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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 06-03-2009, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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stock skidplates!

i was looking underneath my TERYX this afternoon and the stock skids don't seem to be holding up very well! are these things junk or what? You would think they would have made them to be able to take the weight of the vehicle when you hit a rock or belly drag on a hill.
I think i'm going to be fabbing up some aluminum skids in the near future.
has anyone installed aftermarket skids (aluminum)? and if you have, how are they holding up?
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yeah, i was wondering about some aluminum also. i hate the thought of adding all that weight in steel, but the stockers suck.

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I should have taken some pictures while i had it standing up! LOL
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Have ordered the Warn skid plates for mine, I have not seen them yet on anything but from the pictures I was sent from my supplier they good. I like how on the sides they wrap up almost to the sill where you step in on the floor. The front is made to wrap up to the factory bumper, will have to cut or modify this somehow later. Not going to see these for another 2-3 weeks. I am sure they are better than the factory skids!!!

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yeah, i was wondering about some aluminum also. i hate the thought of adding all that weight in steel, but the stockers suck.
Take a look at our UHMW Teryx skids, half the weight of aluminum and MUCH slicker and tougher. We've recently added an oil filter access hole to facilitate oil changes. Kawasaki Team Green is running them as well as John over at UTVGuide.net, the TeryxHQ build machine and hundredrs of satisfied RZR owners run our UHMW skids and a-arm protectors.

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I always liked "puckboard". Around $100 for a sheet. It wears awesome and slides over things good.
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while i like UHMW, I have a reasonable amount of doubt as to how well it will handle impact loading and sliding at the same time. For the normal uses of it in machine design, i have no doubts of its capability, but for skid plates....i guess i would have to find someone that rides the same terrain and look at theirs....

have any sales to someone in TN, KY, or NC that could post up some pics??

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I have had puck board/UHMW under my Brute Force 750 since 2005 and have beat the p*ss out of the bottom over the last few years. It is scratched up but in fine shape. I think I have the 3/8" thickness.
The stock plastic underneath lasted 2 months for comparison.
I think I paid $80 a sheet and I spent 1 hour cutting it with a jig saw and heating the ends up to bend it 90 degrees.
I will be putting it under my Teryx, as it is almost disposable at that price.
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while i like UHMW, I have a reasonable amount of doubt as to how well it will handle impact loading and sliding at the same time. For the normal uses of it in machine design, i have no doubts of its capability, but for skid plates....i guess i would have to find someone that rides the same terrain and look at theirs....

have any sales to someone in TN, KY, or NC that could post up some pics??
Check the beds of commercial dump trucks in your area, many of their beds are lined with UHMW to protect the steel. UHMW is also widely used on purpose built rock crawlers which have twice the impact and slide load that any UTV would ever have. We've beat ours about as badly as they can be beaten up including a few trips on the Rubicon and they have been awesome and are pretty much in as good a shape now as they were on day one. No way that would be the case with aluminum skids and UHMW is half the weight...

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where do i get this puck board?
i wonder if lexan would hold up, i have a connection in that area.
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