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How do I identify my Dana axle?

How do I identify my Dana axle?

Stamped Number on the Axle To figure out exactly what axle you have, you can look for the Dana stamped bill of materials number. This stamped number can usually be found on the righthand side or on the longer axletube on the same side of the tube as the differential cover, facing the rear of the truck.

Where is axle shaft part number?

Axle Model Identification, Part Number and Serial Number are located on a tag at the axle centerline.

What is a Spicer axle?

Spicer® axles are designed to deliver maximum performance for a variety of agriculture, construction, material handling, mining, and forestry machines. Our axles lines deliver the reliability, power, and performance needed in rough terrains.

Are Dana and Spicer the same?

Spicer® is a Dana brand name—it’s the brand name Dana uses for their axle and driveshaft products.

Is Moog better than Spicer?

Frankly, there’s a very simple answer: If you drive a Jeep, I recommend you to go for Spicer joints. This specific U joint is the absolute best replacement part you can get for virtually all Jeep models. For most other vehicles – and especially light trucks or commuter cars, MOOG are an affordable and optimal solution.

How do you tell if you have a Dana 35 or 44?

The easiest way to tell these axles apart is to look at the shape of the differential cover. The Dana 35 cover is pretty much perfectly round. The Dana 44 is sort of a six-sided shape. A Dana 35 (left) compared to a Dana 44 (right).

Why are Dana axles so good?

The Dana 60 has a larger ring gear, larger axle tubes, larger axle shafts, and overall is much stronger. All that extra strength, however, add a lot of weight.

What does the 44 stand for in Dana 44?

The numbers with 2 zeros added indicate the maximum output torque. Ex. 44 is rated for 4,400 ft. lbs.; a 60 is rated for 6,000 ft. lbs.

Where are Dana ball joints made?

MAUMEE, Ohio – Dana Incorporated has introduced new Spicer® Performance ball joint kits for the Jeep® Wrangler JK, Wrangler JL, and Gladiator JT. These first-to-market ball joints are designed with upgraded metal-to-metal construction for added strength and durability.

Are Spicer u-joints made in USA?

The description clearly states it is made in the USA. Upon arrival today I received a CHINA u joint. I called spicer to confirm where the u joint was made and they stated China!

Can a Dana 30 handle a locker?

No problem with up to 33’s with a locker, replacement 4340 alloy axle shafts just become a good upgrade if you get to 35’s. A lunchbox locker like an Aussie lunchbox locker works extremely well in a Dana 30 and is a very common upgrade.

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