IFS Ranger half shaft/CV joint question
I am looking for information on the IFS Ranger half shafts. Here are my questions:
What type of CV joint do the Ranger trucks run?
Can you lengthen the stock half shafts by replacing the center shaft (between the two CV joints?
If so, what diameter shaft and spline count will work?
Are the Ranger/Explorer/Explorer Sports Trac half shafts all the same?
Are the shafts interchangeable (left/right) or are they different lengths?
Any info and or pictures that you could provide would be very helpful. I am contemplating having custom upper and lower A arms manufactured and would like to increase the length of each arm by a couple of inches. Full custom 930 CV's half shafts tend to run $500.00+ each. Since I am at the end of my budget, I am trying to find an inexpensive way to lengthen the existing half shafts. Also, I have a spare set of CV shafts that came out of an Exploder Sports Trac (hence my prior question).
2000 4X4 Ranger, F-150 9.75 w/ 4:88's, Dixon Brothers Racing Long Travel Kit, Giant 64 Kit Long Travel Leaf Spring Kit, 35X12.50 BFG All Terrain KO, Custom front bumper w/ LightForce HID's, Rocky Road Outfitter's Super Sliders, Cobra CB & Alpine head unit.