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After MUCH CARNAGE and BREAKAGE of multiple Chaincases I need to buy three Skid Plates!

Very Specifically need GREAT PROTECTION of the bottom of the chaincase where it is exposed beneath the boards.

Who makes the HOT TICKET in the Ski-Doo field???








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Hi Chris: Same answer as previous thread: rpmcomposites.com.

Talk to Raffi, should be a two piece that covers the whole underside, used by the guys that won the Alaska Ironman last year?
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I don't know if RPM Composites has anything for the 850 available yet. That would be one pricey option to outfit 3 sleds. Skinz is supposed to be offering a skidplate, but I haven't seen it yet other than the digital renderings in their catalog. Skidoo's skidplate covers the area in which you took the hit, however I'm not sure if it's hard plastic would have prevented your damage. I do think it is the best option/value however.

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I suspect the Doo skid plate works pretty well to protect the bottom of the chaincase (currently waiting for Grip and Rip to release it's bracing solution before I install mine), because this issue does not seem to be reported much, and the bottom of the case has been sticking down in a vulnerable spot since the T3s were first released. The chaincase is magnesium, so it's pretty soft/fragile. I'm guessing the plastic of the skid plate provides cushioning and a slicker running surface to bounce off of, which helps prevent against the type of damage you suffered. That said, if you hit rocks with these sleds, you're going to wind up with damage.
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The skidoo plate DOES NOT cover the chain case area nor the brake area. Stops just before those areas.
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Last I talked with Raffi at RPM composites he had the back half of the plate done and was almost done with the front half. Sounded like a person could bolt on the back half now then front half later.
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The skidoo plate DOES NOT cover the chain case area nor the brake area. Stops just before those areas.
Dang! You're right! I would have double checked it myself if my E-Module wasn't currently being replaced at the shop!
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I need some ARMOR PLATING to protect that chaincase from any further abuse!
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Have checked out RPM Composites yet?

I've had excellent results with their products over the years.

I've smoke some big rocks and stumps over the past few years. Thankfully barely even a scratch on my previous skid plates from them.

Last year in particular I hit a boulder the size of a VW Bug ( at least) in a white out. Had me some superman skills for a few seconds. I went 30 ft one way and sled landed 40 ft away they other. Barely a scratch, nothing bent, broke etc.
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Have checked out RPM Composites yet?

I've had excellent results with their products over the years.

I've smoke some big rocks and stumps over the past few years. Thankfully barely even a scratch on my previous skid plates from them.

Last year in particular I hit a boulder the size of a VW Bug ( at least) in a white out. Had me some superman skills for a few seconds. I went 30 ft one way and sled landed 40 ft away they other. Barely a scratch, nothing bent, broke etc.
Yes, but there weren't any 850's around last year.
From the slight impacts I've read about, there has been some major carnage in these past few months.

I had a RPM Composites skid plate on my old Freeride. I remember it being very heavy! but great coverage. I'm not sure a skidplate is going to prevent the bulk head from cracking like that though.
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