OEM skid plates simply do not adequately protect the underside of your UTV under normal off road operation. With items as important as your FUEL TANK and hydraulic lines right above the skid plates an alternative to the OEM skids is imperative for fun and safe off roading. Factory UTV has the answer with skid plates constructed from UHMW (Ultra-High Molecular Weight) plastic.Significantly lighter than aluminum, we offer several options for your Can Am Commander. Available in 3/8 inch or ultra tough 1/2 inch thickness, UHMW is a super tough, wear resistant plastic that combines an incredible slickness to slide over rocks with outstanding impact strength. Half the weight of comparable aluminum skid plates, UHWM will outwear carbon steel 10 to 1 and has taken over as the #1 choice for UTV skid plate material. Unlike aluminum, UHMW has memory, meaning after a big impact hits aluminum will bend ,gouge and break while UHMW maintains it's original shape. Simply put, this is the best protection available for your Can Am Commander.