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driveshaft

i was wondering if my truck is soppuse to have an aluminium driveshaft? i have an 2004 fx4 level 2 and it has a steel driveshaft on it well let me know thanks
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some do some don't.
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^^yup. donno y, but like 1/2 the trucks have them, 1/2 dont. maybe it was on option, i donno. i bought mine used
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fwiw i have never seen one on a reg cab
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the aluminum driveshaft was Ford's fix to the slip bump from the yoke unloading when you came to a stop and started accelerating.

If you took it in for that problem in 2002-2003 they just swapped the shaft out to the aluminum one. Or you just received it that way from the factory, like mine.

Later times they jsut took the shaft apart and regreased the slip yoke.
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Does anybody sell the aluminum driveshafts?
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and almost 99% of manuals got steel shafts
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Does anybody sell the aluminum driveshafts?
http://www.ttperformanceinc.com/stor...roducts_id=254

i had mine made custom for 450 bucks. but i had it from the factory too, i jsut bent mine.
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Thanks Beard
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aluminum drive shafts are weak. stick with the steel i twisted 2 aluminum shafts off at the the rear yokes before i had a steel one made
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i made a new mod 2 my truck 2day
i put a big picture of a deer on the hood, it is 4 ft by 4 ft and it looks sweet
i luv deer so much and i always think about them
the guy at the store told me that the sticker will add 25 hp so i will be fully modified now and dragging frame making fire
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aluminum drive shafts are weak. stick with the steel i twisted 2 aluminum shafts off at the the rear yokes before i had a steel one made

I doubt a v6 ranger is pulling enough torque to do that. But in your case it would be different
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Assuming the aluminum driveshaft is strong enough for a Ranger, is it significantly lighter than a steel one? Or are they balanced better? Is there any advantage at all to the aluminum ones?
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no advantage that i know of. mine is lighter than the front driveshaft.
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i made a new mod 2 my truck 2day
i put a big picture of a deer on the hood, it is 4 ft by 4 ft and it looks sweet
i luv deer so much and i always think about them
the guy at the store told me that the sticker will add 25 hp so i will be fully modified now and dragging frame making fire

hahaha wtf! not leaving my account signed in anymore.
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the aluminum driveshaft was Ford's fix to the slip bump from the yoke unloading when you came to a stop and started accelerating.
That worked well
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hahaha wtf! not leaving my account signed in anymore.
ya i was about to say wtF?
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That worked well
lol sure did didnt it
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I also have a 04 level 2 with the steel drive shaft
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My 01 has an aluminum one. I noticed it the other day. Ive only had it about 6 months so maybe it was put on to correct a problem...
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I took my old POS 2 peice steel driveshaft out and swaped it in with a solid ALUMINUM Drive shaft. It was 5X lighter, alot more smoother, and works just fine.
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does the aluminum driveshaft really help with that jerk when accelerating from a stop
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ryans shaft broke in his v6 ranger

i heard they reduce drive line vibration
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and almost 99% of manuals got steel shafts
I thought it was the other way around. I have a manual and an aluminium shaft. Maybe I am lucky.
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does the aluminum driveshaft really help with that jerk when accelerating from a stop

It stoped mine completly
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