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Without question, two of the biggest drawbacks of the 14-bolt are the size of the differential housing and its massive low-hanging pinion. No matter what year, every 14-bolt housing simply hangs down extremely low, which absorbs valuable ground clearance. To combat this problem companies like Ballistic Fabrication have developed shave kits, which flatten the bottom of the housing and net nearly 2 inches of clearance.