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My fix for the cargo bed/muffler heat issue.

This is a discussion on My fix for the cargo bed/muffler heat issue. within the ACE How-To's and Guides forums, part of the Polaris ACE Forums category; Originally Posted by MaxximusDesimus Heat spots visible on each side. Dark spots in center are very shallow indents melted slightly lower than surrounding plastic. Slight ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxximusDesimus View Post
    Heat spots visible on each side. Dark spots in center are very shallow indents melted slightly lower than surrounding plastic. Slight blistering around both spots. May not have gotten worse but really didn't want to take chance. Already had plastic off so figured WTH just as well make sure it's not going to get any worse, cut slightly larger than needed. A ton of heat escaping from vents now. Actually thought this was the same issue everyone else was having. Was it not until AFTER adding cargo box?
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    To answer your question I never had any heat problems at all when the bed was open, and still haven't experienced any melting even when running the cargo box but added the mud flap under the box after Stubby another member had a hole burn through his box. His Ace is a 325 and they may make more heat than the 570's since they are revving higher than the 570. The box when sitting in the original spot without the mud flap rubber had a lot of heat inside but since the rubber was installed the heat is nowhere near what it used to be. It was hot enough inside the box without the rubber underneath to melt the ice in a small cooler very quickly. Now I ride all day and still have ice left
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    Yeah while I prefer to not cut any holes it did make a world of difference. Never installed the expanded mesh in vents yet, was in hurry to go riding. Before temps were well over 115°C(239°F) & that's just idling! Never got around to check after temps, but hate to think what they'd be if I was working it hard. The plastic is among the best though & can usually take a lot of severe abuse. I'm guessing working the ACE got exhaust super hot then maybe I idled too long immediately after during the hottest days? Never had an issue before & good now that it's much colder out.
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    Anybody tried something like this for heat issues in the bed?

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    I don’t know if it’s certain Aces or not but my friend bought his 570 new in 2015 and has never had a heat issue and he has the lock and ride cargo box. I bought a left over new 2015 570 last month and bought the lock and ride box. But to be on the safe side I installed a 1/4 rubber flap from Tractor supply under the box yesterday (cutting out for the holes). I figured I’d rather be safe than sorry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papa-t View Post
    I don’t know if it’s certain Aces or not but my friend bought his 570 new in 2015 and has never had a heat issue and he has the lock and ride cargo box. I bought a left over new 2015 570 last month and bought the lock and ride box. But to be on the safe side I installed a 1/4 rubber flap from Tractor supply under the box yesterday (cutting out for the holes). I figured I’d rather be safe than sorry.
    Smart move Papa
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    Sunset red
    Quadboss roof
    F+R windshields
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    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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    I realize this is an old thread but...has anyone thought of heat wrapping the exhaust system? did this on my 330 because of excessive heat on right side, worked very well for me and I'm seriously considering doing this on my Ace.
    please solve your problems in advance so i can help you more.....

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