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I decided that the radiator was to close to the brush guard for my comfort, I could just imagine a small stick puncturing the radiator. So i manufactured a radiator guard out of an old aluminum c-band satellite dish i had lying around, I cut 2 pieces to fit, then bolted it to the brushguard from the rear. You cannot really see the material i used in the first photo, but the second one gives a close up view, i don't think it will cause a cooling problem, and will stop any sticks from accessing the radiator. View attachment 612 View attachment 613
 

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It is a great looking installation. am wondering though if the lights and the grill will restrict the air-flow enough to cause problems on warm days. Your experience with it will be very interesting.
 

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Thank you, I plan on trying it out this weekend, It seems that the Ace has a pretty good size radiator, for the size of engine that it has, I know it runs cooler than my friends 800 rzr. I will be the test dummy Lol.
 

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Lightning struck a tree, ran down the tree and busted my main water line to the house late on friday, so i only logged around 20 miles on the Ace radiator guard modification. Most of that was high speed H range up and down hills in a open hay field with outside temp in the low 70's. the temperature never rose over 202 degrees. I did find out that if you turn into a curve too sharp and too fast the Ace will get up on two wheels. I would not advise trying donuts with maxxis bighorns. Hopefully i can try some low speed trails this weekend, If Mother Nature is willing!
 

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I went for a three day ride this past weekend at wheeling in the country in Summertown, Tn, temp in the upper 70's and low 80's during the day. I did not have any overheating issues with the radiator guard modification. I climbed hills with names such as Horsepower hill, Twister 1-2 and many others, There are several videos of those hills on U-Tube. Not of me but others, i do not have a cam. Check out u tube, lots of videos of Summertown, Wheeling in the country.
 

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Went on a three hour ride through the AZ desert at 100+ degrees never over heated but noisy fan would kick on at slower speeds.
Perforated metal screen looks sweet.
 

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My kid put her fingers in my radiator today! (not hot, just pushing in the metal) Darn… Shoulda had this…
 
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