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PostSubject: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:31 pm

I am getting ready to purchase some skid plates for my RZR and want to know what you all think of these two differant materials. I want a good skid plate that won't break my wallet. What do you all suggest?

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PostSubject: Re: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:49 pm

I'd go with UHMW. I absolutely love it, it's slick and will glide over rocks or whatever with a soft blow. If you get rocks and such in there they don't rattle around like aluminum plates.

I bought a 3/8" 4x10 piece and made my own. I've been very happy with it.
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PostSubject: Re: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:23 pm

I use the Aluminum EMP's with the A-Arm Guards. If you go with the aluminum, check out full package deals at all of the sites, then call Rick with EMP for the southernsxsriders price. He has some of the best looking, fitting and protection, IMO.
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PostSubject: Re: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:32 pm

I have my last set of aluminum. I will go UHMW on my next set that I will probably purchase soon.
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PostSubject: Re: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:00 pm

I ordered 3/8 inch UHMW. "Cooter Brown". I will let you know how it goes when I install them. Thanks for the input.
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PostSubject: Re: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:18 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:27 am

Plastic is fantastic!!!!!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:30 am

I just put on a set of the EMP Cooter Brown UHMW skids and love them! Had some minor issues with some hole alignment when installing but nothing major.
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PostSubject: Re: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:57 am

I like UHMW my self.. Doesn't bend a deform.. Slides on the rocks well. Its also much quieter if you do slap a rock.. I've got Tusk brand skits on mine I got from Rockey Mountain ATV.. They do free shipping and you can find coupon codes to.
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PostSubject: Re: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Wed Feb 02, 2011 1:00 pm

one of the guys i ride with bought the cooter brown set. had a time installing them and ended up drilling a hole in his gas tank. he took them off and sold them to me ihad no problem at all installing them. just one word of advise try to install them in a warm place the plastic bend or froms better whem warm. long story but i like it better than aluminum
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PostSubject: Re: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Wed Feb 02, 2011 7:05 pm

Until I bust my factory skids I am holding off.But I will get the UHMW skids when I do have to get some.
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PostSubject: Re: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:06 pm

stanthaman wrote:
Until I bust my factory skids I am holding off.But I will get the UHMW skids when I do have to get some.

I had those exact same thoughts, Then this happened. Mine didn't break.. Just a large stick went right through a slot placed right under the gas tank..
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PostSubject: Re: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:21 pm

This is what I did. The bigger bend protects the gas tank and the 2 front bends go under the front wheel wells for a little added protection. The sides are also bent up to protect the rocker panels. It only took about a 30 pack of buds.

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PostSubject: Re: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Sun May 22, 2011 7:04 pm

I know this is an old topic but I need some info. I have the Tony's Toys rock sliders. Does anyone know if the Cooter Brown skids will work with the sliders?


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PostSubject: Re: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Mon May 23, 2011 7:03 am

Mudchuck wrote:
I know this is an old topic but I need some info. I have the Tony's Toys rock sliders. Does anyone know if the Cooter Brown skids will work with the sliders?


chuck

Do the sliders stop at the most outer tube. Or do they cover under your seats? If it stops at the outer frame they you should not have any problems.

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PostSubject: Re: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Mon May 23, 2011 7:29 am

They wrap under outside edge and screw on from the bottom.

I'm going to give the Tusk skid plates a try. $257 shipped is hard to ignore.
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PostSubject: Re: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Mon May 23, 2011 12:00 pm

I have Aluminum but on my next rzr I will buy the Cooter brown UHMW - thye slide over rocks better etc..
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PostSubject: Re: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Mon May 23, 2011 12:01 pm

Also get the gas tank protector from Thunderhawk - consider it a cheap insurance policy
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PostSubject: Re: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:02 pm

I see alot of guys are running the UHMW skids. I was planning on buying a set as well but couldnt decide whether to get the 3/8 or the 1/2. What do u guys think?
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PostSubject: Re: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:08 pm

farmdogg wrote:
I see alot of guys are running the UHMW skids. I was planning on buying a set as well but couldnt decide whether to get the 3/8 or the 1/2. What do u guys think?
I am using the TUSK brand 3/8in and have had no problems at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:09 pm

⅜" is plenty thick for anything these sxs's need. " I've read will stiffen up your buggy if you have a lot of flex.
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PostSubject: Re: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:53 am

Guess I'm the odd duck out, I prefer aluminum. Stiffens the frame substanially.
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PostSubject: Re: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:38 pm

See a lot of people are going to fiber skins clam to be tougher than alum or uhmw.
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PostSubject: Re: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:28 pm

i am running aluminum skids with the stock plastic on top of it. best of both.

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PostSubject: Re: Aluminum Vs. UHMW -- Skid Plates   Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:16 am

1/2 UHMW SKIDS HERE
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