The Polaris Ranger side-by-side vehicle provides versatile off-road utility for work and recreation. These rugged UTVs are highly customizable with accessories and upgrades to enhance capability, comfort, and appearance. Half doors are a popular Polaris Ranger modification for increased protection from weather and debris.
Polaris offers a vast range of accessories for the Ranger line spanning categories like cargo, lighting, seating, wind protection, and warn winches. Adding Polaris Pro HD bumpers improves front-end protection and clearance while allowing winch mounting. A Lock & Ride cargo box expands gear capacity for hunting trips or worksites. Runners looking to ride in comfort can install beadlock wheel and tire packages combined with suspension lifts for increased clearance.
AFTERMARKET IS YOUR FRIEND
Beyond Polaris’ own accessories, the aftermarket industry provides endless customization options. Adding a complete cab enclosure with tinted windows shields occupants from sun, wind, rain, and snow. Installing audio packages like Bluetooth stereos and speaker bars amplifies sound on the trails. Other common additions include spare tire carriers, brush guards, and roof-mounted lights like light bars and cube LEDs. Upgrading brakes improves stopping power when hauling heavy cargo or trailing.
Beyond Polaris’ own accessories, the aftermarket industry provides endless customization options for the Ranger. Adding a complete cab enclosure from companies like DragonFire or SuperATV, constructed of aluminum or composite polymers, provides a tinted window enclosure that fully shields occupants from sun, wind, rain, and snow. Installing rugged audio packages like Bluetooth/satellite-ready stereos, speaker bars, and powered subwoofers from Boss or Wet Sounds greatly amplifies sound quality on the trails. For off-road lighting, many owners install roof-mounted light bars and LED cube lights from brands like KC HiLiTES to improve visibility, as well as integrated bumper lights and reverse LEDs for work applications.
Other common Ranger upgrades include spare tire carriers and jerry can holders from Assault Industries, heavy-duty brush and grill guards from Ranch Hand, and performance brake kits from SuperATV to improve stopping power. Adding sway bars, skid plates, or exhaust kits from manufacturers like Pro Armor improves handling, protection or power. With endless accessories, owners can fully customize their Ranger for specialized performance.
Half doors provide the Ranger with increased protection compared to running open-sided. Doors constructed of aluminum, steel, or composite polymers block weather elements and prevent brush from intruding into the cab. High-quality doors utilize sealed bearing and latch points to operate smoothly over time. Most half doors are designed for minimal noise while allowing quick exit. Half doors allow Ranger owners to gain the benefits of increased cab protection without going to the expense of full doors. Keeping the sides open below the beltline provides ventilation and easy ingress/egress.
Polaris offers Pro Armor TX3 aluminum half doors engineered specifically to integrate with the Ranger’s factory mounting points and match the styling. TX3 doors provide durable protection that can be powder-coated in various colors. Aftermarket manufacturers like SuperATV and Extreme Metal Products offer additional steel and aluminum half-door options for various Ranger models. Polymer composite doors from Companies like DragonFire and SDR Motorsports offer increased dent/scratch resistance.
GO WITH THE PROS
Professional installation is recommended to properly mount half doors and ensure correct alignment and sealing. Precise door gaps and alignment are critical for smooth opening and closing over time. An experienced installer will shim mounting holes as needed while following torque specifications. Proper wiring of power door locks and installing weather seals like window fuzzy tape complete the job.