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Front Driveshaft

Ok so just like eveyone else who thought they could be sneaky, I think I've just about smoked my front driveshaft. Due to the Superlift 4in kit. Cheapest I can find a superlift set up is 398.00$.

Question, Is there an alternative to the superlift beside's a CUSTOM duel Cardon made by a driveshaft shop? I know 99ranger is workin on a jeep rear driveshaft with an adapter, but I thought I read something about a Explorer front shaft...anyone shed some light on this for me?
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if you can find a 97 tcase, then use a 97 ranger driveshaft. if not find a 97 ranger driveshaft and buy that neapco part that will adapt the newer Tcase to the older ranger driveshaft.

if you search neapco on here i have posted the part numbers a few times
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thanks zach...
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if you have to go complete custom, you will more than likely spend more than the cost of the Superlift driveshaft...
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Maurice, do you happen to have a pic of your driveshaft? What's the 93-97 driveshafts entail? Is it a Cardon design? (sp?) Duel? why would a 97 style work....I guess I'm trying to figure out what will work?
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i doubt you will spend more than $400... i got a new rear drive shaft for 250..
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i doubt you will spend more than $400... i got a new rear drive shaft for 250..
i paid $200 for a used rear driveshaft. A shop qouted $425 to make one.
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ok, so I read the thread about the Neapco N2-83-288X adapter. So you get the adapter, and 97 Ranger Front shaft....and this will all go together and bolt up with no problems and everything works? Or did I miss something?
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let me know how that goes, my solution may not work as well as planned haha
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ok, so I read the thread about the Neapco N2-83-288X adapter. So you get the adapter, and 97 Ranger Front shaft....and this will all go together and bolt up with no problems and everything works? Or did I miss something?

yep that should work. the adapter will bolt to your tcase and the ranger shaft will bolt to that adapter.
if anything you will need to shorten the ranger shaft some but i really doubt it.
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Maurice, do you happen to have a pic of your driveshaft? What's the 93-97 driveshafts entail? Is it a Cardon design? (sp?) Duel? why would a 97 style work....I guess I'm trying to figure out what will work?
i will snap you a picture of mine tonight....it is a double cardon joint...
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like this


btw a Jeep XJ driveshaft may work as well, same with an explorer shaft.
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has anyone ever called high angle driveline or tom woods driveshaft for a replacement?
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has anyone ever called high angle driveline or tom woods driveshaft for a replacement?

they make some type of funky adapter but i have never called them
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Zach, so that is the adapter on the left? so it just makes it to where you can run a univeral d/s with a BW 1354 which has the funky @zz t-case plate.
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btw a Jeep XJ driveshaft may work as well, same with an explorer shaft.
that is what my driveshaft looks like....that is a double cardon joint....mine connects the way that one connects to the adaptor....
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Zach, so that is the adapter on the left? so it just makes it to where you can run a univeral d/s with a BW 1354 which has the funky @zz t-case plate.

yep
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i dont think it would be that high to have one custom made, i know friends that have had custom 1410 ujoints at both ends for less than 500 bucks.

one friend has a d60 with 42's bolted up to a 203/205 doubler. the other is dan dibble.
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under 500 you think is cheap?
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under 500 you think is cheap?


most places that make driveshafts charge by the inch to 6"....and it isn't cheap to have the ends put on either since they have to be lined up properly...
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I posted up about finding a driveshaft in the junkyard's that is a Ford stock double cardon with a slip yoke. (search "superlift driveshaft replacement" or somthing like that), though I never did find out what vehicle it really comes on.

Any how, the shaft was ~$30 from the junkyard, I bought the same flange Beard posted and have about $140 into that drive shaft so far. It will require a shop to shorten it, but that shouldn't cost too much. In the end I'll have a front shaft with slip yoke for WAY less than the SL shaft, and will work just as well.
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