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We carry a Full Line of UTV Skid Plates including Aluminum Skid Plates, UHMW Skid Plates, and Hybrid Skid Plates. Which Skid Plate is the best for your UTV? That depends on a few things. Let's break down a few of the differences between each type of Skid Plate.
Hybrid Skid Plate Kits:
Our "Hybrid" Skid Plate kits utilize a 3/16" Aluminum Skid with a 1/4" UHMW Overlay. By combining Aluminum and UHMW you are getting the best of both types of materials, but with a cost. Hybrid kits are the most expensive of the three kits available but you are getting the best protection for your UTV.
Aluminum Skid Plates:
Our Aluminum Skid Plates are Constructed from 3/16" 5052 H-32 Aluminum for exceptional durability and excellent weight to strength ratio. Aluminum Skid Plates are generally lower in cost than Hybrid and UHMW kits which can be a major factor when making a purchase.
UHMW Skid Plates:
UHMW (Ultra-High Molecular Weight) plastic is lightweight and provides a smooth and slick surface which helps your UTV glide over obstacles easier than Aluminum Skid Plates. The smooth surface of the UHMW layer greatly reduces the chances of getting 'Hung Up" on obstacles and is much quieter than Aluminum. UHMW is also shock absorbing and will not dent like Aluminum can. UHMW Skid Plates are generally more expensive than Aluminum Skid Plates but generally lower in price than a Hybrid kit.
Aluminum Skid Plates provide great all around protection at an affordable price. If you are riding in mostly rocky conditions, we generally recommend going with the Hybrid Skids or UHMW Skids. Bottom line you cannot go wrong with any of our UTV Skid Plates. Any of the three styles will add significant protection to your UTV.