I had a tm designs skid on my 13 350 and I had flat spots on my frame rails. I think that the tm was thicker than this plastic EE piece. I ride in rocky places and have a fair share of trees that I go over. Guess a proper guard can't hurt. Anyone know how the obie compares to the EE in thickness/ hardness/ durability. Any recommendations for a link guard that won't break the bank? Edit: I found this STR one Looks good.