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Anybody have any experience with the DTK hardcab system on a 1000-5? I’m trying to decide whether to go with the full DTK (Moose) Hardcab, or buy the Honda hard doors and rear panel to go with the poly windshield and roof that came with the SE. I‘m not a fan of the poly split windshield or roof that came with it. The windshield feels cheep and it takes two people to get it open/closed. Plus, it does not seal up to the roof, which boggles my mind…

so, the question is, spend $4000 on the Honda doors + rear panel, or spend $4300 on a full Hard Cab (Moose) system.

Thanks for sharing your experiences

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I've got an SE as well and added the Honda hard doors and mid panel. I'm very happy with the results and the install was pretty painless. The only real install issue was getting the clamps on the hard mid panel to close; once I found a suggestion on here to remove the roof first, it was easy. (I opened all of the roof clamps, but left it in place. This allowed me to push it up, out of the way.)

Finding the doors may be a challenge as I was told they are backordered into February. I found a dealer four hours away that had them in stock and ordered other parts from them that would be expensive to freight (hard mid panel and drop in bed liner).
 
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Hey X50 thanks for the reply, I really like the look of the Honda doors and took down windows. Do you find that your windshield doesn’t seal up with your roof? There is about a 1/2 gap on mine.
 
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The windshield "mostly" seals up. There's a few spots, especially the two raised areas towards the middle of the roof, that have some gap. Adding some foam to seal those areas is on my to do list. It shouldn't be too hard to get a pretty good seal there as you can slightly lift the roof, add some foam, and then seal it all together when you clamp down the roof.
 
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Yup roof doesn't seal up that good. Once I had everthing in place I did run a small bead of silicone along the rubber edge and the roof also into the gaps . It's easy enough to remove if needed. You'll find lots of other air leaks that allow cold air in. Shifters, heahdlight switch , MT/AT switch , steering column .Even the seam in the panels between the floor and dash have air blowing through. All these areas letting in cold air overcome the heater. Any cab you buy is still going to let air in unless you find and seal up every spot that you can think of. So be prepared to do lots of sealing of air leaks if you want any heat.
 
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Sounds like I better grab some speed tape from the plane hanger and go to work.
 
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X50, Et al,
Did your factory hard doors seal up good on top against the roll cage? I pulled the trigger on the Honda doors but I’m concerned about how they’ll seal up after looking at how far the roof overlaps the roll cage (See picture above)
 
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My doors seal up pretty well. There's a lot of adjustment available between the door hinges and the striker plate.
 
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Not very impressed with the Honda windshield on my SE. It is literally falling apart and the screw locks do not hold it open. Now I have lost parts on the trail. Screws and weather stripping. I wonder if that would be warranty because it’s factory installed?
 
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Not very impressed with the Honda windshield on my SE. It is literally falling apart and the screw locks do not hold it open. Now I have lost parts on the trail. Screws and weather stripping. I wonder if that would be warranty because it’s factory installed?

I think the windshield is shipped along with the vehicle and is installed by the dealer. I had to tweak mine a bit, removing a inch or so of the clip on side weather strip where they tried to make it conform to the horizontal bend in at the bottom of the upper polycarbonate panel. Also had to readjust all the roll bar upper mounts. As to the adjusting arms, I've had no problems and no lost parts. They may consider that a user thing though, if they are not adequately tightened (not saying yours weren't), like most fasteners on parts subjected to vibration, they'll come loose. From all reports here, SuperATV's windshield is better. Judging from their back windshield, that I added, it's better made - though I wish they'd of designed it to open a bit higher, at least so the opening part is horizontal.
 
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I think the windshield is shipped along with the vehicle and is installed by the dealer. I had to tweak mine a bit, removing a inch or so of the clip on side weather strip where they tried to make it conform to the horizontal bend in at the bottom of the upper polycarbonate panel. Also had to readjust all the roll bar upper mounts. As to the adjusting arms, I've had no problems and no lost parts. They may consider that a user thing though, if they are not adequately tightened (not saying yours weren't), like most fasteners on parts subjected to vibration, they'll come loose. From all reports here, SuperATV's windshield is better. Judging from their back windshield, that I added, it's better made - though I wish they'd of designed it to open a bit higher, at least so the opening part is horizontal.
Dezs1775- I totally agree, this windshield isn’t great. I also had to trim odd about an inch of the weather stripping on each side to get it to close, and its disappointing how big the gap is between the windshield and the roof. Maybe the guys at Moon Motorsports in Monticello, MN didn’t install it quite right, or it’s just not a good design, either way I think a glass windshield is in my future.
 
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Dezs1775- I totally agree, this windshield isn’t great. I also had to trim odd about an inch of the weather stripping on each side to get it to close, and its disappointing how big the gap is between the windshield and the roof. Maybe the guys at Moon Motorsports in Monticello, MN didn’t install it quite right, or it’s just not a good design, either way I think a glass windshield is in my future.

My windshield fit to roof is actually quite good, but it didn't come from the dealer like that. After I got it, I loosened all the clamps, straightened everything, then tightened it all back up.
 
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I decided to go with the Honda doors and mid panel, and I am quite pleased on how the doors fit and how they feel. These things are heavy and they seem very well engineered. The mid panel was a little bit of a challenge to fit into place, and once installed I did have to shave about a half inch off of the plastic lip of the front of the dump box top lip to clear the mid panel when tipping it up. I also found that to get the doors and mid panel on and in place I needed to detach the roof and windshield.

My one complaint about the doors is that The nylon stop strap only allows them to open to about 45 Degrees. If this strap was just a 1/2 longer I think it would be perfect. I do really like the look of the doors once I put my side panels on.

I took it for the first test drive down the road at speeds up to 55mph, it’s about 20 degrees outside today. Here are some thoughts and observations-

1. Pretty noisy in the cab, maybe I could add some sound dampening material to the roof?
2. Cold air absolutely gushing in from both shifter levers and the foot pedals. I need to find a way to seal these up.
3. Buying the seatbelt bypass connector immediately. I can’t stand that safety feature any longer

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Interesting to see that the interior color of the doors and midpanel are gray. Mine are black. Purchased about 2 years ago.

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I wasn't impressed with the hard Honda cab at all. Doors are great but there's ALOT of places Honda could of addressed leaving air in. I tried to communicate with Honda with mo luck.
I couldn’t agree more. Once I got the cab on and took it down the road I was super disappointed at the enormous volume of air coming in through the shifters, steering wheel boot, and foot pedals. I’m researching ideas on how to seal these up but not finding many answers. The cold coming in is one thing, but I’m more concerned about the dust! I hope I didn’t screw up by not buying the CanAm Defender limited Or Polaris Ranger Northstar Edition!

If anyone has found a solution to this please let me know.
 
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