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I'll preface this review by saying I've written reviews professionally for my other passion, flight sims. Sometimes I purchase the product myself, sometimes the manufacturer will send me the product for review. Either way, I'm absolutely honest about the product, even if it's free. For instance, Logitech will no longer send me joysticks to review............lol.

Anyhow, I decided to purchase the cooler cab kit because I'm running a glass windshield in my '16 XP1K. I also run a custom made mesh rear window panel, which helps in venting the dust (and heat) from the cab. I'm in Arizona and typically I ride up north in the hotter parts of the year, and in the desert from winter to spring. I try not to exceed a 90 degree temperature day for a ride. Yes, I've exceeded that but that's the norm. For those that don't know, a glass windshield while having excellent benefits there are a couple negatives that for some people will keep them from running one. IMHO the worst is the heat in the cab. I've ridden some days in low 60 degree weather in shorts and a t-shirt and have been sweating in the cab. Picture several hair dryers pointed at you on high. There is actually hot "wind" coming thru the front firewall. So naturally I wanted to find a solution to the problem and Wolfsnout has given us their answer.

The cab cooler kit comes with several die cut pieces of closed cell foam insulation. There is a video on the web that gives you detailed instructions on how to install the kit. I ordered the kit with some replacement lenses for the Wolfsnout goggles I have, and they arrived in 3 days. I'm in Arizona BTW. I loaded up my cell phone with the installation video and proceeded to install the kit. There were no surprises with the install. Everything went in the way it should and it took me about an hour to complete the task.

The kit is well thought out. I'm impressed by the quality of the "foam". But this is Wolfsnout's forte so to speak so IMHO it meets what I'd expect from Wolfsnout. I waited a week and put together a ride with some of my buddies to test how well the Cooler Cab Kit worked. The morning of the ride was mid 50's with the high for the day at 80 degrees. Which from past rides was just about as warm as I wanted to ride considering the hot wind coming thru the firewall. We warm our RZR's up before we ride and typically at 50 degrees I was good to ride in shorts and a t-shirt. Now I'm a southern Arizona native so 60 degrees is cold to me. We strapped in and started riding. I immediately noticed a temperature difference. No blow dryers coming thru the firewall. I expected this so I figured we'd put some miles on and get my rig nice and warm. We rode some maintained dirt roads to desert trails, which had all kinds of typical desert riding. Fast sand wash driving up to 60mph in places, other areas where we slowed down to crawl over large rocky areas and everything in between. After about 45 minutes of riding we took a beverage break and I put on my hoodie. I was a little chilly! My legs were fine in shorts, but that's typical for me. I'm good to about 40 degrees in shorts. The Cooler Cab Kit worked extremely well. I couldn't feel any hot air penetrating the openings in the firewall. There was still heat radiating thru the firewall, but this is normal and is minimal in comparison to what I was used to. Let's touch on the console for a second. I ride in shorts most of the year and I've had the console get so hot that it started to burn my leg. With this kit that all changes. My friends are impressed at how cool the console remains. And your drink holders, no more boiling beverage that's sat in your cup holder for a half hour. My bottled water was still cold after 45 minutes in the cup holder.

I gotta tell ya, I'm impressed with this kit. It works better than I expected. Wolfsnout also sells a rear firewall insulated "blanket" that will be my next purchase. I love my glass windshield but I hate it's negatives and with Wolfsnout it's beginning to look like my biggest hate about the glass will be going by the wayside. I'm very impressed with this kit, looks like Wolfsnout has hit another one out of the park.

Here's the link to the kit: https://wolfsnout.net/shop/utv-accessories/utv-cooler-cab-kit/
 

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Wolf Snout is a good company to deal with Tim is always real helpful with any of his products. I run his cab cooler and pre air filters with wash plugs on my XP 1000. They trap a lot of dust before the air filter and keeps the water out of your air system when you wash your buggy.
 

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Wow this is good to hear because after installing a windshield and full doors my car became crazy hot. I’ve been looking to get this kit but I will for sure get it know. Thanks


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I've got Wolfsnout's front and rear kits installed in our Gold LE plus the console kit. It does make a noticeable difference in cab heat. You will still need to seal up the holes in the firewall where the steering shaft goes through and around where the brake pedal connects with the master cylinder mounts. I also used some of the Great Stuff window and door foam sealer for any other places that I noticed. Use the window and door sealer because it doesn't expand as much as the regular stuff. I also insulated the console with some heat shield mat. Still some heat on the console, next time I have the console off I may try the foam on the water lines. I have both front and rear windshield so dust and heat is a real problem. I've just received some "air flares" from national cycle for the front windshield to try to keep the dust out of the cab. I'll be testing those out in Moab during spring break.
Tim at Wolfsnout has been great with answering questions and even sending me some specific foam pieces for the gold le. Great company to do business with.
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I've got Wolfsnout's front and rear kits installed in our Gold LE plus the console kit. It does make a noticeable difference in cab heat. You will still need to seal up the holes in the firewall where the steering shaft goes through and around where the brake pedal connects with the master cylinder mounts. I also used some of the Great Stuff window and door foam sealer for any other places that I noticed. Use the window and door sealer because it doesn't expand as much as the regular stuff. I also insulated the console with some heat shield mat. Still some heat on the console, next time I have the console off I may try the foam on the water lines. I have both front and rear windshield so dust and heat is a real problem. I've just received some "air flares" from national cycle for the front windshield to try to keep the dust out of the cab. I'll be testing those out in Moab during spring break.
Tim at Wolfsnout has been great with answering questions and even sending me some specific foam pieces for the gold le. Great company to do business with.
Dwight
The kit does now come with a seal for the master cylinder. Also their are some new seals for the fender where it meets the cab.
 

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I see on the site that the underdash gasket does not fit a 2018 xpt. Does it not need a gasket or is a different one being developed?

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It does fit all turbo models. All rzr 2104 and up 900 1000 and Turbo. I was going on information from a customer when I said it would not fit the 2018 but I was wrong. I have a 2018 Turbo and it works just fine.
 

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I bought this kit last year and just now getting around to installing it. There seems to be more foam fittings in the kit than the video shows. Any better info anywhere on where everything is supposed to go?
 

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I just installed the same kit earlier this week. The large piece was the hardest to install I had the wire loom on top instead of like the video . Just pull and push it will go and look good . Most of the extra pieces I used to fill any gaps I could find up front around the cage. I used a flashlight to find any openings that would let any light thru. The video covers most . I was very pleased with the outcome. I did this to a 2018 XTP


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Is anyone running the rear blanket? If so have you noticed any increase in engine temperature? I would be worried about trapping that heat in the back around the engine that could cause an issue?
 

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Not a problem. It’s not going to trap the heat. It will just help to keep heat from coming thru the rear firewall
 

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Just ordered the cab cooling kit! Will let you know how it works on our Trail.
 
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