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steering shaft extension for 2" body lift

Discussion in 'Modified 1995-2001 Explorers' started by Desurface, May 17, 2018.

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    1. Desurface

      Desurface New Member

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      Question for you all. I'm doing a 2" body lift soon and need to know if the 3" shaft extension will work correctly. I've already read that some say you don't NEED a shaft extension with a 2" lift but I have the shaft already. Thanks.
       
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      Spudhut US Navy Submariner Elite Explorer

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      You don't need the shaft extension. I put a 2" body lift on mine with no problems.
       
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      I just did a steering shaft extension DIY Style.

      I went to pick-n-pull, and cut off the top of a steering shaft with a sawzall. I took it home, and cut my steeringshaft down as well as the pick n pull one with a band saw to clean them up. I made it a little longer, put a piece of 5/8" square bar stock in as a jig, and welded the 2 together. Then I put a pin through the welded steering shaft and through the 5/8 bar.


      The place where I spliced the shaft is now stronger than it was before I started messing with it.

      I did a 3" body lift, you can use this method to make any length of steering shaft extension. It is also a lot cheaper to buld your won lift kit. Takes a lot more time though..
       
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      The 3” one is only maybe a 1” spacer. I can take a picture for you if I can find mine sitting around somewhere.
       

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