Dana Axle Guide

Dana Axle ID, Application Guide

The Spicer Manufacturing Company was founded by Clarence Spicer in 1904, whom had invented the first practical universal joint for automobile applications. In 1914, Charles Dana acquired a majority stake in the company, and in 1946 the company was renamed the Dana Corporation in honor of the his contributions to the company. The company is now the Dana Holding Corporation, whom operates the Spicer brand as its driveline component business. The Dana Corp's primary business is the development of axles and driveline components for a variety of on and off-highway applications ranging from light to heavy duty. With over 100 years in the axle business and serving every major automaker in the industry at one time or another, Dana is arguably the most influential and most significant supplier of automotive axles in history. The chart below may be used as a guide to identifying various Dana front and rear axles that have been used in Jeep, GM, Dodge, and Ford applications through the years.

Dana Axle Identification

Model

Diff ID

Type

Ring Gear Dia

Common applications

Notes

Dana 23

N/A

Rear axle, semi and full floating variations produced

7.12"

41 - 46 Jeep CJ-2A

Only factory equipped full floating axle for Jeep vehicles.

Dana 25

N/A

Front axle, semi floating

7.75"

41 - 65, various Jeep vehicles

 

Dana 27

N/A

Front axle, semi floating

7.12"

66 - 73, various Jeep vehicles

 

Dana 30

Dana 30 diff pan pattern

Semi floating, front and rear

7.12"

72 - 97, various Jeep vehicles

Up to 2,770 lbs GAWR.

Dana 35

Dana 35 diff pan pattern

Semi floating, front and rear

7.50"

Front:
97 - 00 Dodge Dakota/Durango
90 - 97 Ford Ranger/Explorer (TTB)
98 - 12 Ford Ranger (IFS)

Rear:
Variety of Jeep applications from 84 - 07

Up to 2,900 lbs GAWR.

Dana 44

Dana 44 diff pan pattern

Semi floating, front and rear

8.5" or 8.9"

Front:
72 - 76 Chevrolet/GMC, 72 - 93 Dodge, 59 - 96 Ford pickups (various)
75 - 80 Scout II
Various 67 - 14 Jeep vehicles (various)

Rear:
86 - 14 Jeep vehicles (various)
71 - 80 Scout II
04 - present Nissan Titan

Up to 3,500 lbs GAWR.

Dana 50

Dana 50 diff pan pattern

Semi floating front axle

9.0"

80 - 02 Ford F250
98 - 02 Ford F350
00 - 05 Ford Excursio
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1980 - 1999 applications were twin traction beam (TTB), late 1999 - 2005 applications were solid axle. TTB axles had a 4,600 lbs GAWR, solid axle configurations had a 5,000 lbs GAWR.

Dana 60

Dana 60 diff bolt pattern

Full floating, front and rear

9.75"

Front:
75 - 02 Dodge, 74 - 11 Ford, 77 - 91 Chevrolet/GMC pickups (various 3/4 & 1 ton)
67 - 69 Jeep trucks (various
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Rear:
63 - 02 Dodge, 55 - 85 Ford, 64 - 87 Chevrolet/GMC pickups (various 3/4 & 1 ton)
68 - 88 Jeep trucks (various)

6,500 lbs GAWR.

Dana 70

Dana 70 diff bolt pattern

Full floating, primarily rear axle (front axle applications are rare)

10.50"

Various Ford, GM, and Dodge 1 ton applications

Up to 7,500 lbs GAWR. A heavy duty version, the 70HD, had a GAWR of up to 10,000 lbs.

Dana 80

Dana 80 diff bolt pattern

Full floating rear axle

11.25"

91 - 02 Chevrolet/GMC 3500
88 - 01 Ford F350, dually
88 - 04 Ford F450
11 - 12 Ford F450
94 - 02 Dodge Ram 2500/3500

Up to 11,000 lbs GAWR - may vary by application, often derated for safety purposes.

Dana S 110

Dana S110 carrier

Full floating rear axle

12.25"

08 - 14 Dodge 4500/5500
05 - 13 Ford F450/F550
05 - 08 Chevrolet/GMC 4500/5500

Up to 14,700 lbs GAWR - may vary by application, often derated for safety purposes. Primarily used in commercial trucks (chassis cabs), with the exception of some Ford F-450 pickups. Easily identifiable by its removable third member.

*Common applications listed only - rare, low production, and/or irrelevant applications have been omitted.