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No kidding John me too...LOL I put the driveshaft in last night, and tried 4 lo , I swear to go it feels like the truck is pulling the tire's off the ground....cause I can steer left and right and it wont go anywhere for the first 100ft....LMAO god I love that feeling.. lol.....Shane you know what else I noticed.....check out the overall thickness of the stock one and these shafts.....I didn't realize it till last night...they are alot bigger....
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looks good man!
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Looks good. What did it end up costing you?
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i got the adapter coming to me -- the people at six states are freakin awsome, very easy to work with, friendly, joking around, he asked what i was doing he sold another one of those today too, i explained the online forum and how the CV sucks and this is better so he understands now and he said he will have to get more in his warehouse cuz i took the last one from him hah
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six states was the same for me a few years ago when i got mine.
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Well my breakdown of price is as follow's:

Driveshaft- 150$
Adapter- 85$
Hardware- 13$
Chop and balance- 107$

Total-------------355$

Still came under what Superlift wants. I've checked everywhere as far as prices on the Superlift's one and the lowest I could find it was 399$. So I think it worked out pretty good. Shane came in even lower than I did. My cost was higher in the chop and balance. Which is really going to be dependent on where you are in the world. Otherwise I would say this is definatley the way to go for people that have the Superlift kit or the RCD (poor bastards) hahahahahah
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lol....i actually had six states shorten my shaft for me...



and 107 to shorten and balance and NOT paint it? lol.




ya...we started with brand spankin' new shafts too.....which is highly likely double the cost of a junkyard shaft that might need joints.
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i got the adapter coming to me -- the people at six states are freakin awsome, very easy to work with, friendly, joking around, he asked what i was doing he sold another one of those today too, i explained the online forum and how the CV sucks and this is better so he understands now and he said he will have to get more in his warehouse cuz i took the last one from him hah
snap those pics....6hole or 4? list the part number for us...be our confirmation guinea pig. lol.
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yeah well I might paint it, while it's installed LOL...cause I don't wanna take it off again...LMAO
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yeah well I might paint it, while it's installed LOL...cause I don't wanna take it off again...LMAO
wasn't that fun? did you have to do what i did? 'specialized tooling'? lol.
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nope I had Grade 8 Bolts that I used on the driveshaft to adapter part....so a 1/2 wrench, turned in to a quarter turn every time....it sucked.
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snap those pics....6hole or 4? list the part number for us...be our confirmation guinea pig. lol.


not here yet its coming from your great state hah

but its the 6 bolt, its the part number from the six states that zach posted up a few pages back..
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I was talking to Evan last night. the adapter he got was the 6 bolt and it bolted right in!
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not here yet its coming from your great state hah

but its the 6 bolt, its the part number from the six states that zach posted up a few pages back..


O M FIN G! jeeeeeze....i cannot believe i didn't call six states before i started this little project!!!!!! I drive RIGHT BY there EVERY FREAKING DAY!!! TWICE a day!! Six States in Portland that is.
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Just to make sure... you need is a front shaft from 90 to 97 ranger (D35) or an explorer shaft... pre ifs...
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^^Thanks man. That's something i've never really tried to find years on. lol. all i knew was 97 and older ranger or explorer.
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87-96 Jeep XJ (cherokee) will work as well.

I just had mine rebuilt. new ballstud and a rebuild on the double cardon, new u joints, shortened, and balanced in less than 24 hours and cost was $233
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Gonna try and talk my buddy with the money to do this lol As of right now I'm in the broke college student category... And I'm gonna need tires before a fancy front shaft... If he takes this route... I'll post up any problems (if we have any) and how much it cost. Thanks for the link Shane.
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Have you guys had any problems out of your new driveshafts? Everything still working good?

My driveshaft is slinging grease and probably ready to go. Time to call six states and go to the junkyard.

Great thread!!
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^^No problems what so ever, and i've got like maybe 7k on the shaft now? idk. Put it on in early dec...now it's late march. No issues at all. There was a odd click when i first drove with it, but that went away within' the first few miles.


Best thread ever...literally. Best one i've seen about 98+ front shaft upgrades.


DO IT!

Beard posted the correct part numbers for the adaptor that doesn't need any modifying like my needed. Believe Evan/HighrollerII got that adamaptor Beard posted as well.
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Just to make sure.

Will the #283 288 adaptor from six states fit both an 03 electric case and a 97 or older manual case? Also would there be any difference in the driveshaft length with an electric vs manual?

I've got an older Explorer shaft in my yard, but I'll probably still go to the junkyard to see what they've got.
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98+ cases have that odd bucket in them. 97 and older have the flange for the ubolts to bolt to one the case....either way a front output would need to be addressed. 97 and older cases dont need any adaptor to mount the 97 and older double cardon shaft to it.

No difference in shaft length in reagards to manual vs electric cases.
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I think I'm going to have to do the XJ front drive shaft mod.. this chevy double cardan joint doesn't have enough movement for me..
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98+ cases have that odd bucket in them. 97 and older have the flange for the ubolts to bolt to one the case....either way a front output would need to be addressed. 97 and older cases dont need any adaptor to mount the 97 and older double cardon shaft to it.

No difference in shaft length in reagards to manual vs electric cases.
I want to state in this thread, if you take the t-case apart, you can swap the front output shaft from an older explorer, (and i would assume Ranger) into the 98+ t-case, no need for an adapter..
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^^That's why I mentioned front output would need to be addressed...with either an adaptor or a front output flange swap to an older style.
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