Thread: Grab Bar Mod
02-01-2010, 07:20 AM #1
Grab Bar Mod
I remember a discussion about how we could improve air flow at the rear without having to cut flo-rites.
The trick was to place a few washers on the bolts between grab bar and top deck, so hot air would have a wider exit point than the single vent under seat latch.
I cant find that thread anymore, can someone pls point me to it
02-01-2010, 11:02 AM #2
I think this is the post you meant,i placed it a while back.....
Originally Posted by Gus13letter
WHat do you mean cut the ruber seal? My rear bucket is out, and in the back of the seat some holes were made just above the rubber seal. I am looking to add more ventalation because when my rear seat was off I picked up about .7 MPH.
After reading all this,i went to work for more ventilation.
No cutting or drilling is needed.
Works on my rxt-x,so works for all 3 seaters.
Remove the backseat,underneath is a rubber seal attached,pull this out,very easy!
Now put the seat back on ,if you have a close look you will see some space between the hull and backseat,not much about 1/2 to 3/4 inch.
There is your fresh air!
Only thing to do is adjust the bolt on the grabhandle,the one you put your seat on and click it to secure it.
Because the seat will be a bit loose on the back now.
After adjusting the seat is tightly fastened on the hull again.
This way you will have ventilation in the easiest way possible.
02-01-2010, 11:21 AM #3
Yeah I read your post but that s not what I meant, the mod I am looking for is for the RXP, it opens a space about 1/4" between grab bar and seat cowling
02-01-2010, 03:53 PM #4
That would also work for the RXP. Remove the grab bar from the cowling (4 bolts) and insert washers in between cowling and grab bar. You may have to get longer bolts, depending on how may washers you put in. I would consider making some plastic spacers instead of using SS washers though.
Make sure you have your clamp(s) on your S/C intake VERY secure as any water through that opening would drop down in that area.
02-01-2010, 06:45 PM #5
Do it like this if its a couch...
02-02-2010, 06:58 AM #6
Steve thats just a sick mod, very well detailed, awesome. Care to share on the materials used for the project? Was that screen material used ( Nylon based or Metal). Whats the material u used on the bottom of the seat. Thanks for any info. That shit looks sweet.
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