For a long time now I've wanted to build a skid plate that's made more for a lowered street truck. Why? Because they look sweet and when something flies at you on the freeway, it's a nice feeling to know it's going to deflect off the plate and the radiator and belts will be fine. (Been there got it by that)
This new style is simpler than my old. It uses the 2 cargo hooks on each frame rail that all 95.5-04 trucks have. Bolt on is as easy as removing the 2 bolts and hooks on each rail, then bolting the new skid on and reusing the factory cargo hooks.
Front bar protects radiator, lower bar protects sway bar and since it hides the bar, but is the same height as the sway bar, doesn't affect ground clearance, makes the plate visable on a lowered truck, and allows the use of aftermarket sway bars and shouldn't interfere with a intercooler on turbo trucks.
It weighs in at a measly 9 lbs and is offered with or w/o holes in the plate. Stainless hardware is used. Shipping is very affordable, calculated by area, and the item can be seen at streetacos.com on the product page by searching skid plates.
The last attachment is the old style that also used the 4 cross member bolts, this new skid hangs in front of the sway bar and is more visable on a street truck. I'll build myself one soon and post pics of it installed. I boxed this one quick and it's on it's way to New Orleans if New Orleans is still there after they opened the flood gates of hell.