How do I know if I have a Dana 60?

How do I know if I have a Dana 60?

The easiest way to tell them apart is by looking at the size of the center section. Because of the way larger ring gear on the Dana 60 the center section is noticeably larger. The center section on a Dana 60 has a noticeable cutout for the larger gears. The Dana 60 axle will typically have larger brakes as well.

What vehicle comes with a Dana 60?

The Dana/Spicer Model 60 is an automotive axle manufactured by Dana Holding Corporation and used in OEM pickup and limited passenger car applications by Chevrolet, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ford and Land Rover.

How do I know if I have a Dana differential?

The Bill of Material (BOM) number is used to identify Dana differentials. It is like the VIN number for your axle assembly. The BOM will identify the model number, the gear ratio, the type of differential, and all component parts.

Which Dana Axle do I have?

To figure out exactly what axle you have, you can look for the Dana stamped bill of materials number. This stamped number can usually be found on the righthand side or on the longer axletube on the same side of the tube as the differential cover, facing the rear of the truck.

How do I know if my Dana 60 is a kingpin?

Many Dana axles have the model ID cast into the fins or centersection. Look for a “44” or “60” cast into the reinforcement ribs. The number can usually be found on the lower right side rib below the differential cover, but it may also be found on other ribs or on top of the main cast structure.

What’s stronger Dana 60 kingpin or ball joint?

Registered. Kingpins are stronger then Ball Joints. But what you intend to run and how you intend to run really is what makes the difference.

How can you tell if you have a Dana 50?

Premium Member. The 60 will have the number “248” cast in the web on the center chunk (248mm ring gear). The 50 will have a “229” cast in the web.

What does a Dana 44 look like?

The Dana 44 is built with an 8.5-inch ring and pinion and has a spline count of 19 or 27 with two-piece axle shafts or a spline count of 30 with a one-piece axle shaft. The differential cover on the 44 is shaped almost like a hexagon and has a half-inch male fill plug.

Is Dana 44 better than Dana 35?

It may not sound like a big difference, but it’s actually a pretty big. Although the Dana 44 has a larger differential, and stronger axle shafts, it shares the same weak axle tubes with the Dana 35. You could always truss the axle to make it stronger, but at the end of the day, it’ll still have really weeks tubes.

What vehicles have a Dana 44?

Not all 44s are equal. The Dana 44 has been manufactured for nearly 70 years, and was original equipment under Jeep, Ford, GM, Dodge, International Harvester and Studebaker vehicles, and even the Isuzu Rodeo and Honda Passport. And almost every one of these had some unique, funky specification just for that model.