AAPEX LIVE 2023
November 1, 2023
Dana Inc.’s training team conducted a seminar on axle gearing during the recent Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) in Las Vegas. The course was designed to provide attendees with the knowledge they need to perform a gear ratio change on one of Dana Aftermarket’s performance axles, the Ultimate Dana 44 and Ultimate Dana 60.
The informative and well-attended session was held at Joe’s Garage, a hands-on training area situated on the first floor of this year’s AAPEX Show. Joe’s Garage provided show attendees with a close-up look at new products and real-world shop set-ups throughout 10 service bays, giving exhibiting brands a platform to demonstrate their equipment, Dana said.
The Dana team, featuring Matthew Linko, senior manager, global training; Scott Greenwald, national training manager; and Zack Heisey, senior engineering manager, conducted the seminar, which focused on an array of topics including axle and gear anatomy, carrier teardown and reassembly and how to properly create and read a gear pattern.
The class performed the work on modified front and rear Ultimate Dana 60 axles and a UD44 JK front axle. The Dana team provided a comprehensive overview of the tools and techniques needed to perform the gear swap properly. An Ultimate Dana 44 AdvanTEK front-drive unit (FDU) axle was also available for viewing. The Dana trainers provided a course booklet that the attendees could take with them, the company said.
“I want to commend Matt, Scott, and Zack on conducting an informative and engaging seminar at AAPEX. From the attendance and feedback received, the axle gearing course made an impact on the participants,” said Bill Nunnery, senior director, sales and marketing, global aftermarket for Dana. “At Dana, we have the best trainers, training programs and engineers in the aftermarket, and this is another example of how the Dana team can help customers improve their skills, better service their customers and grow their businesses.”