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Old 06-08-2009
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Quick Q' regarding prekey

Hey, just curious, I'm running a superlift on my 08 right now, don't have the superlift driveshaft yet, ordered it a couple weeks ago, hopefully see it in a couple weeks.
I'm planning to do a prekey mod and shackles on the rear. Shackles are already here, 06 keys should be here in a couple days. So my question is: Should I wait and do the prekey after I have d/s to be installed. I'm just wondering if any angles in the susp (main concern bein the driveshaft) would change dramatically and cause an earlier failure of stock d/s. I'd hate to prematurely blow it out in a matter of weeks or days before the new one arrives. Thanks.
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You'll be fine to go ahead and install the new keys. The angle of the drive shaft changed from the front drop brackets of the Superlift, while the transfer case remained in the same location. The keys just re-index your t-bars.

I have had my stock drive shaft in for 20000 miles with the Superlift and it is just now getting to the point where it really needs to be replaced.
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thanks, good to know how far your stock driveshaft has gone so far. Since doin the lift ive taken it pretty easy on my truck and I've put 20,000KM on mine so far. I just hope they aren't on backorder or somethin for like 3 months :(.
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I think I'm going to have one built sooner or later as opposed to buying the Superlift one. I had a rear drive shaft built a while ago for $300 so I would imagine a front would be similar.
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hmm, wonder if ford would do that for me. they've done all the mods on my truck so far. worth askin if im in there later this week to do the prekey and shackles.
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I would suspect that ford would want to sell you a replacement, not a custom one that does away with the crappy double cardon design. I would look around for places that build custom drive shafts and see if you can find one.
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Hey Btw, what sounds/feels start showin up to signal that your driveshaft is startin to give out??
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hey TaggyTagz... id love to see some pics of your ride!!!
also i noticed your in ontario.. would you mind me asking roughly what you paid for ford to install the SL.. and where did you pickup the kit?? thanks!!
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hey TaggyTagz... id love to see some pics of your ride!!!
also i noticed your in ontario.. would you mind me asking roughly what you paid for ford to install the SL.. and where did you pickup the kit?? thanks!!

hey, cant show pics at the moment, on my ps3... gonna do before and after tomorrow evening, adding prekey and shackle lift tomorrow... install was 1200 flat rate... everything has been ordered and installed by them... kit ended up bein about 2400 after taxes S&H etc.
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The first thing that I noticed on mine was that rubber boot that is on the transfer case end of the shaft tore and flung grease all over the place. That was a while ago and now you can feel a little play in it if you push back and forth perpendicular to the shaft.
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Sounds good. cant wait for the pics!
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Sean....you'll have no issues with the prekey mod. I just did it this past weekend to that Grabber Orange bodylifted '08 I was telling you about. She started out with semi-cranked bars in the beginning, and I got a total of 1.5" out of it with the same amount of crank on the adjustment bolt.

Superlift or not, Prekey mod will work.
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So do we have any pictures yet???
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Yes....Taggy posted pics...its an active topic with 20+ replies...
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