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Unread 10-22-2011, 08:17 PM   #1
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Does the "Dana 40" Really Exist

I'm looking to buy a 1988 Jeep and the owner swears that it has a "Dana 40" front. I asked if he meant a Dana 44 and he said no a Dana 40. I googled the heck out of it and cant find any proof that it exists and what it has inside. Anyone heard of this and if its real is it worth having on a jeep and what is it made of??

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Unread 10-22-2011, 08:23 PM   #2
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Dana 40..... never heard of it. What kind of Jeep? A 1988 YJ would have had the D30 axle up front. I guess the next question is, is seller saying that the front axle was OEM, or that it was a modification? He could be talking about a D60?

Got any pics?
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Unread 10-22-2011, 08:28 PM   #3
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He denied the other dana options and I'm hoping he will send a picture. A guy a work told me that the camaro came with dana 40 but I have not been able to confirm that. If the seller does not get back to me I think I'm just going to write this one off.
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Unread 10-22-2011, 08:32 PM   #4
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***EDIT***

There appears to be such a thing as a Dana 40..... at least in this thread... We really need to see some pics of what this seller has...... Are you looking at a stock or modified Jeep?

Here is the link to the D40 discussion......

http://www.fullsizechevy.com/forum/g...dana-40-a.html

It also appears that some IH Scouts had a D40 as a rear axle?
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Unread 10-22-2011, 08:40 PM   #5
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He denied the other dana options and I'm hoping he will send a picture. A guy a work told me that the camaro came with dana 40 but I have not been able to confirm that. If the seller does not get back to me I think I'm just going to write this one off.
The next question that begs to be answered is the Dana 40 even an axle you want under a Jeep? The IH Scouts were passenger side drop, a YJ needs a driver's side drop, unless the drivetrain has been replaced.
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Unread 10-23-2011, 07:31 PM   #6
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I think I hurt the sellers feelings by questioning the axle. Does not look like he will send pictures. To answer the one question it was a modified jeep. Oh well guess I will never know for sure.
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Unread 10-23-2011, 08:09 PM   #7
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I think I hurt the sellers feelings by questioning the axle. Does not look like he will send pictures. To answer the one question it was a modified jeep. Oh well guess I will never know for sure.
Probably just as well.... if you read one of the threads, it talked about limitations of the D40 and its bulky design.
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