What Are the Top Door Options for Your Sport UTV?

If you own a sport UTV, you know how important it is to have the right gear to make the most of your off-road adventures. One essential upgrade that can make a significant difference in your experience is a set of high-quality doors. In this blog, we will explore the top door options for your sport UTV.

Table of Contents

  1. Know Your Machine
  2. Know Your Ride Style
  3. Door Materials


Know Your Machine

First, it's important to know your vehicle. Models such as the Can-Am Maverick, Honda Talon, Polaris RZR, and CFMOTO ZForce often only have partial doors, and each model may have multiple submodels and model years, so the door styles may vary. When shopping, make sure you are looking for the right door for your vehicle, or you may be disappointed.

Of course there are some sport UTVs equipped with sturdy doors, such as the RZR, Kawasaki KRX, Yamaha YZX and Arctic Cat Wildcat.

Know Your Ride Style

After know your own equipment, the next step is to determine what type of riding you will be doing. Different types of riding, such as mud, desert racing, or rock crawling, will bring different challenges and risks, such as sand flying into the cockpit or sticks hitting the doors. When choosing the appropriate style of door for your ride, the material of the door is the most important choice you will have to make. Common door materials include plastic, aluminum, polycarbonate, and soft doors made from various fabrics.


Door Materials

Can am plastic lower doors

Plastic Doors

Plastic doors are generally lighter and easier to maintain than metal doors, are less prone to corrosion, and look like OEM doors. Suitable for most riding styles, but if you are into rock climbing, you may need a heavier material.

We have aftermarket plastic doors for some RZRs and Maverick X3s, so if you happen to be looking for them too, consider our RZR plastic doors and Maverick X3 doors! 

 aluminum rzr doors

Aluminum Doors

Aluminum doors are typically made from lightweight aluminum to provide protection and security. These doors are often stronger and more durable than factory car doors and can withstand greater pressure and impact. If you enjoy rock crawling or desert riding, aftermarket aluminum doors are a great choice.

Many professional riders now opt to customize their equipment with aluminum doors, and Starknightmt offers aluminum doors for the RZR XP 4 1000.


Polycarbonate Doors

Polycarbonate's strength (250 times stronger than glass) and transparency make it a popular choice for many people. Like plastic doors, polycarbonate is suitable for most driving styles; some mud crawlers like to combine visibility and protection. Their impact resistance can effectively resist the entry of stones and sand.The only downside is the possibility of scratches.


Soft Doors

Recently, there has been a new product on the market called UTV soft doors. These doors are typically made of one or multiple layers of durable, waterproof materials such as PVC or nylon. They are lighter than other types of doors and can easily be rolled up or removed, making them convenient for storage and transport. Soft doors are ideal for general off-road riding, mud riding, and even rock climbing.

However, it should be noted that UTV soft doors may not provide as much protection as other doors and may not completely prevent stones, mud, and other debris from entering the vehicle. Additionally, they may not be as durable as other doors, but they are often an affordable option for mild off-road enthusiasts and vehicle owners who need to store their vehicles frequently.


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