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Axle - Dana 50/53 Specifications
 
 
Dana 44 - Axle 
Ring Gear Size:
9"
Pinion Splines: 26
Gears Ratios Available: 3.54, 3.73, 4.10, 4.30, 4.56
Locker Options: ARB, LockRight
Cases/Carriers:
  • Standard No Split
- Lowest point is 5 1/4" from centerline of the axle
- pinion rides on two bearings
- D44s are available in high-pinion versions

The Dana 50 has larger axle shafts than the 44 but only slightly larger ring gear and suffers from lack of available aftermarket parts (limit of 4.10 gear ratio, no detroit locker)

The Dana 50 used 3.54 and 4.10 gears

 

Dana 53

The Dana 53 semi-floating rear axle was available in different ratios
The Dana 53 was used in Willys Pickups after '56. ('56-'65)
Also was used in the J-3000 series trucks