I guess it all depends on what your style and terrain is that you’ll be riding on. When I lived back east, all my ATV’s had full skid plates, as we did a lot of “boonie bashing”. Here in AZ, I don’t do rock crawling, mainly trail and forest service roads, so I don’t need it. (Watch, next time I go out I’ll hit something because I just jinxed myself.)I’ve decided to buy new as of last night. Selling my T2 the. Get the KRX and one thing I’ve learned from this is to get a quality skid first so mine won’t look this this.