For me, I use the heck out of my stinger. In tight rock canyons, I put it up against rock walls at an angle to cheat the corner and slide around it. I haven't flopped yet, but I suppose it would save damage to the radiator, etc... like the other guys on here said. Personally, I have used mine literally hundreds of times, usually to get up somewhere I didn't quite have the clearance to get over or around.
When you are looking down a 15' drop of granite, with a 55* incline behind you, I would rather keep going forward than back up and do a 37 point turn and risk going down in the same spot I just came up.
So, it just depends on what kind of wheeling you're into. Dirt roads and mud puddles, keep the stubby stock style. Start playing in more technical areas, better safe than half-assed.
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Depends on how its installed. I have a buddy who uses his for crawling, the line of the stinger runs straight down to the front tires, so he just drives it into a rock and slides up on it until the front tires make contact. You can attack higher rocks that way.
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