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Mopar announces Jeep Performance Parts axles for new Wrangler

Mopar has announced it will release its Jeep Performance Parts Ultimate Dana 44 AdvanTEK axles for the Wrangler in November.

Jeep Wrangler buyers will be able to purchase the new, take a breath, Jeep Performance Parts Ultimate Dana 44 AdvanTEK axles which are intended to improve ground clearance and off-road performance. No pricing has been released.

“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.”
One of the key features is a reduction in the gear set packaging size and strength. Here’s how Mopar described it: “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.
“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 use of OEM components and provides virtual “plug and play.” The axle assembly includes electronic differential lockers already installed.”


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.