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Your Question What front axle is in a 2005 F250?

Ford uses Dana Super 60 Front Driving Axles in 2005 and newer F250, F350, F450, and F550 Super Duty 4×4 trucks.

How do I identify a Dana Super 60?

There are front and rear versions of the Dana 60. It can be readily identified by its straight axle tubes, 10 bolt asymmetrical cover, and a “60” cast into the housing. Gross axle weight ratings are often lowered by the vehicle manufacturer for safety and tire reasons.

What years did Ford have solid front axle?

Only the F-350 from 85.5 up came with a solid front axle from the factory. All F-150’s, 250’s and 85.5 down 350’s had the TTB independant front suspension (150’s had coil springs while the 250’s and 350’s had leafs). When the new Super Duty’s came out in ’99 both the F-250 and F-350 had solid front axles.

What axle does a F250 have?

For the 2017-2019 F-250, the front axles are still a 35 spline Dana 60 axle. In the back, the 10.5” is still standard but trucks fitted with the Heavy Duty Towing Package are set up with a Dana M275 axle.

How do I identify my Dana front axle?

Stamped Number on the Axle

To figure out exactly what axle you have, you can look for the Dana stamped bill of materials number. This stamped number can usually be found on the righthand side or on the longer axletube on the same side of the tube as the differential cover, facing the rear of the truck.

Is the Dana 50 a good axle?

In fact, the Dana 50 and 60 high-pinion Super Duty axles have more in common than you might realize. As you may infer from its name, the Dana 50s overall size and strength rest between that of a Dana 44 and Dana 60. For those looking to run up to a 37-inch tire, the Dana 50 is well-suited.

What vehicles have Dana 60 axles?

The Dana 60, a heavier-duty axle than the Dana 44, was first used in the 1950s. It was the axle of choice under countless Dodge, Ford, GM, Studebaker, IH and Jeep 3/4-ton and 1-ton fullsize trucks, as well as Ramchargers and Trail Dusters with the 440ci V-8, and some heavy-duty 1/2-ton Ford and IH trucks.

What’s the difference between a Dana 44 and a Dana 60?

The Dana 44 axles use u-joints that measure 2.18 inches from snap ring to snap ring. The Dana 60 axle uses u-joints that measure three inches from snap ring to snap ring. The Dana 60 has a larger ring gear, larger axle tubes, larger axle shafts, and overall is much stronger.

What years did Ford use Dana 60 front axle?

Ford uses Dana Super 60 Front Driving Axles in 2005 and newer F250, F350, F450, and F550 Super Duty 4×4 trucks.

Does Ford still use a solid front axle?

Yet slowly, the solid front axle has died out. Aside from the Wrangler, no new passenger vehicle is sold in the U.S. today with a solid front axle. And now we know the new Ford Bronco won’t change that. The Bronco instead opts for an independent front suspension, like pretty much every other truck or SUV out there.

When did Ford stop Twin I Beam?

Twin I-Beams and Twin Traction Beams were utilized on various F-Series trucks until 2002.

What year did Ford stop using straight axles?

Solid front axles, non drive wheels was 1964 the last year. Then in 1988 the Ford F-Super Duty (F450) came out with a solid front axle with 10 lugs per wheel, Dana 80 rear axle with disk brakes.

What axles are in a 2005 Ford F250?

Ford uses Dana Super 60 Front Driving Axles in 2005 and newer F250, F350, F450, and F550 Super Duty 4×4 trucks. Each axle is built with a Bill of Material (BOM) Tag affixed to the differential cover by two cover bolts.

What front axle is in a 97 F250?

Eighth and ninth generation (1986-1997) Ford Super Duty trucks use the Ford Sterling 10.25 axle. This was the only axle offered with these trucks.

What front axle is in a 1996 F250 4×4?

Ford was the only vehicle manufacturer to use Dana Twin Traction Beam® Independent Front Suspension Axles which can be found on 1980-1997 model year Ford 4x4s.

How do you tell if you have a Dana 30 or 44?

The quickest way to tell is to look at the top of the steering knuckles where the Front End Housing is connected to the Knuckle. On a Dana 44 Model, you will see a large castle nut threaded onto a ball joint. For Dana 30 Models, you will see a king pin cap with four bolts threaded down into the top of the knuckle.

What’s the difference between a Dana 30 and Dana 44?

The only difference between the JK Dana 30 and Dana 44 is ring gear size, electronic locker, and bigger shafts. (even if she insists shaft size doesn’t matter…) You’re better off just starting with an aftermarket Dana 44 that is a “true 44”.

Do I have a Dana 35 or 44?

There are a few things that can help you tell if the axle is a Dana 35 or a Dana 44. The easiest way to tell these axles apart is to look at the shape of the differential cover. The Dana 35 cover is pretty much perfectly round. The Dana 44 is sort of a six-sided shape.

Which is stronger Dana 44 or Dana 50?

Dana 50’s were made as front axles only. The Dana 50 has a “50” cast into the housing and is regarded to have more strength than a Dana 44, but not as much as a Dana 60. It was only produced in a reverse cut gear set aka a high pinion.

What year is a Dana 60 kingpin?

The Kingpin Model 60 stayed in the Ford lineup as the only available front drive axle for the F-350 until the end of the 1991 model year. Ford switched to a ball joint Model 60 for the 1992 model year.

How do I know if I have a Dana 50?

The three digit identifier number is usually cast into the upper part of the center section on the passenger side. The number is also on the lower right of the assembly tag (if it is still there). The tag is on the passenger side axle tube.

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.

Is a Dana 60 a 1 ton axle?

The Dana 60 and Dana 70 are two heavy-duty variants in the Dana axle line, and are typically found in 3/4 ton and 1 ton pickup trucks.

How much horsepower can a Dana 60 handle?

Additionally, the Dana 60 (S60) from Strange comes equipped with their beefy 35-spline alloy axles and carrier that can handle over 1,000 horsepower. A vintage Dana 60 like ours with its stock 23-spline axles and clutch-type Sure-Grip is limited to roughly 700 horsepower of sticky tire, strip action.

How big of a tire can a Dana 44 handle?

However, as a very general rule, a 36-inch tire is about the limit for a Dana 44.

Is the Dana 44 strong?

Dana 44’s are fairly strong, guys seem to like em for 4×4’s. They hold up to a fair bit of bashing and big tires. I think they’re comparable to a 9″ in strength. By the way, a ’90’s explorer had an 8.8″ not a dana.

Why are axles called Dana?

The first Dana axle was the 23 rear axle for CJ-2A Jeeps, produced from 1941. It was so named because it had a gross axle weight rating (GAWR) of 2,300 pounds.

What front axle is in a 2004 f250?

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How long is a Dana 60 front axle?

Dana 60 Specs

Years Produced: 1955 – current
Overall Width: 69.339″ flange to flange
Ring Gear: 9.75″
Axle Spline Count: 16, 23, 30, 32, 35 spline (35 most common)
Axle Diameter: • 1.41″, 32 spline front axle • 1.50″, 35 spline front axle • 1.46″, 32 spline rear axle • 1.50″, 35 spline rear axle

How wide are super duty axles?

The 84.74-inch-wide axle (an F-350 front axle is 69.8 inches wide) was designed for the ’05-and newer F-450 and F-550 Super Dutys, where it’s rated to support 7,000 pounds of gross axle weight (GAWR) and cope with more than 600 lb-ft of engine torque.