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Stock Drivesaft with RCD = BAD BAD BAD PICS INSIDE

well my stock driveshaft gave out after 1000 miles of being on there with a lift.

here are the pics. the drivesaft is dead
the shaft has metal pieces all up inside the grease so a superlift driveshaft will come after wheels and tires.



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i know the feeling, mine went out last week after about 5k miles with the lift, it was making like a grinding rubbing noise like i was dragging a chain under my truck or something, and i took it off and sure enough it was shot... i put the superlift one on today, that thing is beefy!
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yeah, I didnt even screw around with the stock shaft.
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you ought to get yourself a temp one off another Ranger (same style ofcourse) until you can get the Superlift shaft.....that way you will have 4wd.....

also, keep an eye out on ebay....they are on there for around $150-$200 every now and then....
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i thought an explorer one has a slip joint and double caranigan(sp?) joint? maybe find one cheap?
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The funny thing is that superlift and RCD say it will last for 20k or something miles. I am thinking thats with a new truck and the kit is installed. Otherwise you already have wear on the front one without having a lift.
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i got 1000 miles out of my stock one. and yea it was making a ticking sound all hardcore man so i thought it was the cv joint
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ouch
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yum same thing happened to me on the way to Marks, had grease everywhere.

I just left mine 2wd until winter lol.
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Now we can both wheel 2wd when I come down there. You get to feel my pain.
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if it was me i would take the transfer case apart and swap the front yoke out for a older style one and get a front shaft out of a 92-94 explorer, there 2 inches longer then the ranger shaft and 100 times stronger
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you cant buy that part new though mark. its discontinued.
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yum same thing happened to me on the way to Marks, had grease everywhere.

I just left mine 2wd until winter lol.
yea but winter here means sunshine and going to the beach. 70-75degree wether

and the fawkin grease is everywhere. i need to clean it up but i am lazy
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you cant buy that part new though mark. its discontinued.

i know where there is at least 20 NEW ones sitting on a shelf for 120 bucks each!

same place i got my 96 explorer shaft, that was also NEW.
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i also have a stock front shaft from a newer (CV style) ranger sitting around i'd sell cheep
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if it was me i would take the transfer case apart and swap the front yoke out for a older style one and get a front shaft out of a 92-94 explorer, there 2 inches longer then the ranger shaft and 100 times stronger
that is also the SAME shaft that is in a '97 and older Ranger.....and you can buy the shafts from Ford still.....
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my dealer tells me you cant get that part.

I tried to swap mine over. but then i just bought this adapter that Ford made for the older ranger guys.
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huh....my local dealer says that they can get any part for a '96+ Ranger.......who knows.....
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that part that mark is talking about is the same part number as the one on th new Tcase's...

its the same part number just a new revision.
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damn you fawked that one up..lol
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the older explorer front shaft 92-94 is still a good number and lists for $438.12
the 95-96 shaft is also a good number and lists for the same price, $438.12

these are out there still in ford warehouses around the country.

this place close to me has ties with ford and buys there old overstock non selling items and sells them for a fraction of the price ford wants.

i got my 96 shaft for $100.00 NEW
they had just a few of these
they did however have at least 20 of the older, longer ones for $120.00 each NEW

all of them have ford part numbers on them.

the 98-07 ranger 98-01 explorer shaft lists for $599.22 OUCH!!!
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which are you talking about? seems like you are talking about the driveshaft. I am talking about the output shaft on the Tcase...
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ah i missunderstood you zach. what is this adaptor you speak of and do you have any pics?
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i had pictures but i cannot find them right now
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mine did that after about 500 miles on it .... was an awesome sound let me tell you ... sucks it happens ... the superlift shaft is nice
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mine did that after about 500 miles on it .... was an awesome sound let me tell you ... sucks it happens ... the superlift shaft is nice

yea a nice sound lol

i thought the radio was going bad
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