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post #1 of 37 Old 07-25-2010, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Can I drive my TJ Without the front driveshaft installed?

will it do any damage to my TJ if I drive it about 40 miles without the front driveshaft installed? everything is sealed so no prob there but I'm wondering about the if the absence of driveshaft load on the T-case might cause problems?

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post #2 of 37 Old 07-25-2010, 02:25 PM
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nope...no problems at all

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If you can run without a rear driveshaft in 4HI you'll be absolutely fine with no front driveshaft in 2HI.
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no problem at all with doing that.

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If you can run without a rear driveshaft in 4HI you'll be absolutely fine with no front driveshaft in 2HI.
And what would be hurt in 4hi?

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And what would be hurt in 4hi?
This is a trick question....isn't it?
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post #10 of 37 Old 04-24-2012, 04:16 AM
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If you can run without a rear driveshaft in 4HI you'll be absolutely fine with no front driveshaft in 2HI.
While it is correct that running with only one of the driveshafts presents no problems with at TJ, your logic is faulty.

Keep in mind that free advice can frequently be worth less than you pay for it.
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post #11 of 37 Old 04-24-2012, 06:38 AM
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I had it out for a few months a while back. In fact I had the thing inspected while the drive shaft was out.

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i went to double double cardan and when i removed my t case drop i removed the drive shafts and didn't put the front back in. probably wont until the next time i go to Uwharrie. 2wd with Rubicon locker override does most local trails anyway.

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I know of several folks who keep there front driveshaft disconnected unless 4wheeling....

A slight dent in your driveshaft, means a slight bend, means vibration on the highway... - disconnecting your front driveshaft is a poor mans solution to eliminating highway vibrations due to slight front driveshaft problems.
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post #14 of 37 Old 04-24-2012, 08:20 AM
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I just remembered back in the day... I had a 2000 TJ, and drove from Tennessee to Michigan and back with my front driveshaft disconnected from the axle and zip-tied to the frame.... (too long of a trip to put up with slight front driveshaft vibe)
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post #15 of 37 Old 04-25-2012, 07:14 PM
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haha thats to funny. but i would have done something like that 2. way to long of a drive for vibrations. i remember when i first pulled my t case drop before i had my double cardan drive shaft at 65 the vibes would put my *** to sleep!

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