While this diamond plate application isn't technically as strong as the factory skid plate -- it will do the job except in a worse case scenario -- such as hitting a big chunk of concrete at freeway speeds.
Been driving for close over 25 years -- and the worst impact I've ever had in that area was hitting a leather pouch full of tools that fell off some dirtbag's Harley. Although my car didn't get hurt -- everybody in back of me had wrenches and sockets bouncing off their cars.
Rest assured, redneck squirrels will certainly appreciate the fine detail on the diamond plate the instant before their brains get blown out.*
* That's a joke. I'm a big-time animal person.