I only had this skid on my Jeep for about a month, because i went with LA's (which won't work with this skid).
The bracket did just barely touch the head pipe on the exhaust and make quite a bit of noise/vibration. According to others here on Jeepforum, I wasn't the only one.
Also, the holes for the brace do not come drilled. First, you undo your lower control arms at the frame end so you can put the bracket on, then tighten it down. Next, you have to jack the skid up with a floor jack or use a buddy so you can put the bolts in for the TC skid. Then jack it up so it touches the mounting bracket, being sure to line-up the skid on the bracket. The instructions then reccommend you spray some paint from the top side of the skid, to mark the holes you need to drill. Even with the MML, a can of spray paint barely
fits in there. (the holes in the bracket are already there, but there are none on the skid) Then, undo the bolts at the TC skid, jack it back down, drill your two holes, and jack it back up into place so you can finally put it on.
Rusty's advertises this to be a bolt-on, no drill install.
Why in the world they couldn't measure and drill the two there at the factory, I don't know. I know all Jeeps are different, but that is rediculous! Rusty's should have just made the holes elongated, or allow the customer to modify them.
It also took about 6 weeks to get the skid.
On a good note, the bracket seems more than adequate to support the weight of the Jeep.