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.