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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-20-2019, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Getting ready for the cold.

Just bought a 2019 T4 Camo and added the full camo enclosure. Im tryin to seal it up best I can. I notice that there is alot of cold air coming in around the steering column...Is there any good way to block this area? Also any other tips and tricks to keep warm would be appreciated. Any of you using 12 volt heaters?
The cold doesn't bother me much as I have rode my 700 Prairie in the winter for years. But my gal is definitely a fair weather rider. Hoping she will join me this winter, lol
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-20-2019, 02:30 PM
 
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the 12vt heaters are a total waste. There are companies that make true cab heaters but the install is a little in depth and almost $500 for direct fit kits like this one: https://www.universalpartsinc.com/sh...068114&c=10560

There are probably other brands but that's what came up first. I would not waste time with the 12ct window defrosters too. The teryx4 generates a lot of cab heat. I can imagine it getting too cold. I just have a full window and rear net etc. Granted I wont do much riding when its -25 out anyways in case I ever got stuck in that kind of cold around here etc.

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-21-2019, 01:54 PM
 
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I wrapped and taped a towel around my steering column to block the wind coming through. Made a big difference for me
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-23-2019, 07:20 AM
 
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If......you can figure where/how to mount this type.....they work

especially with cab enclosed.....used these in my Rhino SxS's

Even w/o enclosed cab.....kept your feet warm

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/m...3012/overview/
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Just bought a 2019 T4 Camo and added the full camo enclosure. Im tryin to seal it up best I can. I notice that there is alot of cold air coming in around the steering column...Is there any good way to block this area? Also any other tips and tricks to keep warm would be appreciated. Any of you using 12 volt heaters?
The cold doesn't bother me much as I have rode my 700 Prairie in the winter for years. But my gal is definitely a fair weather rider. Hoping she will join me this winter, lol
I am installing a heater in my 17 t4 as we speak. I couldn't justify the high price tag of the complete units so I put my own together. I will have about $150 into it when I'm done.

This is the heater I bought.



I still haven't 100% decided how I am running the duct work. The heater is installed under the driver seat. I can snag some pictures if you would like to see it.

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I purchased a 28,000 BTU hot rod heater from Jegs and installed it facing forward just below the center of the rear passenger grab bar in my 2016 T4. Had some challenges finding the right size and shape heater hose off the engine, but it works well as a heater and defroster. Used foam pipe insulation wrap taped on with gaffer tape to the column to cut out airflow. Anyone that lives in colder parts of the country will tell you that heat your Teryx produces in the summer completely disappears when the temp drops below 40 degrees. I have the full tilt windshield full rear window/cover panel and full soft top doors and there are still lots of small air gaps. I used a pond liner under the factory hard cap to assist with those air gaps. Gaffer tape around the windshield, hard cap and soft doors. I am pretty good down into the teens (light jacket, gloves and hat). At single digit temps my 28,000 BTU heater has a hard time keeping things very warm and you need a good coat thicker gloves and you ears covered. Never an issue though on defrosting the inside of the front window, this setup works great for that. I need to seal around the doors and then I should be good into the single digits in a light jacket.

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I am installing a heater in my 17 t4 as we speak. I couldn't justify the high price tag of the complete units so I put my own together. I will have about $150 into it when I'm done.

This is the heater I bought.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07K2CSQQ3..._brR2Db0G7D4FR

I still haven't 100% decided how I am running the duct work. The heater is installed under the driver seat. I can snag some pictures if you would like to see it.

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yes....post some pics...like to see the install......

looks more compact than the one I posted from Summit
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I still need to install a valve between the two tees to force all the coolant through the heater. For now I will just use a pinch clamp to do that. I'm having a hard time sourcing a compact full port ball valve that is 1" like the ones coming off the heater core. Those are pex valves and the biggest pex valve that is made is 7/8".

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sooo

what's in mind for ducts to get warm air into cab on your feet ?

Even w/o an enclosed cab....this would be a cozy addition
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My mind isn't totally made up yet as to how I'm going to route the ducting. my 2" duct kits should be in Tuesday or Wednesday so I can start tinkering with the layout. I'm probably going to just route everything through the center console. For the rear passengers it will probably come out under the front seats at the legs. For the front passenger and driver I'll probably just come out of the side of the center console. I don't think I'm going to actually plumb any vents in the dash.

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I used two layers black Gorilla tape around the steering column openings where it tilts. Made a huge difference and cost about 5 bucks.

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Ordered my heater from Amazon.....$65

similar or the same as the one above.......along with duct kit....

Says delivery by Jan 1st....?....must be on the boat ? WTH ?

Updates later........

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Hey Shane, I added some pictures of a roof liner, column covers and lower windshield corner covers. my wife sewed these all using 35 dollars of material and are held on with Velcro. noticed 2 things, first if you have no wind coming in at all its warmer and 2nd the roof liner quieted the cab even further due to absorbing interior noise versus bouncing off the plastic roof. also 12v heaters total waste and the picture that justin0009 put for a heater did not work well with someone I know due to occasionally packing with snow, especially when driving in fresh powdery snow he said, thought i'd share that. I too will be working on something in the near future possibly.
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