Alright, well, ride #1 with new skid plate is done. So far, I am very pleased with it. I hit FAR FAR FAR LESS rocks than I did the the other model, that is for sure. I didn't really smash into any at speed, so the durability is still yet to be seen. They (pro armor people) tell me that it is heat treated which their first model wasn't. Install went without a hitch and it looks pretty good. Sure glad to have that valley in there. I will keep you all posted to see if it can handle the rocks around these parts, or if it will crumple, just like the old one.