TOLEDO, OHIO – Dana Corp. has begun supplying steel and bi-metallic Spicer propshafts, as well as full-perimeter frames, for the redesigned 2007 Toyota Tundra pickup truck. Dana is supplying 100 percent of the propshafts for both the two-wheel- and four-wheel-drive versions of the Tundra. While the one-piece design is made of steel, the two-piece propshaft configuration uses a bi-metallic design, resulting in improved noise, vibration, and harshness. This is the first time that Dana has supplied bi-metallic propshafts to Toyota. The bi-metallic propshaft earned Toyota’s Award for Technology and Development, which Dana accepted at the automaker’s recent Global Suppliers Convention in Nagoya, Japan. Toyota reviewed more than 200 supplier applications before it selected winners of the 2007 awards. The propshafts are manufactured at Dana’s facility in Gordonsville, Tenn. The Dana frames come from the company’s Owensboro, Ky., facility.

Originally posted on Fleet Financials