It can be driven with two different gear sets in the axles in 2wd. Just don't put it in 4wd. People have done it thousands upon thousands of times in their YJ's. Removing the front drive shaft is not required assuming the tcase is stock.
This is one of the issues I need to put to rest.
With all four wheels up off the ground on jack stands, I'm told that when you turn the front left wheel, the front drive shaft will turn, and so will the rear drive shaft, even when the t-case is in neutral.
If what I described is true, then flat towing my Jeep with an Aussie locker in the D30 is going to be a problem. It's why I haven't installed my Ausie yet.
So if that's the case, the front and rear ends are connected at all times, and different gear ratios would be bad because of the different spin rates of the drive shafts.
I need to know the exact answer to this dilema.
I will be putting my Jeep on stands today to air down all the tires to add Green Slime to them. At the same time I will check this theory and report back. I will try it with the t-case in all modes, transmission in gear and in neutral, PosiLok engaged and not.
This need's to be put to rest, 'cuz I'm hearing different stories from both sides.
Not saying you're wrong Joe, just saying I'm gunna' prove it to myself.