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Old 05-04-2008
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Front Driveshaft

long time reader first time poster. I just installed the Superlift on my 2006 ford ranger but I havent got the front driveshaft yet. I'm waiting for the factory one to go before I get the new one. Question: I am getting ready to drive from alaska to south carolina and i was wondering if it would hurt anything if i just took the front driveshaft off for the trip?
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Nope won't hurt a thing.
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nope be just fine.. if you dont need 4x4 for the weather up there then its probably the smartest thing you could do
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thanks thats what i wanted to hear
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I dont mean to jack the thread but i have a similar question. i have the 4" superlift also but mine has been on for about 3 years and i did not get the front drive shaft. typically what would be the first sign of the stock drive shaft going out? there has been a rattling sort of sound coming from under the truck for about a year now and i cant figure it out. everyting seems to be fine though so i just left it. now that i think about it i wonder if it could be the front shaft.
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^^^^probley is
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Yup thats what it sounds like. Remove it for a day and see if the rattle is gone. That'll give you your answer once and for all.
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Thanks guys. ill check that out when i go home some weekend
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mine sprayed grease everywhere when it went out then it just rattled like a ****
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So when it goes out will it still supply power to the front diff? because i think mine still does. i just dont want to buy a new shaft if that isnt my problem. I dont have access to my truck and wont for a few weeks because im down at school so im just trying to sort this out some other way than by taking it off and driving around if that is possible.
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