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    Heater for wolverine first-or doors? First steps to make wolverine warmer for winter?

    Hey. I have a half windshield. Don't really want a full windshield due to mud and rain and snow etc so-would it be worth it to get a heater in the wolverine or just to much wind coming in to negate the effects of the heater? Also-would you put On the full door and back windshield with the half windshield or am I just wasting time thinking it'll be any warmer? Or would you just go the cheapest route and get heated vests since that would be the cheapest and easiest mod-especially with a half windshield. Thanks

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    I removed the safety sign in the middle of the dash and cut a hole for my switch panel. It was a few weeks before I got it put back together and I got all kinds of warm air coming out that hole. I am thinking vents that one can open or close on the sides of the tunnel ( as that gets warm ) and vent for heat there.
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    If you are going to pay the money and spend the time to install the heater I think you are going to want a full windshield. I have the yamaha folding windshield and I love it. When it does get covered in too much rain or mud you can fold it down and get the same view/wind deflection as the half windshield. I put rain-x on it and it sheds water pretty well actually. I think you will want a soft cover as well. I think those two items will enable you to enjoy the benefits of a heater. Without them I could see getting a little heat, but not much with all the air that flows through an open cab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDVhunter View Post
    If you are going to pay the money and spend the time to install the heater I think you are going to want a full windshield. I have the yamaha folding windshield and I love it. When it does get covered in too much rain or mud you can fold it down and get the same view/wind deflection as the half windshield.
    I agree completely!

    On my old Rhino I always had a 1/2 windshield w/ a rear window also, and in the winter it was frigid to ride in. On my Wolverine I have the Yamaha folding windshield w/ a rear window too. The Wolverine is "substantially" warmer than the Rhino ever was and it's due to the full windshield. If you're trying to stay warm you NEED a full windshield.
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    i think for the winter months i am going to install a windshield plus back window. i have doors on the way that should help keep the snow and mud out of the cab and me dry.
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    Great idea RangerRick... But I already have a heated vest I used on my FJR1300, back in the day...Problem, for me, solved...
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    Cool. I guess I need to start with a full windshield. I like the idea of removing the safety sign too. Does the rear windshield really help?

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    Has any one used the "air flares" that are offered for the yxz?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chugachwolvy View Post
    Cool. I guess I need to start with a full windshield. I like the idea of removing the safety sign too. Does the rear windshield really help?
    I don't have the rear window, but I do have a double gun carrier that acts as a rear wind block. Makes a huge difference keeping the wind off your back. I can imagine the rear window does an even better job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chugachwolvy View Post
    Cool. I guess I need to start with a full windshield. I like the idea of removing the safety sign too. Does the rear windshield really help?
    Absolutely! A full front windshield will create a back draft. You'll feel it on the back of your neck, especially in the winter.

    A rear windshield will stop that.
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