Dana Incorporated introduced a new line of Dana axles with AdvanTEK technology that will be featured on every Jeep Wrangler JL straight from the factory.
Dana also has introduced a new line of aftermarket Dana axles and Spicer drivetrain components for the Jeep Wrangler JL. The line of drivetrain upgrades includes Ultimate Dana 60 front and rear axles, Spicer Performance nodular iron differential covers, chromoly axle shafts, bearing kits, and expanded ratio gears.
The AdvanTEK technology incorporated in the Dana axles provides greater power density and fuel efficiency than similar offerings, while reducing driveline weight with lighter, higher-strength materials and advanced Spicer AdvanTEK gearing.
“Every new Jeep Wrangler vehicle will be offered with exclusive Dana AdvanTEK axle technology. No other manufacturer offers the Dana 44 AdvanTEK axles, which deliver unprecedented stock performance, allowing Jeep enthusiasts to handle some of the most extreme off-road conditions,” said Seth Metzger, vice president, light vehicle engineering at Dana. “The Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival event provides us with an opportunity to reach enthusiasts who have embraced the Jeep lifestyle and enjoy sharing in its rich history, while showcasing the latest evolution in the new Wrangler JL.
The Dana 44 AdvanTEK axle assemblies for the Jeep JL Wrangler offer higher torque capacity than the standard Dana Model 44 axle. The Spicer gearing used in Dana 44 axles have a 226mm ring gear size, while Dana 44 AdvanTEK axles have a smaller, more durable 220mm ring gear.