Mopar has teamed up with Dana to introduce new Jeep® Performan 

Engineering,Jeep,Mopar | November 07 2018

Wrangler Wednesday: Mopar unveils performance axles for the all-new Jeep® Wrangler at SEMA

Mopar and Dana have teamed up to introduce new Jeep® Performance Parts axles for the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

The OEM-quality performance “JPP Ultimate Dana 44™ AdvanTEK®” axles were revealed at the SEMA show in Las Vegas and feature high-strength AdvanTEK® gear technology, increased clearance, expanded range of gear ratios and direct bolt-in axle assembly.

“Performance axles for the all-new Jeep Wrangler are the latest additions to our extensive line of parts and accessories for hardcore off-roaders,” said Steve Beahm, Head of Parts & Service (Mopar) and Passenger Car Brands, FCA – North America. “From lift kits to beadlock wheels to LED lights and now performance axles, the Mopar brand has trail enthusiasts covered with more than 200 Jeep Performance Parts.”

These made in America axles are the latest products to come from the more than 70-year relationship between Mopar and Dana, and were on display in the Nacho Jeep Wrangler concept in the Mopar SEMA Show exhibit.

Jeep® Nacho concept on display at the SEMA show.

The high-strength “JPP Ultimate Dana 44™ AdvanTEK®” axles feature AdvanTEK gear technology that reduces gear set packaging with more strength and durability, allowing for a condensed carrier and improving ground clearance.

Chromoly 4340 axle shafts, thicker quarter-inch steel bracket mounts, thicker 9.5 mm tubes and upgraded 1410 U-Joints also increase trail durability. A nodular iron differential cover adds to the rugged appearance while providing extra ribbing for strength and increasing overall rigidity.

Mopar has teamed up with Dana to introduce new Jeep® Performance Parts (JPP) axles for the all-new Jeep Wrangler. “JPP Ultimate Dana 44™ AdvanTEK®” axles will be on display in the Mopar brand’s exhibit at the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, scheduled for October 30 – November 2 in Las Vegas.


The high-clearance carrier design adds an additional half-inch of ground clearance, and an expanded range of gear ratios (4.56, 4.88, 5.13 and 5.38) helps accommodate for a variety of tire sizes. The direct bolt-in axle assembly allows the use of OEM components and provides virtual “plug and play.” The axle assembly includes electronic differential lockers already installed.

For more information about the axles, visit www.Mopar.com.

To learn more about the all-new 2018 Jeep Wrangler, visit www.Jeep.com.

Edward Cardenas

Hello from the Motor City! I’m Edward Cardenas and I’m multimedia editor for FCA US. As a lifelong Detroiter, I have been surrounded by the automotive industry. I’ve had members of my immediate and extended family work in the industry. I’ve covered it as a journalist and advocated for it
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Hello from the Motor City! I’m Edward Cardenas and I’m multimedia editor for FCA US. As a lifelong Detroiter, I have been surrounded by the automotive industry. I’ve had members of my immediate and extended family work in the industry. I’ve covered it as a journalist and advocated for it as a communications professional. I have also experienced the thrills of the industry while riding in a race car at nearly 200 miles per hour. Having this breadth of experience, I look forward to drawing upon my experiences to bring a wide range of stories, photos and videos about Chrysler, FIAT and Alfa Romeo to FCA Digital Media. When I’m not covering my brands, I’m spending time with my wife and two boys.