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Old 10-19-2010, 09:08 PM   #1
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How do axles get there names?

I'm trying to learn more about axles, gears and housings. Where do they get there names from though? I've read abut people having a Dana 44 with "certain gears and a locker" and it makes me wonder. Is it a dana 44 if you have replaced everything inside it? Is the name just the housing? Can somebody please elaborate for me por favor?

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I'm trying to learn more about axles, gears and housings. Where do they get there names from though? I've read abut people having a Dana 44 with "certain gears and a locker" and it makes me wonder. Is it a dana 44 if you have replaced everything inside it? Is the name just the housing? Can somebody please elaborate for me por favor?
Dana makes the housings, there are lots of companies that make gears and axleshafts for the housings. They're named for the respective companies, there are also other types of axle housings, ford, gm, ect.

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So the name of the axle is specific to the housing only? It does not specify gear ratios or axle spline numbers?
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See, there was this girl named Dana. Her boyfriend named an axle after her. The fatter she got over the years, and the more her boyfriend built bigger axles, he named them after how many pounds overweight she became.

Dana25
Dana27
Dana28
Dana30
Dana35
Dana41
Dana44
Dana50
Dana60
Dana61
Dana70
Dana80
Dana110

So you see, the bigger the name, the bigger the axle. Same with her waist size.
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See, there was this girl named Dana. Her boyfriend named an axle after her. The fatter she got over the years, and the more her boyfriend built bigger axles, he named them after how many pounds overweight she became.

Dana25
Dana27
Dana28
Dana30
Dana35
Dana41
Dana44
Dana50
Dana60
Dana61
Dana70
Dana80
Dana110

So you see, the bigger the name, the bigger the axle. Same with her waist size.
He must have really loved her. I already told my ole lady if she got over weight i was leaving
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My rear axle's name is "Beyotch".....as in, "I drug that beyotch over every rock on the trail!"
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So the name of the axle is specific to the housing only? It does not specify gear ratios or axle spline numbers?
No it does not specify ratios or spline counts, the number after "Dana" does however coincide with the types of, and if I'm not mistaken the circumference of the axle-shafts themselves. Ex. The Dana 44's shaft is going to be larger in diameter than that of the 30. And the Dana 60's shaft, bigger than the 44s. There are various ways of increasing the strength of your axles without upgrading to a bigger one, chromoly shafts, axle trusses, ect. But if your aim is for big tires (bigger than 35's) you should at least have a D44. (stock on the rubicon(front and rear))

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