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post #1 of 38 Old 08-12-2011, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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Brute Force Skid Plates

I am sitting here working on the design of the skid plate in cad. I want to get you Brute guys and gals input.I know there are skid plates out there, I want to deliver what you are looking for...I will put out atleast 2 designs.

1-material?
2-Do you want it to cover the foot wells with drain ability?

I am getting my hands on a factory plastic skid plate tomorrow to measure out, I hope to have the design finalized this week..won't do me any good until the table is done but it is a step closer, seeing I am waiting on the electronics...
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post #2 of 38 Old 08-12-2011, 11:43 PM
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The most common material I've seen used is aluminum, but there is another seller that does skid plates of High Density Poly Ethylene. Supposed to slide over rocks and other sharp objects much better. Someone might chime in on skid plate opinions, though.

Covering the foot wells would be a nice option because only the HPDE skid plates offer that option. Other manufacturers like Aluminum Products only offer the body and a-arm guars, none for the foot wells.

Are these skid plates for the new 12's or for the 08'+?

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If you would like to use mine for anything let me know bro, I have plenty of off time to get it to you and maybe even do some brainstorming with you.
As far as skids, I think protected footwells that'll still drain would be the way to go...those things crack so easily, and thats the only thing that my Aluminum Products skids don't protect.
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post #4 of 38 Old 08-13-2011, 04:09 AM
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I like the HDPE skids, but the flathead bolts and washer gets caught up too much. If they were recessed it would work better.

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With 05 BF750 (RIP) my aluminum they are a muther to get off and on, I need a complete set for my 06 BF750 Once aluminum gets banged they change or twist mounting a bit. I do not know if poly would hold up? Just my two cents,
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any thing is an upgrade over the cheesy stock plastic skids... main thing is having reinforcement where they bolt up.. I've heard that HDPE slides over rocks and stuff better than aluminum...

ALSO.. Keep in mind WHERE we ride Gary, the river at Crosby is brackish water, therefore, aluminum gets oxidation really quick if you don't keep it really clean after riding...

Just some food for thought...

oh and also, floorboards need some protection..

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Bolts would def. need to be recessed if possible. For protection.


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yeah, or flat/round head allen bolts.
def. do the floor boards, or have it as an option maybe? both sides of mine are cracked and bent up some due to rocks...

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would not recessing bolts make for thinner material, I had been using u=bolts as the factory mounting just does not hold up. and the threads get damaged pretty easy on u-bolts, On my mud machine I do not care but for my trail machine mounting hardware is key.High density Poly would work excellent if you do not rip it off.
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I have a way of recessing the bolts with no issue on thickness of material, ok so it seems that you are all more leaning towards the HDPE, I will try and get this laid out in CAD this week the first one I do will cover the foot wells. When I put this on the store for sale (y'all will know ahead of time) I will do a custom letter cut for these with what you are wanting for the first 10 sold...Truth of the matter is that I am several weeks from running the first test cut. SO all of you that are wanting these do not run out and buy one...give me a few moments...
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Do you have an idea of how much a complete set would cost?

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Ditto, and I think it would be cheap to ship to Canada,
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I have a way of recessing the bolts with no issue on thickness of material, ok so it seems that you are all more leaning towards the HDPE, I will try and get this laid out in CAD this week the first one I do will cover the foot wells. When I put this on the store for sale (y'all will know ahead of time) I will do a custom letter cut for these with what you are wanting for the first 10 sold...Truth of the matter is that I am several weeks from running the first test cut. SO all of you that are wanting these do not run out and buy one...give me a few moments...
I would be more interested in the HDPE plates myself. But not really into anything in the floor board area (probably should be, I had a tree penetrait one) though.

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Do you have an idea of how much a complete set would cost?
I will sit down and work up a price after I show you guys the design. I need to get material cost together.
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Ditto, and I think it would be cheap to ship to Canada,
Our store will have Canadian prices this week. So that will all be worked out.
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