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custom cv shaft!!!

I bought a 06 explorer cv shaft, it was 2 5/8's inches longer than the stock ranger shaft
I then had it shortened 1.5 inches making it 1 1/8 inch longer than stock, and it fits like a glove
I tryed to put the 3/8's spacer/(washer) that comes with the RCD lift on there to, I could get every thing back togather
but it would want to bind during cycle, with the spacer off every thing cycles fine

after I got it back
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I had to put it back togather repack the boots with grease and reband it
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GOOD IDEA... those explorers have to be better because of the V8 nice good thought so the shaft that goes into the diff is the same on the explorer as a ranger just needs to be shortened?
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yea stone they are the same.

koyn get a pic of the truck sitting on it's own weight
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Good to hear Koyn. Have you tested it out yet to see if it'll last longer than the first climb?
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Who did the work to it?
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Looks good! Is the shaft itself heavier than the stock Ranger one or just the CV joints?
Did it need to be balanced?
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Looks good! Is the shaft itself heavier than the stock Ranger one or just the CV joints?
Did it need to be balanced?
it does look a heck of alot thicker
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I got it done at master machine shop on broadway, I have been driving around and do not feel any wobbles or anything it feels good
I guess we will see how it holds up when I do some wheelin, but I need to make a trip to dallas first...lol
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I believe its the same size shaft
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Great idea! Let us know how they work.
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Great idea! Let us know how they work.
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I believe its the same size shaft
No shafts are the same size.... lol
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