Just investigated the bamf skid. I see what you mean but I'd be more worried about hooking up on rocks and such with a skid like that. I do like how it covers the joint though.
I impaled my skid once on a log but guess what had it not been there I would have potentially damaged my pinion
On the 35s not as huge of a deal but still something else..... What our rear axles need are reinforcement through bracing and pinion guards that's it