the MAF skids have cutouts on the sides that catch on debris and snag on rocks
OK. Gotta call scare mongering on that
If you know skids, you've already got your own opinion on this. For those still thinking about what to buy or coming up to speed on skids, and could potentially mistake the above quoted post for fact: there was a thread a few months back on AllPro vs. Bud. vs. MAF and it goes "closest to body is best" vs. "flat is best" vs. "something in the middle." I never did see a winner, but I think this may be all just personal preference and mucho hot air.
As for those cutouts that snag on rocks, I include a photo. They may catch, I don't think they have from the photo. But in any case, it has never
been an issue re: sticking or even close to pulling anything off (I can't even bend those suckers when dropping the whole vehicle down onto rocks - and any piece of rock small (thin) enough to poke up through those holes is just gonna get sheered off by the plate). The exhaust cross over looks much more impacted (i.e. scratched), but I was once chewed-out (probably rightly) by another forum member for bringing this up as an issue since if you've taken a bad enough line to get snagged there, you're gonna get snagged on something else (most likely rear diff - see my avatar, on the left
The Bud plates look great and you gotta love that there's the fuel tank skid available too. But this was just too overly-stated as fact to let fly. I will humbly admit horrible error if you show me photos of someone come acropper due to MAF, AP, or Demello skids
Why the holes? : "skid plates have access holes for necessary maintenance, as well as plenty of drain holes so your skid plates do not end up as a mud bath." Given that I mainly drive desert, I probably don't really even need this, but it's another factor to consider...