Yeah, I agree with Chowster, these do not decrease clearance much, if any. I've driven around DT everywhere, every weekend, lowered with a molded lip... no damage in 2 years. You do have to adjust your driving style(angles, slow approach, etc), once you get a feel for it..easy. If you're one of those guys that have no hopes to even save your OEM bumper, then there's likely lesser hope of salvaging these in 1 piece. At the end of the day, you know you your own driving style/roads the best to make the call. If you think you need to go through a couple splitters a year, certainly in your favour to buy the reps.