Dana Incorporated announced today that it will be offering Ultimate Dana 60 Bracketless™ axles, which remove the mounting brackets, allowing for smoother installation into virtually any application. End users will now be able to add the proper mounting brackets they choose. The axles otherwise include all the features of the Ultimate Dana 60, including Spicer® performance ring and pinion gears, heavy-duty upgraded brakes, and massive SPL® 70 u-joints.
Dana made the announcement at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, held through Nov. 8, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in booth 30209, located in the South Hall Upper.
“We find many enthusiasts who want the performance and dependability of Ultimate Dana 60 axles are buying them for other applications, but they have to remove the standard mounting brackets and weld on new brackets designed for their vehicle of choice,” said Bill Nunnery, senior director of sales, marketing, and customer service for the Dana Aftermarket Group. “Customers can now get exactly what they want – all of the features of the Ultimate Dana 60 axles, but none of the brackets.”
The Ultimate Dana 60 Bracketless™ axles come with 35-spline, SAE-4340 nickel chromoly steel axle shafts designed for higher torque, larger tires, and off-road punishment; a greatly enhanced carrier with Spicer® performance ring and pinion gearing; massive SPL® 70 u-joints, exclusive to Dana; full-float design for greater load-carrying capacity; and upgraded, heavy-duty brakes with dual-piston calipers.
Features of The Ultimate Dana 60 Bracketless™ axles include:
selectable locking electronic differentials;
Spicer® 1350 strap-style, half-round end yokes;
nodular-iron differential cover with protective ribbing;
warn 35-spline hub locks;
dead spindle design for increased strength and ease of service;
a high-clearance carrier with ribbed housing design; and
a heavy-duty, 8x6.5-inch wheel-bolt pattern.
The Spicer® performance ring and pinion gears are precision heat-treated for optimal hardness and durability and shot-peened to double the fatigue life. The faces are hobbed to ensure precise mating of the gear teeth and to deliver a quieter ride. The mating faces are also lapped to reduce gear noise and heat. Axles are available in 3.73, 4.10, 4.88, and 5.38 ratios.
For more information about Dana Aftermarket drivetrain upgrades visit SpicerParts.com.
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