UHMW Skid Plate Recommendation

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kawa001

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Jan 5, 2021
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Northern VA
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2021 RZR Pro XP 4 Ultimate

Anyone have experience running UHMW skid plates on their SXS? If so, any vendor recommendations? Looking to improve the rock crawling capability of my RZR Pro XP.
 

airshot

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Dec 20, 2016
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Perrysburg, Ohio
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Kymco 450i UXV

I have not had any experience with that material as a skid plate, but have had lots of experience with that material!! Let me say that stuff is tough and strong. Easy to machine but very messy when machining!
I would think it would be an excellent material to use, very difficult to rip or tear if at least 3/8" thick. It is a heavy material, more than aluminum but veey slippery to glide over rocks and logs, also retains memory unlike alum or steel. Been looking into making a set for my machine.
 

Seastacker

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Feb 1, 2016
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2019 Polaris General 4

I know a lot of people use them because they are ULTRA tough. The material is also "slippery", so you are less prone to getting hung up on rocks and similar. I would like to get a set eventually, but where I primarily ride its not quite as needed as down south. Ive rode both WV and TN and 100% understand why they are basically required down there.
 

airshot

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Dec 20, 2016
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Perrysburg, Ohio
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Kymco 450i UXV

Not the spray on stuff, uhmw comes in sheets of various thickness and is used thru out industry for a tough but slippery surface
 

Seastacker

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Feb 1, 2016
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2019 Polaris General 4

I think the drop in truck bed liners are the same or similar material. We used to cut old ones up and use them as ski guides/ trailer protectors for our snowmobile trailers. Part of the reason we used that materials is it held up to carbide wear bars and was very slick. The ribs in the material also sort of grabbed and held the skis too.
 

Supercup

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May 10, 2020
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So Cal
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XP Pro 4 Ultimate

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