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Old 06-20-2013, 12:41 AM   #1
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driving without rear driveshaft

it's not going to do any damage, right? the rear driveshaft is completely removed. if i'm in 4WD high & driving about 30 miles to a shop. just want to make sure i don't cause any damage getting to the shop.

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No problem, drive it like that as long as you want to.

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Old 06-20-2013, 05:05 AM   #3
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Put your big foot down and do a burnout you will get alot of confused looks doing only a front wheel burn out lol my buddy did that in his f250 diesel when his drive shaft was broken
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I went about a month without till I got my SYE put in
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Old 06-20-2013, 06:10 AM   #5
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Put your big foot down and do a burnout you will get alot of confused looks doing only a front wheel burn out lol my buddy did that in his f250 diesel when his drive shaft was broken
Probably explains the broken drive shaft. Lol
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:20 AM   #6
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Join the club. Rear ds is in my back seat for now
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Old 06-20-2013, 04:52 PM   #7
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I am glad to read this. I might have to go front wheel drive in the next week or so.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:16 PM   #8
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I had to do it for a while also, but because my r/p was missing teeth and would grind under power. I drove about 3 weeks like that 90 miles a day with no problems until I had the new gears installed. Sharp turns like into a parking spot would chirp the tires but no problems. It was pretty weird feeling the rear of the sink when taking off instead of the front raising up.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:32 PM   #9
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What would be a safe max speed when the rear drive shaft is out?
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What would be a safe max speed when the rear drive shaft is out?
The posted speed limit.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:39 PM   #11
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The posted speed limit.
Im not talk about being speed racer here. But Im just thinking when I remove my rear DS when I do the SYE if I'll be about to do 60-65 safely? Ive removed the rear DS once (thought I have a drive line vib) But I only went about 45
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I've been driving like that for the last month while I wait for my new regeared rear axle I have been working my way from the front to the back ....regeared the front to 4.88 with a locker, New control arms, put a short sye on I've had mine up to 80 Mph with no problems....still have to re weld rear spring perches and get bump stops adjusted right ...before I install the new axle.... well while I install the rear axle ....man there just aren't enough hours in a day ....
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Im not talk about being speed racer here. But Im just thinking when I remove my rear DS when I do the SYE if I'll be about to do 60-65 safely? Ive removed the rear DS once (thought I have a drive line vib) But I only went about 45
His point was a comical way of saying it doesn't matter, go as fast as you want.

I wouldn't recommend though doing burnouts with the front. There rear is a different story, I personally think the roar of mud terrains burning out is pretty menacing.
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His point was a comical way of saying it doesn't matter, go as fast as you want.
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You get my jokes bro beans!
I liked the witty response, actually made me LOL a little.
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:25 PM   #16
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maybe a stupid question but don't you need to cover the holes in the transfer case and the axle?
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Old 06-20-2013, 11:29 PM   #17
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Will be driving mine this way for a week waiting on tom woods driveshaft once I take my measurements. I have no worries.
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maybe a stupid question but don't you need to cover the holes in the transfer case and the axle?
Neither end is left open any more than our axles are when you remove a wheel. Everything is sealed, no problem. Now on '95 and older YJ 231 t-cases, their output shaft would leak ATF when the driveshaft was removed. But that's not the case with '97 and newer TJs.
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Neither end is left open any more than our axles are when you remove a wheel. Everything is sealed, no problem. Now on '95 and older YJ 231 t-cases, their output shaft would leak ATF when the driveshaft was removed. But that's not the case with '97 and newer TJs.

Yeah, they just leak everywhere for no reason at all
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Old 06-21-2013, 06:45 AM   #20
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i think this is one of those things if you own a jeep you will one day be driving a front wheel drive jeep lol. i had to do few times w/ my old CJ. i dont think i would want to run it for a long time or highway speeds for many miles that just me personally.

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