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Unread 09-17-2015, 12:50 PM   #1
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Front wheel drive

So I installed a lift and am in the process of having a local shop install a SYE kit, however, due to powers beyond my control, the jeep will not have the rear driveshaft for at least a week.
I know I can drive it in 4H using the front driveshaft, but is it a good idea to drive it like this for that long? Will it hurt anything.

Thanks in advance.

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Unread 09-17-2015, 12:56 PM   #2
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i went 5 weeks, some here went months doing 70mph daily... just turning in parking lots prove something interesting hahaha
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Unread 09-17-2015, 01:49 PM   #3
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I have daily driven mine at speeds up to 75 MPH without any issues in "front wheel drive". You have to have momentum and then coast when turning into parking spots. Otherwise you will be chirping the tires and have people looking at you weird if you try to have it in gear when parking. It feels like my jeep squats more in the rear during acceleration from a stop, but at highway speeds it drives the same as it would with the rear drive shaft in.
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It will drive fine with no parking lot steering issues so long as there's no automatic locker in the front axle.
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Unread 09-17-2015, 02:03 PM   #5
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It will drive fine with no parking lot steering issues so long as there's no automatic locker in the front axle.
Depends what you mean by issues. Not going to hurt anything, but slow speed turns in FWD do feel funny even with an open diff.
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Unread 09-17-2015, 04:59 PM   #6
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Thanks for the input guys. After reading the reply post I will feel a lot more comfortable driving it like that now.

Thanks again
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