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I don't know if this is the right section of the forum for this, if not let me know. Where can you get a metal skid plate to replace the plastic one under my 03 rincon?
 

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Thanks for the reply. I guess aluminum would be lighter, but I picture it tearing on a rock, where it would slide over steel. Have you had good luck with aluminum? I am new at this, I hope this does not sound stupid. We are going over lots of rocks(granite). Just want to protect the vitals.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I guess aluminum would be lighter, but I picture it tearing on a rock, where it would slide over steel. Have you had good luck with aluminum? I am new at this, I hope this does not sound stupid. We are going over lots of rocks(granite). Just want to protect the vitals.
Aluminum skid plates are a lot tougher than you might think. I've never seen one get ripped or torn by a rock.
 

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Thank you! I won't go where I went yesterday again, but where we go we are way out there, and I guess it is a feel good thing also. What do you think of the control arm guards? It seems like there is nothing to protect there, if you hit hard enough to do something you will bend the control arm. My thinking is go over the center or hit it with a wheel.
 

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What do you think of the control arm guards? It seems like there is nothing to protect there, if you hit hard enough to do something you will bend the control arm. My thinking is go over the center or hit it with a wheel.
I don't think the A-arm guards are as important as the belly skid plate. They would be good for keeping sticks from hitting the axle CV boots, but if your ATV has the plastic ones, they should be good enough to protect the CV boots. Like you said, just go over it with the center or ride over it with a tire, that will go a long way in protecting the undercarriage of the ATV.
 

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Ok, I think I will get the just the belly plates. If you guys know anyone who wants to ride in the western slope area, let me know, it is a blast and there are trails that go on for ever!!!
 

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The covers for the A-arms and CV joints is called "stick stoppers", around here when you buy a four wheeler they cost $50 installed and are well worth it. I've seen CV's and boots messed up because the plastic didn't hold up. Now by saying that, I just use the skid plate that comes on the Honda.
 

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Yeah, if you don't have some type of guards on your CV boots, sticks will tear them up.
 
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