To be totally honest i use to love the stubby, until I got into an accident. First thing to take the hit is the front tire which will immediately take out your control arms and brackets as well possibly bending the diff housing. Not mention front fender in and outer as well.
If you are worried about hitting wildlife go with a stout full width. I have the AEV Premium.
08 Black and Khaki JK Sahara Unlimited, Dual Tops, MyGig, Tow pkg, Trax-Lok Rear Diff,
Mods -- 3.5" Rock Krawler front springs, 2.5 TerraFlex BB, PitBull Rockers 37x12.50x17 on ProComp 7069 alloys, AEV Premium Bumper,