13 Most Popular Polaris Ranger Accessories For 2024

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Polaris Rangers come in a variety of different models and trim levels, with some offering a lot less accessories than others.

But even for those that include more accessories than others, there are a number of add-ons that will not only help overcome the most common Polaris Ranger problems, but increase the appearance and driveability of your Ranger.

In this guide, we’ll show you the 13 most popular accessories to upgrade any Polaris Ranger model with.

Not only that, but we’ll show you the highest recommended upgrade options for each accessory, according to owner reviews.

LED Light Bar Up Front

The LED headlights on most Rangers are solid, but to really see at dusk, night or in the early morning you’ll want to add at least one light bar.

Recommended Light Bars

The most popular locations to install light bars are up top above the windshield, or in the grill area.  The following light bars are the most popular for Rangers.

The Nilight Curved 52-Inch Light Bar can be bolted to the roof area and is the best light bar for the money for the Ranger models.

For something a little more discreet, you can go with a 17-20 inch Nilight Light Bar that fits perfectly in the front grill area of most Rangers and can be wired directly to your high beams.

Rear Bed Light/Light Pods

Why Rear Lights?

If you want to be able to see what’s creeping up behind you while out riding in the dark, throwing on a rear light bar or rear light pods will light up the rear of your Ranger as well.

There are a number of different set-ups for this, with the most common being a central rear light bar on the roof/roll bar and/or a set of LED light pods on either side of the rear.

Recommended Rear Lights

The Nilight LED Light Pod Two-Piece Combo is perfect for this.

Or, you can grab the Nilight Light Bar & Double Light Pod Combo for the full over-bed combo.

Whip Lights

Why Whip Lights?

If you’re throwing on light bars, you may want to have a look at a pair of whip lights as well.

They don’t serve much purpose besides making your Ranger look pretty slick in the dark, but if you want to stand out these will do the trick.

Whip lights mount to the rear of your Ranger on either side, and extend upwards around 3-4 feet.

Many of them come with hundreds of different colored lights choices, light modes, and pulse patterns that glow the entire length of the whip.

Recommended Whip Lights

For the overall best quality and fit for the Rangers, check out the 5150 (187-Style) Light Whips which are:

  • Bluetooth-controlled
  • Crazy strong and bright
  • Hundreds of light/mode choices
  • Covered by a life-time warranty
  • Magnetized and incredibly easy to remove

Nilight Whip Lights are as inexpensive as you’ll find and are good-quality just like their light bars:

Ranger Half Side Doors

Why Side Doors?

Aside from the highest trim levels, most Polaris Rangers come with side straps/nets rather than actual side doors.

Half side doors are one of the most popular additions among current Ranger owners, as provide the following benefits:

  • Protect riders from mud, branches and the elements
  • Help to minimize dust in the cab
  • Keep the cab warmer in cold temps
  • Enhance the appearance

Recommended Side Doors

There are a number of side door options out there for Rangers, but four of them stand out among the pack as some of the best.

  • Thumper Fab Half Doors:  these are the most expensive but the best looking and sturdiest available, made by a small company in Texas known for the best customer service out there.
  • Rival Powersports Half Doors:  these doors make for some of the best values being high-quality, adjustable and well-built with no rattling.
  • SuperATV Side Doors:  these aluminum doors add a rugged, blackout look and are as sturdy and scratch-resistant as they come.
  • Fortress Pro Side Doors:  very pricey, but very high-quality steel doors that are scratch-resistant and look great on the Ranger.
  • Polaris OEM Side Doors: pricey, but look great and fit well.

Front Winch

Some Ranger models come with a front winch, some don’t.  Either way, upgrading to a higher capacity winch for these big models is recommended.

If you happen to get high-centered or stuck in the mud while out riding, a winch will be the best purchase you ever made.

Recommended Winches

The SuperATV Black Ops 6,000 LBS Winch is the go-to for most Ranger owners, as it uses synthetic rope and offers plenty of power to pull out any size Ranger.

It also fits perfectly and wires right up the existing winch connection for Rangers that come with one.

The Rough Country 4,500 LBS Winch is another good choice, also fitting perfectly and wiring right up where the factory winch should be.

Front Windshield

Why A Front Windshield? 

For Rangers that don’t already have one, a windshield is likely the most-added accessory among owners.

Recommended Windshields

There are three recommended windshields options for the full line of Rangers:

  • Polaris OEM glass windshield
  • Super ATV poly windshield

Polaris OEM Glass Windshield

If you can stomach the price, this is hands-down the best windshield option for Polaris Rangers.  It won’t scratch and is very easy to keep clear and clean on the trails.

Super ATV Scratch-Resistant Poly Flip Windshield

The Super ATV Poly windshields are made of heavy-duty plastic that won’t quite stand up to scratching and scuffing over time like glass will.

The best is the newer flip windshield, which looks great and is half the price of the Polaris OEM windshield.

Rear Windshield

Why A Rear Windshield?

If you’re putting on a front windshield, I’d highly recommend considering a rear windshield as well.  Here’s why…

A front windshield will form a vacuum of sorts, and when the dust rolls over the top and around the sides of your Ranger, it will be sucked into the rear of your cab without a rear windshield installed.

And especially for those with vented windshields, a rear windshield is almost required if you don’t want to be covered in dust during and after a ride.

Recommended Rear Windshields

If you want tinted, your best bet is the StarknightMT Tinted Back Window. It’s made specifically for Rangers, looks great and the price is a steal:

The Kemimoto Rear Windshield is a little higher quality, but is not tinted. But the price on this one is solid too:

You can also look at the Rough Country Rear Windshield as well.

Ranger Gun Racks

Why A Gun Rack?

For the hunters or Second Amendment fans out there, a gun rack is essential for hauling your pew pews.

There are a number of different rack types available for the Rangers, including:

  • Rear gun racks or bags that mount on the bed or rear roll cage
  • Seat-mounted gun racks
  • Floor-mounted gun racks
  • Under-seat mounted gun racks
  • Roof-mounted overhead gun racks

Recommended Gun Racks

For those who don’t mind not having easy access to your guns, a rear gun bag or case is the best option as they’re weather proof and keep your long guns free of cabin dust.

  • The QuadGear UTV Double Gun Carrier is the best option out there, and can be mounted directly to the rear roll cage bar or to the headache rack if you have one installed.
  • Kolpin gun grips mount to the underside of the middle seat to stand your guns upright within arm’s reach.
  • The Seizmik Gun Holder sits right in the middle seat and makes the best gun rack for those who want easy access to your long guns and pistols.
  • The Big Sky Overhead Gun Rack mounts to the underside of the roof of most Rangers, fits well, and helps securely store your guns directly overhead.

Seat Covers

If you ride often with your dog, or still have a stock Ranger that you don’t want to risk getting the seats dirty…seat covers are a great choice.

These Kemimoto Camo Seat Covers look awesome and keep you covered:

Phone Mount

Why a phone mount?

A phone mount is clutch for those who use their phones for GPS or who simply want to keep an eye on them while riding.

Recommended Phone Mount

The RAM Mounts Phone Carrier fits perfectly on the dash of the Ranger and is the phone mount used by most Ranger owners.

You’ll just need to bolt it down, which is pretty simple to do in a couple different areas on the dash depending on your preference.

Fuse Block

Why A Fuse Block?

The stock battery in the Ranger models is solid, but prone to draining pretty quickly if your wire your electronic accessories directly to it.

For those installing added electronics, you’re best off grabbing a Blue Sea Fuse Block and wiring your accessories to it.

The fuse block acts as an added power source and gives you more ports to wire your electronics to.

The one above offers two separate circuits for AC and non-AC power and you can run power to it from the buss bars under the dash instead of the battery.

Your added lights, sound bars, radios and other electronics should be connected to this block to prevent battery issues.

Rear Cargo Rack

Why A Rear Cargo Rack?

A rear cargo rack looks pretty darn good over the bed of the Rangers, and comes with the following benefits:

  • Added, elevated storage space for a spare tire, tools or other gear
  • Strong enough that you can stand on them to trim trees or do other elevated working tasks
  • You can technically hunt from these or throw your 50-cal up there for shooting
  • Added storage space for hauling waterfowl or other game

Recommended Rear Racks

There are three rear racks that stand out for the Polaris Ranger models, including:

  • Rough Country Rear Rack
  • Puddle Buster Rear Rack
  • Quack Rack

Each has some specific benefits and either of them will make the best fit depending upon what you plan to use the rack for.

Hard Top Roof

Why A Roof?

Some of the Ranger models do not come with a stock hard top roof installed, and this is another one of the first accessories many add for trims that don’t have one.

You can grab a plastic roof from Polaris or several other providers, but I’d highly recommend a metal/aluminum roof for the following reasons:

  • Better protection than plastic
  • No leaking issues like plastic
  • Most are fully trailerable unlike plastic

They’re slightly more expensive, but worth it in my opinion.

Recommended Hard Top Metal/Aluminum Roofs

  • The Kolpin Steel Roof is one of the better steel roof deals you’ll find, and it is heavy-duty and durable.
  • Fortress Metal Roofs are also solid, with a number of different options available among the Ranger line.
  • Ranch Armor Metal Roofs offer roof racks, side rails and the ability to store gear up top or stand/perch up top.
  • Polaris also makes an OEM roof.

Final Word

Polaris Rangers easily make the list of best UTVs for the money for this year, but adding any number of the accessories above can really transform them into the best-looking and most capable vehicles on the trails.