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Unread 07-05-2006, 09:54 AM   #1
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Front drive shaft removal

Can anyone tell me if removal of the front drive shaft would produce better gas mileage?

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Unread 07-05-2006, 09:55 AM   #2
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No it won't help. What Jeep/Year/Model/Transfer case do you have?
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Unread 07-05-2006, 10:02 AM   #3
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I have a 93 Grand cherokee with the big engine and it is only getting 11.5 mpg. Looking for ways to improve mileage.
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Well since you didn't answer the transfer case question I'll just assume you have Quadra-Trac and it certainly isn't safe to remove that front DS on a 93.

Best improvement will be if you ease up on the gas. Do a general tune up, plugs, wires, filters, oils, etc...
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Unread 07-05-2006, 11:20 AM   #5
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Do the Tune up and put a K&N air filter, should help you a little bit...But for local driving from my experience it only gets around 12-14 so dont expect too much...

The 5.2 was a great engine but not the most fuel efficient.
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Unread 07-05-2006, 11:41 AM   #6
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Cough......search button.

When the transfer case says "4 full time" that is not what it means. Your driving in two wheel drive untill you get wheel slippage. Then it kicks in to 4 high. When you have traction again, it goes back to 2 wheel drive. So taking out the driveshaft will do nothing except screw up your transfer case.
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Unread 07-05-2006, 11:44 AM   #7
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Well since you didn't answer the transfer case question I'll just assume you have Quadra-Trac and it certainly isn't safe to remove that front DS on a 93.
He has the big transfercase that goes from his transmission to his big engine.
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