Dana enhances Spicer Life Series driveshafts

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Updated Aug 26, 2010

Dana Holding Corp. has enhanced its Spicer Life Series (SPL) Model 250 universal joint assembly to improve product performance and durability. Designed to meet the needs of low-emissions high-efficiency Class 8 trucks, the SPL-250 universal joint assembly offers more than a 40-percent improvement in dynamic bearing capacity – in the same compact package – to create a driveline with more power density.

The universal joint assembly utilizes a new bearing package that includes larger needle bearings for increased capacity, a special Viton synthetic seal for improved grease retention and serviceability, and a thermoplastic seal guard to exclude contaminants. In addition, a new premium synthetic lubricant provides further improvement in bearing life through the initial three-year/350,000-mile lubrication interval. The assembly also is offered with the Spicer Quick Disconnect feature, making it easier to service the powertrain.