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Thought that I had posted about these at some point, but can't find the thread if I did.
Mounted a set of these in early March. They seem comparable the the FUTV 3/8" skids that I had on my General, for a much more affordable price. Quality fit, I didn't have to modify anything. Every hole lined up perfectly, and you don't have to remove any of the factory skid plates. I do like how they wrap up on the boat sides for rock sliders. It doesn't look like much, but it is all you need to slide off of a rock and not gouge your plastics.
I did go with the Kawasaki a-arm guards (not terribly impressed with the 1/4" HMW material, but still better than nothing) and have on order a set of Kawasaki trailing arm guards. Nobody else appears to make them, and again, anything is better than nothing.

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Hey Bob, How's the skid plate been?
I just put on the Kawi skid and it leaves lots of areas exposed in obvious places so I am looking for a replacement.
 

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Hey Bob, How's the skid plate been?
I just put on the Kawi skid and it leaves lots of areas exposed in obvious places so I am looking for a replacement.
Very pleased with them. I beat on them pretty good last month and really nothing to show for it. I do have the Kawasaki a-arm and trailing arm guards as well since nobody else made any. Pretty much total coverage on the bottom side.
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Thought that I had posted about these at some point, but can't find the thread if I did.
Mounted a set of these in early March. They seem comparable the the FUTV 3/8" skids that I had on my General, for a much more affordable price. Quality fit, I didn't have to modify anything. Every hole lined up perfectly, and you don't have to remove any of the factory skid plates. I do like how they wrap up on the boat sides for rock sliders. It doesn't look like much, but it is all you need to slide off of a rock and not gouge your plastics.
Just installed mine too and I totally agree with the fit and alignment of holes being perfect. I did have a few issues due to add ons though. I have the Kawi front bumper and you will have to trim the skid plate, or like I did just bolt it over top and put a spacer on the lower bolts. I also have the Kawi nerf bars and rock sliders. Had to remove both, trim a big piece off the rock slider and reinstall with longer bolts where the rock slider and skid plate met. Only other problems where from damage to skid plate. I actually had to pull the stock skid plate down off the bottom of the motor and rear diff before installing the new Tusk skid plate. If anyone needs pics let me know.
 

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this is what can happen if you use the factory accessory skid plate from Kawasaki! The poem skid plate you get in their package does not cover the foot wells. Do not waist your money on them.. Buy a Factory UTV or Tusk skid!
 

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1/2” uhmw is the way to go.. 3/8th compared to 1/2” doesn’t sound like that big of a deal... but it is. The two guys in our bunch with the 3/8 skids have issues with the cross braces bowing. The one under the floorboards will push the floor drain plug up. We all ride the same places and do the same stuff. The difference is they have the Kawi 3/8th skids vs the 1/2” Trail armor skids. The TA’s are just a better design and thicker.
 

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Thought that I had posted about these at some point, but can't find the thread if I did.
Mounted a set of these in early March. They seem comparable the the FUTV 3/8" skids that I had on my General, for a much more affordable price. Quality fit, I didn't have to modify anything. Every hole lined up perfectly, and you don't have to remove any of the factory skid plates. I do like how they wrap up on the boat sides for rock sliders. It doesn't look like much, but it is all you need to slide off of a rock and not gouge your plastics.
I did go with the Kawasaki a-arm guards (not terribly impressed with the 1/4" HMW material, but still better than nothing) and have on order a set of Kawasaki trailing arm guards. Nobody else appears to make them, and again, anything is better than nothing.

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Bob you stated that you did not have to remove any of the existing skid plates... Rocky Mountain ATV has a Tusk skid plate install Vid. and it shows them removing the bottom plates. can you please clarify what you had to remove for your install?

 

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Bob you stated that you did not have to remove any of the existing skid plates... Rocky Mountain ATV has a Tusk skid plate install Vid. and it shows them removing the bottom plates. can you please clarify what you had to remove for your install?

You don’t take off the steel skids.. just the plastic ones.
 

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Bob you stated that you did not have to remove any of the existing skid plates... Rocky Mountain ATV has a Tusk skid plate install Vid. and it shows them removing the bottom plates. can you please clarify what you had to remove for your install?

I removed a few bolts where the new plates needed to bolt up. I removed no plastic what so ever. Everything will bolt on right over all the existing plastic skids. I don't understand why they remove any of the factory stuff.
 

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Do you have any pictures of yours around the nerf bars. I’m getting ready to put it on my trail edition.


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Just installed mine too and I totally agree with the fit and alignment of holes being perfect. I did have a few issues due to add ons though. I have the Kawi front bumper and you will have to trim the skid plate, or like I did just bolt it over top and put a spacer on the lower bolts. I also have the Kawi nerf bars and rock sliders. Had to remove both, trim a big piece off the rock slider and reinstall with longer bolts where the rock slider and skid plate met. Only other problems where from damage to skid plate. I actually had to pull the stock skid plate down off the bottom of the motor and rear diff before installing the new Tusk skid plate. If anyone needs pics let me know.
Do you have any pictures around the nerf bars? And how long of bolts did you have to use


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Do you have any pictures around the nerf bars? And how long of bolts did you have to use


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I don't have nerf bars on my KRX, however I did have to cut the skid plate where it meets the front bumper, should be the same procedure. The vid. below should help. or give Rocky mountain ATV a call
 
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