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Search for a thread by Megadesertdiesel he found an overlay plate for the rear that he welded in to strengthen the rear bulkhead. Might help you with yours.

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Search for a thread by Megadesertdiesel he found an overlay plate for the rear that he welded in to strengthen the rear bulkhead. Might help you with yours.

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Search for a thread by Megadesertdiesel he found an overlay plate for the rear that he welded in to strengthen the rear bulkhead. Might help you with yours.

Tim
Thanks man. Everything I found online was ppl damaging their front bulkhead.
 

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Rear end aggressively kissed a rock the other weekend. Gonna drill the stock xrc skid plate off and check the damage. Anyone else damage their x3 rear?
Ouch, was this high speed or low speed riding? Whenever you pull it apart can you post more pictures of the damage? Thanks
FYI, Just saw the other day Alsup makes a replacement rear bulkhead if yours is irrepairable. Not sure who else does
 

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Ouch, was this high speed or low speed riding? Whenever you pull it apart can you post more pictures of the damage? Thanks
FYI, Just saw the other day Alsup makes a replacement rear bulkhead if yours is irrepairable. Not sure who else does
of course. Going to Hatfield in two weeks so prob won’t do it till I get home from that. It was low speed. Was a rock garden that I prob shouldn’t of been in.
 

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Welcome from Tucson AZ. Pull the skid, make sure there are no cracks in any of the cases, especially the trans.
 

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Welcome from Las Vegas. Invest in a good 1/2 skid plate and you won't have that problem again.
 

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got a factory utv skid plate in the cart!
I went with the Full Skids Half Inch UHMW with integrated Slider Nerfs (RED) by Trail Armor.
I am sure either will be fine. I have put mine through the test.
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Well got the back half skid plate off. Very thin metal under the rear diff. Was bent into the diff a little bit. Don’t see any damage to the casing. With a flat head I was able to bend it off the differential, it’s that than/weak. Debating on grinding it off and welding my own thicker metal underneath.
 

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Well got the back half skid plate off. Very thin metal under the rear diff. Was bent into the diff a little bit. Don’t see any damage to the casing. With a flat head I was able to bend it off the differential, it’s that than/weak. Debating on grinding it off and welding my own thicker metal underneath.
Do you have any more pictures of that area not so close up?
 

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You want from the front looking back or back looking to the front?
I am just trying to see where the area is you were thinking of cutting off to make your own plate, and your welding points would be. I know how thin this steel is and how hard it it to weld up unless you have a very high quality welder.
 

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I am just trying to see where the area is you were thinking of cutting off to make your own plate, and your welding points would be. I know how thin this steel is and how hard it it to weld up unless you have a very high quality welder.
gonna grind off at these locations and get that thin plate out. Then weld to the tube frame like the existing plate is.
 

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I am just trying to see where the area is you were thinking of cutting off to make your own plate, and your welding points would be. I know how thin this steel is and how hard it it to weld up unless you have a very high quality welder.
or I weld a couple tabs to the existing bent metal and try to pull it back into place and then either leave it and put the new skid plate on or also add something to strengthen it.
 
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