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. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990903/DANA ) 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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