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post #41 of 46 (permalink) Old 03-10-2019, 07:02 AM Thread Starter
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Finally done. Before and after.

AWESOME job Tim...... Where did you get the wrap?
Thanks! It freakin took forever! Autozone had the wrap for $25. It was 15'.
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I've seen wraps at all of the local auto parts stores. I imagine Walmart may have it as well
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Now on to the other side. Anybody know if there is supposed to be anything covering this hole? Theres another one on the back side as well. Doesn't seem right for it to just be open like that.
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So I've figured out that there are supposed to be air ducts on both front and back of the clutch housing...i'm assuming to keep water and mud out, should you get in the deep stuff. The previous owner said he removed them to keep the belt cool. Anyone agree with that sentiment, or should I buy new ones and install?
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So I've figured out that there are supposed to be air ducts on both front and back of the clutch housing...i'm assuming to keep water and mud out, should you get in the deep stuff. The previous owner said he removed them to keep the belt cool. Anyone agree with that sentiment, or should I buy new ones and install?
I've never heard of such a thing. I think the PO was misguided in his reasoning. Simply removing the ducts wouldn't make any significant difference in clutch temps but would, IMO, cause increased likelihood of water dirt and dust ingestion which is not good for the clutches and belt. Some of the RZR guys that run in the desert do add clutch housing temp gauges and blowers to increase air flow and lower belt temps. Taking the ducts off makes NO logical sense to me!
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So I've figured out that there are supposed to be air ducts on both front and back of the clutch housing...i'm assuming to keep water and mud out, should you get in the deep stuff. The previous owner said he removed them to keep the belt cool. Anyone agree with that sentiment, or should I buy new ones and install?
I've never heard of such a thing. I think the PO was misguided in his reasoning. Simply removing the ducts wouldn't make any significant difference in clutch temps but would, IMO, cause increased likelihood of water dirt and dust ingestion which is not good for the clutches and belt. Some of the RZR guys that run in the desert do add clutch housing temp gauges and blowers to increase air flow and lower belt temps. Taking the ducts off makes NO logical sense to me!
I agree 100%. Looks like I have a few more purchases to make. I'm seriously thinking about just finishing this thing up and flipping it. Who knows what kind of other underlying issues there are.
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