Polaris RZR 170 UHMW Skid Plate
Polaris RZR 170 UHMW Skid Plate. The Polaris RZR 170 OEM undercarriage protection simply does not protect the underside of the 170. Factory UTV fully protects the RZR 170 with skid plates constructed from 3/8 inch UHMW (Ultra-High Molecular Weight) plastic. Significantly lighter than aluminum, Factory UTV skids offer full protection for the RZR 170. With the RZR 170’s ground clearance being at a premium Factory UTV skids will give excellent protection to the undercarriage of the 170. Due to UHMW’s very low coefficient of friction the Factory UTV skids will help easily slide over obstacles on the trail, where the stock 170 with it’s exposed frame rails and cabling will leave the 170 high and dry on even the simplest of obstacles. Factory UTV’s UHMW Skid Plates are the gold standard for UTV protection systems.
*Also check out our Polaris RZR-170 Replacement Swing-arm Assembly*
See our RZR 170 products in the:
UTV Underground’s Vehicle BREAKDOWN: Polaris RZR 170
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.