How do I identify my Dana 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.
What jeeps have Dana 44 axles?
In 2003, the highly anticipated Jeep Wrangler Rubicon rolled onto the scene with Dana 44 axles equipped with selectable air lockers. Though the TJ Dana 44s had advantages over the anemic Dana 30 and 35, it wasn’t until the 2007 release of the Jeep Wrangler JK that the Dana 44 as we knew it was all but reinvented.
How do I identify a Dana 35 rear axle?
There are a few things that can help you tell if the axle is a Dana 35 or a Dana 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.
How do I know what Dana 30 axle I have?
Dana 30 Axle Identification A Dana 30 cover will look like a rounded square. It should have 10 bolt holes and is 9 inches wide.
Is Dana 44 strong?
It used to be that the Dana 44 was considered to be a fairly stout axle. But as trails got tougher and tires got larger, the 44 got dumped in favor of even stronger hardware. But the Dana 44 is a pretty stout piece, and many companies offer parts to make your 44 even stronger than it now is.
Is Dana 44 better than Dana 35?
The Dana 44 and Dana 35 have been used in many vehicles, but there are clear distinctions between them. The Dana 35 is better used as an all-purpose axle, while the Dana 44 and its 8.5-inch ring gear are great for off-roading.
What is the difference between a Dana 30 and Dana 35?
The Dana 30 will only be found as a Jeep front axle while the Dana 35 will only be found as a rear axle on Wranglers. Dana 35 axles have earned a very poor reputation in the off-roading world, however, it is a great axle for stock Wranglers.
How do you identify Dana axle models?
Compare the gasket shape to Nationwide Parts’ Axle Identification Chart to determine the Dana model number. Dana models 25, 27, 30, 60, 70 and 80 have identical gasket shapes and bolt counts and therefore must be identified by locating the identification tag. Locate the identification tags on the rear-end housing unit.
What does the BoM number on a Dana axle mean?
All Dana axles have a Bill of Materials (BOM) number stamped into the long axle tube that can be used to look up many of the axle’s important details including the gear ratio, ring gear rotation, differntial type and spline count, as well as a complete list of replacement parts.
Where do I find the identification tag on a Dana rear end?
Locate the identification tags on the rear-end housing unit. According to the Dana/Spicer Corporations’ “Roadranger” Illustrated Parts List, there are two identification tags, one located on the driver’s side differential carrier and one on the passenger side of the axle housing.
How do I identify a Dana/Spicer?
Compare the bolt number to the Dana section of Nationwide Parts’ Differential Identification Charts (see References). Look at the shape of the inspection cover. Each Dana/Spicer unit has a unique inspection cover and gasket shape. Compare the gasket shape to Nationwide Parts’ Axle Identification Chart to determine the Dana model number.