I'm looking into getting some skid plates for my '04. I'm pretty much sold on getting them from Skid Row but I'm debating getting just the front and transfer case skids and not the transmission skid (middle one).
This one covers from the front crossmember to the transmission crossmember. Seems like even the people who really beat on their skids hardly scrape this area and I don't expect to be going as hard as them. Not sure if it's the same on the 2nd gens but on the 1st gens the transmission crossmember is a good several inches or so higher than the front crossmember so it seems most of the time if you're sliding on something on the front skid it will drop off the back edge down to the transfer skid and barely touch the transmission skid if at all.
What do you guys think? Save a couple hundred bucks and skip the transmission skid (and maybe get it later if I decide I'm wheeling hard enough to warrant it) or just get it now and have full protection just in case?