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Explorer front drveshaft in a ranger

I was wondering what id have to do in order to make an explorer driveshaft with the double cardon work on my truck. is there a company that makes an adapter to bolt it up to my 13-54? or will it bolt up as is?
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That driveshaft is too long as it is, it'll be wayyyyy to long with an adapter.
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the front is too long? ive seen em next to eachother and they looked close but maybe im wrong. i thought i saw it in another thread
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What year explorer are you talking about. I have one out of a 92 and its about 1.5" too long, an adapter would add a good 3".
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out of a 96
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I believe the ones out of the (95-97?) explorers are closer to the right length, but you'd have to switch out the front flange on the t-case in favor of the u-joint style flange. An adapter would still make the driveshaft too long.
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if memory serves me right, the ones on the '95+ Explorers are the same thing on the 98+ Rangers......
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They didn't switch to the CV style flange on explorers until '98, the same year as the Rangers.
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huh didn't realize that....i guess i need to crawl under my mom's '97...
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What kind/brand of shaft is the Superlift front driveshaft? Is it custom made or adapted from something else? It looks similar to the driveshaft that was in my '91...
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it is the same driveshaft that was in your '91 with an adaptor to mount to the '98+ BW1354 t-case.........it is made by Superlift and painted all nice and prutty...
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if you are planning on lifting it get one, if not dont do it, just get a stock one, it will be much smoother and better all around.

the adapter is over 100 bucks.
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I believe the ones out of the (95-97?) explorers are closer to the right length, but you'd have to switch out the front flange on the t-case in favor of the u-joint style flange. An adapter would still make the driveshaft too long.
close. 95-96 ONLY. the rest of your post is correct.

i covered this in my 4x4 conversion thread, you are a good listener!.

i have a good stock front shaft with your name on it justin!
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They didn't switch to the CV style flange on explorers until '98, the same year as the Rangers.
explorers got the CV style shaft in 97, rangers in 98.

the 91-97 ranger shaft is to long for the newer torsion bar suspensions, but is in deed the same shaft that superlift sells with there adaptor. its 1.5 inches longer.
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close. 95-96 ONLY. the rest of your post is correct.

i covered this in my 4x4 conversion thread, you are a good listener!.
Shoot as much as I scoured that thread I better remember some of it.

Thanks for the correction on the years. I new 95 and 96 had that shaft so I just assumed the 97 had it too.
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Hmmm - this thread has me thinking. So if the explorer front diffs are longer, would one from say a 94 be a nice swap in for my stock one, on a lifted truck??
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No your year of truck will have the same front driveshaft as the explorers.
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