Review Submitted by “bluesmanjesse”…
JBS Performance steps up to the plate with their new Kawasaki Teryx floorboard protectors.
It’s no secret that there’s a problem with the weak plastic floorboards and front fender wells on the Kawasaki Teryx. The Teryx is built like a tank otherwise but the floorboards are the chink in it’s armor. I’ve already had a busted passenger side floorboard at less than 400 miles and to their credit Kawasaki replaced it free but it’s a hassle and safety issue that I’d rather avoid. While I’ve been assured that Kawasaki is looking into this problem beyond the flimsy metal “upgrade” piece they put on the 2014’s which does very little to actually prevent busting a floorboard. I’d rather be proactive about a solution so I can ride with peace of mind.
That’s where JBS Performance has stepped up to the plate with some serious hardware.JBS’ new Teryx floorboard protectors are solid steel units that are fully welded at the seams and ready to take the hits for your Teryx.
The JBS floorboard protectors come with all the necessary hardware to install them as well as some JBS swag.
Installation is easy and James at JBS Performance has put together a very helpful install video to help guide you through the install.
It’s a great upgrade and can be done in less than an hour on most Teryx’s. I did have to remove the two front outer Ricochet skid plates to install the JBS protectors, this is necessary to install the self tapping screws on the bottom frame rail. Once the protectors are installed the Ricochets can go back on. If you haven’t installed aftermarket skid plates yet, I would recommend installing the JBS protectors first, then put your aftermarket skids on, this will save you some work for sure.
I feel like this is a must have for any Teryx 4 or Teryx 2 800 and these are very affordable! I just wish these were available before I broke my floorboard the first time! Don’t wait until you break a floorboard to install some proper protection, avoid the downtime and lost riding time as well as the hassle of dealing with your local dealer to get it repaired! This really is a no brainer and gives you peace of mind out on the trail when you’re tackling tough terrain.
JBS Performance took their time and engineered these right so they fit like a glove. They’re very strong and I have no more worries about busted floorboards and unwanted tree branches and rocks joining me in the cabin of my Teryx! The folks at JBS are honest, down to earth, hard working people and they are great to deal with! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend their products to anyone, everything I’ve ever seen come out of the JBS Performance shop has been quality stuff.
It is worth mentioning that if you plan on going with some large 30″ mud tires or something along those lines you might run into some clearance issues but for the average Teryx there shouldn’t be any issues. That’s the only “con” I can think of and in my opinion the numerous “pros” you get when installing these JBS floorboard protectors make it an essential upgrade for most Teryx owners. Be sure to check out all of JBS Performance’ products Here!