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Old 05-29-2008
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Driveshaft requirements for 6 in lift

I have a 1990 4.0 supercab ranger and want to put a 6 in lift on it. Will the driveshafts reach or will I need new ones??
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nobody has any info??

Nobody has any driveshaft info?? I am surprised,.. Most of the time I get a reply within minutes. I could definitely use some info as my truck is sitting until I get the lift installed. Any links to a source of info will be great. I searched thru this forum and have came up with nothing. Thanks in advance for any help given..
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The lift manufacturer might be the place to ask first...
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need more info to answer your question. is it a 4x4?
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My truck is a 1990 4.0 liter 4x4 supercab with an auto OD transmission. I currently have a 3 inch body lift with skyjacker soft ride leveling coils up front and a AAL rear lift. My rims are 15x8 Eagle alloys and my tires are 33x12.50 15 Mickey Thompson Baja Claws. The tires rub when I turn. They hit just inside the actual fender on the plastic inner fender. I am thinking that a 4 inch kit will get the job done but am hesitant to assume this as I drive this truck on some pretty bumpy terrain and dont want to be rollin 25 mph and hit a bump and rip off a fender or something. I just dont know how much lift I am in need of because of the fact that I already have some suspension lift installed already. I dont know if I should deduct the amt that I gained by installing the coils which was approx 2 inches from the actual 4 inch lift or if I should just assume I will actaully get 4 inches more than I am already at. Either way I still need to know if my driveshafts will reach on a 6 inch lift?? This info will help me put together my parts list and allow me to get the parts ordered that I am in need of. I really wanna get my old truck runnin again. Thanks for the interest in helping. I will also contact some off road shops and see if they have this info as well. I wanted to avoid asking them because I was concerned that they wouldnt give straightforward info. You know just trying to make a sale.
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maybe instead of more lift, get wheels with more backspacing

not sure about your 1990, but on 2001 and newer 4x4s all you need to replace is the front driveshaft if you do any suspension lift
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