Ranger Driveshaft

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Has anybody swapped to a 1 piece driveshaft on a Ranger xtra cab or know anything bad about doing it?

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We move from a single to a two piece on the 1450 truck. The reason was so that the tail shaft part was bolted on to the transmission. That way if you lose the drive-line you don't lose the tanny oil. At least that was what we were thinking at the time.
 

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Sounds like a good idea for saving transmission fluid. I just measured it and it would need a 68 inch shaft and with a deflection calc. I find that a 68 inch shaft would not work at Higher RPM so I guess I have to stick with a 2 piece and replace my carrier bearing. It would work with an aluminum one but its not worth the $4-500 to me. I though it was nowhere near that long.

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I guess I read that wrong. It is one piece as far as transmission to diff ( no carrier bearing) but the slip joint is on the drive shaft not the tail housing.
 
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