I was headed to Colorado for some off-roading. I was starting to get nervous about having the control arms exposed to the rocks. A quick bit of math says that lower control arm skids are a much cheaper item to bash (and easier to replace) than the factory control arms. I picked the powder coated steel version up from the shop on my way out to CO. I installed during a stop on the way up. I was happy to see that they were thoughtfully designed, very well made and seemed like they would take plenty of hits. It was the perfect solution. 3 carriage bolts attach each side to the LCA. One wrench (although it is SAE instead of Metric) got the job done in 5 minutes a side.
Pros - Easy install, good protection, way cheaper to fix or replace than a factory LCA.
Cons - Now I have to carry an extra SAE wrench in my Metric tool-kit ;-) Nothing else I can say in the Cons category.
If you want extra protection for the LCA, bolt heads and ball-joints, jump on this! I opted for black powder coated but you can get them raw and do your own bling.