yes u can run without your front driveshaft it wont hurt anything also what size lift did u put in?anything above 2 3/4 and cv shafts start making noise as well passenger one seems weakest
Flat out not true.
Other suspension components may show their already-worn status but they would have needed replacement anyway - I'm talking sway bar links, sway bar-to-frame bushings, etc.
Many of us have over 3" of lift with no problems with CV axles. Mine sits at 22 1/2" in front, which is 3 1/2" over stock and 4 1/2" over what it was when I lifted it and the CV's are fine. The CV angles aren't severe at all:
To the OP...You've already diagnosed your problem since the CV joint at the transfer case was already toast. You're just noticing it more now plus it may have gotten worse at the same time as your lift. But the two aren't related because the front driveshaft angle from the T-case to the front diff doesn't change with the height of the front end; the front diff is fixed to the front cradle.
Go ahead and remove the driveshaft to confirm that is what you're hearing. Don't shift the T-case into 4WD or you'll have lots of problems Go ahead and replace the CV joint and throw the driveshaft back in when you're done and you're ready to wheel it!
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