If you take your vehicle off road, eventually you are going to bottom out, no matter how tall your suspension is. When it happens, you are looking at damage to your engine, transmission, transfer case, and who knows what else. A cheap and simple to protect your engine against expensive bottoming damage is to install a Fabtech skid plate. A Fabtech skid plate is fairly simple to install. The 3/16" metal plate is designed to shield your expensive and fragile components from damage that they are likely to incur if you travel off road. Parts such as your oil pan were never intended to be able to absorb an impact, and if you pop a hole in your oil pan, you are going to be stranded with a seized engine in about a minute or less. The Fabtech skid plate is some seriously cheap insurance against this kind of expensive damage. It bolts securely to your chassis or frame, and because it is designed to take those kinds of impacts, it will let you bounce over the trails with relative impunity. While not invulnerable, Fabtech skid plates are certainly rugged, and they should allow you to shrug off all but the hardest hits. You should always get outstanding technical support when shopping for reliable auto parts from us. For our valued customers, we've built an always-open sales assistance desk to answer all your queries. Everybody hates to pay for shipping, that's why there is 100% free shipping on every order $50 and higher. If you find a better price, give us a call - we will beat any advertised price for auto parts.