2wd manual Drive Shaft Swap to a 4x4 Drive shaft Swap
Guys this info below came from the tech section, but it does not say if the drive shaft can be used in a 2-wd, in other words can I swap a 4-wd drive shaft to a 2-wd? Thanks
1998 and newer 4x4 Extended Cab Rangers have a nice one-piece shaft that is a 90% bolt-in swap and will keep you free from vibrations when you're riding high.
First, locate a one-piece shaft. Anything from a 98 or newer extended cab 4x4 Ranger or Mazda B-Series will work. It doesn't matter if it's a manual or automatic transmission, but the junkyard's computers will ask, so just pick either one. Some junkyards will also ask for the distance weld-to-weld: It is 47". Some of these will be aluminum and some steel. It's a matter of preferrence or availability which you get. Just make sure whatever it is it's not dented or bent.