Sterling 10.5" / 10.25" Shave Kit

DIF-2021 12 In stock
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  • Regular price $609.99


Sterling 10.5" / 10.25" Shave Kit 
With 4140 Hardened Bolt Protector
Welded 3/8" and 1/4" Steel

It's finally here, the ultimate Sterling 10.5" axle upgrade. Kit has been tested, perfected and is now offered with the HARDENED bolt protector block, machined from 4140 Chromoly and then heat treated and zinc plated.

The Sterling Shave kit allows for 5.3" of clearance from the bottom of the axle tube after removing almost 1.5 inches of casting material. This is equal to buying 3" larger diameter tires without the added rotational mass and larger additional expense. 
Large 4140 Billet Bolt Protector plate provides protection against rocks while the laser cut from 3/8" and 1/4" plate steel cover adds the much needed protection against rocks. Steel plate is CNC press formed with 15 different bends to create a geometrically strong cover. The CNC bent cover is then welded inside and out, then CNC machined flat and holes machined for a great fit. 


VERY IMPORTANT - This modification will require professional level welding by a person qualified to weld cast ductile iron / Nodular iron. The sterling casting is NOT STEEL and CANNOT be welded by conventional means. 

  • Pre-Turned Ring & Pinion Sets -  4.88, 5.13, 5.38 - $579.99 

Ring gear machining is required. Ballistic Fabrication will provide machine work to ring gear for $105

Machining and Welding Service runs about 2-3 week lead time. The cost is $780 per differential; includes sand blasting, machining and welding of shave kit. We can remove your stock brackets and disassemble your entire unit for an additional $390. 
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What's Included
  • One (1) Differential Cover 3/8" and 1/4" Steel Plate
  • 4140 Chromoly Heat Treated Bolt Protector
  • All Necessary Installation Hardware
  • Zinc Plated 3/4" Fill Plug
  • Zinc plated Magnetic Drain Plug (neodymium)
  • 1/2" Thick Bottom Plate


Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Michael R. (Lexington Park, US)

I have not received the shave kit yet.if you did send it I haven't received it. I also have not received any tracking. So because of that I will give one star

Ron F. (Folsom, US)
Bad ass

Super bad ass

Jim M. (Markham, CA)
10.5 shave kit

Kit works great, fit ad finish is also great. Not a fan of machining the house though. To much of a mess. LOL

Mark P. (Las Vegas, US)


Max P. (Antelope, US)
Sterling 10.5" shave kit

Guys are you tired of dragging that big anchor behind you? And want to gain 2 inches of clearance without spending big money on I'm bigger tires and regarding your axles. Ballistic fabrication has the right solution for your rear end. Soon as we found out that ballistic has this option we bought 3 kits for all our vehicles. We highly recommend this kit..