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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-23-2011, 11:19 PM Thread Starter
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Review: Am I Crazy? My X Drives Better with Skids

I finally installed my new set of NxRocks skids, I bought one of the last sets of skids Remi made. First of all, Remi is one heck of a craftsman, they fit great with only very minor adjustments. They look cool, too bad I can't drive upside down!

Here is the wierd part, my 06 S drives better with them on. I don't know whether it is the lower center of gavity or the fact that the entire frame is stiffer from the skids crossbracing everything. Anyway, it feels much smoother on the highway and corners better, I love it.

Has anyone else experienced the same thing? The extra protection of the skids was worth the price, the better handling is an added bonus.

Maybe I am just crazy.

Thanks Remi, I would do business with you anytime!
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 05-24-2011, 12:36 AM
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I noticed the same. The lowered COG is my guess.

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Both changes, lower COG and increased chassis stiffness, are two of the most important factors in improving a vehicle's handling...
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yup, noticed too. i thought it might also be more tension on the shocks making them a bit more responsive, but your ideas make sense too

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I was just thinking the same thing too.....I put the last of my skids and sliders on and thought to myself wow this rides better for some reason.

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great now i have to spend more money on the X on stuff i dont really NEED... Thanks.... jus Thanks


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i only ordered the shrock engine skid and t case skid now i definitely have to go back and order the rest
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...and I just got done convicing myself I would wait till after a lift to put on sliders and skids. ERRRR all these mods are killing my wallet.

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I also noticed the improved performance after installing skids, NxRocks skids are awesome, great piece of mind to have on the trail!
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time to fish

Thanks for the input, now that I have the skids on, it is time to head for the hills. The fish are biting at the delany butte lakes near Walden colorado. If you see a black S with an orange bonefish sticker on the back, thats me, stop and say hello.
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