Originally Posted by Bama_WJ
The Sterling 10.25/10.5 is comparable to the 14B without the low hanging diff. And there is no shortage of F-250/350 trucks around...
to me, the 14 bolt is superior because it has:
double shear pinion
stronger 2 piece carrier
easier gear setup
easy to install pinion guard (necessary for a LP housing that has a crush sleeve)
i don't have hard numbers, but i'd be surprised if it has any more clearance than a 14b that was shaved for a Barnes4wd cover.
i will agree that the 10.25 and 14b are comparable in price. but the 10.5 with its dick brakes, usually runs for a little more.