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What type of skid plates should I get

Just upgraded to a 2016 renegade 850xxc.
Looking to put pull skid plates on from Iron Baltic just debating if I should go with plastic or Aluminum? How does the plastic hold up in cold temps when hit?

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Iron Baltic uses high density polyethylene (PE-HWU), which has excellent sliding properties, high corrosion and chemical resistance, and superb UV-protection. The material remains very tough even at low temperatures (even at -50C / -58 F). With that being said, I would prefer the Ultra High Density Polyethylene (UHMW), it's a much stronger polyethylene. I would think that there are some aftermarket sources that use the UHMW for their skid plates. I've never ran alum. skid plates, but I know that they do not have the same ability for sliding over large rock, and I think they are probably noisier, but they are probably stronger also. It boils down to a personal preference.

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Everything Chief said if you do any serious rock crawling aluminum will stick. I have had IB skids for years they are awesome I have beat them to death. But I don't ride in cold weather below 30 deg F. IB customer service is top notch.
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I third that. IB plastic skids are the way to go
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