I'll have to respectfully disagree. I've had mine on for almost a year now and I've plowed over a street sign (no, not my fault.) and took out a tree branch laying in the middle of a highway on-ramp. Both of which the bull bar took the brunt of it all. There's a small dent in the left side of it from the sign and a few scratches in the paint from the tree branches. Without it I'd be out of a bumper and the new one would be scratched to all hell. I was planning on taking it off actually before the tree branch thing happened, but after that, no flippin' way.But you need to know it's pretty much just for looks (and maybe you'd like to mount some lights on the bar). It will do nothing to protect the truck in case of a front end collision.