I can show some bent underside parts if you would like.
All of my damage came from Moab. I never even bent the skids before then. Actually it all came from cliffhanger, and i dont think my steering was really working for that trail due to what conspired after the run, so i mostly agree with you. All of my damage was also above the second stock skid.
I have a front skid that is in fairly good shape, dont know if a taco skid would help you but if you want it let me know and i will throw it in the truck next time we are headed to the same place and you can have it.
As for the t-case, i would definately reccomend getting an aftermarked skid for that.
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98 mazda protege
99 v6 trd taco-some stuff
07 Ninja 650R