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Old August 1st, 2008, 02:02 PM
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No rear driveshaft

With the rear driveshaft removed, can I drive it in two wheel drive with the diff lock on with no worries?
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Old August 1st, 2008, 02:09 PM
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yes. but get that rear driveshaft fixed. it makes a lot of noise with just one in there.
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Old August 1st, 2008, 03:25 PM
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can the front diff have a ring that will be loaded "correctly" in a case like this??

Is that what "reverse cut" refers too??
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Old August 1st, 2008, 03:42 PM
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I ran mine like that for a month. When driving like this with standard I try not to shift too high or too low. If you shift on low RPMs the higher gear will add some torque to it. If you shift too high you will have to left the clutch out lightly and match the speed of the diff spinning as to not let the TC grab the DS to hard.

but im making it sounds worse than it is. you will be fine
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Old August 1st, 2008, 04:09 PM
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Can an ARB or Detroit locker be put in with "reverse cut" gearing?

If that is possible, is there any harm or is this similar to running without a front drive-shaft?
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Old August 2nd, 2008, 08:27 AM
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I'm not sure if this is the same thing as reverse cut, but my GBR 4.11 gears are directional - in other words the front R & P are different than the rear.
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Old September 28th, 2008, 08:24 AM
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I guess I still don't understand why there's a difference between having a rear driveshaft installed or not. everything works in the same direction with or without the rear driveshaft installed so you should be able to drive with front wheel drive only indefinitely...can someone explain exactly why not?
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Old September 28th, 2008, 01:29 PM
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And do the axle shafts need to be removed when running without a drive shaft? I've heard yes but don't get why.
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Old September 28th, 2008, 09:37 PM
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so bottom line, if either front or rear drive shaft fails due to an issue with u-joints, the field fix is to remove the drive shaft, lock the diff-lock, and drive home or nearest repair facility. few hundred miles isn't an issue, but take it easy on the rig. Right? that's my concern. for short term recovery leg of journey, no need to remove hubs and pull axle shafts for getting to help. can I get an amen?
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Old September 28th, 2008, 09:54 PM
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