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Old 12-16-2008
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ok nevermind just get yours shortened to what you need. I didnt measure and I dont know what I am doing for sure yet. no sense in waiting on me! thanks tho
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hahahah yeah I had to put my stock spare one back in, we got ice bad last night....would have caught hell trying to get to work this morning in 2wd.
Ready for it? Ready for it?




3 miles after installing the 'new' front shaft.......hello bindage! hell of a waste of $40 to get me by. I'm gonna try and return it. lol.

I pick up my shortend shaft here in a few hours. Expect pics in the morning.
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OH....

something that also dawned on me...



WHY THE HECK is the front shaft yoke/flange/socket pile angled upward??? I wonder if shimming the trans up higher using washers on the trans mount would help the issue of blowing up the stock shaft? I know i'd change the angle of the rear output flange angle.... Or maybe my trans mount is warn down? idk.
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I wont have mine for a couple of days...gotta take it down to Wichita Falls on SAT....should be done by Tues/Wed
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I HAVE THE SHAFT!!!

Install is this afternoon.....of course i'll be taking pics.....and pics shall be posted in the morning or afternoon. Eric....jealous? lol.
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Old 12-18-2008
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hahahah no not yet....LMAO haven't seen the proof...ROFLMAO
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I'll back Shane up on this one. Just saw the shaft and 4wd work a little bit ago. But no worries, you'll see pix tomorrow!
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Old 12-19-2008
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oh we shall see young grasshoppa......
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Hey!

Eric, Shane... Do either of you have the stock shafts laying around? I dont care if the t-case end is destroyed, or if the shaft is junk, i just need the yoke off the diff side.
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Hey!

Eric, Shane... Do either of you have the stock shafts laying around? I dont care if the t-case end is destroyed, or if the shaft is junk, i just need the yoke off the diff side.
I know Shane has two stockers in our shop right now, but on the diff side it ends with just the u-joint. Don't think that is the yoke, but i am not sure.
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i just need the u-joint part.. slap a new u-joint on it(that will fit the d44), cut the end off, weld on some square tube and repeat with the other side and i've got a front shaft
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Ah i got yeah. well, i know he has two in our shop so I am sure he'll get back to you (i *think* both have bad CVs at the t-case end). But yeah, I am sure he'll be on here in the morning when he gets home from work.
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i have a different shaft i'm going to be using for the t-case end.

i posted a pic of it earlier, i have what he was referring to as the 'badkarma' adapter..
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okay, i saw that 'badkarma' adapter. Dare i ask how it got its name?...

I just sent Shane a text letting him know you're interested.
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Matt, yes sir I have 2 shaft's 1 that is destroyed on the tcase end (see my other post) and one that is still in good shape that is my backup. I'm taking my new shaft down to the shop today, so they can chop and balane it after I get off work
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HAHAHA. i've been sorta busy and outta town...wanted it installed before i head out. on with the proof that i beat Eric in this race...lol

Installed it on i think Fri afternoon? The biggest pain was that i'm cool and didnt want to jack the front end up....so to get proper orientation of the rear adaptor and the front joint...the adaptor needed mounted to the case then then front joint mounted...made for tightening the adaptor to the rear joint kinda of a pain in the butt...but easily cured using an ingenious set of tools...lol. Cut up one of my 1/4" socket adaptors for my cordless drill, then used a 1/4" combo to tighten the adaptor to ujoint bolts. Also everything are all allen now too....front D35 bolts for the straps are 1/4-28 x 5/8 i believe. Found out the case threads are M8, front diff is 1/4-28 and the cardon joint threads are 1/4-28 as well. lol.

Been using 4wd when i need it which isn't much right now since i love love love playing in the snow in 2wd...i swear...throw her in 3rd and dump the clutch and play! lol.

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Old 12-21-2008
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Good lookin trucks guys. Its good to know there is lots of help and support from other members. Shane, its good that you got this done,4wd is def. needed in all that snow. Have fun out there.
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Nice dude! You should have painted it Blitz Black as it adds 20hp+ and makes the driveshaft stonger...

I have like 8in+ ontop of my ranger. And Shane, the gravel is all iced over lol. Nothing for my 2wd. Can you say 4wd conversion?
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Good lookin trucks guys. Its good to know there is lots of help and support from other members. Shane, its good that you got this done,4wd is def. needed in all that snow. Have fun out there.
I definately give thanks to my little brother, dangerranger01, for doing all that machine work to my adaptor. thanks again little bro.

it's so nice to have that front axle pulling again!! stock shaft took a dump in like august. lol. time to go play. oh....already did some snow donuts in Seatown. lol.

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Nice dude! You should have painted it Blitz Black as it adds 20hp+ and makes the driveshaft stonger...

I have like 8in+ ontop of my ranger. And Shane, the gravel is all iced over lol. Nothing for my 2wd. Can you say 4wd conversion?
yeah grant...i was pretty impressed with your pain in the butt parking spot in the driveway when i installed this shaft. thanks for that. lol. grant.....solid axle swap on the 4banger??? hmm.......i do have that D44 sitting out back.....
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HAHAHA well, thanks to you and your 'ruts' you made because you have no p-brake, i got stuck in the gravel in my normal spot. i had no reference to park, so whatever stop complaining.

And yeah, lowered 4wd solid axle. I am down......jk
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rofl, little 2wd stuck in ruts in the driveway.. thats pretty epic.

so Eric, would you be willing to part with the broken one? In like 3 weeks i could maybe possibly go wheelin! haha
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UNCLE UNCLE UNCLE...LMAO alright ya beat me (even though I didn't know we were racing)

Well I dropped mine off at Rock and Roll Offroad
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I won't get my driveshaft back until probabley after Christmas. Which is cool...Shane we measure 27 1/2 from center ujoint to center ujoint.....what did your're driveshaft come out to in length?

Mine doesn't get shipped out to Cali until tomorrow, and it takes 3-4 days to get there, so that puts it around xmas, so it hopefully will be on before New Years...

Got to see these trucks though:






Anway I'll keep ya'll posted
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rofl, little 2wd stuck in ruts in the driveway.. thats pretty epic.
Hey now, there was like, a good 2in of snow on the ground if that counts...
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Old 12-28-2008
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nice eric!!


ok...i honestly dont remember...i could always go out and measure it installed. I definately know i was 26....maybe 26 and 7/8? honestly dont remember.



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part number given in the very beginning of this thread was 283288. Part I picked up was 283288....
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my adaptor mounted...
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Here's a superlift shaft and the adaptor part number is 283288...
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283288 sure has my mind a thinkin'....
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im confused...
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