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I did an oil change recently and noticed the stock skids have seen better days.............. so I fixed them up to last the winter but will need replacing come spring! I think plastic is good for me. So I was surfing and like the "IRON BALIC" skids.......experiences?? comments??


I'm looking for good ones........................fewer joints is always better!!
Oh yeah, its for a 2016 grizz.


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Not to steer you in any particular direction, but I've had very good luck with my Yamaha glide plate. I have a few gouges in the bottom from some pretty decent rock hits and it still works as well as new. I do have to remove it to put on my plow plate for the winter and that would be no big deal but my Moose front bumper makes it a bit more involved.
 

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You Had to ask...

NO COMMENT.

Lol..

Inside joke.
 

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NICE!!
 

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Yamaha glide plate with some Yamaha Kevlar Boot Protectors. Light weight and more than enough! Throw in some Rock Sliderz and you'll be covered there too.

That's coming from the one that got that UHMW layer on those skids above to happen. I also fought to get the hardware countersunk too...but that didn't happen.

The IB skids are nice looking, but way too much for HDPE!
 

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Looks like eBay has them... you still recommend these? Found an old review you wrote regarding how great they are. Would they fit with Ricochet skids, too?


You bet I do and they do fit with skids. The trick is putting zip ties in the right place on the fat end. Make sure that they are either just over the boot or over the clamp where the rubber is recessed. The ridge helps tremendously to keep them from sliding down. Use 2 good zip ties hooked together on that end, and pliers to make them really tight. Then trim excess off.

Zip tie the small end with one wherever it falls on the boot.

Use good zip ties too. Not those junk Harbor Freight ones.

Carry extra zip ties and needle nose pliers with you. Do a walk around before and after every ride. Only takes a few seconds to look for one that slid down and needs to be re-zipped.

I did mine over the clamp. You might have re-zip 5 times or so in the winter and maybe 3 times in the summer in mixed almost every day riding.

If I was buying new, I’d totally skip out on the a-arm guards if it was just my boots I was wanting to protect. That’s just me though. Some need that extra protection from sticks spearing their power steering or worse (themselves) due to where they may ride. Me, I didn’t need it; so they wouldn't be worth the extra weight and hassles hosing them out. Not to mention all the extra weight once they get caked with mud or dirt. Again. That’s just me though.
 
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