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What axle is in a Dodge Ram 1500?
The Dodge Ram features a wide variety of axles. For the front axle of 4×4 Rams, a Dana 44 was used on all 1500 Rams and the early (light-duty) 2500 Rams. However, most of the 2500 and all 3500 Rams use Dana 60 front axles. The 1500 Rams and some early light duty 2500 Rams used a 9.25 Chrysler (Spicer) axle in the rear.
Does Ram trucks have a solid front axle?
Recent images of a 2020 Ram Power Wagon show that the most off-road worthy version of the Ram heavy duty truck will retain solid axles front and rear. The headlight design appear to be similar to the redesigned 2019 Ram 1500 (DT generation).
What vehicles have a Dana 60 front axle?
The Dana/Spicer Model 60 is an automotive axle manufactured by Dana Holding Corporation and used in OEM pickup and limited passenger car applications by Chevrolet, Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ford and Land Rover.
What is a 3.55 axle ratio?
Automakers build trucks with a range of optional axle ratios. Technically, the number should be expressed as a ratio, such as 3.55:1, meaning the drive shaft turns 3.55 times for each turn of a wheel. But that gear ratio would most commonly be referred to as “3.55” or simply “three fifty-five.”
How do I know the axle ratio of my Ram 1500?
Start the truck and put it into neutral. Rotate the rear tire 2 times and count the number of times the drive shaft turns. Close to 4 times = 3.92. Close to 3 1/2 = 3.55 Close to 3 = 3.21.
How do I identify a Dana 30 front axle?
Dana 30: This axle size is the most common, and you’ll only find it on the front of Jeep. They have a ring gear diameter of 7 and 1/8 inches. The Dana 30 gear ratios are either 3.21 or 3.73. The width of the axle shafts is 1.13 inches.
Is a Dana 60 a 1 ton axle?
One thing that’s confusing about the Dana 60 axles is that a Dana 60 in front is usually considered a 1 ton axle, and a Dana 60 in the rear is usually considered a 3/4 ton axle. This is most likely because the rear axle in a truck carries more weight than the front (when loaded).
What trucks have solid front axles?
Even though we are now down to just three new vehicle models available with a solid front axle in the U.S.—Jeep Wrangler, Ford Super Duty, and Ram heavy-duty trucks (four if you count the über-expensive Mercedes G-class)—we’re still huge proponents of the driven beam axle construction for off-road use.
Is Ram a solid axle?
There are two styles of 4wd front suspension, IFS and Solid Axle. Ram and Ford on the other hand, have stuck with the tried and true solid axle under the front end of their diesels, and the main reason is strength and simplicity.
How can I tell if I have a Dana 60 axle?
The easiest way to tell them apart is by looking at the size of the center section. Because of the way larger ring gear on the Dana 60 the center section is noticeably larger. The center section on a Dana 60 has a noticeable cutout for the larger gears. The Dana 60 axle will typically have larger brakes as well.
How do you tell if you have a Dana 60 or 70?
Luckily, it’s pretty easy to tell which axle you have. The original factory axles in a Full Float Dana 60 always have 30 splines or less. If you pull an axle shaft out of your Dana and it has 33 or 35 splines, then you probably have a Dana 70.