Created: August 19, 2020
[0:00] Hey everybody! Today I’m going to show you how super quick and easy it is to install SuperATV’s Full Soft Cab Enclosure on this Ranger 1000. Let’s jump right in.
First we’re going to get a 50/50 mix of alcohol and water and we’ll wipe down our cage and our plastic, all the way down an around. We’ll put our mixture in a spray bottle and make it a little bit easier.
We’ll go all the way up and down. Make sure to go through and really wipe it down. You want to make sure you get any dirt, dust, or debris off of the plastic and the cage, that way the Velcro really adheres to the surfaces.
[1:03] After that, we’ll come to the inside just to make sure we’ve gotten it nice and clean. Get all the contamination off the cage. Then we’ll move to the back side of the cage and we’ll go right up this portion here. Get it nice and clean as well.
Then you’ll do this at least two more times, so three times total. Then repeat these steps in the same location on the opposite side of the machine.
Next we’ll get down into the hardware kit. Find the Velcro that will be labeled C19. Come back inside the machine, right here to the spot that we cleaned up. We’ll take this Velcro and apply it right here to this flat section.
Peel the backing off the Velcro. I’ll start with a section just like this, to get it lined out and make sure we have the right length. It’ll be something about like this.
When you apply this, you want to go around it evenly. I’ll start on the top side of my Velcro and make sure I firmly press it down. Then kind of rub it a little bit to make sure every piece of it is sticking, which it is. So we’ll just tear off another little section here. The Velcro starts at the top, so we’ll go through and really press it down onto the cage of the machine.
[2:29] If you have a little bit of excess like we have, maybe half an inch of excess here, just trim that off. That way you don’t have any excess hanging over. It’s not going to hurt anything, but trimming it just makes it look a little bit nicer. See, there’s just a really small piece that we cut off there.
Next, we’ll grab our cab door and hang it here. Just take a look at it and see where everything else is going to line out. In the instructions, we tell you where you need to put them, but it’s never a bad idea just to take the cab door and lay it up there. Stretch it out just to make sure you know you’re getting everything in the correct place.
After that, we’ll grab the piece of Velcro labeled D and we’ll apply it to the cage right here in this area, right above the mount. We’ll start right here and work our way around the cage. Make sure you’re really tucking it in there and that you have it fully seated.
[3:35] Now we’ll take E and it’s going to lay right in this region here. We’ll wrap it around the cage and tuck it in on the back side. Get it started all the way down this seam. As you’re going down the seam of the cage, make sure you’re really firmly pressing it on there.
Then we’ll just roll this edge around. As you’re rolling it, make sure you’re firmly pressing on it.
Now we’ll grab F, which is going to sit right down here. Then grab the strip labeled G and come here to the side panel of the machine. We’re going to space it out, away from the corner, and roll that edge over. We’ll try to maintain that same little bit of gap that we had.
Next we’ll grab H. It’s 18 inches long and this is going to run down like this on the machine. Then we’ll grab the section labeled I. This section is going to run right down through here.
We have a nerf bar installed on our machine, so that makes it just a little more difficult to get in there. You can absolutely do this is you’re utilizing nerf bars. Just get a good little piece started here. We’re going to run it down as low a we can, almost to where it wants to touch the skid plate. I like to get a good section started along the bottom. Make sure you’re keeping it about as low as you can keep it.
[5:58] It looks like we may have to trim a little bit off back here for the nerf bar. As you can see, we kind of have a little bit of a bend that we’ll have to get around. So what I’ll do is notch the Velcro in this location to make it lay down.
I’ll come right here and cut off the excess, just because we’re running a nerf bar. Remember, you’re probably not going to have this issue unless you’re running ours.
Now we’ll go through and make sure this is all fully seated. Make sure it’s tucked down in here really nice.
[6:47] Then we’ll grab the strip labeled K. We’ll start right here and work our way down. As we go down, make sure we’re getting it fully seated in all the contours, especially this one right here. It’s a tricky one. And here comes another tricky one.
To get it fully seated, I’m gonna take our razor and we can take our strip and really tuck it in there. That’s gonna make it fully seat and make everything stick a lot better.
We’ll continue along through here, really making sure we’re getting it on this seam. Let’s go through and make sure it’s all fully seated.
Next we’re going to take the piece labeled J. It’ll go right down to here. It’s almost going to connect the two together. So we’ll remove J off the strip. Start right here at this contour of the plastic. If you have a little bit of excess, you can go ahead and trim that off a well.
[8:32] After that, we’ll grab the Velcro strip labeled A and we’ll apply it starting right here and all the way down the cage. Run it down just like this and we’ll go all the way though to make sure it’s fully seated.
If there are any air bubbles underneath it, try to work those out. Just push them out the sides. You can even pick up on the Velcro a little bit on one side and kind of push it out.
[9:14] Next we’re going to grab part B. We’ll install it right here to the contour of the cage. We just want to apply it right here. Then we’ll grab I, peel it, and stick it right here on this location. Now we’ll grab our door.
We’re going to lay it up into position and see if there are any minor adjustments we may need to make, which is possible. You may have to make a little bit of adjustment with our Velcro. We have to move it over a little bit.
I’m going to come back here to the rear and start getting it into position. You may need to come down a little bit with the enclosure.
Getting this cab enclosure on is just a lot of moving it around and seeing where it’s gonna fit best. Now we’re really pulling on this cab enclosure, trying to get it as tight as we can, that way it has the best and snuggest fit possible.
I’ll just go through and really pull down on it to try and get all the waves out. Make sure we’re making good contact everywhere, and it looks like we are. It looks like it’s on there.
[10:53] At this point we have our door installed and it’s all done. If you’re only installing the doors, just repeat all the previous steps for the opposite side. But if you’re installing the rear portion of the enclosure, you’ll want to unzip your door. That way this portion of the cage is exposed.
Now we’ll head to the next steps, which will be to go through with your 50/50 mix of rubbing alcohol and water. Go through and clean these areas—the cage should already be cleaned from the previous install of the doors.
Then we’ll go inside and do all of the back portion, directly back behind here. You’ll want to clean all that really well, three times, all the way across.
You’ll also come inside the machine, directly around here, and make sure this is nice and clean. Everything needs to be cleaned three times—I can’t stress enough how important it is for the machine to be clean before you install the Velcro.
[11:54] Ours is clean so now we’ll grab strip E and we’ll install it all the way across this portion of the cage. We’ll start right here and run it all the way along the back side.
There will definitely be some contours here that you won’t be able to get your Velcro into unless you make some cuts. I like to just take a razor knife and go all the way down through here, making little notches. That way it lays flat. Then make a notch right here, and on these just make a little V notch on the sides. That way it lays in there a little bit.
That’ll help it from getting any dust and debris on the back side, which would make the Velcro want to come off over time. We’ll grab a razor knife, like I said, and make a notch right through here. Make a notch right there, right here, and right there. That way it all lays in there nicely. It’ll get on there nice and flush and it looks really nice that way.
Just be careful when making your cuts—you don’t want to go down too deep and cut your cage up. I just take my fingernail and really tuck it down into the contours there. It looks like that. We’ll go over here and do the same exact thing we’ve done for the other ones.
[14:03] Get it all nice and tucked in. Yours should look just like this once you’ve made your cuts with your razor knife.
If you already have SuperATV’s Soft Cab Enclosure Doors installed on your machine, the next part you won’t have to worry about. This would be sections D, E, and F from the door kit. But if they’re not installed, you’ll need to grab section C.
What we’ll do is come over here to this cage and lay it on there, just like that. But we’re installing doors today so we’ll use these three. Like I said, it would be D, E, and F. So we’ll install those just like we did for our doors, starting right here.
Then we have section D, so we’ll slide this right up next to our roof bracket. If you’re running a SuperATV hard roof, you’ll leave this bracket installed. If you’re not running the hard roof, you don’t have to worry about it. This bracket’s not going to be here.
[15:21] We’re going to take our piece of Velcro and slide it right in there. There will be a little excess—we’ll go ahead and trim that off and then take our final piece, which will be F. That’s going to lay right in this area. Install it just like that.
Then we’ll grab all of our As—our A1s, our A2s, and our A3s—and we’ll head inside and install them.
The first one we’ll grab is gonna be A1. As you can see, there are cutouts right here in the frame. We’ll install it to this one right here in the center. It’ll be two A2s—one will go here and one will go right here. So we have A1 and both of our A2s in this location.
In this location, we’re going to install A3.
[17:02] Go in here just like that. We’ll do the same thing over here on this side. At this point, it should look like this. You’ve got A3, A2, A1, A2, A3.
Next we’ll grab strips D. With strips D, you have an option. You can wrap them around the roll bar or you can wrap them to the point where they would connect with C.
Right here on the back side of the cage, what we’ll do is undo them. This is the location you’ll want to be in. The bottom of this needs to be lined up with the top bolt here on your seat belt. Run it over to where it would touch C. Make sure it’s nice and started. See, you can even wrap it around C if you want. It’s not going to hurt a single thing.
You can wrap it around C so it would look like this. Then we’ll put one right in line with the center of this headrest. It gives you a comparison of where it needs to be. Then this last one needs to be right below this little bracket here on the frame, so it should fit just like this.
[19:19] Then we’ll do the same thing for the opposite side. You’ll have one here, here, and here. Before you can install your soft cab, the rear portion of it, if you’re running a SuperATV hard roof you want to make sure you remove your hardware and remove the rear bracket.
Now we’ll get our soft cab, the rear portion of it, installed. I like to use these brackets on the frame as a good centering point. I’ll just line it up and obviously you’ll have to come through and adjust it. But I like to do it for both sides. Line it up about how it’s going to go and then we’ll install these straps on top of the soft cab.
We’ll tie these into the ones that we installed on the side of the machine. Pull these down nice and tight. Strap them down just like that.
We’ll go over to the sides and start working on them. We’ll go down here to the bottom and start pulling down on it pretty tightly. Once you have this installed, we’ll grab the piece of our door and start installing it as well.
[21:04] Now we’ll go up here. We’ve got our zipper so we’ll zip it up. Go through and make sure everything’s sealed up nicely, just like this. It looks like everything’s lining up good. Go through and make sure your cab enclosure is pulled tight and everything’s fitting good.
Let it sit for 72 hours before you try to peel off any of the Velcro. That will make it adhere the best. Once you’ve done that, if you want to install a roof or a flip windshield or anything with this soft cab enclosure, we’ll have those videos on our YouTube page. Be sure to check them out!
That’s all there is to it. That’s how super quick and easy it is to install SuperATV’s Cab Enclosure on this Ranger 1000. For more information on this cab enclosure or any of SuperATV’s great products, feel free to give us a call at 855-743-3427 or check us out online at SuperATV.com. Thanks for watching! We’ll catch you next time.