The Can-Am Defender’s Achilles’ heel is its vulnerable underbody. Some of your Can-Am Defender’s most important components can be found in its underside. Protecting the underside of your Can-Am Defender with a good skid plate is a proven way to bolster its integrity and give it a crucial layer of extra protection. Your undercarriage can take a beating every time you go off-road, especially if you enjoy rocky, uneven trails. When riding your Can-Am Defender on rough terrain, rocks and other debris can be easily kicked up into your underside. A Can-Am Defender skid plate is an easy way to add a protective layer of steel, aluminum, or UHMW that will prevent this debris from causing any serious damage.
The Can-Am Defender in its stock form comes with a very basic skid plate. This stock skid plate is better than nothing, but you shouldn’t rely on it to do more than block small pebbles. If you really want to avoid costly damage, upgrading your Can-Am Defender with high-quality aftermarket skid plates are the way to go. If you’re ready to give your Can-Am Defender an upgrade in protection that will last for years to come, you’ve come to the right place. At Everything Can-Am Offroad, we have the best Can-Am Defender skid plates and skid plate kits on the market. Our skid plates offer the perfect balance of heavy-duty strength and lightweight flexibility all for one great price, so there’s no excuse not to upgrade. Browse our selection of Can-Am Defender skid plates for your side by side from Everything Can-Am Offroad today and see for yourself.
For those who want heavy-duty protection for their Can-Am Defender without the burden of extra weight, an aluminum skid plate will be your best option. The Can-Am Defender Aluminum Skid Plate and Guards Kit by Rival Powersports is one of our most popular options for weight-conscious riders. This skid plate can be ordered for any Can-Am Defender model and year. Some riders would be willing to pay a little more for the latest in skid plate construction technology. For these riders, we would recommend getting a Can-Am Defender UHMW skid plate. UHMW stands for ultra-high molecular weight plastic, which is the strongest type of polyethylene plastic available today. While a bit pricier than simple aluminum, it is even lighter. Unlike an aluminum skid plate, a Can-Am Defender UHMW skid plate won’t bend or break upon heavy impacts.
Protecting the underside of your Can-Am Defender means more than just installing a good skid plate. Your Can-Am Defender’s A-arms and control arms are also vulnerable components that can easily break if not protected properly. For those that don’t want to take chances with their Can-Am Defender’s suspension system, we offer Can-Am Defender iMpact A-Arm Guards by Trail Armor as well as the Can-Am Defender Front Plate and A-Arm Guards Kit by Rival Powersports. And if you’ve ever had low-lying trail hazards like rocks or tree stumps scratch or dent the sides of your Can-Am Defender, you may want to look into getting rock sliders. Our Can-Am Defender Half Inch UHMW Rock Sliders by Factory UTV are affordable and super easy to install, allowing you to protect against those annoying scratches and dents.
If you’re looking for stock replacement skid plates for your Can-am Defender or something a little bulkier to protect your UTV’s underbelly, at Everything Can-Am Offroad, we’ve got the side-by-side skids and Can-am Defender body armor for your machine. We offer replacement skid sections as well as full skid plate kits from a variety of trusted and reliable side-by-side parts providers. Iron Baltic, for example, makes a solid set of Can-am Defender skid plates for the side of the UTV that fold into the door step and provide a-arm protection as well. These and similar aluminum skid plates are a good alternative to the OEM Can-am plastic skids — which, if you’ve ever ben high centered, you know can ripple, scratch, and break. The type of skid plate you run will also depend on the year of your Can-am Defender. The older models have square a-arm tubes, whereas the models have rounded ones. However, despite these differences, if you get the right skid setup, the plates will fit well into the existing bolt hole alignment. Like Iron Baltic, the UTV firms UPI and Factory UTV also make nice sets of UHMW and aluminum belly skids and a-arm guards for both the front and rear of the Can-am Defender. They can take a beating without being phased and are perfect for protecting the floor of convenience package Can-ams.
Choosing the right UTV skid plate for your Can-Am Defender means knowing your driving style, the terrain that you commonly ride on, and also the specific layout of the components that make up your undercarriage. Whichever one you end up choosing, our UTV aftermarket skid plates will not let you down. They will guard the underside of your Can-Am Defender or Can-Am Defender MAX, giving you peace of mind and allowing you to focus on enjoying your next adventure. Anyone who has been unfortunate enough to experience underbody damage to their Can-Am Defender understands the cost in time and money this burdens you with. Underbody damage is among the most expensive and time-consuming to repair. That’s why investing now in a good skid plate is such a no-brainer. The money you’d pay now for a good Can-Am Defender skid plate is only a fraction of what underbody repairs would cost you. Protect your Can-Am Defender and invest in a good skid plate from Everything Can-Am Offroad today!