Dana Crate Axles – Brand-New complete Axle Assemblies!

There are currently four (4) different Crate Axles available from Dana. These axles include:

  • Dana 44™ Front Crate Axle – No Brackets, No Brakes

  • Ultimate Dana 44™ Front Axle – Reuses Stock Wheel Ends, Jeep Wrangler JK Specific, 

  • Ultimate Dana 60™ Front Axle – Complete Assembly, Jeep Wrangler JK Specific

  • Ultimate Dana 60™ Rear Axle – Complete Assembly, Jeep Wrangler JK Specific

General Information from Dana®:

There are many imitations, but only one original. Dana is proud to introduce the Genuine Dana Crate Axle™ Program—offering you the peace of mind that comes from getting genuine Dana Crate Axles right from the source through our approved network of Dana Crate Axle Specialists

Take the guesswork out of axle replacement and ensure that you get genuine Spicer quality right out of the box. The Dana Crate Axle Program provides a solid foundation for your next drivetrain build. Everything including the housing, gears, bearings, and axle shafts are brand new and manufactured to exacting standards. All you need to add are brackets and brake components that fit your needs. You’ll find an axle to get you down any road you travel!

Dana is a world leader in driveline products and genuine service parts for passenger car, pickup truck, sport utility, off road and commercial vehicle manufacturers. With over a century of manufacturing experience, Dana is one of the most trusted names in the business—count on Dana Crate Axles to provide performance and reliability in one great package.

Check out the Dana Crate Axle site. Find the parts and specifications you need, and even watch a quick video that will help you understand the inner workings of a Dana axle. Then get in touch with your Dana representative at West Coast Differentials to get started today!

Details Regarding each of the Axle Assemblies Available:

Dana 44™ Front Crate Axle

Dana 44™ Front Crate Axle Assemblies come without brakes or brackets and are available with a standard open differential or electronic locking differential. Available ratios for either option are 3.73, 4.10, 4.56, 4.88, 5.13 and 5.38. Dana 44™ Crate Axles are not in stock, special order only.

Features:

  1. Spicer® chromoly axle shafts for optimal strength and performance
  2. Thicker wall tubing for increased axle strength
  3. Genuine Spicer® gearing
  4. Open and selectable electric locking differential options
  5. Spicer SPL® 1350 u-joints with triple lip seals and full-circle snap rings for ultimate protection and retention

 


Ultimate Dana 44™ Front Axle for Jeep® JK

 

The Ultimate Dana 44™ front axle is Jeep® JK Wrangler specific and requires you to reuse the stock wheel ends. Available with a standard open differential or electronic locking differential. Available ratios for either option are 3.73, 4.10, 4.56, 4.88, 5.13 and 5.38. Dana 44™ Crate Axles are not in stock, special order only.

Features:

  • Thicker tubes
    • 5/16″ thick for improved strength, rigidity and durability
  • Redesigned and thicker brackets
    • 1⁄4″ steel to resist bending and endure the off-road environment
    • Works with most lift kits
  • Spicer® chromoly axle shafts for optimal strength and performance
  • Spicer Life Series® (SPL®) 1350 u-joints with triple lip seals and full-circle clips for ultimate protection and retention
  • Performance differential cover and Spicer® performance gasket
    • Providing enhanced sealing and protection from off-road hazards
  • Selectable electronic locking differential
    • Harness sold separately
  • Genuine Spicer® gearing
    • Precision design and manufacturing processes provide ultimate gear mating for optimal strength, life, and quiet performance
    • Expanded aftermarket gear ratios: 3.73, 4.10, 4.56, 4.88, 5.13, and 5.38
  • Pinion angle optimized for lifting vehicles
  • Increased gross axle weight rating (GAWR) allows for the added weight of suspension upgrades, bumpers, winches and larger tires (up through 37″ tires)
  • Improved caster angle for lifted Jeeps®
    • Reduces “bump steer”
  • Dana recommends using military tested and approved 75W-140 synthetic lube (not included)
    • Provides premium performance and relability in the toughest environments

 


Ultimate Dana 60™ Axle Assemblies

Dana 60 Crate Axle

Ultimate Dana 60™ Axle assemblies are available for front or rear. These assemblies are Jeep® JK Wrangler specific and come complete with big brakes. Both are 35-spline and come with Electronic Lockers, thicker tubes and brackets, Spicer® SPL®-70 U-Joints (front) and are 8-lug bolt pattern. Available ratios are 3.73, 4.10, 4.88, and 5.38. Ultimate Dana 60™ Axles are not in stock, special order only.

Dana 60 crate axle

Ultimate Dana 60™ Front Axle for Jeep® JK

Features:

  • Massive Spicer® SPL®-70 u-joints—exclusive to Dana
    • Providing optimal performance for lifted vehicles with larger tires
    • Improved “rock solid” seals for optimal protection from environmental contamination
    • Manufactured from cold-forged steel
    • Providing for higher torque load
  • Spicer® 35 spline SAE-4340 nickel chromoly steel axle shafts
    • Designed for larger tires and off-road punishment
    • Ensuring maximum strength and durability
  • Warn® 35 spline hub locks
  • Dead spindle design
    • Ensuring additional strength
    • Allowing for wheel bearings to be serviced individually
    • Easier to repair and service than unit bearing design
  • High-strength, heavy gauge brackets
    • Additional durability where it matters the most
    • Skid plate incorporated into lower control arm bracket
  • High-clearance carrier with ribbed housing design
    • Cover face rotated back for greater ground clearance
    • Reinforced ribbing on bottom of carrier to prevent hang-ups on rocks or rough terrain
  • Selectable electronic locking differentials
    • Precision-forged gears offer ideal meshing, strength and durability
  • Heavy-duty 8 x 6.5″ wheel bolt pattern
  • Nodular iron diff cover with protective ribbing
    • Raised fill plug for increased fluid capacity due to increased pinion angles
  • Upper and lower control arms in same location as OE
    • Better fit, less adjustment on control arm
    • Optimal articulation
    • Easy to install
    • Cast-in upper control mount for added strength and durability
  • Genuine Made in the USA Spicer® 10″ (256 mm) ring and pinion gear
    • Available ratios include 4.88 and 5.38
    • Precision heat treated for optimal hardness and durability
    • Face hobbed for precise mating of gear teeth and a quieter ride
    • Shot peened for double the fatigue life
    • Lapped to reduce noise and heat
  • Spicer® 1350 Strap-style/Half-round end yoke
    • Provides added strength
  • Axle tubes: 3.5″ tube diameter/.370″ wall thickness
    • Offers superior strength
    • Helps prevent steering from being knocked out of alignment
  • Upgraded heavy-duty brakes with plug-and-play ABS system
    • Massive vented rotors (360mm O.D.) and dual piston calipers for optimal braking power and optimal cooling
    • Ideal on- and off-road stopping power for vehicles with large tires

Dana 60 Crate Axle Rear

Ultimate Dana 60™ Rear Axle for Jeep® JK

Features:

  • Full-float design
    • Vehicle weight carried by housing instead of shaft
    • Delivers greater load-carrying ability
  • 35 spline SAE-4340 nickel chromoly steel axle shafts
  • Selectable electronic locking differentials
  • Upgraded heavy-duty brakes with plug-and-play ABS system
    • Massive vented rotors (358mm O.D.) and dual piston calipers for optimal braking power and optimal cooling
    • Ideal on- and off-road stopping power for vehicles with large tires
  • Genuine Made in the USA
  • Spicer 9.” (248 mm) ring and pinion gear inside
  • Spicer® 1350 Strap-style/Half-round end yoke
  • Axle tubes: 3.5″ outside diameter/.390″ wall thickness
  • Heavy-duty 8 x 6.5″ wheel bolt pattern
  • Heavy-duty brackets
  • Nodular iron diff cover