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driving without front drive shaft

I dropped my front drive shaft today to have the u-joints at the constant velocity joint.. Will it hurt to drive the truck without the front drive shaft till I get the shaft back?? Thanks.

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No it won't hurt it, I ran with out it to test a theory to see if I got better gas mileage. I did in fact get better mileage ( I only put it back in for the snow)
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I drove with out it for a couple month with no problems... it make driving around town in 4low fun!!

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No it won't hurt it, I ran with out it to test a theory to see if I got better gas mileage. I did in fact get better mileage ( I only put it back in for the snow)
i did that to for a long trip an it seemed like i did to but maybe it was wishfull thinking

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people with massive lifts do it all the time indefinately, it won't hurt a thing

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Thanks for help guys.. I didn't think it would, but thought I'd make sure...
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I drove with out it for a couple month with no problems... it make driving around town in 4low fun!!
haha home made 2low, that would be torquey and a whole lotta fun!

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only thing that sux is getting stuck everywhere you go, not sure where you're located but up here in AB mine gets stuck in an inch of snow in two wheel drive, and without a front shaft you're SOL.
Let me know what the ujoints cost, my brother just bought a complete new front shaft for $600 from the dealer, they told him new u-joints were $500, sounds a little high.

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500 for the joints sounds like they are trying to f-him


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thats what i thought, anyone know for sure?

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I just got 2 new joints for $35, and my buddy that's a mechanic put them in for free.. So total cost for me is $35!!
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thats what i thought, anyone know for sure?
I had two put on a while back and they were $55 installed, $500 is ridiculous

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