WHAT IT IS:
Extreme Metal Products has a wide
selection of products for the Polaris
Sportsman Ace, including fender flares,
half and full windshields, rear dust
shields, roofs, EPS conversion kits,
rear-view mirrors, and front bumpers
with brush guards and winch mounts.
The fender flare kit uses factory-style
pop rivets to add 3 inches per fender
and provide more splash protection.
If you’re going to larger tires and/or
a lift kit, the EMP Ace fender flare kit
(#EMP-12514) will provide more roost
protection for your 325 or 570 Ace.
EXTREME METAL PRODUCTS
POLARIS ACE FENDER FLARES
WHAT YOU GET:
Each kit has four black, polyethylene,
thermo-formed, plastic extensions
for the front and rear Ace fenders;
26 factory-style 5/16-inch rivets (two
extra); EMP stickers and step-by-step
instructions with photos. The fender
flare kit is made in Cleveland, Ohio.
You’ll need a drill with a 5/16-inch
drill bit and some tape to install each
over-fender. Each extension is for a
specific fender, so familiarize yourself
with the fitment and location of each
CONTACT: Extreme Metal Products;
4730 Briar Rd., Cleveland, OH
44135; (800) 262-2768;
The rear fender flares have two anchor holes that attach to the side rocker panels and four rivets going
into the factory Ace fenders. We let them sit in the hot California sun before installation, as the long
cardboard box distorted them some.
before drilling any holes, and tape each
extension to its specific fender. Starting
at the bottom, drill one 5/16-inch hole in
the Ace fender or body panel and pop
the provided rivet in place, then move
up to the next hole in the extension.
EMP recommends carefully drilling one
hole at a time for the best fitment. EMP
also recommends having your dealer’s
technician do the installation, but we
installed all four fender flares ourselves
with good results.
After a clean installation, we headed
for the trails and a secret spring for
some dunkings. The EMP fender flare
kit does a good job of keeping mud
and debris from the cab. Normally, the
front tires fling roost up and into the
Ace cab in turns, but the extensions cut
way down on that. Also, the rivets stay
locked in place, but you can use a flat-
blade screwdriver to remove the rivets
and flares for detailing.
EMP’s fender flare kit looks good and
adds 6 inches to the front and rear Ace
fenders for roost protection. They’re a
must if you’re going to different offset
wheels, wheel spacers or a lift kit to
run larger tires, especially mud tires.
They’re molded to accent the Ace’s
bodywork, but the flares partially cover
the front and rear Ace stickers. Other
than that, we’re pleased with the looks
and function. ❏
Front flares also have six rivets each, so that’s 24 rivets needed. EMP gives you
two extra in case any get lost, and there are extra photos of the installation on
the website, should you need more visual clarity than the instructions provide.
Also, the Ace needs a rear-view mirror, and Extreme Metal Products has a
universal mirror to fit the Ace and Honda Pioneer 500 and 700, or any 1
1/2–1 5/8-inch-diameter tube. It’s $18.99 retail, but dealers can get them for
as low as $8 in bulk.