it's raised. Hauling anything else requires keeping eye nothing covers holes. I have no qualms of cutting the ACE if it stops any chance of heat & still allows accessories to fit exactly as they should.

    For me leaving the ACE in it's stock form is just another ATV. If that was the case I'd have bought a RZR instead! Thanks, but rather cut vents & never worry about it regardless of what's in the cargo bed!
    Quote :Maximus desimus:I honestly don't believe the problem is caused only by covering the holes.

    That's exactly the reason for the excess heat in the cargo area. Polaris did a very stupid thing when they made the cargo box that covered those holes. When left open the box never gets overly hot and absolutely no melting occurs anywhere on the box or the cargo area. But that's OK guys....don't believe me and keep on trying to make some kind of complicated FIX that will only make you cut into your Aces which may or may not eliminate the problem. I have carried coolers and aerosol cans in the cargo box without any heat problem at all, and will never change the simple fix I made that works and costs virtually nothing. The slight air gap around the box is all that's needed

    One other thing Max....by raising the box 1/4 to 3/8 inch the box still fits in its designed location and the lock and ride plungers still function the way they were designed......no modification needed and the box is still secured as well as without the rubber pad underneath. I've ridden mine all over HM and the east Tennessee trails and the box has never come loose
    Last edited by Vandal; 10-08-2016 at 03:09 PM.
    2016 RZR 570 EPS Trail with EBS and turf mode
    Sunset red
    Quadboss roof
    F+R windshields
    Polaris cargo box
    Polaris low profile front and rear brushguards
    SS212 wheels
    Maxxis ceros tires 26X9X12 and 26X11X12
    20 inch light bar
    Badland 3500# winch with Moto-alliance winch mount
    Mudbusters fender flares
    Highlifter 2 inch lift kit
    Polaris A Arm Guards
    Yearban piggyback shocks

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    2013 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO
    2015 Polaris Ace 570

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