Gotcha Covered: Protecting Your Ride

Published in the May 2019 Issue May 2019 Feature, Reviews Steve Janes

Whether it’s from the sun, the wind, the rain or the rocks, you need to be protected from the harsh environment of backcountry riding. The editors of Dirt Toys Magazine have collected a solid list of products that will protect both you and your ride from the elements.

You can cover yourself completely with a full enclosure to your UTV, or you can add roofs, windshields and doors according to your needs. And as for your vehicle, skidplates and bumpers keep you protected from rocks and sagebrush.

The nice thing about these products is that they allow you to start riding earlier in the season and extend your riding late into the fall … and in come cases, year-round.

Pro Armor Windshields

Pro Armor offers glass front and rear windshields for Polaris XP 1000, XP4 1000 and XP 900 models. These windshields are designed to fit all Pro Armor Asylum, Baja, Cab-Only and Apex cage systems. They keep out wind, rain, dust and even snow. With this easy-to-install windshield you will be protected from the elements.

Available in multiple colors for 2015-19 models.  

Price: $559.95 (front); $409.95 (rear)


Pro Armor Roofs

Pro Armor aluminum roofs make the perfect match to the Asylum, Baja or Cab-Only cage systems for Polaris XP 1000 or XP4 1000 models. This is the best bet to protect you from the sun, rain and other elements. Its stunning design will complement your cage system and installs in minutes with the included hardware. The Pro Armor roof features a front drip rail to prevent water from dropping on you and bolts securely in place. Each roof is available black or the color of your choice. These roofs work with Asylum and Baja and Apex (900) Cage Systems. They are also available with a light pocket.

Price: $360.95-$714.95

Pro Armor Doors

Pro Armor all-aluminum traditional doors are an industry standard. These doors are direct bolt-on to your Polaris XP 1000 or XP4 1000 and install in minutes. The bolt-on door utilizes the OEM paddle latch and there is absolutely no rattle with these doors. Installation is easy and the doors allow for plenty of adjustment. Pro Armor doors feature a reverse hinge system which makes getting in and out of your XP much easier. The doors open almost a full 180 degrees with included limit strap. The doors are available in all colors to match model years 2015-19.

Price: $564.95-$1,129.95

Pro Armor Skid Plate

The Pro Armor Sport styled front bumper and skid is made from aluminum and combines strength with light weight. By covering the front of your RZR, this bumper adds protection where needed but keeps the weight to a minimum. The Pro Armor front bumper takes just minutes to install by mounting to the chassis using the included hardware. It fits 2019 Polaris XP 1000, XP4 1000 and Turbo S models. Colored skid plates are designed to match your Sport front bumper. You can also mix and match your style.

Price: $279.95 (bumper), $69.95 (skid)

RT Pro UTV Front Gusset Plate

RT Pro offers a strong Front Gusset Plate for the Can-Am Maverick X3 to add strength and rigidity. It is built from 3/16-inch laser cut steel and engineered for compatibility with factory suspension/drivetrain components. It is a 5-piece gusset kit that reinforces the upper and lower control arm mounts as well as the front of the chassis. It also integrates a rear lower control arm skid plate to prevent damage to the control arm mounting points when bashed out on the trail. The kit is 100 percent bolt-on with no need to cut or weld to complete the install.

Price: $225

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