I have been running the @GOAT FABRICATION Rock Sliders (product thread) with top plates for 5 months now, they are solid and have taken some hits offroad during this time. We have had the chance to play in the rocks and climb some ledges with them multiple times and they have earned their keep - even have some badge of honor scrapes on them. The ultimate test though is the wife and daughter - I am happy to say they love them. I hear on a regular basis how much they love the top plates and they feel more secure stepping into the Jeep with them. I think the sliders without the top plates are great as well but knew my family would appreciate the top plates. It has been a win win for me - happy wife & daughter and I got new rock solid sliders to play off-road with. I 100% recommend these rock sliders!