Dana Spicer Crate Axle Ultimate

Dana Crate Axle Program

Brand-New complete Axle Assemblies!

Dana Crate Ultimate Dana 44 Dana 60

Take the guesswork out of axle replacement and ensure that you get 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. You’ll find an axle to get you down any road you travel!

Four different Crate Axles available from Dana. These include:
  • Ultimate Dana 44™ Front Axle – Reuses Stock Wheel Ends, Jeep Wrangler JK Specific, 
  • Ultimate Dana 60™ Front Axle – Complete Assembly, Jeep Wrangler JK/JL Specific
  • Ultimate Dana 60™ Rear Axle – Complete Assembly, Jeep Wrangler JK/JL Specific
  • Dana 44™ Front Crate Axle – No Brackets, No Brakes

Dana Crate Axle Ultimate Dana 44™ Front Axle

Dana 44 Crate Axle

The Ultimate Dana 44™ axle is a direct bolt-in solution that delivers optimal strength, durability, and performance. Featuring a number of upgrades for added on-trail durability, plus added strength wherever you take your vehicle, the Ultimate Dana 44™ axle is built to meet the demands of serious off-road enthusiasts.

The Ultimate Dana 44™ front axle is Jeep® JK Wrangler specific (2007-2018) and reuses the stock wheel ends.

Ultimate Dana 44™ Front Axles: Built Tough for Off-Road.

From the Spicer® nickel chromoly steel axle shafts to the Spicer® performance differential cover to the SPL® 1350 axle shaft universal joints, the Ultimate Dana 44™ front axle is built to deliver for people who rely on their Jeep® Wrangler® JK. In addition, the axle is equipped with the following features and benefits.

  • 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
  • Available with either an electronic locking diff or ARB® Air Locker®
    • 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 lifted vehicles
  • Increased gross axle weight rating (GAWR) allows for the added weight of suspension upgrades, bumpers, winches and larger tires (up to 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 reliability in the toughest environments

Dana Crate Axle Ultimate Dana 60™ Assemblies

Jeep® Wrangler® JK and JL owners are some of the most hardcore off-roaders out there, and Dana axles have been right there with them. So when these Jeep owners modify their axles for even better performance over rocks, across sand and through mud, Dana took notice. The Ultimate Dana 60™ incorporates many of these innovations, so you can get premium performance right from the start.


Dana Crate Axle Ultimate Dana 60™ Front

Dana 60 crate axle

The Ultimate Dana 60™ front axle features massive Spicer® SPL® 70 universal joints, delivering optimal performance for lifted vehicles with larger tires. You not only get a higher torque load, but with new “rock solid” seals you get peak protection from environmental contaminants. In addition, Spicer® 35 spline SAE-4340 nickel chromoly steel axle shafts help meet the rigors of off-road, providing maximum strength and durability for vehicles with larger tires. And that’s just the beginning.

The Dana Crate Axle Ultimate Dana 60™ front axles feature improvements throughout that are designed to give you an advantage across even the most brutal terrain.

  • Massive Spicer® SPL®-70 u-joints—exclusive to Dana
  • Spicer® 35 spline SAE-4340 nickel chromoly steel axle shafts
  • Warn® 35 spline hub locks
  • Dead spindle design
  • High-strength, heavy gauge brackets
  • High-clearance carrier with ribbed housing design
  • Available with either an Eaton® ELocker® or ARB® AirLocker®
  • Heavy-duty 8 x 6.5″ wheel bolt pattern
  • Nodular iron diff cover with protective ribbing
  • Upper and lower control arms in same location as OE
  • Genuine Made in the USA Spicer® 10″ (256 mm) ring and pinion gear
  • Spicer® 1350 Strap-style/Half-round end yoke
  • Axle tubes: 3.5″ tube diameter/.370″ wall thickness
  • Upgraded heavy-duty brakes with plug-and-play ABS system

Dana Crate Axle – Ultimate Dana 60™ Rear Axle

Dana 60 Crate Axle RearFeatures:

  • 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

Dana 44™ Front Crate Axle

D44 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

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.

Get in touch with your Dana representative at West Coast Differentials to get started today!