RPM skid plates, unlike the stock center skid plate, our new molded center skid plate extends over the predominance of the chassis rails with better than 4mm of bulletproof RPM protection! The molded curves of our skid plate perfectly mate with the chassis support rails and act as a reduced-friction transition surface that prevents objects from hooking the stock rear skid plate. Other great features include: deep recessed screw holes help eliminate damage to the mounting screw heads, a matchedBlack T/E-Maxx Center Skid Plate grooved finish from the front of the truck to the rear and provide outstanding wear and impact resistance. The center skid plate provides a more solid tie between the two chassis side rails for added support and rigidity. Additionally, since our center skid plate runs the rearward length of the chassis side rails, less dirt and debris will be forced into the rear skid plate area of the chassis, improving driveline durability and drive shaft bearing longevity.