Dana 35

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The Dana/Spicer Model 35 is an automotive axle manufactured by Dana Holding Corporation since 1985 when American Motors (AMC) sold its axle tooling equipment to Dana.[1] The axle was originally named an AMC-15 when it was first made in 1962.[1] Dana upgraded the axle, and made IFS and Twin Traction Beam front axle variations, as well.

Dana 35 from a Jeep

General specifications[edit]

The Dana 35 (as well as the AMC-15) is found in a wide variety of vehicles. The most common Dana 35 applications are as a rear axle in the Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Wrangler, and Jeep Comanche and as a front axle in the Ford Explorer and Ford Ranger. It is "reliable in day-to-day street use, but notoriously the opposite when worked hard."[2]

As the AMC-15 it was used in many AMC car applications, most commonly with four and six cylinder engines.

  • Ring Gear measures 7.5 inches (191 mm)
  • OEM Inner axle shaft spline count: 27
  • Pinion shaft splines: 26
  • Rear axle ratios range from 2.21:1 to 4.88:1[3]
    • TTB axle ratios range from 3.07:1 to 4.88:1
    • IFS axle ratios range from 3.08:1 to 5:13:1
  • Carrier break: 2.21 - 3.31:1 and 3.55 - 4.88:1
  • Axle Shaft diameter
    • Rear 1.09 inches (28 mm) (30 Spline)
  • Ring and Pinion gear sets for Jeep Dana 35 rear applications can be used in Ford Ranger IFS (Dana 35) front axles. http://www.4wheelparts.com lists the Spicer gear sets for both versions of this axle as the same part number.[citation needed]

Independent front suspension (IFS) Dana 35 axle[edit]

Throughout the 1990s Ford used the Dana 35 as a front axle in both TTB and full IFS variations. These units also follow Ford's tradition of using high pinion, reverse cut units. Dodge used this front axle only for a few years in Dakotas and Durangos.

  • GAWR up to 2900 lbs depending on variation and set up.

Rear Dana 35 solid axle[edit]

The Dana 35 is used extensively in the Jeep models. This axle had a GAWR up to 2700 lbs.

Available Gear Ratios[edit]

There were many ratios offered over the lifetime of the Dana 35/AMC 15.[4]

Ratio:1 Pinion:Ring Teeth
2.21 19:42
2.37 19:45
2.35 17:40
2.53 17:43
2.73 15:41
3.08 13:40
3.31 13:43
3.54 13:46
3.58 12:43

AMC 15[edit]

The AMC 15 saw use in many AMC model vehicles.

Common Applications[edit]

Front Axle[5]

Dodge

  • 1997-2000 Dakota
  • 1997-2000 Durango

Ford

  • 1989.5-1990 Bronco II TTB
  • 1990-1997 Explorer TTB
  • 1998-2005 Explorer IFS
  • 1990-1997 Ranger TTB
  • 1998-2012 Ranger IFS

Rear Axle[5]

Jeep

  • 1984-1997 Jeep Wagoneer
  • 1984-2001 Jeep Cherokee
  • 1993-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • 1986-1992 Jeep Comanche
  • 1987-1995 Jeep YJ Wrangler Note: there was no 96 model.
  • 1997-2006 Jeep TJ Wrangler *option Dana 44 rear and Rubicon's had Dana 44's
  • 2007 only some early Jeep JK 2 door Wranglers had Dana 35 non c-clip axles.
  • 2001-2007 Jeep Liberty

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Allen, Jim (2007). Jeep 4x4 Performance Handbook. MotorBooks/MBI Publishing. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-7603-2687-9. 
  2. ^ Allen, Jim (2004). Jeep (Collector's Library). MotorBooks/MBI Publishing. p. 179. ISBN 978-0-7603-1979-6. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Group 9 Axles -- Propeller Shafts". AMC Eagle Nest. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 
  4. ^ AMC 1980 Technical Service Manual. American Motors Corporation. 1980. 
  5. ^ a b Incomplete list. Common applications only.