Factory UTV Yamaha YXZ 1000 Half Inch UHMW Skid Plates. Factory UTV introduces our new Yamaha YXZ 1000 R UHMW Skid Plate package . Our YXZ skids are molded to follow the YXZ belly lines and protect the vulnerable edges. YXZ OEM skid plates are simply not up to the task of satisfactorily protecting the underside of the YXZ through difficult off road terrain. Our skid plates are constructed from UHMW (Ultra-High Molecular Weight) plastic. Significantly lighter than aluminum, FUTV skids and A-Arm guards offer full protection for the under carriage of your UTV. UHMW is tough, wear resistant plastic that combines an incredibly low coefficient of friction with outstanding impact strength, and will outwear carbon steel 10 to 1. Unlike aluminum, UHMW also has memory, meaning after a big impact hits aluminum will bend ,gouge and break while UHMW maintains it’s original shape. Factory UTV introduced Full UHMW Skid plates and protection products to the UTV market places back in 2007.
Factory UTV skids have established their top shelf reputation on the toughest proving grounds possible protecting the race machines for many of the top professional UTV race teams.The current defending KOH, SCORE, BITD and GNCC Pro UTV Champions are all protected by our UHMW products. In fact racers who have won just about every major Pro UTV off road race in 2015 including the: 2015 UTV World Championship, 2015 King of Hammers, 2015 Mint 400, 2015 Silver State 300, 2015 Baja 500, 2015 Baja Sur 500, The 2015 Vegas to Reno 500, Imperial Valley 250 and every round of the 2015 GNCC Series XC1 Pro UTV Class to date are protection their UTV’s with Factory UTV UHMW skid plates.
**Please retain all your OEM skid plate hardware for new skid install. We will supply all extra hardware required to mount new skids**
Check Out This YXZ Build With Our UHMW Skids: Featured in Dirt Wheels Magazine
What is UHMW ?
UHMW means: Ultra High Molecular Weight, Ultimately it’s a density measurement. During its manufacturing process, the molecules of this plastic is compacted as densely and close together as possible. UHMW is roughly 100x times denser than HMW, and exponentially denser than ABS or other common plastics. Our UHMW is partially made from Recycled UHMW materials, making the constancy more rigid and impact absorbent then that of just fresh new plastic, allowing the perfect amount of limited flexing capability needed to endure impacts. Our UHMW has a very low Friction coefficient, meaning its very slippery in rough conditions, up there with Teflon and other abrasion resistant materials, but it has the impact resistance and density to back it up and withstand some of the harshest environments you can throw at it.
Using materials Lab tested and engineered to be the best for this application, paired with our engineers methodically designing the most secure mounting possible for just about every major UTV model. Our production team heat forming and hand finishing each product before it goes out, all our products being constructed in House and Made in the USA. Proving its durability through real world race hardened product testing with our FUTV army sponsorship program and affiliates, helping support racers and teams putting our skid plates through the ultimate test. resulting in the top 5 winning positions of almost every major yearly UTV, ultra 4 and off-road event.
If it’s ½” inch or 3/8” inch thick, our UHMW skid Plates have what it takes to help protect your ride through just about anything.