Dana Incorporated has introduced a new line of Spicer universal joints intended for severe off-road applications.
Dana says the Spicer Extreme u-joints feature needleless bearing caps and a journal cross made of 4340 chromoly steel with an enlarged trunnion diameter for added strength. The u-joints include full circle snap rings, which the company says nearly eliminate the possibility of the rings being ejected under load. The needleless bearing caps also are sealed with an internal O-ring and come with a high-grade anti-seize lubricant. The caps also have provisions for grease fittings.
“Spicer Extreme u-joints are the ultimate solution for extreme off-road enthusiasts who push their vehicles to the edge and beyond,” says Dan Griffin, senior director of global aftermarket sales, marketing, and customer service for Dana Aftermarket. “The u-joints do not have needle bearings, reducing the potential for wear and include snap rings that are designed to nearly eliminate the possibility of ejection. These u-joints are capable of handling the toughest environments.”
Dana says the 5-760X sized u-joints are designed for use with Dana 30 and Dana 44 axles, while the 1480/SPL55 sized u-joints are intended to be used with Dana 60 axles. The increased load capacity of the Spicer Extreme u-joints makes it ideal for pairing with chromoly axle shafts with full circle snap rings. Spicer Extreme u-joints are intended for off-road use only, the company says.