How do I identify my Dana 60 axle?

It can be identified by its 10-bolt rear cover, which appears to be lying on its side. Each Dana 60 has a build date and bill of materials numbers stamped into the back of the passenger-side axle tube. These numbers are fairly small but they are always on original axles.

Do axles have VIN numbers?

The most common places to find the VIN number on a trailer is on the tongue, near the axles, front left of the sidewall, or near the hitch.

How to identify Jeep Dana axles?

Key identifiers – 10 bolt oblong shaped cover,flanged axles (some earlier used a 2 piece)

  • Came in – 67-75 Jeep CJ,some 86 CJ,Wrangler TJ/LJ option rear,Wrangler Rubicon TJ/LJ/TK front and rear,Comanche
  • Ring Gear – 8.5″
  • Good – 19 and 30 spline axles,large ring&pinion,strong axle tubes.
  • Bad – Larger tires 38″ and up not recommended.
  • How to identify a Dana 50 front axle?

    – Leaf Spring Suspension – Left and Right Axle Beams formed from stamped and welded steel – Outer End of 8 Bolt, Internally Splined Wheel Hub is approximately 4-3/16″ in diameter – Axle Shaft Universal Joints have External Snap Rings – Dual Piston Brake Calipers – Rated Front Axle Capacity on Truck Data Plate will be 4500 to 4600 pounds

    What is Dana 50 axle?

    The Dana/Spicer Model 50 was an automotive axle manufactured by the Dana Holding Corporation for 25 years and was used solely in OEM Ford applications. Dana 50’s were made as front axles only. The Dana 50 has a “50” cast in to the housing and is regarded to have more strength than a Dana 44, but not as much as a Dana 60.

    What are DANA front axles?

    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