Is it ok to put my T4 on its side to install skid plate?
That's what some companies suggest, including SuperATV, in their instructions. I don't think having it on it's side is the main issue, but rather the issue of tipping it over while being gentle and not breaking anything! When I installed the skid plate on mine I just ran the front tires up on a set of car ramps, and then jacked up the back and put it on jackstands.
Thanks guys for all the good ideas. Still waiting for the freaking thing to be shipped so....Tipping it on its side "gently" is no problem at all. We'll put jack stands under the cage to keep it from laying all the way down. If you have a couple guys to help tip and hold it, its pretty easy. @6.2Blazer 's method is also great. I've seen a lot of guys winch the front end up a tree and do it that way too.