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Pioneer 1000-5 top

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Pellicer96, Mar 4, 2019.

  1. Pellicer96

    Pellicer96 New Member

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    Would like to hear of comparisons and opinions of oem roof and a flat aluminum roof pros and cons
     
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    I made a flat aluminum roof out of 6061 aluminum. It was very durable and worked great. The problem was when a branch caught the visor or hit the top it would ring your ears. It was pretty loud.

    I now have a top made of 1/2" HDPE. I made it a little extra wide and it works great as a rub rail on the top of the roll cage. Its quieter and absorbs the impact of branches much better. Both options are heavy enough to stand on, and another bonus is you can screw a dome light to the roof and not have to worry about fasteners on top or making holes through the roof as I did with aluminum. I really like it and would recommend the HDPE route.
     
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    Thanks for feedback do you have any pictures by chance I I think the heat was my biggest concern with aluminum getting to hot during riding
     
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    I have the OEM and it is very durable. I use it to pivot around trees and have rubbed some rocks as well with minimal marks. My only complaint is that the front center holds water and dumps it down the windshield when you move. Minor problem.
     
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    CumminsPusher The woods made me do it,yet again!
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