Thanks for the write-up. I don't have the S model but do have the SuperATV skids and 30" tires with the exact same experience and comments as you. The skids have held up very well after several years of hard rock trails and I actually think it makes the machine a little more capable as it slides over obstacles better. Just like you I noted the fit along the outer lower frame tubes doesn't look that good.....not sure why they are not even or flush (stick out a little further on the front) but they seem to work. I have similar experience with 30" tires and the stock clutching as it's pulled up some pretty serious boulders and ledges without any issues. It's does labor a little more at higher speeds on the road. With the stock tires it would hit the 50 mph speed limiter pretty easy and you had to feather the throttle which made it annoying, so much I was on the verge of buying a programmer or reflashing the ECM. However after installing 30's you really have to push it hard and keep the throttle pinned for a good amount of time to hit the limiter (and you are actually going a little faster than the speedo states with the larger tires). Because I rarely hit the limiter on the road with the 30's I really have no desire for the programmer anymore.