I enjoy technical trails in Arizona, and that means rocks and other hard stuff. I added a few goodies to enhance my survival in the harsh Arizona desert.....
Ordered a FUTV Skid and A-Arm Guards and installed them today. Photos and suggestions:
Wish I had a lift:
Add bulletproof steel armor from Irate Customs
Add more armor from FUTV:
Tips and Tricks:
David from FUTV told me to lay the UHMW skid in the sun, as I could not get it to line up. I was skeptical, but he was right on the money. Warm it up, and it fit right on the mark.
I hate Polaris and their self-tapping bolts. I bought a handful of 1/4x20x3/4"and 1/4x20x1" bolts and locknuts. Every location that I could I backed the bolt with a nut, including the front and rear diff skids. A 1/4x20 tap was helpful to thread the holes for the diff skids. Go slow and do it right the first time.
The stainless steel plate fit perfectly. This really backs the UHMW skid up nicely. It will really take a huge hit to do any damage now.
The only area I would like to see improved on is the coverage of the CV joint by the A-arm guards. They are high enough, but stop short on the CV end. I left the factory plastic pieces in place, they might not help much but it makes me feel better. I know they claim most CV damage is from the bottom and they do solve that issue.