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Replace front draftshaft with 5.5 rcd lift?

Hey guys. I'm in the works of finally putting my lift on and I wasn't to sure If I had to replace the front drive shaft or can I just leave it stock. If replacing it is a better way to go do I have options on front drive shaft or is it really only up to the superlift one??
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yes it will go out just like the with the superlift. Either you can get the superlift shaft or go with a custom shaft. Do some searching on it and there is a good thread about custom fitting an expo shaft. Just have to get the adapter and cut it down to size I believe
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yes it will go out just like the with the superlift. Either you can get the superlift shaft or go with a custom shaft. Do some searching on it and there is a good thread about custom fitting an expo shaft. Just have to get the adapter and cut it down to size I believe
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I'll probly do the super lift shaft just forthe fact it's made for the truck... I'm not a good fabricater so that would be my best bet I guess
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well you take it to a shop to cut and balance the shaft
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Make sure you find my thread i made involving the pinion bracket for the front... It needs to be gusseted before it's put in, and I'd highly suggest running 700-750 hyper coils in the coil-overs because the RCD coils are garbage...
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The rcd I got has fox coils =}
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Ah gotcha, make sure that pinion bracket has the gusset. You don't want that breaking like mine did and blow out the shaft because of it... Honestly, I think if you get that patched up before it goes in and it's stout, you could rock the stock shaft. The only reason I replaced mine was because that brackets busted and caused my driveline to hit a weird angle up at the tulip and just blew it out good lol... So make sure that's good!
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