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Safe to drive a 4x4 with the front driveshaft removed?

I was wondering if it would be safe to drive a 4x4 after intentionally removing the front driveshaft....as long as you didn't put it into 4wd of course.

I see where you could possibly gain a little power and a little more fuel economy.

Anyone have any ideas or comments about this?

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Re: Safe to drive a 4x4 with the front driveshaft removed?

It is safe, but not recomended... We had to drive back from Wyoming to Texas in my dads 2500 without the front drive shaft after his front dif went out on him. We made it just fine. I am not sure on the power/mpg gain though. We were too worried about something else going out on his truck while pulling a 5th wheel.

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Re: Safe to drive a 4x4 with the front driveshaft removed?

Had mine out for a month while swapping out the u-joints on the drive shaft.
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Re: Safe to drive a 4x4 with the front driveshaft removed?

It wont hurt anything but increase in MPG's will be minimal.

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Re: Safe to drive a 4x4 with the front driveshaft removed?

Trade you drivetrains, I'll even do all the work.

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Re: Safe to drive a 4x4 with the front driveshaft removed?

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Trade you drivetrains, I'll even do all the work.
I need my 4wd for offroading and winter use!

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Re: Safe to drive a 4x4 with the front driveshaft removed?

I was just messin' with ya.

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Re: Safe to drive a 4x4 with the front driveshaft removed?

Actually you should drive with the t-case in 4x4 that way the front output is turning thus turning the t-case oil pump.
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Re: Safe to drive a 4x4 with the front driveshaft removed?

I second that the drive shaft has something to do with the transfer case oil pump, short term get home with a broken diff ok, taking it out for summer driving = Bad news bears

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