The skid is made of CNC laser-cut 3/16" plate steel, precision brake-formed for a precise fit to the Brawler Lite bumper. The faceted design is engineered to be low profile yet heavy duty. That is, its size and shape is the smallest it can be in order to miss rocks and trail obstacles altogether, allowing the tires to reach the obstacle in order to grip and pull the Jeep up and over. But in the event the skid does make contact with the terrain, the beefy 3/16" plate steel will protect the Rubicon electrical sway bar disconnect, while its slanted design helps slide the Jeep up and over. Poison Spyder's signature oval lightening holes remove excess weight while contributing to the product's great looks.