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It was hard to get the swing arm skid on (First batch was messed up, but others will be fine) but it was worth the work...On my last long ride I went over some really tough stuff...I got stuck on a few huge rocks and had to pull/slide the quad over them...all I would hear while riding over stuff was BAM! and CLINK! and OUCH! but I didnt even dent or do any damage to these skids...they did a great job at protecting the machine...I am glad that I got skids as soon as I did...I like the rear shock linkage plate being part of the swing arm skid becuase of the protection it gives while I ride through woods, and keep junk out of there...
 

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I too just bought the PRM skid and it is worth the money. I like the design in that the shock mount is protected with one single skid and not a 2-piece design like the Pro Armor. One thing about the design I didn't like was that the right side of the skid seems to hang over the swingarm on the rotor side (you can see what I mean from my pics, just click the www link under my post and go to the gallery of Z400 pics it is on the 3rd page). It was a little tricky to install but not that bad. It seems to maximize clearance and comes in with a competitive price of $89.99. I have since had it out and gave it a thrashing and it held up perfectly, it didn't bend or break, there are some scars on the bottom side where I hit rocks and such but that is to be expected. I would recommend this product to anyone who is looking for one, it is a well designed product at a nice price.
 

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I'll second that, the PRM's are great and I like them better than my PRO Armor's. My girl's Z has the PRM and she hits far less rocks than I with her bike. Oh well, I heard Pro Armor is redesigning to be like the PRM.
 

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Ordered my PRM's today. Swingarm and Engine. :D
 

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Got them Sat. I will be installing them tonight hopefully pix of them real soon. One word about the swingarm plate.....BURLY! 8O Should of had it before PA bent my damn rotor!
 

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PRM swingarm plate is the way to go - went on in less than 20 minutes - 5 screw holes lined up perfectly - looks awesome when installed
 

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^^^right on!
 

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Perfect Product...PRM!

We got the belly and swinger skid on the z and the belly skid on the Blaster!

Man, these skidders are tough looking and very beefy!

Perfect product, in my opinion!
 

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Does prm have a website?
 

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THE BEST MONEY I EVER SPENT!!!!!!!!

BEFOR I HAD THE PRM SKIDS I HAD A FULL SET OF DG AND AFTER A FEW TOUGH RIDES THEY WERE NOTHING BUT A PILE OF JUNK. THE DG SKIDS WAS THE WORST THING I EVER BOUGHT. THEN I BOUGHT THE FULL SET OF PRM SKIDS AND ALL I CAN SAYS IS THAT WAS THE BEST MONEY EVER SPENT. THE PRM SKIDS ARE BULLET PROOF!!!!!!!!!!!!! I WOULD TELL AND TO BUY THESE OVER ANY OTHER BRANDWWW.PRM-ATV.COM


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My Pro Armor is crapped out just about. It is all bent to he!! and has about three broken welds. (the ones I can see) I can't even take it off to bend it straight for fear of never getting it back on. Piece of crap.
 

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prm is the way to go with skids, just MAKE SURE on the chassis skid you get the .190 thickness....I destroyed my thinner one already...only about 10 harescrambles....the next one will be the thick one for sure, the thin stuff is JUNK!!!
 

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tip

install a nylon washer between the skid and the swing arm to get some more clearance between the chain and the slider.
 

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PRM looks tuff

:D Just got my PRM swingarm skid in today. I will get it installed for this weekends ride. Next will be an air filter and exhaust.
 

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I installed my PRM belly and swingarm skids today.

The rear skid is about 1/4" thick, I don't foresee any problems their.

I bought the thinner bellypan so only time will tell if it does it's job properly. The two screw holes that bolt to the frame were off 1/16" of an inch but were workable. The front lip of the skid was sandwiched between the frame and OEM front bumper, I am unsure if this is the correct way but, since my frame bolts went in I think it's allright. After install I had a bad vibe when hitting the upper RPM's and it was due to a gap between the side of the belly skid hitting the footpeg mounts. Loosening some bolts and bending the plate with a mallet and retightening solved the problem.

It would be nice if they were anodized but for the price I don't care too much about it...
 
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You will be hard pressed to find a swingarm plate anywhere near as good as the PRM ! Also, their bottom/belly plate, even the thinner one is excellent and will hold better then most others. As for fit. I found the fit on the ones I installed perfect. Patience in getting all aligned ia helpful and install before you install nerfs is also beneficial. For best price go with atvaddiction.
 

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PRM Skid

:D Man am I glad I had my PRM Swingarm skid on today. It's pretty rocky where I went riding today. I heard rocks clank beneath about 5 or 6 times today. I rode w/ a guy who has an 02 Raptor w/ the stock plastic skid. It's trashed. Broken in about 4 or 5 places. I still didn't like hearing the rocks hit, but sometimes it's unavoidable. Like I said, glad I had the PRM on.
 
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