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How'd you bend it? Come down on a rock?
I have the barnes belly skid so I'll probably go with their engine skid. What's another $375....
I was on a forest road last summer with a friend, my wife's subaru could drive this road but he managed to punch a hole in his oil pan with a 3" thick tree limb...
Oil/trans skid was the first thing I added to my Jeep.... bought the savvy and drilled holes to mount it to the still OEM skid at the time. I think of it as insurance, you may never need it, but when you do, you'll be very sad if you don't have it.. and they are cheap/easy as Jeep mods go.
That is a very early long arm skid and not their standard deal. The normal skid has a folded edge on one side and the angle on the other side that is folded and tucked under the main plate and not just welded on top like yours. Not that it matters too much but anybody ordering one today wouldn't get that plate at all.Just to add here is how much I'd bent my Skid Row engine/transmission skid.
That is a very early long arm skid and not their standard deal. The normal skid has a folded edge on one side and the angle on the other side that is folded and tucked under the main plate and not just welded on top like yours. Not that it matters too much but anybody ordering one today wouldn't get that plate at all.
Skid Row realized the old design bent under heavy use and instead of telling people they were wheeling where they shouldn't be they changed the design to this so it wouldn't bend. You can see the main skid is folded over the angle section and welded to keep it rigid unlike the original design.
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I put aluminum footwells in my Yamaha Wolverine just for branches through legs. Had some close calls myself and some nasty stuff online that happened on the trail. I'm not concerned about physical injury in the LJ but a damaged radiator or such can end a trip or at least ruin a full day for the whole gang.