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Drive shaft question

This one of my first posts on this site. I've been a member for a while but I'm just now starting to use this a lot more. But anyways... I'm getting a 1999 5.0 Explorer Sport with AWD. I'm going to be using the AWD transfer case. I'm just wondering if my Ranger driveshafts will bolt up. I have a 99 extended cab 4x4. Thanks. Oh yea I did try searching for it too. But I could of somehow missed it though.
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Is the AWD and the transfer case the same size? (length)
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I'm not for sure. That's why I'm asking on here because everyone seems to know a lot about this swap.
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I would assume that the ranger DS is longer than the exploder DS. I assume you are talking about the rear?
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I'm wondering about both of the drive shafts. and the Explorer isn't a Sport. Its the 4 door. I went and checked it out today and put some money down to hold it.
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I would bet the front is the same length but the rear is probably shorter than the ranger. I am pretty sure the ranger WB is longer. Does the exploder need new shafts or something?
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The explorer is in perfect condition. I'm just not wanting to put a lot of extra money into it if i don't have to. If I can use the explorer shafts I will.
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I would bet the front is the same length but the rear is probably shorter than the ranger. I am pretty sure the ranger WB is longer.
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Alright well thanks for you help guys! If anyone has done this and knows the question for sure let me know. Or else I'll just be finding it out for myself when I start this swap next week. :) I can't wait!
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With my truck i used the expo. stock front shaft with the awd case and had to have the rear expo shaft shortened up about 2"-3"
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Alright thanks. I was really hoping I wasn't going to have to mess with my shafts.
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Or is there a transfer case that bolts right up without the adapter from advanced adapters and without too many modifications?
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When i had the awd case in my ranger, i was able to use the stock explorer front shaft (held it up, but didn't bolt it in, awd with lockers front and rear sounded like a bad idea) and the stock ranger rear shaft. I did have to modify the rear shaft with the front yoke from the explorer rear shaft. The bolt flange is larger on the explorer case than on the stock case. The u-joint is the same though, so just a matter of buying a new joint and pressing it together.

Now that i run a 4406, rear shaft is custom.
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Yea that's what i ended up having to do too. I'm wanting to get the 4406 eventualy.
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