Dana unveiled a new axle for the Jeep Wrangler that expands the company’s extensive portfolio of aftermarket products with the introduction of The Ultimate Dana 44. Described as an improved-strength front axle for the Jeep Wrangler, Dana released the news at the 2015 Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

The new axle, which is a bolt-in replacement upgrade for front axles on all Jeep Wranglers from 2007 to the present, reflects the needs of serious off-roaders and incorporates the features and durability that they desire.

“Jeep Wrangler off-road enthusiasts frequently modify their vehicles to improve performance,” said Doug Wolma, vice president and general manager, Dana Aftermarket Group. “In order to satisfy this demand, we have incorporated numerous features into The Ultimate Dana 44™ axles that are designed to deliver extreme off-road performance.”

Among these improvements are:
Increased axle tube thickness to 5/16-inch for improved strength, rigidity, and durability;
Redesigned, thicker brackets with 1/4-inch steel that resists bending;
Spicer®  nickel chromoly axle shafts designed for optimal strength and performance;
Spicer® Life Series®  (also known as SPL®) 1350 u-joints with triple lip seals and full-circle clips for ultimate protection and retention; and
High-strength nodular iron performance differential cover with a Spicer® performance gasket.

Other features of The Ultimate Dana 44™ front axles include:
Selectable locking electronic differentials;
Genuine Spicer®  gearing with expanded aftermarket gear ratios: 3.73, 4.10, 4.56, 4.88, 5.13, and 5.38;
Pinion angle optimized for lifted vehicles;
An increased gross axle weight rating (GAWR);
Improved caster angle for lifted Jeeps; and
Upper and lower control arms in the same location as original equipment.
Dana will highlight a number of new products at its SEMA Show booth, No. 36179, located in the South Hall Upper Level at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

More information about The Ultimate Dana 44™ front axles is available at www.SpicerParts.com, or by calling Dana Customer Service at 1-800-621-8084.

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coachgeo November 5th, 2015 at 11:04 pm

If it does not have Portal axle design then it is NOT ultimate in any way.

Make it Unimog-44 like then your talking ultimate.

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