One of the first accessories I thought I would need was a skid plate, side skid plate, a-arm guards, and trailing arm guards. These are OEM Honda, and I didn't have the time to investigate what the aftermarket offered, so I figured I would just go with Honda. But, after putting on ~500 miles now, I am not sure that I need anything!
First off, the stock skid plate isn't as wimpy as I expected, and running 30" Terra Master tires gives me a bit more ground clearance. Being winter, I haven't done a lot of hard-core rock crawling yet, but what I have done makes me wonder if I don't have enough ground clearance to get by. In the end, I will no doubt get the extra protection, but I'm not making it a priority right now.
What has everyone's experience been?