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Old 03-31-2011, 11:57 AM
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Angry 2002 Ranger edge front driveline eater

2002 Ranger with a 5" suspension lift and a 3" body lift. I am havaing an issue with front drive line. Bought the truck about 8 months ago and have had to replace the drive line twice. Appears to need an adjustment in angle of the front drive line. Any suggestions before I take it to a drive line specialist!$$$$$$$ Any help greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-31-2011, 01:08 PM
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Default Re: 2002 Ranger edge front driveline eater

what is breaking, the front drive shaft or the axles? i'm going to wager a guess that the cause of your problems is the 5" lift, which i'm assuming is just a drop bracket. can you post some pictures?
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:03 PM
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what is breaking, the front drive shaft or the axles? i'm going to wager a guess that the cause of your problems is the 5" lift, which i'm assuming is just a drop bracket. can you post some pictures?
i'd bet something along these lines. I know most suspension lift companies offer a new front driveshaft to install after putting on the lift. has something to do with the changed geometry that the stock one doesn't like.
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:08 PM
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Default Re: 2002 Ranger edge front driveline eater

yeah the new front drive line needs to be a double cardigan or something like that, if you have the stock driveline, your just gonna waste em, get the super lift front drive line.
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Old 04-02-2011, 05:12 PM
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Default Re: 2002 Ranger edge front driveline eater

Yeah. I'd say you are going to need to go find someone to supply you with a new drive shaft that is going to give you all the angles you need. To steep and angle you'll just tear that SOB up all the time and be pissed off. You can just take it off, but then you aren't going to have 4wd
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Old 04-05-2011, 11:33 AM
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Default Re: 2002 Ranger edge front driveline eater

Thank you for the great suggestions. I noticed the rear drive line has what appears to be 2 universal joints. One at the connection and one about 10" below. Can not tell for sure as it is shrouded in heavy duty rubber. Thinking I need the same type for the front. Thank you for all the help.
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Old 04-05-2011, 01:56 PM
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Default Re: 2002 Ranger edge front driveline eater

Yeah thats what the double cardon ben talked about. has 2 pivots points. Superlift sells one thats made for the kit. I remember seeing something somewhere about other driveshafts that can be used to.
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