FUEL TANK SKID PLATE & HEAT SHIELD
The best fuel tank protection available
Don't settle for a cheap half-size copy that doesn't provide the protection
- Don't leave your $400+ gas tank exposed
- Protects fuel tank bottom where skid plates leave the tank exposed
- Protects back-side of fuel tank from damage due to rocks thrown by rear tire
- Heavy-duty 1/8" aircraft-aluminum skid plate
- Steel mounting bracket provides superior strength
- Strong enough to support the weight of the RZR
- Full-height design adds strength & protection and eliminates the need to buy a separate exhaust heat shield
- Complete kit installs easily in about 20 minutes
- Fits 2008 - 2014 Polaris RZR 800, RZR-S 800, RZR-4 800 and 2012 & newer RZR 570
- Made in USA
- Fits with Polaris Rock-Slider nerf bars & aftermarket UHMW skid plates
Take a look under your RZR and you'll see that the rear half of the fuel tank is totally unprotected! It only takes one rock or stick to damage the fuel tank, which can leave you stranded. To make things even worse, you'll end up paying over $400.00 for a new fuel tank once you get home.
When Thunderhawk Performance developed the first RZR Fuel Tank Skid Plate in late 2007, we didn't cut corners. The actual design of this product, the materials and the mounting methods were all chosen for maximum protection, strength and durability. Thunderhawk's proven design provides the best protection available.
The Thunderhawk Performance RZR Fuel Tank Skid Plate is a full-height design. Unlike many half-height fuel tank guard copies popping up on websites now, the original Thunderhawk design extends up to the cargo bed to stop rocks and mud from entering and becoming lodged between the skid plate and the fuel tank, which can lead to abrasion damage and fuel tank punctures. This extended top portion also functions as an exhaust heat shield, eliminating the need to buy a separate heat shield. Thunderhawk designed the RZR Fuel Tank Skid Plate to provide maximum clearance between the skid plate and fuel tank while also providing maximum clearance with the rear tire. This Thunderhawk design also matches the RZR's body lines for a factory-installed appearance, so theres not a square aluminum box hanging into the wheel opening. This design also makes clean-out much easier after a muddy ride.
Thunderhawk Performance selected 1/8" thick aircraft-grade aluminum for this RZR Fuel Tank Skid Plate. This is aircraft-grade skid plate material, not soft, thin-gauge aluminum, so it will not bend easily. The lower portion of this skid plate is mounted to the frame using a steel bracket which provides superior strength by supporting the aluminum skid plate and distributing the load evenly to the frame. The upper portion of this skid plate attaches to the vertical frame tube using multiple screws to significantly increase the mounting strength.
This item is designed to fit with the stock Polaris skid plates, most aftermarket skid plates and also fits with the Polaris Rock-Slider nerf bars. The Thunderhawk Performance RZR Fuel Tank Skid Plate installs easily in about 20 minutes. This is a complete kit including the fuel tank skid plate, mounting bracket, all necessary hardware and illustrated instructions. Made in USA.