It’s nice and robust, but not currently legal because it attaches to frame rails instead of attaching to the lower radiator support. If you guys like the idea, I’ll write a rule change request. That doesn’t guarantee the rule change will get passed, mind you, but if there is a consensus in support of it, the likelihood of it getting passed is probably good.
I heard one report of it weighing 20lbs.
An argument could be made that since it fastens to the frame rails, it adds rigidity to the front clip. Altho that’s possible, the mount points are so close to the radiator support that it would be hard pressed to add more stiffness unless the radiator support is weak. When a person designs a brace for a structure, they put it where there is no brace…they don’t put it right next to another brace. Note that the front of the frame rails are also a long ways from suspension mount points.
Personally, I don’t have strong feelings about this, but folks were talking about it at Road Atlanta last weekend so I figured I’d bring it up. There are some high end oil pan solutions out there, the Paul Poore pan being one of them. If I had a pricey pan I’d want some serious protection for it. In my opinion the 20lbs outweighs the significance of any possible bracing. Pun intended of course.