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Well just stopped off at the Polaris dealer and bought myself a skid plate. Its actually fairly easy to install, but requires drilling 4 holes into the bulkhead and 2 more into the nose pan. A special tool is given with the plate that inserts threaded grommets into the holes you drilled. then the plate simply bolts on. Easy instalation = more protection

Triumph is now "skid-proof"...lol
 

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hey triumph, i know that your sled is skid proof, but what about when your playing on some drifts, hit some big air, then realize there is a huge drop behind the drift. hoe the rest of you is "skid proof" other wise may be embarassing come laundry day.
 

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well let me assure you that i am not skid proof....never have been, never will be. I have found myself watching the sled move on its own a couple times, as im sure most everyone has at least once. I had to find how well i could ride one way or another so i took it to the extreme...well actually a little past...other time was just being stupid..lol

Polaris is my way out - Other people just use a door.
 

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we bought a 1995 indy 500 with a skid plate on it for my younger brother a couple years back, the thing kept filling with snow and becoming so frozen by the next morning it was really difficult to turn the skis at all...does this happen with all skid plates? i'm wondering cuz i wanna put one on my 1997 XLT SP.

2001 XC SP 800 rules!!!
 

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im not sure what you mean by filling with snow? I think i probably have a different style plate than you do. My plate is an official plate from polaris, it is not aftermarket. I have slots made in the plate directly below the RAD arms and steering arms. If you look at the outline of this picture i made you can see what i am talking about.


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Edited by - TriumphoverU on 22 Nov 2001 23:05:20
 

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it wasn't aftermarket, it came from polaris but it didn't have slots in it like that. what i mean is snow would get jammed between the steering arms and the skid plate and freeze there. they've probably changed them since then and i hope they have cuz i want one real soon so i don't have to worry about hitting things quite as much when i'm jumping my sled.

2001 XC SP 800 rules!!!
 

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I have a skidplate. I was upnorth last year jumping snow piles over driveways. I didnt see the other side and landed dead center on a mail box. Destroyed the mailbox, didnt scratch the skidplate. GOOD INVESTMENT

Need some darn snow people.
 

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id say get one, youll be happy with the results, not only great lookin on your sled, but a little added protection under neth, i know snow stuff and holeshot are good, if your not ordering one from polaris
 
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