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Suspension Lift on '98 XLT

I'm looking to put a 3-4 in suspension lift on my 1998 Ranger XLT in order to fit 33" 12.5" tires. Any advice on Brand of lift, etc? I have heard that after around 20k miles with a lift the front driveshaft goes out on a lot of Rangers, however I'm not postitive if there is much truth in this claim. Any help is appreciated, this is going to be a spring project for me and a buddy. Thanks.
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body lift for 3in, or RCD (if you can find it) or superlift for a ~4in. assuming you're 4wd though.

Yes its true about the front shaft. But some get lucky and last a long time, or some aren't so luckand they don't last a long time.
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Superlift is about the only way to go, since RCD doesn't make lifts anymore. You could always go the cheap route too and get a body lift. You would be able to clear the 33's too.
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Superlift does have an aftermarket drive shaft that fixes the problem. However, if i remember right it is just shy of $400 new.
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I have 4wd and I was looking at superlift as my first option, just seeing if there was any cheaper alternatives. I would prefer not to do a body lift since I also take my truck up for hunting and wheeling (to an extent) and would like the extra flex as well. I also looked at the after market shafts from superlift and they sound like a necessary evil.
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