2011 Super Black Xterra Pro-4X 6MT
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Bowling Green, KY
I had one on a previous vehicle, and was in an accident with it (dimly lit morning, black cows in road...) while I totally agree it's a damage multiplier, I can see where they can possibly reduce damage to the radiator area enough a hit that might have trashed the mechanical bits might be mitigated enough you can still drive it home. I felt it did that in my case, but if it was worth it or not, doubtful.
I don't think I'd ever put one on a vehicle again. They are pretty flimsy.