Finally received my skid plate from Trail Armor, any lessons-learned from other peeps who've installed one before?
Hahhah trust me I know how that is. Their is a cheater way around that. The spots where you gave her a little to much love, get longer blots that’s how I did it. Then you can have all the holes filledThanks Hammer, I'm more worried about all the dents and warped bottom pan from rocks that have pushed up both drain plug holes in the floor board. Hoping all the bolt holes line up without having to drift the holes in the new skid plate. 80 pounds of weight added with it onto machine.
Yes, i have a major tip for you. There are either 3 or 4 different size,type, length screws (cant remember if tis 3 or 4)Finally received my skid plate from Trail Armor, any lessons-learned from other peeps who've installed one before?
Good idea on the paint thing. It would be best to paint the bottom of the screw/ bolt though. The head even though recessed will get scratched up and most likely loose the paint mark.Yes, i have a major tip for you. There are either 3 or 4 different size,type, length screws (cant remember if tis 3 or 4)
Go to the local walmart or craft store and buy 3 or 4 different color Shorpie paint pens, the kind you shake like a paint can. Pick a color for each type of screw, and paint either the screw head or the bottom of the screw head...then paint the area inside of that mounting point on the skid plate (paint the KRX frame inside that hole)
This will ensure that you get the screws in the correct spot down the road....or worst case, it will help the service guys at the dealership to NOT crossthread all of your mounting locations. Even they are fairly good at "paint by the numbers" assembly.
There are also Machine screws (like a bolt) and metal screws (looks like a wood screw. I i remember correctly the silver are machine screw (goes into a factory threaded hole) and the gold colored ones are metal screws. Putting the wrong one in the wrong hole after initial installation will definitely mess up the threads.looking at the bag of fasteners, yeah there are 20mm and 25mm long bolts. good idea! thanks!
That would work as well! I personally didnt want to have to look up the install instructions or use some type of reference sheet...so just painted them. Plus, i do tend to get a little disoriented when under the sxs looking up. Color coded was a simple way for me to not mess up my own ride. LOLOne other option would be to mark the bolts and screws along with location before taking it apart or to a dealer.