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post #1 of 7 Old 02-27-2013, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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Have I toasted the VC already?

Just got my niner back and while it was getting rebuilt it got a new t-case (package deal with the new transmission). I'm hoping that the VC was good in the t-case they sold me, but I have no front driveshaft.

I won't be able to get to a yard and pull a DS until saturday and I don't have any other options for a DD with the green jeep waiting for new control arms. I know on the pre 96 249 running without a front DS insta-toasts the VC, is this true on the niner? Am I already screwed?


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I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-27-2013, 04:40 AM
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Niner is a 98 and those are the post 96 tcase and as I've been told no extra damage will be done without front driveshaft.
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post #3 of 7 Old 02-27-2013, 07:01 AM
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I drove around for months without the front shaft in my 5.9. No problems. Except for wet roads and a heavy foot you can get it drifting really good! Then the wife would scream haha.
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post #4 of 7 Old 02-27-2013, 08:04 AM
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I drove around for months without the front shaft in my 5.9. No problems. Except for wet roads and a heavy foot you can get it drifting really good! Then the wife would scream haha.
Then your tires get balder and balder, and then you end up with my old niner...




I learned that with the exception of snow, Jeeps are not to be drifted. At least not in stock form.

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post #5 of 7 Old 02-27-2013, 08:11 AM
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Then your tires get balder and balder, and then you end up with my old niner...

I learned that with the exception of snow, Jeeps are not to be drifted. At least not in stock form.
Even in snow, drifting a stock, 2WD niner on old bald tires can be dangerous.


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Then your tires get balder and balder, and then you end up with my old niner...




I learned that with the exception of snow, Jeeps are not to be drifted. At least not in stock form.
I'm not that foolish. I have been around the block a few times kid.
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-27-2013, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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Yeh I've already put the back end out a few times, PO had ****ty tires on it and I'm still driving like it's a wimpy 5.2. New driveshaft this weekend, tires ASAP, gotta build up the jeep reserve though.

1996 ZJ Green Laredo V8, 2.5" OME and Bilsteins, 33's, Holes drilled in the roof.
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