Dana Corporation to Supply Axles, Driveshafts for New Dodge Ram SRT-10 High-Performance Truck

Dec 4, 2003

    TOLEDO, Ohio, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dana Corporation
(NYSE: DCN) announced today that it will supply axles and driveshafts for the
new 2004 Dodge Ram SRT-10 high-performance pickup truck.  The truck is powered
by a 500-horsepower, V-10 Viper engine.
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    Dana's Model 60 axle relies on a power-hop dampener developed by the
Chrysler Group to enhance vehicle control, while a Dana Trac-Lok(R)
differential splits the intense amount of torque between the rear wheels.  The
Dana Model 60 has long been considered by many to be the industry standard for
high-performance vehicles.
    The sturdy Model 60 semi-float axle has the strength required to handle
the 525-lb-ft of torque produced by the truck's V-10 engine.  The specialized
power-hop dampener is mounted to an aluminum structural coverplate between the
differential and rear axle to help eliminate wheel-hop during rapid
acceleration.
    Dana's one-piece aluminum Spicer(R) driveshaft transfers power to the
Model 60 axle on the 120-inch wheelbase truck.  The driveshaft is mated to a
heavy-duty, six-speed transmission produced by Tremec, which is owned by a
Dana joint venture.
    "Dana has a strong heritage of supplying high-performance products, and we
are proud to continue that rich tradition by providing robust components for
the SRT-10," said Bill Carroll, president of Dana's Automotive Systems Group.
"Dana's extensive knowledge and experience will ensure our axles, driveshafts,
and other components deliver extraordinary performance while enduring the
extreme demands presented by this unique truck."
    Prior to appearing on the SRT-10, previous versions of Dana's Model 60
axles drove Chrysler Group's legendary Barracudas, Challengers, Chargers, and
Road Runners in the late 1960s and early '70s.  Even before the muscle car
era, the early Model 60 axles established a solid track record beginning in
the 1950s.
    Dana Corporation is a global leader in the design, engineering, and
manufacture of value-added products and systems for automotive, commercial,
and off-highway vehicle manufacturers and their related aftermarkets.  The
company employs approximately 60,000 people worldwide.  Founded in 1904 and
based in Toledo, Ohio, Dana operates hundreds of technology, manufacturing,
and customer service facilities in 30 countries.  The company reported sales
of $9.5 billion in 2002.  Dana's Internet address is http://www.dana.com .


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