I'm going to shave my 14 bolt, but what if I bash a rock right where its shaved. I'm thinking of making a skid plate out of 1/8 or 3/16 steel formed to fit tight to the housing and bolted to the pinion flange bolts and cover bolts. Is this just a waste of time? Has anyone cracked or busted their 14 bolt case? Has anyone shaved their D60 front? Steve, if you read this, did the ccnow membership thing, hope the $ helps with the nightly slow downs. Excellent site keep up the good work.