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do rangers come stock with an aluminum driveshaft ?

I ask because my truck has one.
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some do, some dont
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Mine has one
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I wish mine was alumuniuminunmanana. Never could say that word.
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Wish mine did. Mine looks like sh**.

My cousins 02 has one and still looks brand new
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is it model specific ?
only on 2wd ?
fully loaded 4 dr supercabs ?

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My cousins 02 has one and still looks brand new
mine is a 99 and it also looks very good. still bright and shiny
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4 door supercabs would be my guess. no real info on the subject though.
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my 03 2wd edge is aluminum
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Both mine and my cousins is a 4 door supercab 4x4
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well everyone on here that has said they have one has a Supercab. Regardless of engine, and drivetrain.
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It seems random to me. Why wouldn't all supercabs have them? Or all 4x4's?
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i have an aluminum driveshaft
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mines aluminum. ext cab 2wd
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My dads 02 has one, my 98 does not. And their both extended cab 4x4s.
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It sounds like everyone that has one is a Extended or Supercab. But it also sounds like only like 01+ or 02+ have them.

Anyone with a pre-02 Extended or Supercab with an aluminum driveshaft?

Anyone with a standard cab with a aluminum driveshaft any year?
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d4mn kevin im a 98 lol i guess i dont count....98 ext cab 3.slow
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Anyone with a pre-02 Extended or Supercab with an aluminum driveshaft?
mine is a 99 XLT supercab 2wd

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Hummm. That would be weird if it was 98+ Extended and Supercabs that have them. Seems like a weird year to start.

The only problem with the aluminum ones is they are susceptible to gettting bent damaged more easily causing an unbalanced driveshaft. I would want a steel one if I off-roaded.
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My Nephew's 02 ext cab 4 door and my 03 2 door edge both have aluminum both are 2wd
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Mine is a supercab 2dr
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My 2001 XLT four door with the off road package had an aluminum shaft. My 2004 Level II did not. Also another guy I worked with in 2001 bought an identical ranger to mine, same color and options. His ranger didn't have an aluminum shaft. I have never heard a good reasoning why one ranger has one and the next one does not.

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^^Crazy John... My '01 XLT 4x4 xcab 4.0 manual 4x4 non-off road model has a steel shaft. I know most 03+ xcab 4x4's have an alum rear shaft. I don't recall ever not seeing one on those but I'm not gonna say all of 'em do because look at Hazzard's old '04. lol. I know I've seen 2wd alum shafts but they were all xcabs and I don't recall ever seeing any reg cab/short box with alum...always steel. I tried for a few months to find a 2wd reg/short alum for my brother but always came up empty handed and unfound.


I'm unsure if anyone has actually gotten to the bottom of it in regards to what years, models, drivetrains got alum shafts and what didn't.
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