Dana Adds New Axle Ratios to Optimize Performance and Fuel Efficiency

Jun 22, 2006

Kalamazoo, Mich., June 22, 2006 – To meet customers’ increasing need for better fuel economy, Dana Corporation’s Commercial Vehicle Systems group has released three new ratios for its Spicer® drive axle lineup. Dana’s Torsionally Tuned-40® (DST40) tandem drive axle is now available with new 2.64:1 and 2.93:1 ratios, and the S170 single drive axle now offers a 2.53 axle ratio. These ratios will be particularly effective in improving fuel efficiency for fleets running lower engine RPMs at cruising speed with direct transmissions and low-profile tires.

“These new axle ratios significantly improve drivetrain efficiency, which is key in optimizing fuel consumption,