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finally......getting the solid piece driveshaft

Picking up my driveshaft tonight from ranger one. This is an upgrade I need and want despritly. I will get install pics and what not when it gets put on. I can't wait to get rid of this 2 piece!
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http://www.therangerstation.com/Maga...04/offroad.htm

heres a link for those that might be interested on how do do soo....
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dang it.......i was next to get it if you didnt get it........lol.....good call on the mod.....i have a 1 piece steel shaft i dont know why i wanted an aluminum one!
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FYI.....the carrier bearing crossmember IS NOT a structural member in the frame......i took mine out when i put in the 1 piece......Ford is who told me it wasn't structrual...
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FYI.....the carrier bearing crossmember IS NOT a structural member in the frame......i took mine out when i put in the 1 piece......Ford is who told me it wasn't structrual...
lol yeah its coming out! I already droped it to stop the vibration alittle bit. Now its coming out! lol sorry bro, butt I needed one! lol I gotta catch up to you some how........
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Shane, is the drive shaft going to be long enough to work with the lift you put on the truck? When you raise the height of the truck, you also extend the length that the driveshaft has to go to reach the rear axle. I thought I was fine with my stock drive shaft on the Bronco, but after taking a big bump, I ended up with this:

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Not trying to worry you or anything, I just wanted to be sure you know what can happen if the length isn't right.
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Shane, is the drive shaft going to be long enough to work with the lift you put on the truck? When you raise the height of the truck, you also extend the length that the driveshaft has to go to reach the rear axle. I thought I was fine with my stock drive shaft on the Bronco, but after taking a big bump, I ended up with this:



Not trying to worry you or anything, I just wanted to be sure you know what can happen if the length isn't right.
yea it will be long enough......i didn't do anything to my '99 1 piece driveshaft when i put it in my truck and i have more suspension lift than Shane does.......
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lol yeah its coming out! I already droped it to stop the vibration alittle bit. Now its coming out! lol sorry bro, butt I needed one! lol I gotta catch up to you some how........
you can try atleast
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Shane, is the drive shaft going to be long enough to work with the lift you put on the truck? When you raise the height of the truck, you also extend the length that the driveshaft has to go to reach the rear axle. I thought I was fine with my stock drive shaft on the Bronco, but after taking a big bump, I ended up with this:



Not trying to worry you or anything, I just wanted to be sure you know what can happen if the length isn't right.
is that your Bronco winks? i didnt know they installed the driveshafts in those with the slip yoke towards the rear end....
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dang it.......i was next to get it if you didnt get it........lol.....good call on the mod.....i have a 1 piece steel shaft i dont know why i wanted an aluminum one!

i might sell mine in a month or so. it wont be long enough...
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^^ what kind of price we talkin? wont be long enough? what more lift are you putting on the rear?
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^^ what kind of price we talkin? wont be long enough? what more lift are you putting on the rear?

at least 2.5" in the rear...

this on is brand new, not a factory one. i paid 400 for it. custom made. aluminum. price
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at least 2.5" in the rear...

this on is brand new, not a factory one. i paid 400 for it. custom made. aluminum. price
we will talk as time gets closer...
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is that your Bronco winks? i didnt know they installed the driveshafts in those with the slip yoke towards the rear end....
"Shane, is the drive shaft going to be long enough to work with the lift you put on the truck? When you raise the height of the truck, you also extend the length that the driveshaft has to go to reach the rear axle. I thought I was fine with my stock drive shaft on the Bronco, but after taking a big bump, I ended up with this..."

Silly post ******.
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"Shane, is the drive shaft going to be long enough to work with the lift you put on the truck? When you raise the height of the truck, you also extend the length that the driveshaft has to go to reach the rear axle. I thought I was fine with my stock drive shaft on the Bronco, but after taking a big bump, I ended up with this..."

Silly post ******.
lol.....i didnt see that.....i bet you edited that in there didnt ya
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you can try atleast
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lol.....i didnt see that.....i bet you edited that in there didnt ya
lol, um... no.
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"Shane, is the drive shaft going to be long enough to work with the lift you put on the truck? When you raise the height of the truck, you also extend the length that the driveshaft has to go to reach the rear axle. I thought I was fine with my stock drive shaft on the Bronco, but after taking a big bump, I ended up with this..."

Silly post ******.

lol ya it will be. At least up to 6" of lift.
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may i add, this driveshaft is 3 to 4 times bigger than my 2 piece!? lol B.I.G! I should be ok with clearing the gas skid plate and what not. prob gonna trim that up a bit.
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you will have to trim about 1/4" off the gas tank skid plate......because whenever you flex it will rum the plate and make a horrible screaching noise........when you are sitting on level ground, it is fine but not when flexed...
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It's alright, his truck has become a street queen and won't see Wharton again.
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lol.......thats funny right there i dont care who you are!
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It's alright, his truck has become a street queen and won't see Wharton again.
i dont know bout that one winks, i think me and him are goin alittle off road crazy here lately. lol, it like a pain in the but. i saw the driveshaft, looks good hopefully he puts it on this week
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is your 2 peice currently causing you trouble?

sounds like a good mod though
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is your 2 peice currently causing you trouble?

sounds like a good mod though
whenever you lift a '97 and older exteded cab 4x4 Ranger the carrier bearing is put in a bad angle and vibration at low RPM's which is VERY annoying...
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