Dana Builder Axle Program Fits New Dana® 60 Axles to Many Applications

Enthusiasts Can Create "Ultimate Snow Fighter" Axle

Oct 31, 2017

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Incorporated (NYSE: DAN) announced today that it will be offering a Builder Axle program to allow the inclusion of a new Dana® 60 axle, with numerous upgrades, into a wide range of applications.  The customizable Dana 60 front and rear axles allow different width and center drop dimensions for Jeep TJs and XJs, rock crawlers, bouncers, and other off-road vehicles.

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Dana made the announcement at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, held here through Nov. 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Sourcing older used axles have numerous drawbacks, not the least that they are usually rusty, worn, and inferior in several areas, especially the unit-bearing hubs. The new Dana Builder Axle program makes it possible to purchase all new components with a dead-spindle style hub assembly incorporated.

"In the past, enthusiasts had to go to junk yards to source old axles, especially the Ford kingpin Dana 60 'snow-fighter,'" said Randall Speir, senior account manager, motorsports, for Dana. "Now, Dana is making new components available, including many upgrades like the option of disc brakes and ball-joint wheel-end kits.  And, we will be continuing to add additional options in the future – like a kingpin knuckle kit, so off-roaders can build the 'Ultimate Snow Fighter' axle."

The Dana Builder Axle is only available through authorized Dana distributors. The Builder Axle consists of a center housing and tubes, as well as a wheel end option.  Internal components are also available.  

The Builder Axle comes on a pallet and the tubes must be cut to the individual application specifications.  The quandry of "driver-side drop" versus "passenger-side drop" is no longer a limiting factor with the Dana program; simply cut the tubes and position the differential housing to "drop" where desired.  

The ball-joint knuckle kit and future release kingpin knuckle kits offered through the Dana Builder Axle program are provisioned for an SPL70/1550 series wheel-joint and a high steering arm to accommodate lifted vehicle applications, a feature also not found on junkyard axles.

It is also possible to install disc brakes on the Dana Builder Axle. The ball joint knuckle kit is compatible with Dodge brakes. The future release of the kingpin knuckle kit is compatible with Dodge brakes, using hubs with an 8 on 6.5" bolt pattern, or Ford brakes, with an 8 on 170 mm pattern.

Dana will highlight a number of new products at its exhibit at SEMA, Booth No. 36193, located in the South Hall Upper at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

For more information on the Dana Builder Axle Program, go to DanaAftermarket.com.

About Dana in the Aftermarket

Powered by recognized brands such as Dana®, Spicer®, Victor Reinz®, Glaser®, GWB®, Thompson®, Tru-Cool®, SVL®, Magnum®, and Transejes™, Dana delivers a broad range of aftermarket solutions – including genuine, all makes, and value lines – servicing passenger, commercial, and off-highway vehicles across the globe. Leveraged by a global network of 13 distribution centers, Dana's dedicated aftermarket team provides technical service, customer support, high fill rates, and on-time delivery to customers around the globe. For product information visit Spicerparts.com.  For E-catalog and parts location, visit DanaAftermarket.com.  To speak with a Dana customer service representative call 1-800-621-8084.

About Dana Incorporated

Dana is a world leader in highly engineered solutions for improving the efficiency, performance, and sustainability of powered vehicles and machinery.  Dana supports the passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway markets, as well as industrial and stationary equipment applications.  Founded in 1904, Dana employs nearly 29,000 people in 34 countries on six continents who are committed to delivering long-term value to customers.  The company reported sales of more than $5.8 billion in 2016.  Based in Maumee, Ohio, the company's operations were selected as a 2017 Top Workplace in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan by The (Toledo) Blade.  For more information, please visit dana.com.

SOURCE Dana Incorporated

For further information: Jeff Cole, 419-887-3535, jeff.cole@dana.com or Harry Hurst, Harris, Baio & McCullough, 610-725-9600, harry@hbmadv.com


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