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The Rancher footwells officially suck. They really should have some metal under the plastic so you can step on it without it ripping and breaking. Has anyone modded theirs to make them sturdy? Could I put some metal pipes under the plastic then weld them to something?
 

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What year is your rancher? I have had mine for about 2-3 years and have never really had a problem with them at all. I can see what your saying about it being plastic and all, but at least in my case they have stood up to a good beating, and some pretty heavy riders.
 

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It's an 05. My Quest has great footwells. It's all higher quality plastic with bars under it. The same goes for my cousin's popo sportsman. I weigh 280lbs, no way the cheap plastics can hold me. I have to repair the plastic AGAIN because i stepped up on them yesterday. Thank God for zip ties and duck tape
 

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Haha that's surprising I'm pretty sure mine is an 05 too. :icon_ nono2: If its a recurring problem you could always get rid of the stock pegs and modify it to your liking. Might be a little bit of a pain, but Im sure you could find what you need somewhere
 

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I think im going to remove part of the spikey pegs of hell, put a peice of metal on top then weld the sh*t out of it.
 

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I think im going to remove part of the spikey pegs of hell, put a peice of metal on top then weld the sh*t out of it.
Haha totally agree with that. I sometimes ride barefoot when im just moving the quad around or whatever, and the pegs kill! The medal idea should work, might look a little wierd depending on how you do it, but comforts more important
 

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That's why i called them spikey pegs of hell. Ha getting on barefoot is deadly! I dont have a way to cut the iron plates that are laying around my house so ill have to look around for the right size, then bolt them down.
 

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That's why i called them spikey pegs of hell. Ha getting on barefoot is deadly! I dont have a way to cut the iron plates that are laying around my house so ill have to look around for the right size, then bolt them down.
Or you could just be lazy and find a piece of aluminum and some duct tape. Problem solved :icon_ goofy:
 

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Hmmm... Duct tape is god's greatest gift to mankind, but i dont think ill trust it to hold my entire 280lbs. LMAO
 

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Hmmm... Duct tape is god's greatest gift to mankind, but i dont think ill trust it to hold my entire 280lbs. LMAO
Duct tape lifted and held a large automobile on Mythbusters. LOL. I believe it was one of those big '80s model Caprice Classic Chevrolets. I can't remember how many strands of tape it took, but it held. LOL.
 

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Ha I saw that one. lol Helmut has to have the perfect idea for my footwells, right?
 

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i dont mind the rancher footwells, but if you dont like them, mod them,
 

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I agree with Helmut
 

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I just fixed the plastic, it's hot as hell in SC btw, and ill be going to lowes soon to get some beefy bolts and metal sheets.
 

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I can't remember how that's set up, but does the foot pegs have any bolts going through them to bolt to the plastic? If they do, just take the bolts out and lay some flat sheets of steel or aluminum on top of the floorboards and get some longer bolts and bolt it to the foot pegs.
 

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It goes, Pegs, plastic, spikes of hell, and bolts to hold it all together. So get bolts that match in thread, but are longer? And also will the steel hold my weight without bending?
 

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It goes, Pegs, plastic, spikes of hell, and bolts to hold it all together. So get bolts that match in thread, but are longer? And also will the steel hold my weight without bending?
Yeah, just get long enough bolts, so they will go through the extra plate. I would say the steel will hold your weight without bending. If you don't think it will, get thicker steel. I would take a grinder and grind the corners of the steel plate round, because if the sharp corners of the steel plate hit the edges of the plastic floorboards, when you put your weight on them, it might crack the them.

If you has some of that thick aluminum like road signs are made of, that would be perfect, but you would have to cut and shape it.
 

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Hmmm... Duct tape is god's greatest gift to mankind, but i dont think ill trust it to hold my entire 280lbs. LMAO
Duct tape lifted and held a large automobile on Mythbusters. LOL. I believe it was one of those big '80s model Caprice Classic Chevrolets. I can't remember how many strands of tape it took, but it held. LOL.
Speaking of mythbusters, did you see the one with the phone books and the tanks. Truely amazing how strong the phonebook is!
 

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Hmmm... Duct tape is god's greatest gift to mankind, but i dont think ill trust it to hold my entire 280lbs. LMAO
Duct tape lifted and held a large automobile on Mythbusters. LOL. I believe it was one of those big '80s model Caprice Classic Chevrolets. I can't remember how many strands of tape it took, but it held. LOL.
Speaking of mythbusters, did you see the one with the phone books and the tanks. Truely amazing how strong the phonebook is!
No, I didn't see that one. Someone else mentioned that one the other day.
 

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I saw that one. Crazy stuff...
I could find a few road signs around... lol
I have some iron plates that i wanna use, but there to thick to cut. It has to be something stout because the peg will be where the space is in these lines:
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The front section of metal will be under alot of stress
 
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