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Maurice he has a 99 explorer case, so he would need the adapter which is hard to come by. I told him I would buy the Superlift shaft, then exchange the Ujoint on the end to fit the D44 Yoke. Simple and should be the correct length. Maybe Evan will let him test fit before he buys?
that would be the best route since he has a '99 Explorer t-case....that was going to be one of my suggestions if he had that style t-case...
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As for the rear shaft all the shop has to do is cut off that one end and weld on the flange style. Should be simple and cheap.

They would also have to put in a slip joint of some sort.

If his stock 4x2 shaft is long enough for the amount of lift he has, then the 4x4 one will be too so it shouldn't have to be lengthened. IMO it would be easier to just get an ext. cab 4x4 shaft off ebay and just bolt it in, but I guess it ain't my decision.



Also is this t-case manual shift? I'm assuming no because of the year. I'm curious to see how one would go about implementing all the electronics for the electric case.
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Ryan I am taking that awesome quote from your sig...
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I just ordered the t-case today, should be here tomorrow. It's out of a 1994 Explorer;manual.

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Manual case?



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Ryan I am taking that awesome quote from your sig...

No problem. Spread the word.
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Edited it.

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Gotcha lol.
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then you will want a front driveshaft out of a '93-'97.....
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100% positive? 93-97 Ranger or Exploder?

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'93-'97 Ranger or '91-'94 Explorer..
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I found one out of a '96 Ranger, but does it matter if it came out of a 3.0 with a manual transmission?

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no.....they are all the same
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yes if its a 94 transfer case don't buy the superlift shaft.
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I'm not sure how much it'll affect you, but the 95 and 96 shafts are a couple of inches shorter than the 91-94 shafts. That doesn't really matter though if you're gonna have it lengthened anyways. I have a 92 explorer front shaft that I'm not gonna use let me know if you want it.
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there '95-'96 Explorer front driveshafts are completely different than the '91-'94 Explorer driveshafts
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there '95-'96 Explorer front driveshafts are completely different than the '91-'94 Explorer driveshafts
Ok I messed up on what I stated, after re-reading Brentons post I realize he was talking about a 96 RANGER shaft, which would be the same length as a 91-94 explorer shaft. But the 95 and 96 EXPLORER shafts are shorter because they switched the explorer to the SLA suspension in 95. There is no difference between the 95-96 and the 91-94 explorer shafts other than length. They switched the explorers to the CV style shaft in 97.
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If your still having problems with your shaft(no laughing here) just take the joint from your t-case( whatever the case was out of)the joint of your front/rear diff, measure from flange to flange(flat side) and take that to your driveshaft shop. They should be able to fab up a d-shaft that will work. I used a Dana20 t-case to a explorer D35(same for rear, explorer 8.8) and no problems. Talk to your shop and they should be able to tell you, easier than I can type, exactly the measurements you need.......
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Good to see that you'll finall have 4wd. Have you re-geared/locked the front axle yet? Also, are you going to finally change the front lug patterns to 5x5.5 or keep to sets of rims?
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Na, I'm getting some 17's. Which will all be 6 lug. I found some adapters for the rear to convert it to a 6 lug.

These are the wheels. 17x9's


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Brenton as far as the front shaft goes, I've got a 95 manaul case... I went to a junkyard and started looking for 93-97ish cars from ford... I actually got mine out of a B4000 truck from a j-yard... You could get one from an explorer, ranger, POSSIBLY POSSIBLY POSSIBLY a BII if manual (i'd skip this not totally sure) or a mazda based truck! I paid like 70 for mine cause I was stupid at the time and didn't know bout pull-a-part....

Good luck dude!
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POSSIBLY POSSIBLY POSSIBLY a BII if manual (i'd skip this not totally sure)
best advise you gave right there in bold.......the B2 front driveshafts WILL NOT WORK BECAUSE THEY ARE USED ON A BW1350 T-CASE........the BW1350 t-case has the slip joint IN the t-case, not in the shaft....don't mean to be an a$$, but i have about beaten it to death in this thread that the BW1350 that was in the B2's will not work on a BW1354 t-case...

Front of a BW1350: (notice the front driveshaft mount is like a rear driveshaft on a 2wd Ranger)



Front of a BW1354:
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Have you re-geared/locked the front axle yet? Wasn't sure if you did that when you originally did the SAS.
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best advise you gave right there in bold.......the B2 front driveshafts WILL NOT WORK BECAUSE THEY ARE USED ON A BW1350 T-CASE........the BW1350 t-case has the slip joint IN the t-case, not in the shaft....don't mean to be an a$$, but i have about beaten it to death in this thread that the BW1350 that was in the B2's will not work on a BW1354 t-case...

Front of a BW1350: (notice the front driveshaft mount is like a rear driveshaft on a 2wd Ranger)



Front of a BW1354:

Yea wasn't sure what the BII's came with! good catch man!
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Have you re-geared/locked the front axle yet? Wasn't sure if you did that when you originally did the SAS.
Not yet, still trying to find some gears. I think I'm going to go with an Aussie locker.

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Try giving Reider Racing a call (1-800-533-2707). I got a really good price quote from them for my gears and master install kits.
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