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Online NMKawierider

ZForce 800 Heat from radiator in cab fix
« on: June 24, 2016, 04:08:50 PM »
After a week on the trail with the new SATV windshield I found that I was very glad I bought one that flips up because...the heat from the radiator flowing up and through the dash is unbearable with it closed. When you think about it, heat rises as it comes off the radiator and the push of air while moving or by the fan just pushes it over the upper edge and right into the cab. If the windshield is open, that pressure overcomes the flow from under the dash but if closed, airflow around it pulls a vacuum..or lowered pressure.. on the cab and really pulled in that hot air from the front.

I did find a fast and low tech cure though...and it works. Get yourself a piece of memory foam 4"x4"x5' long. Remove the hood and the storage compartment. It's just one 10mm bolt and a few screws. You will see where the air goes into the dash along the top. If you look to either side you will see the role bars so notch each end for those bars about 4"s in from the ends then work it in and around those bars and toward the center between the frame and plastics. On the drivers side you will see one of the control boxes that is mounded on top. Notch around that leaving at least 2"s of foam on the back side. On the passenger side there is one wire set that needs to be pushed down against the frame. Finish stuffing your foam in well enough to seal it all off and so the storage compartment will drop back in. That's it. Sealed. Now it can be removed in winter for some warm air if needed and reinstalled in summer.

While I was there I also used some duct tape and sealed up some small holes on the plastic firewall. I need to design and boot or shield for the gas peddle but that looks pretty easy too. For now this will do it. I also think this will keep a lot of extra dust out of the cad too...at least what's being tossed-up from the front wheels.

Take Note CFM. 10 cents worth of foam will help keep customers cooler and happier.

« Last Edit: July 11, 2016, 10:39:12 AM by NMKawierider »
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
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Offline Dbelanger

Re: ZForce 800 Heat from radiator in cab fix
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2016, 08:55:37 AM »
I'm curious if the rolled, self
Adhesive flashing like what you would use under a door's tread plate would work for the purpose of keeping the heat from coming through those areas??

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Online NMKawierider

Re: ZForce 800 Heat from radiator in cab fix
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2016, 09:07:21 AM »
I'm curious if the rolled, self
Adhesive flashing like what you would use under a door's tread plate would work for the purpose of keeping the heat from coming through those areas??
Maybe but it has so many large and small areas to conform to.. plus around several boxes and bars it might not seal as well...or at least a lot tougher to. Remember, at 5', this actually goes all the way back under the fenders to the outside edges, way farther then you can see in the photo...past where the roll cage goes through the plastics.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2016, 09:10:13 AM by NMKawierider »
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

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Offline AlbertCo zforce

Re: ZForce 800 Heat from radiator in cab fix
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2016, 06:51:16 PM »
I liked your idea and was trying to think where I could get some memory foam . When I was looking around the garage I noticed a couple pool noodles so I stuffed one in and it seams to work fine.

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Offline gfmoto

Re: ZForce 800 Heat from radiator in cab fix
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2016, 08:54:44 PM »
Does it interfere with your steering column?
2015 ZForce 800EX
32" light bar
2-4" spots
Custom Cv guards
DIY 1/2 windshield
UNI air filter
DIY rear window
BOSS ATV 28. 450W speakers
Alpena Rock Lights (tough pods)
2" RZR Bracket lift
Roof extensions
27" Maxxis Corranado Tires
Alpena RGB rock lights
SuperATV Rocksliders
1/2 Doors w/custom paint and graphics

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Online NMKawierider

Re: ZForce 800 Heat from radiator in cab fix
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2016, 09:14:52 PM »
Does it interfere with your steering column?
Oh no, its all well above it.
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline ADKMOTO

Re: ZForce 800 Heat from radiator in cab fix
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2016, 07:33:27 PM »
I can't believe CFM hasn't offered you a job yet......

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Offline gfmoto

Re: ZForce 800 Heat from radiator in cab fix
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2016, 01:21:08 AM »
I can't believe CFM hasn't offered you a job yet......
No doubt! 
NMKawierider is my vote to head up R&D for CFM here in the states. 
2015 ZForce 800EX
32" light bar
2-4" spots
Custom Cv guards
DIY 1/2 windshield
UNI air filter
DIY rear window
BOSS ATV 28. 450W speakers
Alpena Rock Lights (tough pods)
2" RZR Bracket lift
Roof extensions
27" Maxxis Corranado Tires
Alpena RGB rock lights
SuperATV Rocksliders
1/2 Doors w/custom paint and graphics

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Online NMKawierider

Re: ZForce 800 Heat from radiator in cab fix
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2016, 09:26:16 AM »
LOL..they wouldn't employ me for long. I would be such a PITA about QC, better quality parts and fixing the obvious short falls.
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline nh-z8

Re: ZForce 800 Heat from radiator in cab fix
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2016, 04:53:42 PM »
I did this before I went away. What a huge difference,also put holes in back bed.That made difference too.Well worth doing.

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Offline gfmoto

Re: ZForce 800 Heat from radiator in cab fix
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2016, 01:31:53 PM »
Did mine, and really can feel a difference.
2015 ZForce 800EX
32" light bar
2-4" spots
Custom Cv guards
DIY 1/2 windshield
UNI air filter
DIY rear window
BOSS ATV 28. 450W speakers
Alpena Rock Lights (tough pods)
2" RZR Bracket lift
Roof extensions
27" Maxxis Corranado Tires
Alpena RGB rock lights
SuperATV Rocksliders
1/2 Doors w/custom paint and graphics

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Online NMKawierider

Re: ZForce 800 Heat from radiator in cab fix
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2016, 01:51:22 PM »
I need to do something like you guys did. Although the memory foam worked well it has one small problem...it absorbs water...and around electrical things...that's not good. I also found that...man..you gave to seal hard against the fenders and around that area to stop the hot air from getting in. I re-stuffed mine but I need some foam that doesn't suck-up water like you guys.
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline Nighthawk

Re: ZForce 800 Heat from radiator in cab fix
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2016, 03:31:06 PM »
How about greatstuff expanding foam there?

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Online NMKawierider

Re: ZForce 800 Heat from radiator in cab fix
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2016, 03:38:35 PM »
How about greatstuff expanding foam there?
Was thinking about that over in the far corners but needed a way to support it when it expanded and set. Then I thought.."what happens when I need to pull a fender or some part in that area?" In the middle it's access to the back of the dash and a bunch of stuff so you need to be able to get to that. 
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | 9.7" GPS | Bandit Springs Rear & Gen-3 Shocks Front

My Videos On YouTube

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Offline gfmoto

Re: ZForce 800 Heat from radiator in cab fix
« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2016, 08:36:33 PM »
I'd say DO NOT use expanding foam.  It sounds like an awesome idea, I've seen that stuff push walls out, pull studs off nails. Even buckle out car fenders in the trunk. (We used to do some pretty cool speaker boxes made with it) ( sprayed with fleck stone paint, made to look like speakers set into a rock) ANYWAY..... That stuff can "over expand" and deform things. 

Or use it to make Halloween decor. Lol
2015 ZForce 800EX
32" light bar
2-4" spots
Custom Cv guards
DIY 1/2 windshield
UNI air filter
DIY rear window
BOSS ATV 28. 450W speakers
Alpena Rock Lights (tough pods)
2" RZR Bracket lift
Roof extensions
27" Maxxis Corranado Tires
Alpena RGB rock lights
SuperATV Rocksliders
1/2 Doors w/custom paint and graphics