Dana’s Spicer® Nickel Chromoly Axle Shafts are Engineered for Optimum Strength Off-road

HeatTreated for Added Strength

Nov 6, 2014

Las Vegas, Nov. 5, 2014 – Spicer® high-performance chromoly axle shafts were introduced today by Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) at the Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show, held here through Nov. 7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Dana’s new Spicer® chromoly axle shafts are optimized for use with larger tires, and are manufactured using SAE-4340 nickel chromoly steel for maximum strength and durability and are heat treated to ensure optimal hardness throughout.

“We’ve designed these axle shafts to exceed OE standards and meet the extreme demands of off-road use,” said Bill Gryzenia, vice president and general manager, Dana Aftermarket.  “Not all chromoly axle shafts are alike.  Spicer® chromoly axle shafts have been engineered to deliver added strength and durability and are another example of the precision engineering and manufacturing expertise Dana brings to performance applications.”

The Spicer® axle shafts are made entirely from SAE-4340 nickel chromoly steel for ideal hardness throughout the structure.  The nickel provides additional toughness, while the chromium ensures high-temperature strength and resistance to abrasion. Dana also adds molybdenum to maintain a specified hardenability.

Heat treatment processes developed for the Spicer® chromoly  axle shafts are designed to increase core hardness to precise levels, while at the same time optimizing case and surface hardness, to achieve maximum impact strength and durability.

Dana will highlight a number of new products at its SEMA Show booth, No. 36181, located in the South Hall Upper at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

More information on the Spicer nickel chromoly axle shafts is available at www.DanaUnleashed.com, or by calling Dana Customer Service at 1-800-621-8084.

About Dana in the Aftermarket
Powered by recognized brands such as Dana®, Spicer®, Victor Reinz®, Glaser®, GWB®, Thompson®, Tru-Cool®, SVL®, 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 more information, please visit www.dana.com/aftermarket.

About Dana Holding Corporation
Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains.  Serving three primary markets – passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment – Dana provides the world’s original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities.  Founded in 1904 and based in Maumee, Ohio, the company employs 23,000 people in 26 countries on six continents.  In 2013, Dana generated sales of $6.8 billion. Forbes magazine selected Dana as one of America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies in 2014.  For more information, please visit dana.com.


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