If you drive off road in the rocks, you need this part. Our skid fully protects the fuel tank from damage from rocks and other trail debris. Formed from a single piece of 3/16" steel plate, it absorbs impacts while retaining it's shape. Drain holes along the side keep it from holding mud and water and make it easy to keep clean. The skidplate is finished in zinc gold plating and is entirely bolt-on using factory hardware.