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The Dana/Spicer Model 30 is an automotive axle manufactured by Dana Corp., has a history that dates back to the 1930s and can still be seen in Jeep front ends today. The Dana 30 has been manufactured as a beam axle and independent suspension axle setups. There are different variations of the Dana 30.
- Ring Gear measures 7.12 inches (181 mm)
- OEM Inner axle shaft spline count: 27
- GAWR up to 2770 lbs.
Dana 30 solid axle history
The Dana Spicer 23 is the axle the Dana 30 is loosely based on today, with improvements throughout time. Although this axle was only made for the rear of vehicles. Full floating and semi floating variations were produced.
The Dana Spicer 25 was based on the Dana 23 and was made only as a front axle for Four-wheel drive vehicles. This was the company's first front drive axle.
The Dana Spicer 27 unit phased out Dana 23 and Dana 25 units in the 1960s
Independent front suspension (IFS) Dana 30 axle